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Please find some useful documents below

Top tips for learning at home

- Create a routine and a timetable for visual support of the day

- Make learning as fun as possible, with games and everyday play.

- Provide opportunities to be creative in play to help develop their maths thinking and understanding.

- Encourage them to read and write.

- Recognise what your child does well and praise them.

- Be Consistent

- Breakdown instructions into small manageable tasks.

- Provide visual and/or written prompts to support independent task completion


BUT the most important thing is:  Be kind to yourself – As much as you’re trying to implement a schedule it doesn’t need to be set in stone. If something doesn’t go according to plan don’t panic or beat yourself up about it. These are challenging times, and some days won’t go as well as others. You are all wonderful parents/carers doing an amazing job!!


Evidence for Learning:

We are uploading regularly ideas of fun activities to do at home using the app, and we also love to receive photos and videos of the pupils to see what they have been up to. So don’t forget to use it.


Here are some links to keep them busy during this period of school closure and there are some documents at the bottom of the page that you may find useful. Please download them and take a look.


Home Learning Links:


CBBC Newsround - The home of news and fun facts. Find out what is going on, with stories, pictures and videos. Try a quiz or one of their free games here.


Twinkl - is free to parents for the next month. Here you can find things to support planning, PowerPoints, books, worksheets, etc. for all subjects.


Purple Mash - Pupils have their username and password in their diary. The site has creative tools, themed activities and games for all ages in a cross-curricular way.


Oxford Owl - Contains a large selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books which are available online for free.


Speech, Language, communication List of free resources