The events of the last few months have really emphasised the importance of home learning opportunities - and it has also been the catalyst for an explosion in the number and range of resources available online. Our guide to remote learnng can be found here:
Below you will find a list of school-wide approaches that we use (along with links to all the relevant sites and portals), while further down the page you will find class-specific information, linked to current topics and learning:
- We have started using Google Classroom in Years 2-6, so all children in these classes should be familiar with it as a platform for learning beyond school. You can read our guide to accessing Google Classroom here.
- Teachers regularly set maths tasks and challenges via Mathletics, and children from Year 1 up should all know how to log in - speak to their teacher if you can't get on. We've also started using Times Table Rock Stars to support us in learning tables facts.
- Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all have daily phonics sessions. We follow the ReadWriteInc scheme, and they have lots of guidance on how you can support your child with phonics at home here.
- Nursery, Reception and Year 1 use Tapestry to share work that children have done in school and share ideas for learning beyond school. Again, speak to your child's teacher if you're not sure about how to log in.
- Children in Years 2-6 bring home weekly spellings to learn - these are drawn from a combination of spelling patterns that children are working on in class and common exception words (which do not fit regular patterns) for their age group. Click here for guidance on useful strategies you can use to support your child in learning their spellings.
- Finally, one of the simplest and most powerful ways you can support your child's learning every day is by hearing them read and reading to them. Our guide on how to make the most of this is available here.