During this period of partial school closure, pupils are being encouraged to learn at home with their families. As the National Curriculum has been suspended by the government, this learning is not compulsory. As a school we want to support you and your children in these unprecedented times but we do not want to overburden families with demanding work schedules. We want to make sure that the home learning we are offering is inclusive and accessible to all families, thus we are trying to minimise the amount of learning that requires constant access to computer facilities and internet access. Most of the learning activities we are suggesting simply involve the pupils’ workbooks which they have brought home and pens, pencil and paper.
Each week, year leads will send a home learning plan by email.
These learning plans include daily lessons of maths and english which are tailored for each year group. They also include whole school learning tasks in science, humanities, RE, PSHE and Art/DT that will enable families with children in several year groups to work collaboratively on the same topic.
The topic tasks will focus on developing skills and concepts rather than subject knowledge specific to each year group. We hope these suggested new tasks will provide a high level of family fun and engagement in your home learning!
We would like to encourage each child to send a piece of work that they are really proud of to their teacher by email each week.
We’ve listed a number of resources that supplement the weekly learning plans published above. We’ll be adding to this section over time, so please keep checking back.
We are aware that it is difficult to source new reading books for your children whilst we are in lock down. Here are some ways you can continue to access high quality books:
Our music lessons in school are usually provided by specialist teachers from Sing Education. During this period of partial school closure Sing Education have created some short music lessons, available on you tube, for the children to enjoy.
This children’s guide to coronavirus aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
Should your child need further support during this time, please visit:
How to help primary school children continue their education during the coronavirus: