Welcome to our Home Learning page, where you can find links to a page for your child’s school year group. During school closures, this will be the main hub for your child’s home learning, as well as for links relating to our school’s focus on spirituality. Additionally, there is extra guidance for support your family’s wellbeing as children and families deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
But before we give you some of our Home Learning suggestions, here is an Easter message from some of the staff to the children at home.
Obviously 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, there is an email address on each of the linked documents on your child’s year group page. This is simply your child’s class name, followed by @stmarysbognor.co.uk.
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!
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).
For those looking to combine use of tablets or laptops, why not watch an author read a story aloud by following this link to CLPE, where authors read their own creations to us, their YouTube followers!
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.
West Sussex Libraries
You have to join, but you can do that online and children can take out up to 20 e-book titles.
Especially for EY 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.