We have provided resources for your child’s year group that are set at a level that, hopefully, they should be able to access mainly independently. For some children, we will provide a work pack that may be set at a more appropriate level for them.
Home Learning – how can you help?
As was the case in country-wide lockdown, we know that each one of your circumstances is different, but where possible, children will need time and a place to do their work study at home. Ideally this will be somewhere that doesn’t need to be cleared away once they have finished each day. You can help by finding a place at home where they can work and keep them from being interrupted.
Parents often worry that they don’t have the knowledge to support their children with their homework. If you are not sure how you can help, or have any questions specifically related to your child’s homework, please email the office () who will be able to direct your query to your child’s teacher.
However, the research shows that you make a big difference to both your child’s attainment and their self-esteem just by showing an interest in their work and encouraging them. You don’t need to know the answers! Use this video as an encouragement to try other forms of learning alongside the work provided by your teachers.
Reading remains absolutely key to all learning, so please ensure each day’s activities includes 30 minutes of reading – including being read to where possible. We would encourage the children to talk and/or write about what they are reading, finding creative ways to record what they read. Perhaps they could make videos reviewing each of the books they read or creating a reading blog (wordpress is very easy to use).
There are other great reading initiatives you can take advantage of as well. Take a look below!
David Walliams has released 30 free audio books, one each day from school closures, to keep your children entertained.
Children can choose free eBooks by book band and they are ones they’d read in school.
Especially for Shell and Starish classes, and KS1. The text is highlighted as it’s read and you can hear it or read it, with or without sound.
More classic tales for KS2. You can read them like a book with 2 pages to view and see the pages turn.
How EAL Parents Can Support Home Learning