The children have been working incredibly hard over the last few months, whether it was at school or at home. Similarly, parents and carers have taken on the responsibility of supporting their children’s education – something for which we are all extremely grateful. We believe that it is important for children, and their families, to have a much earned break over the summer. While following all Government guidelines on how to keep safe, it would be wonderful for the children to play outside with their friends, to meet up with family that they may not have seen in months, or to visit a place of interest.
We know that there will be some families that are anxious about the time that the children have missed in school. We are confident that our plans for when we return will help the children to carry on with their education and that we will be able to teach them everything that we need and want to. The most useful thing that can be done at home to support learning is to read. Have your children read to you and ask them questions about the book, for example:
It is also incredibly valuable for a child to hear an adult reading to them. Choose a book that they might like (or allow them to choose a book!); it may well be something that they wouldn’t be able to read independently. Take some time each day to read this book to your child and discuss with them what you are reading together – get them excited about reading!
For those of you that would like to continue with some more formalised learning, the weekly learning packs that have been developed over the last few months will remain on the website for you to use as you wish. You could consider looking at learning packs from other year groups, if you consider this to be appropriate (although consider that the children may not yet be able to access this material independently). We have also created a new ‘Summer Projects’ folder which has some suggestions for activities that could spread over the summer holiday and have links to several curriculum areas. There are suggestions for how children of different ages may record their learning, but feel free to use your own creativity: we would love to see what you come up with!
You will also find some links to useful educational websites and resources that will give you access to further materials should you want them.
Have a fantastic (restful!) summer; we can’t wait to see all of the children back at school after the holidays.
Links to learning packs
Links to educational websites and resources