This is going to be a very difficult time for a lot of people and as such we have tried to make the home learning as easy as possible for you to access and complete. It will probably take you a little while to get into a routine and that's fine.   Each week we will allocate work that we suggest your child completes with your support.

There are lots of suggestions  online for how your day might be structured but you will have to find what fits for you and your family.  Here is one suggestion to help break up your day and to remember to let children have some down time and some exercise.

9:00 – 9:30

Daily physical exercise. Daily PE lesson with Joe every day at 9:00.

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or go noodle, super movers, just dance etc.

9:30 – 11:00

Academic time (remember to include some brain breaks)

11:00 – 12:00

Dedicated creative time (art, drawing, lego, crafting, modelling, music etc)

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch

12:30 – 1:00

Quiet time (reading, doing a puzzle, write a letter)

1:00 – 2:00

Academic time (remember to include some brain breaks)

2:00 – 3:00

Daily physical activity and fresh air (walk, bike ride, scooter, trampoline, skipping etc)

or go noodle, super movers, just dance etc.

3:00 – 3:30

Tidy up, chores and life skills (learn to cook, clean, tie your shoelaces, sew etc)

Bedtime

Share a good book. Remember there is huge benefit in children listening to you read a great book together.

 

Each week's learning will be uploaded onto class dojo and the website and children will hopefully be able to send photos of their work to us through class dojo (we have not used this feature on class dojo before so fingers crossed it will work!) We will then be able to give dojos for work completed. If there are any problems please message us on dojo or contact us through the school office.  

Obviously, you may wish to supplement this and take this opportunity to support your child to learn about things that have particular interest for them. If you feel this is something you would like to do we are suggesting that your child might like to create their own mini project which they can be as creative as they like. This could take the form of an information book, museum exhibits, art and craft activities. You will find lots of websites and ideas on the internet. Lots of educational websites are offering free access to a whole wealth of learning resources. Please ask us if you would like any advice for ideas or where you can find information.

 Suggestions  of possible topics might be: (but anything goes!)

  • My Family
  • All about Derby
  • A period of history
  • Dinosaurs
  • An animal, or a variety of animals
  • A religion of their choice
  • A country of their choice
  • Scientific discoveries

These will be fantastic opportunities for your children to engage in some independent learning on a topic that is of interest to them. We would love to know if you are creating your own project and how it is progressing.  For this to be a quality project it will probably take you quite a lot of time and hopefully will be something your child will be proud of.

This is all new to us too, so things might change as time goes on but let's give it a go this week and see how we all get on. Remember we are here if you need us!