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Home Learning

Dear Parents,

In preparation for our school closure next week, we are gathering learning activities for your child to complete at home.

Exercise books

On our website, each class page will soon have a class-specific news-feed, which teachers will update with learning resources and activities.

Could we please ask that you collect from school your child's learning journal and maths book, so that their home learning can be recorded. We are happy to pass on any books to other parents who are able to collect books on your behalf, if you let your teacher know via Class Dojo.

Please could you keep these books and return them in due course, as we would like to review them with your child once school re-opens.

Timetabling the learning

We recommend, where possible, timetabling your child's learning throughout the day.

Having a routine in place for maths, reading and on-line learning can be helpful in setting your child's expectations.

It can be helpful to write out timings and breaks for home learning activities.

Variety of learning

Our teachers will initially post learning from our White Rose Maths programme. These questions can be downloaded and printed, or simply recorded straight into books. Please include a date at the top of each page.

We will also publish activities linked to our learning theme, such as science or geography. This could involve carrying out research at home and compiling a fact sheet or a poster.

It may also involve making something, drawing or creative writing. This work should be recorded in your child's learning journal, with the date at the top of each page.

Reading is also a crucial part of children's on-going learning. We will post activities that your child can complete to consolidate their understanding of a favourite book, and would highly recommend that you read with your child as often as possible.

We very much understand that many parents will be working from home and that it can be challenging to juggle work with supporting your child's learning. With the added pressure of illness, or caring for others in your household, we do not want to place undue pressure on families.

By posting details of home learning we are aiming to ensure that there is some degree of continuity for your child in the challenging circumstances we all face. Our teachers very much hope that the work set is interesting and enjoyable. We would encourage you to keep in touch with your class teacher through Class Dojo if you would like any additional support. Do feel free to send your teachers any photos of learning or activities that your child has completed, as it will be great to keep in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Stewart

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