Welcome to our Home Learning Access Page. We hope that you find the information useful so that children can continue to work and learn from home.
If your child remains fit and well, the expectation is that they can continue their learning from home and maintain some structure in their time away from the classroom.
On this page you will find a link to age appropriate resources that can be accessed via the internet and also links to existing home learning resources we already use and your children have passwords for.
We will mainly be using ‘Google Classrooms’ as our online classroom portal as this will allow for a range of activities to be uploaded by teachers and pupils. Pupils can either work on the computer and upload work or alternatively complete tasks in the workbook they have been given. We recognise that screen time and access to a laptop within families may be limited, therefore pupils can look at the task online and then complete away from the screen. Our aim is that the lack of access to a computer should not hinder access to home learning.
We would expect that when completing work in workbooks children will replicate the standards and quality evidenced in pupils’ books in school.
We recognise that every household is different and there may be illness within the family. The resources are there to support your child, and certainly for KS2 pupils, they have been set so children can access them independently.
We have arranged staff guidelines so that, as best as we can, there will be consistency in the range of tasks and expectations. KS2 Pupils have all been shown how to access the platform and have their email address.
Please see a link to how to use Google classrooms and all pupils who have been present in school have already had a practice accessing the platform.
There are also links from this page to additional ideas for home learning activities relevant to individual Year Groups and current Learning Projects if you feel your child would like additional learning activities.
As you appreciate, these are unprecedented times and we are working through the situation as it presents itself. Teachers will be meeting regularly via virtual meeting platforms and we will review our plans. If teachers become unwell and are unable to continue to work from home, we will let the individual class know and try our best to secure alternative arrangements.
Please see these activities and learning as a support, we do not wish for the additional tasks and home learning to create unnecessary anxiety and tension at home. However, it is important that pupils continue to access their learning and practise basic skills from home.
Prayers for Home
Here is a prayer resource for you to share with your family during this difficult time. This family prayer sheet can be used to support you as a family in sharing your faith as we can’t go to Mass at this time. Included is the gospel for Sunday, a short reflection and discussion questions as well as activities for children to explore the gospel and theme for the week.
Ten Ten Resources
Ten Ten, a site that we use in school, have also made available a range of prayer resources for families during this unprecedented time.
The resources available are:
- Sunday Liturgy for Families – an opportunity for families to lead their own Sunday liturgy following the order of the Mass, leading to ‘Spiritual Communion’.
- Daily Prayers for Home – daily prayers rooted in the Sunday Gospel for families to pray together.
- 15 Prayers During School Closure: prayers which can be shared at home with your family.
These resources will be available on a weekly basis, throughout the Easter holidays and continue until normal service resumes in schools and churches.