As a result of the announced school closures we have been planning how children will work from home, over what might be a prolonged closure.
All children should have been provided with a Glow log-in and password. Glow can be accessed from any device that has access to the internet. Younger pupils may need some help.
Pupils will be able to log-in to Glow and access information in two ways: email and Microsoft Teams. These are the methods that staff will use to send activities and keep in contact.
Activities and ideas for home learning
Staff will email activities on a daily basis and will be available for online communication with pupils between 10-12, Monday to Friday during term time.
It is important that daily activities/tasks can be completed at home in isolation and without the need for resources. This could include:
- Web links to curricular activities such as Sumdog, BBC Bitesize, Oxfordowl etc
- Reading, writing and spelling challenges
- Maths challenges and revision
- Topic research
- Reviews of games/movies/TV programmes
- Some Health and Wellbeing challenges
As all children may not have access to digital technology, there will be a mix of activities.
We also recommend reading age appropriate books, writing an imaginative story, reviewing a product/movie/book (this could be a video or written report) or playing board games.
Children could also make up a quiz on topics they have been covering in school, or use construction materials like Lego or K’Nex to build something topic related.
Materials and daily discussions
We will give a jotter for each pupil to record their work. Textbooks and reading books will not be distributed.
Some classes may use Microsoft Teams and this will allow a degree of online discussion with the teacher and class. Each teacher will arrange a daily time for this to take place.
Please do not use this forum for personal matters, to ask for individual reports or to request specific work for your child. Please note I have directed staff not to respond to such requests.
As a family you will have a lot of different priorities over the coming weeks. Please do not feel pressure to complete all tasks set. For all of us our main priority is to keep our children safe and well. The tasks are there to support families at this time and should not be a burden. Wishing you all the best.
For parents and carers of children in severe and complex settings, Windsor Park and the Inclusion and Wellbeing Service, specialist guidance and advice has already been distributed directly from these schools.
Pupils can access lots of learning activities through GLOW. All pupils have their log in and password. Please contact your school if you do not have these.
For support using Glow with your child, please visit: https://glowconnect.org.uk
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