The Department for Education (DfE) have announced that Home Learning is a requirement for all children not in school and there is an expectation for all pupils who are working from home to complete work set by school and to get feedback from school to ensure ongoing progress.
We are currently using an online learning platform, Eschools, to provide all lessons and activities for pupils working from home, rather than putting work on the website. If you have any issues accessing the online platform, please contact school and let us know as soon as possible, so we can make alternative arrangements. Further information about Eschools can be found on the previous Home Learning Letter on the website.
Current government guidelines state that during the lockdown Early Years and KS1 pupils should spend an average of 3 hours per day on school work, whilst KS2 is recommended for an average of 4 hours per day. Staff have put recommended timetables for work onto the platform and provided PowerPoints for the lessons in the ‘Projects’ tab and tasks for children to complete in the ‘Homework’ tab. This work has been differentiated and set at a level your child should be able to access. We recommend that all pupils prioritise the maths and English lessons, spellings, reading and phonics work. Up to one hour maximum should be spent on a lesson, including time for completing independent work (phonics, spellings and reading are usually 15-20 minute sessions). If your child has not completed a lesson within the hour, we suggest letting your teacher know this and then moving on to the next lesson to ensure a broad and balanced home curriculum.
School will be making welfare phone calls home each week – a quick chat to check everything is ok, but if pupils have not been submitting work or contacting teachers about their learning for two or more consecutive days then a member of staff will be in contact to follow this up.
Thank you for your continued support and stay safe everyone!