School work during COVID-19
The home learning activities that we are setting can be found at the DfE recommended Oak National Academy website.
You will need to:
The work we are setting can be found online using a smart phone, a tablet, a chrome book, laptop or PC.
The children will need - a pencil, pen, ruler, rubber and some paper. They will also need somewhere quiet enough for them to hear the video clips.
We also ask that the children read everyday. Younger children should also be read to by an adult or older brother or sister.
There are lots of great, free books on the Oxford Owl website (link below).
Additional learning activities
Please go to your Year Group page to find additional activities set by your child's class teacher for them to complete at home, together with the necessary support and guidance you may require. These will be updated and added to each week.
Parental Home Learning Advice during COVID-19
The Department for Education has released guidance for parents around 'home-schooling' of children at the current time. The Government recognises how challenging it is to continue your child's learning at home at the current time. As such it has said that parents should not expected to act as teachers or to provide activities and feedback as school would.
Advice is offered on structuring your child's day whilst at home.
➢ get up and go to bed at the same time each day;
➢ have regular meal times;
➢ have regular breaks;
➢ make time to be active - children are used to regular play at lunch and break times.
The Department for Education has also given advice in terms of using digital devices. It recommends that parents ‘set appropriate parental controls on any devices your child is using and supervise their use of websites and apps’. It also suggests that parents try to reduce screen time as much as they can.
Children should be encouraged to:
➢ use books and other printed materials that school has provided or that you have at home;
➢ write by hand – try asking them to complete work by hand, write a diary, a summary of things they have learned or done each day or ‘to do’ lists;
➢ be active and get away from the screen regularly – see a selection of physical activity resources for primary school children;
➢ stop using digital devices at least an hour before bed.
Please find the official guidance documents below.