Home Learning Guidance 19/4/20

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We hope that this letter finds you and your family well, and that you were able to enjoy a break from school work over the last two weeks.

The messages within our end of term letter, are still very much our focus.  We are striving to provide support for learning at home, without adding any unnecessary stress or pressure to you and your family.  

 

 

With that in mind, we have been working as a staff to develop a more consistent approach to our use of Google Classroom this term and we wanted to share this with you, ready for our learning together to continue on Monday.  We are aware that home situations will vary and have tried to provide flexibility around when tasks can be completed and the time spent on these.  Again, we would like to stress that how you and your family use these resources, is up to you.

The table below provides an outline of the tasks that teachers will be providing throughout the week.  While there will be some monitoring of pupil engagement, we fully understand that all tasks may not be completed every week.

 

 

Day

P1-3

P4-7

Monday

Literacy tasks to be shared for the week ahead.  We recommend that these be completed across the week, using an approach that best suits your family situation.

Literacy tasks to be shared for the week ahead.  We recommend that these be completed across the week, using an approach that best suits your family situation.

Tuesday

Numeracy activities to be shared – these will be focused on topic maths and number, and we recommend that they be completed across Tuesday and Wednesday.

Numeracy activities to be shared – thesewill be focused on topic maths and number, and we recommend that theybe completed across Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday

Every Wednesday afternoon, a topic challenge will be shared for the week.  Our topic this term is Living Things.

 

Number Talks videos will be released to explore a previously covered or new strategy.  These may be used to explore questions together at home.

Every Wednesday afternoon, a topic challenge will be shared for the week.  Our topic this term is Food Webs.

Thursday

Numeracy activities to be shared – these will be focused on topic maths and number, and we recommend that they be completed across Thursday and Friday.

Numeracy activities to be shared – these will be focused on topic maths and number, and we recommend that they be completed across Thursday and Friday.

Friday 

New Sumdog challenges will be set.  We recommend that these are explored across the following week.

 

Feedback provided and any new websites/links shared.

New Sumdog challenges will be set.  We recommend that these are explored across the following week.

 

Feedback provided and any new websites/links shared.

 

As with the classroom and school environment, we think it is important to set some rules and guidelines for learning at home.  These are as follows:

1. Standards of behaviour and language are the same as would be expected in school.
2. Please try to make sure that the work that you submit is completed to the same standard that you would strive for in class i.e. take care with spelling and grammar.
3. Please make sure that if you are adding videos or photos that you are filming in a family area, not in your bedroom.
4. Please also ensure that you are wearing day clothes and not nightwear.
5. Please ask people’s permission before taking a film/photo.
6. Try and upload work or communicate with your classmates/teacher daily.  Class teachers will access the classroom every day and will answer questions and provide feedback on tasks.
7. Try and work on the activities as independently as you are able.  You can work together with your parents if they are available and ask for help if you are stuck, but please send in your efforts and not those of anyone else.
8. Please be kind to yourself and others.  Don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself to complete tasks.  If you can’t manage, that’s ok, just try your best.
9. Remember, that opportunities for learning life skills and being creative are held in as high regard as more traditional school work.  Just try your best to share this with your teacher too.
10. Stay safe and well.

 

Again, we would like to stress that the measures that we are putting in place are to provide support and guidance for learning at home.  Should you have any worries or concerns in regards to this, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Cairns.

 

 

Kind regards,

Mr Long