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Booklet to help parents to talk to children about Coronavirus

How to structure your home learning day.

Our usual structure at school is to have maths and literacy lessons, including guided reading in the morning. Guided reading lasts between 30-45 minutes, with one hour allowed for literacy and numeracy lessons. Creative curriculum lessons occur in the afternoon. However, this is only a guide.

We appreciate that any learning at home is useful - do what you can, in a way that is manageable for you. We understand that some days this may not be possible.

The powerpoints will be very familiar to the children and these are exactly what we are using with the children who are attending. We will be adding more ideas in other areas in a new class page entitled 'whole school learning'. This will also include some useful websites, creative ideas and even PE!

Reading should also be occurring - perhaps your child could start a new book and write a summary or key points of each chapter.

Times Tables Rock Stars is a great online facility for pupils to improve these key skills - your teacher can provide you with your login details if you have forgotten them - just send a dojo.

We appreciate that some families will have more than one child who needs access to electronic devices. If this is the case, plan a set time for each child so that you can keep it fair and avoid any squabbles e.g. 9-10:15 for one child, 10:30-11:45 for the other.

If you need any help or support, please contact us through the class teacher dojo account. We'll aim to get back to you as soon as we can - however please remember all teachers will be teaching so it will be when they take a break or at lunchtime or after school.

As we still do not have the internet or broadband service to the school or a telephone connection (all lost after the fire - we are still awaiting the cabling!) your patience is appreciated. The school mobile number is 07395 161190.

 

We will endeavour to keep the provision evolving during this time with a full and diverse range of activities for your child. We would love to hear from the children - perhaps send a photo of your work or a comment to your teacher via the dojo.

Keep trying hard children - keep safe, keep healthy, stay motivated.

 

 

Accessing lessons online.

 

You can access lessons for all year groups by accessing https://thenational.academy and then clicking on 'year groups' to find lessons. 

Oak National Academy is a national online classroom and resource hub especially created and funded by the Department for Education to provide a plan of daily lessons and resources to continue to support pupils until schools re-open.

Originally created by a group of primary and secondary school teachers, Oak National Academy will provide a sequenced plan of video lessons and curricular resources to complement school's existing provision with lessons taught and recorded by teachers who have been contracted especially to provide this facility.

This will be an important resource for anyone finding it difficult to find the time to support children with learning at home.

 

Alternatively, we can access daily lesson from BBC bitesize. Click on the 'Learning at Home' icon and find your year group. Then you can find a range of subjects that have daily lessons. Either choose one and find a concept to learn today or look at the class page to find out what is happening in class so that you can match it.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

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