I hope you are all well. As school will remain closed for the unforeseeable future, the class page will continue to be our main point of contact. Home learning packs were sent home, and should have lasted children until Easter. Moving forward, work will be uploaded daily under the 'Morning messages and daily tasks' tab on the home page. There will be three daily tasks, including an English and maths task and one other subject. Please spend no more than one hour on each activity. Children are encouraged to do 15 minutes each of handwriting practice and phonics/reading per day and complete their weekly spellings. Aiming for about three hours of study each day is a good average. It is always best to space out academic time with breaks and play time. We know that juggling childcare and work will be extremely difficult for many of you so we only ask that you do your best. Our priority is the health and safety of our students and their families.
Children thrive off routine and especially during this time of uncertainty, it is important for children to have a routine to feel secure and help them understand expectations. I encourage parents to promote a daily schedule, however this fits with your family. A simple sticker chart is also a great way to support praising good work and good behaviour.
The timetable below is solely to promote some stability and repetition in children's daily tasks. You can edit it so that it fits with your family and day to day life. As mentioned before, aiming for around three hours of learning each day is a good average - with lots of reading! The main priority is your child’s happiness and wellbeing. However you achieve this is fine. Learning should be balanced with lots of other things such as: play, making, baking and building.
Finally, I want to say a huge thank you for all your support with your child's home learning. You are doing a great job.
I hope you're being a great helping hand around the house. Take advantage of this time you're not in school. Read more, take the opportunity to be creative and make use of the things you have in your home. Remember you have logins for Lexia and Mathletics. Make use of these when you are away from school. I will continue to assign Mathletics tasks for you to complete. Who can get a gold certificate?
I would love to see what you are getting up to at home. You can now share your good work and activities you're doing to the school email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos sent in can be found in the home learning picture gallery.
I want to say a big well done to all children for your hard work and effort during this time away from school. Keep up the good work. I am missing you lots and thinking of you all. Stay safe and we will see each other soon.
This is a great time for children to develop life skills through exploration and play, aside from academic work, such as: learning to tie your shoes, getting dressed by yourself, putting on a dance or play, cook or bake a recipe, plant some vegetables or flowers and many more ideas!