Home Learning

As you know, schools moved to remote learning for the majority of children from Tuesday 5th January 2021, due to another national lockdown period. We are very disappointed that children must remain at home, but we know it is an important safety measure during the Coronavirus outbreak. We are committed to our vision of growing minds for learning, crafting skills for life and so we are working hard to support pupils’ learning from afar during this period. We have trained staff and pupils in using Microsoft Teams, and years 1 to 6 should access their learning on there daily. There is a video here to explain how to log in to Teams. Nursery and Reception pupils' learning can be accessed on the pages below, which will be updated by 9am every Monday. Check back here and on your child's Teams page for videos and learning links throughout.

On Friday afternoons, teaching staff are unavailable as they prepare learning for the following week. We will be providing a range of varied resources for children to access during this time. This includes a weekly assembly by Mrs Manning, art lesson videos from Miss Harris, Nature Detectives assignments from Mrs Lord and PE challenges from Mr Bell. We hope the children enjoy them! 

We know learning at home is difficult to manage, and we want to do all that we can to support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, either via the school office or the class email addresses. 

If you would like more information about our remote learning offer, you can read our document for parents here, or our Remote Learning Policy here.  

 

Class Home Learning Pages

 

Nursery Home Learning Page

Reception Home Learning Page

 

World Book Day - Masked Reader

Owl Babies

 

Support

If you are finding it difficult to access remote learning from home, the document below details some ways in which we may be able to help. It is vital that children access our remote learning offer, and we will do all that we can to allow this to happen. Please get in touch and let us know how we can help.

 

Staying Safe: Now more than ever it is vital to ensure pupils stay safe online. Access online safety resources on the websites below:

www.thinkyouknow.co.uk 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

 

General Home Learning Links

Looking for extra learning? Many organisations are offering support for home learning during lockdown. Click the link below for some further home learning links. Let us know if you find anything else!

Home Learning Links for Parents 

The government have also collated a list of home learning resources. You can access these here.

 

Wellbeing

We know times are strange and this can take its toll on our mental health. Mind Charity have been sharing resources with us to support this. You can access them here.

 

A Suggested Daily Timetable

We strongly recommend that you commit to a sense of routine during these days and enable your child to complete the learning activities given; we all benefit from routine and structure and this can be particularly beneficial during unusual and concerning times such as these. We acknowledge that many parents will be working at home and the learning activities are designed to fit in with your own busy schedules.

A day with your child may look like this: 

Time

What are we doing?

Ideas

Before 9.00am

Wake up

Eat breakfast, make your bed, get dressed, put pyjamas away or in laundry.

9.00 - 10.00am

Morning Exercise

Get moving! Try the Body Coach morning workouts, Go Noodle or Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube.

10.00 - 12.00am

Learning Time – writing & maths

Make use of the many resources or weekly learning activities sent. 

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Lunch

Help make lunch, set the table. 

12.45 - 1.15pm

Free Play

Have a rest, play with some toys, go outside.

1.15 - 3.15pm

Learning Time – reading, topic & getting creative!

Make use of the many resources or weekly learning activities sent. 

3.15 - 4.30pm

Afternoon Fresh Air

Family walk! Get outdoors, whatever the weather.

4.30pm 

Free Play

Have a rest, play with some toys, go outside. 

 

During the lockdown we will be communicating regularly with you. It is really important that you have access to Parent Mail, so please let us know if you need support with this. We will use Facebook as a support for parents and carers, adding home learning tips and tricks. We will have access to emails, so please do email any enquiries in. We will do our best to answer these promptly during the usual school opening hours.

 

Please do contact the school office should you have any questions or concerns. Urgent enquires can be made by phone (t: 01494 523218), but we ask that less urgent enquiries are submitted via email at office@ashhillprimary.co.uk. We love to hear from pupils too, so encourage them to write a message you can email to us.