Friday 20th March 2020
From Monday your children will be continuing to access schooling from home. We want to provide a structured programme of support that the children can follow, in order to keep routines as normal as possible.
The children will have a daily power-point that will be uploaded onto the class pages of the school website.
Each day we would encourage all the children to access this and adhere to the timings that are suggested for each activity. As I have said in a previous e-mail, work should be completed in the book provided.
Get them to follow the following ‘self-help’ steps:
1. Read it again carefully
2. Have a go, look at the answer, see if it seems ‘likely’ to be correct.
3. Ask a brother/ sister/ parent at a good time
4. Use a site that has been suggested by your teacher, as a place where you can access help.
5. Use the e-mail a teacher facility that I will detail below
Please can we ask parents to guide their children to make rational decisions about when and where help is needed, in order that we can manage enquiries here.
The teachers will answer children’s e-mails regarding work at the following times each day:
Miss Morris: ( firstname.lastname@example.org) - 9-10 am
Miss Ayers: ( email@example.com) – 11am -12pm
Mrs Macey – Through admin, for any parents/ carers who are experiencing difficulties with their children’s learning / attitude etc.
Please monitor your children’s e-mails.
There will be a list of useful websites posted on the class page for your children to access to help with problems. Some of these offer a wealth of ideas and activities too.
I would advise building good study habits but taking it steady! Try not to start off with action packed and exciting non- stop activities which will be impossible to sustain. Drip them in to maintain interest.
We will be organising a class newsletter that we will publish on the class web page on a weekly basis.
Emotional Support: There will be members of staff on hand to talk to children through the school day. I need to firm up how this will work, it could be through a request system via admin for a teacher, Mrs Baker, LSA or me to phone and speak about anything that is causing concern. We really want the children to know that we are still here and that we are holding them in our hearts and minds.
No doubt there’s more to follow, but for now… Take care of each other xxx