About our Home Learning Work
We have set out our home learning web pages as follows the work set out should last you until 20th April.
It's not a race, in fact many won't complete it all, which is completely fine.
Individual class pages
On these pages you will find a booklet of maths and English work which, by doing a little bit every day, will help you child. We have set them up in such a way that they are pitched at general ability so if your child finds it a bit tricky don't feel embarrassed about dipping into previous year groups.
On these pages there are also topic type projects which link to the children's learning journey.
Whole School Learning
We have also created pages with Whole school type projects to hopefully inspire you and your children. There is also a Thrive page so if any children or parents need a more calming activity for a while why not try some of these. There are also pages for Physical activity and Yoga and mindfulness pages to help with your child's, or indeed your own, mental well being.
Share My Learning
We would love to hear from you when your child does something well or you have come up with a great activity that your children love. See the 'Share My Learning' Page for details about how to share this. If you send in photos / videos please make sure they are appropriate and that you are happy for them to be shared on our social media pages.
Some parents have asked for a copy of the schools weekly timetable so they can copy this at home. This would be a difficult thing to share, as feeling like you need to do an hours maths lesson a day could become pretty stressful. Be guided by your child, remember attention spans of children vary and a typical adult only has an attention span of between 10 and 20mins. In school, children usually have maths and English in the morning and complete topic work in the afternoon.
At times like this, it's really important that we look out for each other and help each other if at all possible. To that end, we have set up an online live chat facility on the school website. It is my aim to have a teacher available to chat through any difficulties you may have or any support that you may need. This can be found on the home learning work page or via this contact page. I am not sure if this will work at all, but wanted to try and reach out to parents and children who can't get out. Staff haven't ever been asked to do this before so you might need to bear with us a bit.
Advice for Parents
My advice to parents who are starting home schooling for the first time: be careful, remember this is a marathon not a sprint. It's probably going to be stressful time. If it gets difficult and you get stressed, your children will also get stressed.
Your children may well be scared of things that they have seen or heard on TV. Arguing with your children to do work is not what anyone needs right now. Instead, it would be better to cuddle them. Read, read, read; take turns in reading; read them your favourite book; do a puzzle; build a fort; bake; watch a film together; paint; play with Lego and build together; set up a tent in your living room and camp out; share photos of when you were a child.
In other words don't stress about them forgetting. Don't stress about home schooling them. Just spend time together. Your children won't learn as much if you are feeling stressed. Though this is a scary time, it could very well be a time they remember as the best time in their life.
This has been taken and adapted from somewhere on social media.