Whole School project – Wonderful Water
We have devised our next whole school project based on the topic, ‘Wonderful Water‘. All the teachers have contributed ideas that pupils can complete at home – either on their own or alongside a sibling, if they have one. The work can be done at their own level and each activity relates to the wonderful world of books in some way. This overview can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate box in the download section.
There is no formal expectation of how many of the activities children could undertake but we hope that they will choose a couple from each subject.
Changes to home learning
As a staff, we have also looked at what else we can do for you as we continue with home learning. So from 4th May we aim to:
- Continue to contact every family weekly, to maintain support.
- Provide a way that children can make direct contact with the class teacher from Monday to Friday.
- Provide weekly opportunities to help children practice previous skills and keep their minds active while school is closed.
How often will learning activities be set?
- Every year group will provide a weekly learning sheet for their year group. These will be uploaded to the website under the appropriate year group by 9am each Monday. The previous week’s work will remain on the website.
- All class teachers will post a weekly maths activity that will be differentiated so that your child will be able to find a task that suits their ability. We also suggest you do the daily BBC Bitesize maths activities following this link:
- On each weekly learning sheet. you will see the maths activity (with a linked fluency activity), a grammar activity, a spelling activity, a writing activity and a link to our topic.
- When planning activities, teachers have been mindful of the following:
- Not all children have access to a digital resource e.g. laptop
- You may not have the facility to print resource sheets
- More than one child may be trying to work at the same time, including parents.
This is why we have created the topic, so that you can complete this as a family task rather than each child having to work on different learning.
- Children will not have the visual clues, friends, teacher to prompt, remind, encourage etc. like they would have in a classroom
- Children won’t have the usual differentiation techniques we use in class to support them
We would like the children to complete the daily activities (reading and times tables) and spread the other activities across the week.
If there are any queries about the work set out or if you would like to share a success, then please email the appropriate class teacher:
- Reception: Mrs Roberts – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year One: Ms Zammit Haber & Miss Roe – email@example.com
- Year Two: Mrs Young & Mrs Short – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year Three: Miss Watts – email@example.com
- Year Four: Mrs Lockhart & Mrs Aston – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year Five: Miss Cleaver – email@example.com
- Year Six: Mrs Treavett – firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try to respond as soon as we are able to.
Providing learning that fits every single child and family is impossible during these unprecedented times. We are doing our best to provide learning that can be accessed from a home environment in very unusual conditions, while providing for our own families and looking after key-worker and vulnerable children in school.
We are trying to be mindful of the circumstances of each and every one of our families and find a best-fit solution. This is a very different way of working for us all. Thank you for your patience, support and on-going hard work in all of this.
We can’t wait to be back in school with all of your children. We miss you all.