Please find a selection of frequently asked questions below.
Is any home learning being set over the Easter break (Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April)?
No. In order for both children (and parents) and staff to have some well-needed rest during this period, no specific home learning will be set. The next week for home learning will be uploaded on Monday 20th April.
Where should my child be recording their home learning?
Most children will have been given an exercise book to use for recording their learning. Of course, at times, you may prefer simply to talk through the answers with your children (where there isn't an obvious need to record anything). Alternatively, children are welcome to record any work onto paper - we would advise keeping this together in some sort of folder, if at all possible, ready to submit to school when we re-open. For those children who were absent before school closed and wish to collect an exercise book, we have some stock which you are welcome to collect from the school office.
What should I do if I can't print off worksheets?
Understandably, this may be tricky for some of us - if printing is not possible, we would advise using other devices to present worksheets, questions and tasks 'on screen' for children to access. If this is not possible, quickly jotting down questions or tasks onto scrap paper (or in your exercise book) may be helpful.
How much home learning should my child be doing?
The type, length and frequency of tasks we have set for the children is a suggestion (e.g. daily reading, times table practice, etc.). However, this needs to be determined by yourselves - if your child is struggling and needs to lessen the workload then this is something we absolutely support. The home learning set is designed to support continued education and structure, not to increase stress.
Is the school using / going to use 'live' lessons (such as Google classroom or Zoom)?
This is, currently, something the school is exploring alongside the other schools within our trust (CLP). There are various different elements to this, including safeguarding, staff safer working practice and practicalities of this for us to consider more fully. When we have more updates on this subject, we will let parents and children know in due course.