The current government directive is for schools to stay open and we will do this for as long as we can. If school closes, we will continue to provide as high a quality education to our children as possible, for as long as possible whilst closed. This letter outlines the preparation, arrangements and organisation of home learning for Brailes pupils in the event of the school being forced to close.
Each child has a folder home learning pack which they are bringing home today with this letter. This
contains a pink overview sheet outlining learning activities which will be set for their year group along with workbooks, tasks and resources to support your child’s home learning if we should need to shut.
The expectation is that children will continue to take part in some daily learning including Maths and English (phonics/spelling and grammar tasks, comprehension etc.), in addition to continuing to read daily for at least 20 minutes and some topic related learning each week. Online SPAG.com and Mathletics tasks will also be set weekly for children in Y1-6. Logins for online learning are stuck in children’s home/ school diaries and have also been stuck inside your child’s learning pack folder.
Obviously, we will need your support in helping to explain and mark these tasks. Answers will be sent via Seesaw or in some cases have been included in the pack. Children are used to self-marking so can
continue to do so. Please remember that anything posted on Seesaw must not be re-posted elsewhere, for copyright reasons.
Reception’s pack contains resources to support daily learning at home. Just as in school, they will not be set tasks on SPAG.com or Mathletics.
We will also send some books home with children. Please take care of these as we will need these back
when school reopens.
Learning set will largely be based on learning that the children have already experienced in school which is designed to allow them to retrieve, practise and embed key skills and knowledge. We will not be teaching live lessons with new learning.
The school website will be updated regularly with links to language and music websites and other subject specific which families will be able to access together as well.
Teachers will be communicating with you via Seesaw each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Learning for the week for all year groups will be shared on Monday morning via Seesaw.
Most families are already signed up and active using Parent Seesaw – an extra copy of this login for your child is attached to this letter should it be needed by other adults at home to sign up. Attached to this letter is a new sign in sheet for Class Seesaw so that your children can have their own Class app. If your child has their own device or access to a family device, please install SeeSaw Class app and use the
code attached. It is vital that all families are signed up to both Parent Seesaw and Class Seesaw so
that we can communicate effectively with you about home learning whilst the school is closed.
To be clear, this pack is in preparation for a potential school closure. It is to be used if school
closes, not yet.
Please also use any time that schools are closed for family time. Turn off mobile phones and spend time together. Read to each other, play board games and enjoy being creative. We would love to see the fun things you get up to posted on Seesaw.
Stay safe and look after each other.