The Learning Projects have been created so that your children have some school related activities to complete during the school closures. We fully acknowledge that these projects cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school, however, the focus has been on creating a set of projects that all children can access, to maximise their learning, whilst at home.
Aims of the Learning Projects
How do I use the Learning Projects?
Select the age-group that is suitable for your child to work from. The projects have been created with an order in mind, however you can choose which weeks work to do, you do not have to follow the order given. Download the project and begin to follow it - if writing is highlighted blue, it will have an internet link that can be clicked on to support learning. The aim is to complete a minimum of two hours learning a day with your child, but this is very much your parental choice - you may wish to do more or less. Try to include some reading, writing and maths every day, but be realistic about how much time your child should spend 'working'.
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 them. Secondly, these are unprecedented times, it might be that your child is not in the right frame of mind for learning - don't push it and stress yourself and your child out more than is necessary, leave it and come back to it at a later date. Misconceptions and misunderstandings can be dealt with at school when we return. Thirdly, if your child has additional learning needs, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below.
We hope that you find these useful, at such a difficult time, and look forward to seeing the results of these Learning Projects when we come back to school.