In these uncertain times, we acknowledge that at any time we may have pupils learning in school or at home. Our pupils may be at home isolating whilst waiting for a Covid test and subsequent results, as a result of test and trace, while their year group bubble is sent home to self isolate or in the event of a local or even national lockdown. We want all our pupils and families to remain safe and well and if you do find your self at home we also hope you will be able to continue with learning from your home. In the summer during our national lockdown we made effective use of Google Classrooms and learning delivered by email or hard copies too. Should you find yourself at home while your friends are still in school we will again deliver learning in these ways.
You will find further information in our Remote Learning Plan accessible here
We have produced a Parent Guide to Remote Learning which you can access here
You can access our Remote Learning Policy here
How to manage Home Learning when your child is well
1. Start the day properly: get dressed and have breakfast.
2. Create a timetable and stick to it. Routine is very important for all of us.
3. Make sure your timetable includes breaks and time for play. Try have breaks in the fresh air even if it's by an open window.
4. If your child is accessing work on Google Classrooms make sure they login every day and answer the teacher's registration question.
5. You should build in time for some physical exercise. The Body Coach, Joe Wicks has video sessions on YouTube. If your child finds it difficult to calm down after this kind of activity, try mindful colouring (you can download colouring pages from many websites)and listening to calming music for 15 minutes.
6. At the end of the day, reflect on all the positive things your children have achieved and praise them for it. Share it with family, friends and teachers.
* Mental health is extremely important. Listen to your children and remember the importance of fun and creative activities. Young Minds website has some tips for parents.
* Stay properly hydrated through the day - drink lots of water.
* Its important to stay connected with family and friends, but social media and on-line gaming should be limited and closely monitored. Make sure you have appropriate privacy settings on your child's devices.
* As well as work being provided by school, there are lots of resources being shared by other parents. The BBC has expanded its educational offer and you can access age appropriate work for your child on the Oak National Academy site via this link https://www.thenational.academy/.
* This is a really great time to read some books and share the stories with your children.
* The Big List of Children's Book Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities:
* Maths Third Space online:
*Twinkl offering a free account and the ability to download a huge variety of age appropriate resources: Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
* World eBooks: The website has made all it's online books and audiobooks free to read
* UR Brainy: Maths Home Study Packs:
Register for a free trial and download: urbrainy.com