Introduction

Our Home Learning Programme
 

We are very aware that everyone is facing different circumstances as we continue through this time.  We have a variety of home learning opportunities available as we try and meet the differing needs of our families, giving you the chance to choose the way that suits you best.  In the event of a class or bubble closure, or if your child is not able to come into school because they are self-isolating, home learning will be set via your child's e-classroom.  We also use these for children to complete homework.

 

Oak National Academy (Oak Academy) is another source of daily lessons for different year groups, sponsored by the Government, providing high-quality video lessons and learning resources in a more structured way.  

 

Each MHA child has a login to their e-classroom - Tapestry for EYFS, Seesaw for KS1 (Years One and Two) and Google Classroom for KS2 (Years Three to Six).   These logins have been sent to you and are also stuck in your child's Reading Record or Planner.  If you ever need any help to login, please email hello@mounthawke.org and we will help.

Pupils also have access to the Wonde dashboard via the CHILD LOGIN button on the homepage and can freely use Timetables Rockstars, Sumdog, Spelling Shed and other apps.  Daily phonics, following Letters and Sounds, is available at Letters and Sounds Phonics.

Please make sure, whichever device your child is on, internet safety is key. Do not leave your child unattended on the internet for long periods,and do aim to engage with the activities that they are doing. Please visit the Aspire eSafety page at the link below for further guidance.

Helpful pointers for home educating

Motivation is key and regular sessions each day will help with this. If your child feels saturated, try a different task. Reward the effort made with a star (stuck or hand-drawn) at the end of the work.

Create a daily timetable, design it with your children. Factor in fun times for all. Learning time needs to have a different feel from playtime. 

Read the task in advance of your child so you have an idea of what they need to do.  If you have several children, can the older children support the younger ones? Can you all do the same activity at times (art, music, science?), to avoid your attention being pulled in many ways.

Make sure there is a balance to the day, ensuring plenty of exercise. Have a mixture of handwritten and online tasks.

If your child is struggling, reassure them. We often use the phrase, “You haven’t got it yet but one day you will”.