Home Learning Projects
You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to the COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. #StayHomeSaveLives
During school closure, we trust that all prioritise the mental health
and wellbeing of our children above all else.
Learning Projects have been created to support families as a result of school closure due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
In creating the Learning Projects we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school, however, our complete focus has been on creating a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
The coronavirus is affecting all communities and the Critical Incident Support Service (CISS) has written guidance to support early years settings and child minders in the event of their community suffering a bereavement.
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?
As a parent your first step is to select the year group your child is in. There are seven weeks worth of projects that are available and whilst they have been created with an order in mind you do not have to follow this. It may be that you look at the table below and decide that your child or if you have more than one, children, would prefer to spend a week on a certain theme in the first week rather than in week four as suggested – this is totally fine. 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. Our teachers will be updating social media feeds regularly with supporting resources and other learning. Again, do what you feel is achievable.
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 school will cover any misconceptions when we return.
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, for example if they have additional learning needs. 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 Y4 could attempt the Y3 Learning Project or Y2 Learning Project, if this is more appropriate for them.
Many thanks to Steve Taylor, CEO of Robin Hood, for permission to adapt and use his resources.