The Learning Project Overview
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Why have Learning Projects been created?
We have created Learning Projects as a result of the upcoming, enforced closure of our school due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. These can be completed at home by your child. We acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school. However, our complete focus has been on creating a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home.
What are the aims of the Learning Projects?
● To create age specific learning opportunities for our children.
● To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use
● Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
● To enable children to continue with their learning at home during the period we are closed for
● To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.
● To provide structure and focus to each day during our closure
How do I use the Learning Projects?
As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. We will set a new learning project weekly. The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more. We are also going to set weekly arithmetic and grammar based activities.
What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity – whilst the work will not be marked by a teacher, the school will cover any misconceptions when we return. If you have any questions relating to tasks then please contact our teachers on the email addresses you will be provided with.
The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging, for example if they have additional learning needs. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3 & 4 could attempt the KS1 (Year 1 & 2) Learning Project if this is more appropriate for them.
It could also be that your child accesses online interventions at school to help support their learning, e.g. Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash. We have provided login information for these.