Dear Parent / Carer,
This academic year we are changing the way that we expect children to access their learning when away from the school building. In response to Government guidelines the DfE have requested that schools provide learning to pupils of a quality that is high both when the pupils are in school and when learning at a distance.
In response we have developed a new school ‘Learning Platform’. This will allow us to set learning for HOMELEARNING (as outlined below) and for REMOTE LEARNING (when a pupil cannot be in school but is well enough to be learning – for example when self-isolating due to the current COVID-19 health issue)
We will continue to concentrate weekly on what you might have heard referred to as ‘the basics’. Pupils will have set days for reading, spelling and basic mathematics facts including multiplication tables. These will be tested to provide pupils feedback on what they need to learn and how well they are learning these facts.
At the end of each half term we will set Learning Challenges that can be completed over the holidays, allowing pupils to think, research and record creatively in the way that many have become used to doing so. This extended piece of work will always be related to current learning in school.
The exact details for the home learning for your child’s year group are listed in their respective ‘Home Learning Year Group Expectations’ which you will find below.