This page contains planning, information and ideas for families of Lower Key Stage Two age children who are self-isolating or are effected by school closures.
Each child has brought home a collection of resources and an exercise book. We have organised the suggested activities to keep your children busy and continue to learn, but we fully understand that people may be feeling unwell or unable to complete every task. Children have worked together to create a ‘Home Learning Agreement’ which we hope will help.
The activities are based on the curriculum that the children would have been following in school. Some activities will require adult supervision and this is especially true of activities which require internet research. All internet use should be supervised. Some activities require your child to step outdoors, again this should only be done if it is safe to do so.
The first week of activities is attached inside your child’s new Home Learning exercise book. We have provided some resources to help. Subsequent weeks of planning and activities will be posted here on the school website.
We suggest that children use the exercise book to build a scrapbook of evidence of the activities they have done. You may wish to take photos and print things out to add to the book, but there is no expectation that this will be the case. Work will not be marked in the traditional sense but it will be shared and discussed at an appropriate time once we return to formal school.
Also uploaded to this page is a list of websites and Apps that the children might enjoy and that will help to keep their learning going. This list will be added to as more links are researched and tested.
Remember, some of the best learning opportunities come through play – not worksheets! Play as much as you can with your children, encourage them to use their imaginations; tell stories and make up characters. Bake cakes, learn to sew or knit, teach them to read the washing labels on clothes! Encourage them to help you with jobs around the house – setting the table, clearing the table and doing the washing up. Snuggle up together and watch a family movie – especially ones that will make you laugh! Read together, every day if you can and discuss your favourite books.
Encourage your children to keep a diary – they have learnt all about events in our recent history, this event will go down in history and they are living through it! Their Grandchildren may well learn about it when they are at school!
We hope all our families stay safe and well during this difficult time.
The Middle Phase Team