Welcome to the Home Learning Area
At the bottom of this page there are some documents that suggest useful websites, give ideas for some non-screen activities and provide an editable, blank timetable to enable you to add structure to your day.
The Learning Project Overview - INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Why have Learning Projects been created?
Learning Projects have been created as a result of the schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. In using the Learning Projects we fully acknowledge that we cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our complete focus has been on providing a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
What are the aims of the Learning Projects?
● To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.
● To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
● Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
● To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced shutdown.
● To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.
● To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
● To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for families.
How do I use the Learning Projects?
Your first step is to select the year group your child is in. At the beginning of each week, a new project will be added to the website. You then download the project and begin following it. The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child, but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.
What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times, so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens, then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity. The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the Year 1/2 Learning Project, if this is more appropriate for them.
One final thought...
Arguing with your children to do work is not what anyone needs right now. If the children are not feeling up to the work set, cuddle up together and read, read, read. Take turns reading. Read them your favourite novel. Do a puzzle. Build a fort. Bake. Get in the garden and make an insect hotel. Watch TV together. Paint. Get out the Lego and build together. Set up a tent in your living room and camp out. Look at photos of when you were a kid. In other words... Don’t stress about them forgetting. Don’t stress about homeschooling them. Just spend time together. Your kids won’t learn much if they’re feeling stressed. Though this is a scary time, it could very well be a time they remember as the best time in their life.