Dear parents and carers,
First of all, we would like to thank you for all of the positive feedback we have received from yourselves. We are very grateful for your feedback and continued support during this difficult situation.
We would also like to take this opportunity to ease some of the worry that we are aware is out there regarding home learning - in our own school community as well as across the country as a whole. There is no expectation on you, as parents, to try and replicate the work of teachers in school. The Department for Education stresses this in their advice to parents about supporting children’s learning at home (see our Home Learning page for the guidance) and we whole heartedly support this.
You have an extremely challenging job at the moment. Having your children at home - keeping them safe, happy and well - alongside looking after yourself and often extended family members too. The vast majority of you are also having to work too.
We are sending out activities and resources to support all children with the learning they are able to manage whilst at home. This will directly link to the learning that your child would have received if they were in school. We recognise that this will differ for every family and understand that the children will not (and should not) be carrying out a full day of learning as they would be at school. As outlined in our Remote Learning Policy, it is expected that children complete 4 hours of learning a day. Please do the best that you can in your own personal circumstances.
As was the case in March, we will be sending home learning electronically via ParentMail at 9.00am every Monday. This will be followed up with us updating our website weekly with resources and the home learning offer that is required for your child/children.
Please click on the Year Group tab to find your year group. Within this, there will also be a generic
The other tabs allow you to access subject specific resources, as well as access to Purple Mash, Mathletics, Phonics, Accelerated Reader etc. All children will have some work allocated work on Mathletics, Purple Mash, as well as have access to Accelerated Reader and Read Write Inc phonics videos (for specific year groups) – during the next 6 weeks. Please check your child’s learning log for login details for the following. There should be a sticker/dedicated page with them in there. If not, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you at our nearest convenience.
To support with collating work and keeping some consistency for the children, please record all learning within your child's Home Learning book. These will be kept at home until February half term. We will then be expecting these back in school. Further clarification will come out in due course.
With regards to those children with SEND, we will be sending home bespoke home learning packages that will cater for their individual needs. If you require any support with SEND, please visit our website and/or contact us directly via email@example.com
As before, we will be in regular contact to say hello, check you’re okay and support with any ongoing educational/pastoral/wellbeing support. If you need anything, please refer to our Compass Help Poster below:
Thank you everyone for your continued support. If you need any help with educational support at home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you at the nearest convenience. Stay safe everyone. We are missing you all already.