Supporting your children at home
 

Supporting your children at home during this time

As you can appreciate all teachers are concerned about the loss of teaching time and the impact on your child’s learning, but at these unprecedented times it is totally out of our control.  Therefore, these resources detailed below should go some way in reducing the loss of face to face education we would provide. We of course do not know how long this situation will be with us, but rest assured that we do have every intention to continue to update these resources for however long the situation continues.  Please do not start this work until either your child is in self-isolation or now the school has been partially closed.  Children who are attending school during the partial closure will be encouraged and supported to complete some of this pack at school.

Children will come home with their school logins to a number of our online apps so they can continue to access these at home, as well as this printed pack. This document has been added on our website www.timuacademytrust.org.uk on our Covid-19 page so you can access the links directly from there.


Please read the Pupil Acceptable Use Policy and talk this through with your child to ensure they know how to be safe online, and what to do if something bothers them.  Please also use the Online safety resources in the Covid-19 menu to support your family in being safe online.  We encourage you to be aware of anyone your child is interacting with online.

Further support is available at:

  • Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
  • Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Printed pack

This is designed to be age appropriate for your child so they can access this successfully. It includes the answer packs so you can go through the answers with your child together.  This completed work will be celebrated by your child’s teacher once we return to school but will not be marked by them.

Home learning menu for term 4

Please encourage and support your child to complete the whole home learning menu for this term. This can all then come into school to be celebrated when the school re-opens.

Children can also undertake a project of their own, linked to the topic, or an interest of their own.  This can work along similar lines to the home learning menu with a range of activities you and your child devise. Pinterest has some lovely practical activities your child could use as a guide for ideas.

Home learning for term 5

The term 5 learning menus have been uploaded to the website and can be accessed.  These are laid out in readiness for returning to school – hopefully – in term 5 so are set out as normal.

Reading

Your child should have come home with additional reading books appropriate to their reading level. 

If your child has access to additional books at home, you can check whether these are on AR and their level on https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Please do encourage your child to read for pleasure – note these in their reading record so we can celebrate all the reading your child is doing at home with you. This can be reading online articles, reading non-fiction texts, reading from the printed packs

Pupils will also be able to complete AR quizzing at home using their usual login, please access this site using – Bobbing https://ukhosted3.renlearn.co.uk/2240836/  -Iwade https://ukhosted3.renlearn.co.uk/2240848/

Story time

Please do continue to read to your child, even if your child is in the older year groups.

Across the school each class has story time every day where an adult reads a picture book (younger children) or a chapter book. This is a crucial part of reading for pleasure and allows children to listen to stories they would be unable to read for themselves.  They are exposed to more complex language and vocabulary, as well as hearing how adults use expression in their voices when reading.  Apart from that, it’s a lovely time to spend with your child.

Maths

Your pack contains maths activities for your child to take part in.

On our website you will find our maths calculation methods. This can help you to see how we teach maths so you can support your child http://timuacademytrust.org.uk/calculation-policy/

Some children will have access to Numbots to use online and/or TT Rockstars to support their maths learning. https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school http://timuacademytrust.org.uk/times-tables-rockstars/

Further Resources

Busy Things offers a range of activities for pupils aged 3-7 http://timuacademytrust.org.uk/bobbing-home/curriculum/busythings/

Moving forward it will not be feasible to print further resources for distribution therefore the home learning menu for each year group and online resources will be available on our website.

 

Please do share any photos or blogs of your children working at home on our Facebook pages!

Bobbing Village School – Facebook Page
Iwade School – Facebook Page