Learning at Home

Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

If your child is self-isolating at home, weekly plans and resources created by teachers can be found in links in the class blogs under the blog tab on our home page.

Plans are updated by Monday morning each week. If a class is self-isolating, the class teacher will adapt school plans for home learning and set learning tasks to be submitted. Teachers will also arrange a time to call to speak to your child to check how the learning is going.

These plans are to be used in ways that fit around your current family life. We do not expect all activities to be completed, but ask that you focus on reading and phonics and aim to complete the key tasks identified for submission.

The most important thing is your child’s well-being. Routine, pacing and balance support this.

General Learning Resources and Information

For details on ‘common exception words’ or ‘tricky words’, follow here for examples.

For link to Purple mash (games and resources across the curriculum) click here.

For information about Numbergym, please see here.

For more detailed information on ‘Letters and Sounds’ click here

For more information on ‘Jolly Phonics’ click here

For more information on developing our pupils as readers click here

For more information on questions to ask to during reading click here

For more information on our ‘Band of Colour’ reading incentive click here

Phonics guide: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/advice-for-parents/reading-at-home/phonics-made-easy/

Phonics games: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Encouraging reluctant readers: https://blog.oxfordowl.co.uk/five-ways-to-encourage-reluctant-readers/

For help and guidance on dealing with childhood anxiety see here

To support the development of motor skills  that help build up muscles used in writing, please  provide opportunities for your child to be active: Climbing frames, ball games and use of tools and small apparatus are beneficial. Click here for suggestions

When your child is practicing writing at home, please support correct letter formation as it is really hard for them to ‘unlearn’ a practiced method. Click here for letter formation

Parenting Support

For  information on free Bristol based Parenting Courses please see http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/children-and-young-people/parenting-courses-currently-running-bristol

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