Staying safe online
With the potential increase in online activities, we request that you also please make the time to discuss online safety with your child. Resources that can help you keep your children safe online include Thinkuknow, the UK Safer Internet Centre, London Grid for Learning, Net Aware, Internet Matters and Parent Info. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE NSPCC GUIDANCE ICON IN ‘CLASS BLOGS’.
Activities and routines
Whilst we know that you will have your own ways of organising your days and routines at home, we also want to offer support and guidance with activities and ideas to help you and your children.
We recommend that a structure to the day, building habits and routines, would be beneficial to children and families in creating a sense of security and normality. Please do not compare what you are doing to others as it will be a different experience for all.
With this in mind, we have provided some home learning suggestions on this page. Home learning will be updated at least once per week.
There is no need to print most of the activities as answers and responses can be written straight into the books given or on any paper, if you do not have the book at hand (we are looking at ways of getting exercise book packs to the children who were away on Friday). If the suggested activities are too difficult for your child, you could always look at suggested learning for a lower year group to provide consolidation. Please do not expect your child’s teacher to provide personal feedback to individual tasks.
Activities are not compulsory. They are intended to provide support and direction. They can be used at your discretion. If there is more offered than you feel there is time for then select what is done.
Please enjoy these activities and suggestions in the manner in which they are intended.
Please remember that in addition to this, there is a wealth of advice and information available for you. We have been told that the Department for Education is working with the BBC to support this further.
Don’t forget the massive range of simple but rich and important learning experiences that you can enjoy with your children which include:
Cooking Den Building (indoors and out)
Sewing Wildlife surveys
Gardening Board games
Card games Dominoes
Art and craft activities Home made obstacle courses
Quiz making Treasure hunts
Drawing Singing and learning songs
Junk modelling Listen to Classical FM or Radio 1