Learning at Home

Dear parents/carers
 
You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your children.  You might have high hopes of hours of learning - online activities, science experiments and book reports for example.  But what many of our children need right now is to feel comforted and safe.   There are many activities which can develop skills beyond the classroom and now may be the perfect opportunity for this wider learning to take place.  Play outside or go on a virtual field trip.  Bake biscuits and paint pictures.  Play board games and watch films.  
 
The documents in the following pages are designed to support your child when learning at home but are not necessarily a long list of activities and tasks which must be completed.  
Our Learning Project page is a good place to start. The Learning Projects provide specific learning opportunities for your child to complete linked to the National Curriculum.  They enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.  
 
From the left-hand menu, you can navigate to further learning activities for your child to complete at home.  For ease of navigation, most of these resources have been organised by year group.  You may, however, find your child needs to access resources on the page for the year group below theirs.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via email.  
 
We have also provided a list of educational sites that may be useful during any closure.  All children should have their usernames and passwords on a sticker in their reading record. 
Maths
 
White Rose Maths has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group.  They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
 
Just follow these four easy steps
1. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
2. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
3. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes
4. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
 

Further maths resources are available on each year group page. 
 
English
 
The Literacy Company have created a set of free resources to engage children in literacy activities when working at home.  These are available to download below, and on each year group page.  
 
Oxford Owl will be offering a range of free support so that children can continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom during these uncertain times. This will include a ‘phonics spine’ of 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, 28 Ditty practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows. These free resources will all be added to the Read Write Inc. page on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming weeks.
 
 
Read Write Inc are also producing daily phonics lessons.  These will be available on their YouTube channel.  
 
 
Further English resources are available on each year group page.