Dear Parents and Carers,
As a school, we have looked at our resources and current availability of software that will support us in continuing the education the best we can for your child. We are understanding of the unique position the whole country is in at this time and want to establish as much normality as possible for our children at SS Peter and Paul. With this in mind, we have created a home learning plan for each class that will specify maths, English, computing, mini-adventure activities and objectives for your child to access and complete whilst at home.
We are utilising current platforms we use, ones that the children have already used and can easily access with a tablet on computer. We have also included written tasks and projects that can be completed if access to electronics is limited.
From Monday 23rd March we shall be uploading the home learning plans onto the website as we normally do with homework. These will be released to parents on a Monday, with weekly activities set. Additionally to this, we will set mini-adventure tasks that can be completed over time and we will release further activities and learning opportunities to you as we understand more on timelines of the closures.
We fully understand that each family will be living through changing dynamics and as such we want to support all children where possible. Do what you can. Work with your children, where you can. Make time for family. Get fresh air where you can. And where the day is a battle, pause and start afresh the next day.
If you have any immediate concerns or trouble with log-ins please contact the office email on: A3352@telford.gov.uk where this can be distributed accordingly to our team. We cannot guarantee response times to these, however will reply as soon as we can.
Keep, safe, look after each other and we look forward to seeing you soon,
Here is a breakdown of what you will find in your home learning guidance:
|Lesson/ Platform||Activities||Timelines and expectations|
|IXL||IXL can be accessed on IPads or computers.
Your child will be allocated key areas to cover.
|IXL will be assigned weekly. Please complete what has been set where possible. If your child is finding accessing hard, please feel free to look at other year groups with the same focus. We can check access, attempts and progress remotely and can alter amount set accordingly|
|Teach your monster to read||Reading and phonics activities for EYFS and KS1. KS2 parents can create their own accounts if they feel it appropriate.||No timelines for this platform to just be used little and often|
|Purple mash||Purple mash is a computing platform that the children use. There are many wonderful learning opportunities linking all the subjects, including projects across an abundance of topics.
Teachers will assign ‘2do’ activities that are linked to the current learning. This means we as teachers can access remotely what your child has attempted and achieved. Your child can use any of the units, however only the ‘assigned 2dos’ will be monitored and recorded as completed.
|There is not time limit set for these tasks, however will add more tasks accordingly as teachers can see what has been completed.|
|Duolingo||Duo lingo is a KS2 platform for languages. We currently teach Spanish. Teachers have assigned activities and lessons for this, where there are helpful pronunciation buttons and fun activities.
The assignments have currently been set for 2 weeks to finish on 10th April. You will then receive further tasks in your weekly plan.
|10th April – to be reviewed with a new set of assignments at this point.|
|Projects||Projects will be linked to current learning or from mini-adventures that were planned after Easter. These will look slightly differently in each year so please feel free to adapt if you have two children and the projects can be done together.||There are no deadlines for these. On the other hand, it is advisable that the children do some and often.
Once we are back at school, they can bring in their projects/ power points/ photos to share and we will ensure that this work is celebrated and prioritised on return.
|Other maths and English activities||Writing, reading, phonics and maths activities will be set. It is important that we do not ‘overload’ our children with the amount of screen time they will have so teachers will give guidance on these specific to classes.||This will be specified in class home learning plans.|
|Reading||Children need to be reading at least 20 minutes every day. This maybe included within other areas of learning, however we encourage children to be finding opportunity to get lost in a book. They could keep a log, or write a book review of them when they finish.||No deadline.|
Many of the websites we use as teachers have announced free subscriptions or access for parents of schools in closure.
Below are some great websites that we recommend to Key stage 1 and 2:
Classroom secrets (Kids)
National geographic for kids