In the event of the school being partially or fully locked down due to Covid-19 infection the school will operate a home learning programme.
The aims of the programme will be to:
- Provide learning that continues to mirror the children’s curriculum in school.
- Develop learning tasks that are purposeful and accessible for all abilities.
- Give a range of tasks that are not always dependent on the computer.
- Focus on maximising opportunities for developing fluency and enjoyment in Mathematics and Reading.
- Provide feedback to children about their learning especially their writing.
- Keep in touch with children once a week.
- Be aware of the difficulties and pressure for families of home learning and be responsive to their needs.
The first two days
It is likely that our home learning programme will need to commence at very short notice. In the first two days the school will focus on providing children with a paper pack of work which can be collected from school or it will be posted out. The project packs will be based on resources produced by the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS). This work will be supplemented by activities and video lessons from national providers which will be accessed via the year group pages of our school website. In English and Maths these will link to the key objectives and domains being taught at the time of lockdown.
The first two weeks
At the end of the first two weeks an increasing range of video materials and downloadable worksheets will be made available on the school’s website. A timetable of work will be created for children to follow, this will include work in the wider foundation curriculum. We recognise that some parents may not have access to printers at home. We will therefore provide printed worksheets which can be collected from the school.
In English and Maths sequences of learning will continue to follow relevant objectives and content we has planned to teach. We will use pre-recorded videos to model and explain concepts or tasks wherever possible. These will be from websites such as BBC bitesize.
For children with SEN, teachers will provide individual contact to parents to ensure tasks and resources are appropriate for children. These may be emailed or printed separately.
The school will make telephone contact with all pupils to check on their welfare and how they are finding the learning. Parents will also be able to contact the school office for resource requests and any help with the learning.
Y3/4 HIAS Project Work
Y5/6 HIAS Project Work
Keeping online learning at home safe
When children are working at home, it is important that we keep them safe especially when online. If your child is working online we recommend that they work in a space where we you can see and hear what they are learning. The NSPCC have also published this advice for parents when discussing online safety with your child:
- reassure them that you're interested in their life, offline and online. Recognise that they'll be using the internet to research homework as well talking to their friends.
- ask your child to show you what they enjoy doing online or apps they’re using so you can understand them.
- be positive but also open about anything you're worried about. You could say "I think this site's really good" or "I'm a little worried about things I've seen here."
- ask them if they're worried about anything, and let them know they can come to you.
- ask them about their friends online and how they know they are who they say they are.
- listen for the reasons why your child wants to use apps or site you don't think are suitable, so you can talk about these together.
- ask your child what they think's okay for children of different ages so they feel involved in the decision making.
If you would like to set parental controls or filters for what your child can view online there is some very helpful advice on these websites: