Home Learning Information for Parents

Home Learning

Parent's Section
Our school uses Seesaw as a remote learning platform.
Our staff are very used to using this and so work can be set, monitored and feedback provided as soon as/if there is a school closure. 

This will include phonics (if appropriate), retrieval practice, children will also be able to access TT Rockstars as they already have usernames and log on details in their school planners (if you require your passwords please contact us).

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects during the National Lockdowns.

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 1
At least 3 hours of learning a day including phonics, reading, writing, maths, handwriting and a range of non-core subjects, e.g. Art, Music, History.

Key Stage 2
At least 4 hours a day including spelling, reading, writing, maths, retrieval practice and a range of non-core subjects, e.g. Art, Music, Spanish, Geography.

Log on details can be sent via email directly to you should you need to isolate for any reason.
Top Tips for Parents

Supporting your children with home learning can be a daunting prospect for many parents. For many, it’s been a fair few years since we’ve polished up our poetry skills or recalled the equation to measure a change in thermal energy, so suddenly being the adult supporting your child in their learning can be overwhelming.

Children are creatures of habit and routine, and applying themselves to learning at home in the same way they do at school will take some time to fall into place.

If you have the space, set a clear area for learning to take place – somewhere well-lit is ideal – and remove any distractions before learning begins.

A child’s physical and mental wellbeing is as vitally important to look after as their learning. Building in time for cooking, exercise, puzzles or reading for pleasure is a great way to break up learning into manageable periods and help with any difficulties with focus or screen fatigue your child(ren) may experience.

It’s OK to tell your child if you’re unsure of a topic or skill they are learning. In fact, it can be a really powerful and rewarding experience to approach the learning of something new to you both together. Learning alongside them can be really encouraging for a child – getting frustrated that you don’t know all the answers is not good for either of you. So embark on the learning journey together? You can always contact us for support - we are here to help you!

Keep your child’s motivation up by keeping positive and encouraging their efforts -  and if they have a tough day when it’s not going to plan… that’s fine, start afresh tomorrow.
TT Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 8 years in over 14,000 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

Use the below link or download the app from Google Play or Apple I store

Oak National Academy Online 
Oak National Academy was created in April 2020 as a rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 40 teachers and colleagues from leading education organisations came together to support schools’ efforts to keep children learning.
UNICEF Brain Breaks
What are Brain Breaks for Kids?

Brain Breaks for kids is the simple technique in which young students are given a short mental break taken at regular intervals.

They are usually performed in a classroom, but can also be used at home with the same effect. Most brain breaks range from around 5 to 20 minutes as a general rule, although most people prefer to keep them short and on point.

For maximum success, it’s usually best to include a physical activity that will compliment mental energy.

Please use the below link to log onto UNICEF website for full details