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Home Learning

Please find below the daily Home Learning timetable for the foreseeable future. We have structured it so that you and your child know what is happening every day. 
 
9-9.30am Exercise

The minimum expectation is that all children should read every day and complete the Maths and English activities. In order to access the learning fro your children you will have to go to our school website, click on the Children's Area, Click on Home Learning, Click on your children's year group. 

9.30am-10am Maths Activities
10.30-11am Snack
11am-12 noon English Activities
12-1pm  Lunch
1-1.20pm Cosmic Yoga for kids
1.20-1.35pm  RE
1.35pm-2pm Reading
2-3pm Optional Activities 
All new learning for the following week will be available by 5pm every Friday. Please remember that there will be no learning over the Easter holidays (4-19 April 2020).
 
Optional Activities
  • The NationalCurriculum.com have put together lots of activities for every year group –you can access this information on our website – Children’s Area - NationalCurriculum.com
  • Story Time
  • Projects – something that is of interest to them.
  • Arts and crafts – lots of ideas online. Pinterest is a good site but there are many others.
  • Outdoor play – muddy puddles website
  • Cooking – help your child to read scales, follow instructions
  • Music – singing is so good for the soul. Some karaoke perhaps?
  • PE – children can create their own dance routines to their favourite songs
Yours sincerely,
Mrs Baron
Headteacher
 

Dear Parents/Carers,
 
First of all Happy Mothers’ Day to all our mums!  We hope you have a lovely day with your family.  It will certainly be one to remember!
 
HOME LEARNING
At very short notice, your children’s teachers have put together home learning activities for this week.  All children are expected to do the learning set and to complete it to a high standard.  We could be off school for some time and we do not want the children’s learning to be disadvantaged because of this, therefore we ask you to set clear expectations of your children and make this learning part of their daily life.   See Top Tips below. 
The Home Learning for next week can be accessed from the website – click on Children’s Area, click on Home Learning, click on your child’s year group, click on w/c 23 March 2020. The new learning for every week will be added to this same location.
Your children should complete their home learning in the exercise book they were given on Friday.  If your children were not at school last week, you can collect this exercise book from school on Monday any time after 9.30am.  The books will be on a table outside the entrance to the office.  There will be a box of pencils too, one per child so please take one if needed.
Top Tips for parents/carers whilst your child is not at school
1. Try to keep to a daily routine building in work time, down time, exercise, work on social/emotional skills
2. Show the day’s activities on a visual timetable so that your child knows what to expect
3. Try and remain as calm as possible as this will help your child feel more calm and settled.
4. Use Social stories to explain what is happening and why
5. Have a quiet, distraction free area for your child to work as this will help them to focus
6. Try and ensure that the desk/table where the child is working only has the equipment that is relevant to the work they are doing.
7. Improve motivation by providing agreed rewards for both effort and achievement
8. Try to pick your battles! Decide what is really important to stick to and try not to worry about getting everything perfect all the time.
9. Stay in touch with other adults and friends – linking in and sharing ideas will be helpful for everyone.  Consider use a video link (e,g, Facetime)  sometimes to feel more connected.
10. Consider joining supportive on-line groups, for example The Gloucestershire Autism Support Group on Facebook
11. Take care of yourself as well as your child.  Give yourself permission and time to do the things that help you feel relaxed and happy when your child is safe and settled
 
Thank you for your support and understanding.  Please keep us in your prayers and we will continue to keep you in ours.
Yours sincerely,
 
Mrs Baron
Headteacher