Coronavirus - school closure
Learning at Home
Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to the information that we sent this morning, this is some extra information about Home Learning.
We know that our school may be closed for some weeks and we want to try and support the children at home as much as it is practical to do so. We recommend that each child tries to do an hour of home study each day.
To help with this, we will be providing a learning challenge menu every week that includes activities from all areas of the curriculum. The updated menus will be available on the school website every Monday – check the tab on your child’s year group page to access the information.
Your child has also been provided with an exercise book to record their work in during their time away from school. Although we are not able to mark this work as we normally would, we are looking forward to receiving their completed books when we all return. They can use this book to record work and even keep a diary or written blog of this extraordinary time. In times of difficulty a diary or notebook can be a treasured and useful way of recording the event itself and our feelings. We all know about the diary of Anne Frank and how much insight this now gives us into the situation at the time. We are not at war – but we are in a time that is unknown and uncertain. We very much encourage the children to use this book well. If your child is not in school today then we have supplies of exercise books available from the school office today and tomorrow.
In addition to the weekly challenges, we would also encourage children to continue with their daily reading, practice of year group spellings, KIRFs, times tables and of course, all the life skills and fun home activities you feel you can support in! The Learning Grid will also give a list of suitable online sites which support learning.
Communicating with School
Each Key stage will have their own email – details on the Class pages. Here you can email in with questions or with pictures of how you’re getting on with your home learning. A member of the Key Stage team will respond.
We are setting up a school Twitter page and want this to be a page to share good news and good things! Send us your pictures of how you’re getting on and let’s encourage each other to continue with learning away from school.
God Bless you all – and we hope to see you all soon,
St Edburg’s Staff