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Castle School

Castle School

Warwick

Welcome

Hi Warwick families,

For Warwick’s home learning I have attached a recommended timetable of lessons which the students should undertake. The majority of these lessons are via zoom and many of them interactive. The lessons include subjects such as Art, Humanities, English, PE, Music, Craft, Maths, Science etc.

Students will also have Reading Eggs and Mathletics work they can undertake independently.

Extra project work is also available on request with, 2 projects already available below for students who need extra work

There is also some extra home learning activity suggestions attached at the bottom of the page.

 


Home Learning Timetable

Sessions in yellow are our offer for Secondary Formal Learners

Sessions in green are bespoke for each pod

 


Top Tips for Home Learning

Create a routine and a timetable for the day. This can be presented visually daily of weekly.

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

  • Build in:
    • Tasks around the home that will support your family routine and improve self-help, independence, and life skills. These can include successfully completing daily self-care routines e.g. brushing their teeth having a shower or bath, tidying their bedroom, helping to sort the washing, simple cooking and helping with shopping lists and putting it away, recycling
    • Opportunities for daily exercise
    • Opportunities to be creative in play and use board games  to help develop their maths thinking and understanding and social skills
    • Opportunities to read a range of materials, these can include books, magazines, instructions
    • Opportunities  to write for a purpose  e.g. shopping list , letter or postcards to friends and family

To support you and your child

-Recognise what your child does well and praise them.

-Be Consistent

-Breakdown instructions into small manageable tasks.

-Model by sitting together and each of you completing the task

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

-Repeat tasks as often as they are needed – this helps to generalise skills , and move them from short to long term memory

BUT the most important thing is: Be kind to yourself and your child  – As much as you are trying to implement a schedule it does not need to be set in stone. If something does not go according to plan do not panic or worry about it. These are challenging times, and some days will not go as well as others. You are all wonderful parents/carers doing an amazing job!! If you need help or guidance please ask.

 


Useful Links & Resources

BBC Bitesize

CBBC Newsround

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

Twinkl

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

Purple Mash

Pupils have their username and password. The site has creative tools, themed activities and games for all ages in a cross-curricular way.  You can access it all here.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl contains a large selection of the Oxford Reading Tree books which are available online for free.  You can access it here.

Sensory World

Sensory World is a brand new website; a virtual, interactive house filled with activities designed to stimulate learning and promote choice.  Access it here.

Food Fact of Life

This website has a selection of recipes which support the teaching and learning of handling a range of ingredients, food skills and cooking techniques.  Access it here. 

 The Imagination Tree

The imagination tree website is fantastic, it has lots of sensory play and practical activities that you can complete with your children at home.  Access it here.

Audible / Amazon E-Books

Amazon has cancelled subscriptions of e-books and audible stories as long as schools are closed- All stories for all ages are free to stream on laptop, phone or tablet here.