As a school, we have adapted our curriculum so that any child who needs to learn from home due to a COVID related absence, can access the same learning that is happening for the whole class.
Our remote learning plan for individual pupils isolating at home
The relevant class teacher will make work available to the pupil as soon as is practicable – we will aim for this to be before 11am. This will usually be made available using Purple Mash or the home learning section on our website.
Our first piece of advice to parents is that all children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity.
Home Learning Grids
In creating the Home Learning Grids, we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school, however, our focus has been on creating tasks that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home. Please be mindful during busy times online services may be slower.
These grids provide alternative work to Purple Mash, linked to the topic being explored in class. Some activities are more project led, giving a break from screen time. They will be updated each term with activities that children may miss if they are isolating. This work has an open-ended approach, providing children with opportunities to explore areas of personal interest within the topic. The grids are not an exhaustive list to be completed, but a ‘pick and mix’ approach that children can dip in and out of, alongside work being set on Purple Mash. There is also a suggested timetable for how to structure time, along with ideas for how to support at home.
Please do not feel this work needs to be completed if your child is feeling unwell, children are only expected to access home learning if they would be well enough to be in school but have tested positive. We hope that this supports you through the difficulty of isolation.
Home Learning Grids – Term 3 2022
What are the aims of the Learning Grids?
• To create age specific learning opportunities.
• To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use – the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
• Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
• To enable children to continue with their learning at home during periods of isolation.
• To provide structure and focus to each day.
How do I use the Learning Grids?
As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. You then download the learning grid and begin following suggested directed activities. The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.
SEN and Additional Support
An additional resource we have bought into as a school is a child-friendly search engine called Espresso. Espresso is packed full of content appropriate to the children’s topics covered in school. Teachers use it in school to support the delivery of lessons, and we believe it will be a helpful resource for home learning too. It can be accessed at home using the username and password which has been emailed to parents and carers. Please contact the office if you have lost the details.
Home Learning Links