This page is dedicated to supporting learning at home.
Our aims for home learning at Parklands Community Primary School:
- Accessible: We’re sending out all different kinds of work which can be accessed in all different ways. Due to the nature of the challenge we need to do this remotely but the majority of our work can be done off-screen. If you can’t get access something or need a hand, just contact us.
- Independent: Most of the work we send out will be revisiting work children have covered in class and revising. Teachers will send out ideas to motivate the children such as creating battles on TT Rock Stars or fun ways to share learning.
- Prioritising: Our focus is on the 3 Rs – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic. Reading every day is the most important aspect of home learning.
- Whole Child: We’re sending out lots of different ways to help your children understand the world they live in. We’re also sending ideas for across the subjects as well as for well-being.
Parents, don’t get stressed about home learning. Contact school if you need a hand or someone to talk to.
Frequently Asked Questions (inc DfE compulsory information):
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
- Access to the Home Learning page on the school website
- Access to Purple Mash
- Access to TT Rock Stars (KS2) or Numbots (Y2)
- Read their book(s)
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in Maths we are focusing on fluency rather than teaching new concepts.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
- Early Years – up to 3 hours of activities and ideas to promote learning
- Key Stage 1 and 2 – at least 3 hours of learning
School will also set a range of work to support pupils’ academic development as well as their social, emotional and mental health.
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
• Class Dojo for EYFS & Year 1
• Google Classrooms for Year 2 to Year 6
• School website has additional learning on the Home Learning
• TT Rock Stars (KS2) (see link below)
• Numbots (see link below)
• Accelerated Reader (see link below)
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
• In the Autumn term of 2020, School conducted a home technology survey to establish accessibility to devices and internet at home
• School invites parents to contact them if access becomes a barrier (such as paying for the internet)
• School will lend its own devices during lockdown bubble closures to KS1 & KS2
• Based on the highest need school will issue DfE devices and any other available equipment
• Printed resources will be sent out 3 times a week. Staff will work with families to help them access work online first
• Pupils/families can submit work on site
How will my child be taught remotely?
• Video/audio recording used where needed to explain a concept / task
• Live class assemblies at least weekly
• CPG Books for Year 1 to Year 6 (adjusted to meet the needs of SEN pupils)
• Resource packs for EY
• Phonics packs for Y1
• Google Classrooms and Class Dojo set tasks
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
• Work completed daily
• Parents contact school for support
• Year 2 to Year 6 to engage with Google Classrooms
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
• Daily checks to see if pupils have logged onto Google Classrooms
• Daily phone calls home to those not engaged with offers of support
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
• Written feedback via Class Dojo and Google Classroom; phone calls home
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
• Differentiated work for pupils with additional needs
• Differentiated ways of presenting work – such as printed copies
• Those with diagnosed need, Top-Up Funding & EHCP offered a place on site
• Regular support from Class Teacher, TA and/or Learning Mentors
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Remote learning for pupils self-isolating will be reflective of the above information. Those pupils who become unwell are not expected to work.COVID-19_catch-up_premium_report (1)
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Children, if you need help, we’re still here for you. You might need to contact Child Line. Call free on 0800 1111. Click here to go to their page. Whatever your worry, they’ll help you.
There’s lots to help you on this Well-being padlet https://padlet.com/head260/4pd5gfyw7j1d
There’s lots online including ideas for grown ups on CBeebies and Facebook.
Try these activities below:
Children can focus on a subject of interest for them (eg X-Box; favourite book or film, favourite animal). Here’s some suggestions about how they can engage with project work.
- Fact File
- Diary entry (from perspective of game character)
- Write a quiz for someone else
- Write a prequel / sequel to a favourite story or film
- Create a setting for a new video game
- Draw a picture and label it
- Create a PowerPoint presentation and teach someone in their house
Ideas for presenting understanding
- Typing onto Word or PowerPoint
- Fold out book
- Big poster with lots of colours
- Chatterbox (folded paper)
- Artwork – drawing, collage, etc
History / Geography
- Create a poster about any chosen time in history (or the future)
- Find out about inventions in chosen period of time or write about what invention you wish had never been invented
- Choose a country of interest and find out about different aspects (culture, climate…)
- Find out about Ellesmere Port, its history and its future
English Home Learning Resources
Spellings and Phonics Home Learning Resources
Maths Home Learning Resources
Additional Maths and English Activity Booklets