As the current Coronavirus situation develops, the UK Government has taken the difficult decision to close schools for a set period of time. This is an approach that China, Italy, France, Poland and many other countries have taken and as such we feel it is prudent as a school and as a Trust to plan for this eventuality and so we want to outline below the steps we are taking.
These learning projects have been created by teachers from across the Trust to ensure that your child continues to benefit from opportunities to learn whilst the school is closed as part of the Government’s initiative to restrict the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We urge you to place an expectation on your child that they complete the tasks in the learning project each day and across the week to ensure that they have the best chance of retaining what they have learned over the course of this academic year.
Each project has been split into 4 sections. These are aimed at different Year Groups, YN / YR; Y1 / Y2; Y3/ Y4 and Y5 / Y6. As with all generic work set there are certain elements that your child may find too easy or too hard - if this is the case we ask that you encourage the child to have a go at the age appropriate element they are finding too hard and then, if needs be, either move on to a different task or take a look at a tasks from a previous Year Group. Where a child finds the work too easy then they have the option of trying an older ‘learning project’ although we only ask you do this if the work consistently proves to be too easy.
Phase 2 Learning Projects
From 27th April, 2020 we are launching our new and improved Home Learning projects.
Teachers throughout our school and across Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust have worked throughout the Easter holidays, in many cases without taking a single day off, to ensure that the next stage of home learning we share with you is delivered in the right way - one which you find manageable and yet benefits your children. We have decided to approach home learning in three key ways:
1. Every child within the school will have access to a Virtual Classroom where they can communicate with teachers electronically (in the form of posted messages) and submit and receive work. The Virtual Classroom that the school plans to use is Seesaw. A help sheet for parents can be found by clicking Chrome/iOS/Android which will guide you through how to install the software on your phone/tablet or signing in via the web on laptops.
2. Children will be asked to submit two pieces of work per week (one in English and one in Topic) that the class teacher will mark and provide feedback on. We felt that if we marked too many pieces of work the children, and indeed you, would become overwhelmed with too much information. Eventually we decided to go for quality over quantity and we ask that you encourage the two pieces of work your child submits to be the very best they can be. We ask that work is submitted by 3pm on a Friday (or earlier if you wish) to the class teacher who will then mark it and return it via the Virtual Classroom within the next week.
3. Every child’s class teacher will post a video on a Monday morning at 9am that welcomes your child to the Virtual Classroom and highlights work they would like the children to complete - this will be linked to The Learning Project. Every class teacher will then post a video on Friday at 3pm that highlights work the children have done and also wish them a good weekend.