Home Learning Advice for Parents
Home learning from Harry Gosling
Individual year group pages can be found under the 'pupils' tab. This is where children can find their learning set by their class teachers. This learning will be updated every Monday between 8:30 - 9:30am. Children also have access to a blog as part of the Purple Mash website. On the blog, children can ask their teachers questions or share examples of their learning. All blog posts are approved by a teacher before they show on the website. All children have been given a Purple Mash log in.
For pupils in year 6, Home Learning is now 'School Learning' as their class is now open. If your child is not attending school, any learning they have missed will be uploaded to their class page on Friday by 4pm. The Purple Mash blog will be checked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For help on using Purple Mash, please click here watch our tutorial video.
The children are going to be using the internet to access and complete much of their home learning. It is important that you monitor your children's screen time and ensure that anything they look at or post is appropriate. See the poster below for tips to keep children safe online.
Here are some useful websites to find out more about e-safety and keeping children safe online.
Sticking to a routine can help children and their families feel more secure and settled during this extended period of being at home. We would encourage you to work out a routine as a family that suits you. This will help children know when they are doing their home learning, having a break or doing something fun as a family. We recommend that children work for around 2 hours a day on their home learning. This does not have to be in one go and children should take short breaks during this time. Here are some resources to help you.
Other Activities to do at home
This is a unique opportunity for you to spend more quality time with your family. Here are some ideas to keep you busy!
- Completing house work altogether!
- Cooking and baking
- Learn how to play chess
- Painting and drawing
- Exploring London museums online
- Expanding your history knowledge
- Activities to support all subjects
- Reading together and listening to stories
- A walk around your local areas as part of your daily exercise
- Scrap-booking - keep memories of this unusual time!
- Family talent show
- Board games
- Activities for under 5s
Talking to your children about Coronavirus
Children may be worried about the virus and what this means for them. It is important to discuss this with them. Here are some links to help explain the virus to children.
Coronavirus - A book for children. This book is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of 'The Gruffalo.'
Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:
- Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow.
- Throw tissues into the bin.
Use this video to help teach your children how to wash their hands correctly.
The government says that families can go out once a day for exercise such as running, walking, scooting or cycling. It is important to stay fit and healthy during our time at home so try to go out everyday. Remember to practise safe social distancing and stay 2 metres away from anyone who you don't live with.
If you can't get outside, you can exercise at home. Here are some great links to youtube fitness videos.