With many children having to stay at home at present, we have compiled some useful home learning links and resources for pupils which we hope you find helpful.
Teachers will also be sending Year 5 and 6 children specific English and Maths home learning work via e-mail each day with communication and feedback given across the week. Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 will receive a weekly menu of creative activities to be completed across the week with feedback and communication provided by teachers.
This homework page will be regularly updated and edited with new resources - if you have any good resources which your children are enjoying then please e-mail the school office so that we can share them across our school community.
For anyone wanting some support and guidance on explaining recent events to their children, please see this useful advice:
Here are some further websites sharing ideas for relaxation and well-being:
Top Tips For Home Learning For Parents
1. Don't try and replicate school - Home learning isn't the same as mainstream school and it shouldn't try to be. What teachers do in a classroom you can't always do at the kitchen table and vice versa. Work within your resources and abilities and have fun exploring learning with your child.
2. Establish a timetable that suits you - A timetable is useful and for some necessary but it must work for you and your family. Do your children learn best in the morning? Then do the work which has been sent home then and focus on play later or vice versa.
3. Establish a routine early on - It might be tempting to watch films all day and it may be necessary for a bit, but unless you establish the routine early on, it's going to be difficult to get back into a routine further down the line. Start doing at least a little work which has been sent out or is on the website.
4. Balance online time with offline time - Children don't need to be online all day - although there are some fantastic online resources which we have provided links to, try to balance the online work with books, practical and hands-on challenges. If you need a supply of pens, paper and reading books - please contact the school office and we'll arrange some for you.
5. Enjoy time together - Enjoy the fact that you can spend some time together, whether it be home learning or other activities - time together is so important.
6. Have confidence in yourself - As a parent you have so much to offer. You know your children better than anyone else. You know what motivates them and excites them - use this to your advantage and tailor your approach accordingly.
7. Speak to us - As teachers and staff ask us questions through our daily communication channels - we are always happy to help and offer any guidance.
8. Relax - The whole of the country is in this together - make sure you have time to relax, we have linked some mindfulness activities to help with this - remember to curl up on the sofa and just read a book together!
Follow this link for access to additional reading books for all ages.
Follow this link for access to free children's audiobooks for children from EYFS to Year 6. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Elevenses with the World of David Walliams - Follow this link for one free audio book reading every day. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
Please see the following links for some fun activity ideas which have been shared by parents across our school community: