Home Learning During Isolation
Dear Parents and Carers,
If your child has been advised to self isolate and they are feeling well, they will need to access home learning.
The class teacher will set work for your child via Google Classroom. Isolating children can access all the learning by logging into Google Classroom. If you are struggling to access Google Classroom, please email the class teacher between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday. Teachers will try to reply within 48 hours. Please understand that if the whole class isn’t isolating, the teacher is teaching in school and will only respond to emails during their non contact time. All class emails can be found on the class pages. Please click on the links for our ‘Google Classroom How To Guide’ and ‘Google Classroom Access Tutorial’:
If you do not have access to the internet and your child is isolating, please contact the school so that we can prepare a pack of resources for your child.
There are additional resources and many learning links on our school website. Your child’s Long Term Plan can be found in the ‘Classes’ tab along with other class information.
During isolation, we strongly recommend that your child continues to read for 5-30 minutes per day (5 minutes for Reception rising to 30 minutes for Y6) and practises their spellings and times tables daily. The Spellings Shed and TT Rockstars links are particularly useful for this. Suggested optional activities for all subjects can be found on subsequent pages.
It can be difficult for children to sit still and concentrate for long periods of time, therefore we advise that learning sessions last no longer that the following durations:
Early Years – 20 minutes
KS1 – 30 minutes
KS2 – 45 minutes
Children should be encouraged to get up, move around, stretch, wash their hands and have a drink after each learning session. Learning does not have to take place sitting at a desk: the best learning often takes place when children are on their feet and active. Songs and chants really help children to remember things well and the very best learning takes place when children are relaxed and happy.