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Introduction

Welcome to our home learning programme.

Introduction

 

As we move forward reflecting on current government guidance, our aim is to deliver a purposeful curriculum with intent to build on the strong, refocused start that the school has already made.

Engagement in home learning is of significant benefit to each child’s progress. In our current situation this is even more critical to maintain learning, relationships and physical and mental well-being.

Our expectation is that all the children participate and complete the activities set. We have supported and familiarised the community with how to use and access digital learning. We will actively continue to encourage, monitor and support all children to ensure their participation and engagement. This will be through personalised feedback to pupil outcomes, regular phone checks, TEAMs meetings and ongoing written communication.

Our Digital Strategy includes our normal offer and the range of possible circumstances that may occur.

The learning platforms that we use are ‘Tapestry’ for Reception children and Google Classroom for Years 1 - 6

Please use the ‘log in guides’ in the parent section of the school website to support you in logging in to the learning platforms. This link Aspire ICT Home login support can also support you with logging on.

Pupils also have access to the Wonde dashboard via the CHILD LOGIN button on the homepage and can freely use Sumdog and other apps. Joe Wicks is also offering exercise sessions on YouTube which you may wish to register for. 

Please make sure whichever device your child is on; internet safety is key. Do not leave your child unattended on the internet for long periods and aim to engage with the activities that they are doing. Please visit the Aspire eSafety page at the link below for further guidance.

If you cannot access the apps or website, adapt your activities. This is a guide to help you provide a week’s education, it is flexible, and you can change it. 

Helpful pointers for home educating

Motivation is key and regular sessions each day will help with this. If your child feels saturated, try a different task. Reward the effort made with a star (stuck or hand-drawn) at the end of the work.

Create a daily timetable, design it with your children. Factor in fun times for all. Learning time needs to have a different feel to playtime. 

Read the task in advance of your child so you have any idea of what they need to do.  If you have several children can the older children support the younger ones? Can you all do the same activity at times (art, music, science?), to avoid your attention being pulled in many ways.

Make sure there is a balance to the day, ensuring plenty of exercise. Have a mixture of handwritten and online tasks.

If your child is struggling, reassure them. We often use the phrase, “You haven’t got it yet but one day you will”. 

And BREATHE!  You've totally got this...

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