Home Learning Overview
Dear Parents and Carers,
NEW LEARNING PROJECTS - STARTING FROM MONDAY
We hope you are all keeping safe and well, and that you and your families are beginning to adjust to new ways of working.
As you are aware, this week we provided our children with home learning packs full of activities to keep children busy learning during the first week of school closures. We are now in a position to share with you what we will be doing going forward to continue to support children’s learning.
Our new Learning Projects are similar to POWer projects and will be completed by children across the Trust, whether they are working at home, or in school-based childcare. They have been planned to be suitable for the different age groups across our schools and have two key parts:
- Daily Learning Tasks
- Topic-based Weekly Learning Tasks
Daily Learning Tasks
The daily learning tasks cover things we feel are essential for our children to do every day – things like exercise, reading, maths facts and playtime. The daily learning task sheet provides suggestions for the sorts of things your children can do each day for each category. These tasks will remain the same each week.
Weekly Learning Tasks
Each week, two new topic-based Learning Task sheets will be available, full of fun and engaging learning activities for children to complete. Your child(ren) will be able to choose which topic they would like to focus on – they do not need to do both.
Activities are organised into four categories:
- Creative (art, craft, music)
- Investigative (science, D&T cooking)
We are recommending that, in addition to their daily tasks, children complete 8 or more of the weekly learning tasks each week.
The first two exciting topics for next week are:
Learning Tasks have been planned to be a mixture of activities your children can ‘get on with’ independently and some which may require more adult support. Adult-support activities are bold and underlined on the project sheets. We have planned tasks which r equire minimal resources and that are easy to complete at home.
All Learning Project material will be available on Class Dojo and your school’s website on Fridays at 3:00p.m. ready for the next week.
What you need to do:
- Know which year group materials you need:
- Open the Daily Learning Task sheet for their year group.
- Ask your child(ren) which topic they would like to complete this week.
- Open their chosen Learning Project sheet for their year group.
- Support your child(ren) with their learning tasks each day.
- Any work completed can be:
A: Uploaded to Dojo
B: Placed into a folder at home
C: Both of these.
All work will be shared and celebrated with teachers once we return to school.
Please post any questions you may have on your Class Dojo page, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
- Maintain a balance of learning time and playing / down time while schools are closed – build playtime, lunchtime and other activities into a daily timetable
- Keep learning time to a maximum of four hours learning time each day and remember to maintain weekends – no school work on a Saturday or a Sunday!
- Keep it fun and enjoyable!
We thank you for your continued support.
Head of Education - Primary