Dear Parents and Carers
Further to my previous letter, I wanted to share some of the planning we have been doing in case school has to close due to government guidelines or unsafe staffing levels.
As a staff, we recognise how important it is to try to minimise the impact on the children’s education and we have managed to put in place some measures which will hopefully ensure that the children are able to consolidate some of their prior learning. We recognise that nothing can replace a qualified teacher; however, hopefully these interim measures will go some way to enabling the children to access some learning if school is closed.
Each child from years Reception to Year 6 will receive a pack which will contain:
- One exercise book
- A Pencil
- A pack of learning activities from Classroom Secrets
- A login for classroom secrets https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/my-account/
- Some activities connected to their topics in school
- Provide a link to lots of free resources set out by the Department for Education DFE Websites
As it stands there are activities set out on the classroom secrets login but we are hopeful that staff will be able to assign specific tasks for each year group once they further develop the technology.
We will try to ensure that work can be completed independently by the children and we do not expect parents to ‘teach’ any new learning. If parents wish the children to complete further learning they can choose appropriate activities from our projects which will be sent out weekly via our school website. We recommend for children to read as many books as possible, which is a very are worthwhile learning experience. We will also continue to send out learning opportunities via our twitter account @stprescot.
Obviously, we cannot insist that work is carried out at home, however we hope that this will go some way to reassuring you that we are doing our best to mitigate what is an unprecedented situation.
If you are worried about home learning please read through this letter. CoronaVirus Letter 10 Falling Behind
If you have any questions about the situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding
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