Happy Children Loving Learning (Proverbs 8)
Thank you for your support over the last few days. The speed at which we have all had to adapt to this new way of working as a school has meant that we have had to act quickly. This note should help you to understand a bit more about what we are asking you as parents and careers to do with your children over the coming period.
With thanks to our fantastic school team, I’m pleased to confirm the 'learning from home' web pages for each year group are now live and can be accessed through links at the bottom of this page. Teachers have selected activities that support the things your child has already been taught in class - so you won't be asked (in the short term) to teach anything new!!
Where do I start?
We recommend you spend no more than 2 hours a day to help continue to develop your child’s education and break the learning up into chunks of time (15- 30 minutes). Please make sure they have lots of opportunity to play. To help plan your Monday to Friday schooling, on each webpage you will find an activity grid. These grids will help to organise your daily activities as we have recommended below:
Daily Activity 1 - please do one maths and one topic based activity a day.
Daily Activity 2 – please practice ‘learn its’. We have also provided information on math facts to learn, please practice these daily. ‘Learn Its’ are addition facts and times tables facts. These are facts that children need to learn off by heart, so when they are asked ‘What is 6+4 ?’ they are able to give an answer as quickly as they would be able to tell you their name. As soon as they know 3x5=15 they also know 5x3=15 (this is known as a ‘Switcher’). No counting on fingers!!
Daily Activity 3 - We have put spelling lists for each year group on the webpage, please practice 5-10 of these / day depending on the age of your child.
Daily Activity 4 - Handwriting was going to be a big focus for our teachers for the rest of the year, so we would appreciate daily handwriting practice and we have put resources to support you on each webpage. Please use a pencil for handwriting practice. Felt tip pens etc are not appropriate as they don’t encourage appropriate sized letters. Also, pupils in KS1 should practice on lined paper.
Daily Activity 5 – Read with / to your child. Each activity grid has some reading suggestions. There are lots of free resources on Oxford Owl.
KS1 Weekly activity - The KS1 Picture News webpage will change each week, so please keep checking back. We would encourage pupils to complete the activities and add these to your daily activity lists.
If you need help, support or advice we will have teachers available to answer your queries, please call the school office.