Learning From Home
How will school provide Online Learning?
Please find at the bottom of this page a range of home learning starter activities to be completed whilst off school for COVID-19 reasons (including any bubble closures).
We are using Microsoft Teams to allow children to access weekly learning and to share their work with their teachers. To access this they will need their login information which was sent home during Lockdown 2020. If you need any support with accessing Microsoft Teams, or have misplaced your child's login information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Once children log in they will need to click on the email option. There is also a 'Teams' app which they can download and use the same information to log in.
Learning activities will be set weekly on a Monday from Monday 2nd November 2020, and will mirror the learning taking place in the classroom. Your child's home learning will consist of an English, a Maths and a Wider Curriculum activity each day. There are also basic skills activities (below) that consist of daily reading, spellings, multiplication tables and positive mental health/wellbeing (via weekly PSHE activities or the Action for Happiness calendar). Children will be expected to share their outcomes with their class teacher via Teams, and the class teacher will have daily contact via Microsoft Teams (outside of normal school hours due to teachers being in class).
Some more useful home learning resources on the BBC Bitesize website and from the government at The Oak National Academy. Once logged into their email, children will also be able to access Purple Mash. If you are unsure how to access this great learning platform, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
Phonics for EYFS and KS1 is really important. See a video here about how to pronounce all of the sounds! We can recommend the CBeebies show Alphablocks, who model correct phoneme pronunciation and great segmenting and blending for early reading!
A digital story book about Coronavirus
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out. It's about the Coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
The authors want to make sure that every child and family has access to this book and so the book is offered totally free of charge to anyone who wants to read it. If you would like to share it with your family click here.
We are aware that children will be using technology a lot to help with their learning. If you have any concerns relating to Online Safety, please contact the school. Alternatively, the CEOP website has lots of information about what to do. Click here to access it!
Learning at Home Guidance for parents and carers from Central Government
The government has released some guidance for parents with suggestions of how to make learning from home as successful as possible. Click here for a link to the guidance.