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.
Our Home Learning Packs (see left) are posted online on our school website every two weeks. These have a mix of activities for English, Maths and Topic each day, on a theme for the week.
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 also has a log in to their e-classroom - Tapestry for EYFS, Seesaw for KS1 and Google Classroom for KS2. Work is posted there for each week, broken down into days, for English and maths, and some additional work too. This is based on our Home Learning Packs, but may also offer other activities. The maths we post here, and that we are using in school, follows the White Rose Maths scheme -https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning.
Of course, you are welcome to use other sources of learning too. But whatever you do, we continue to love to see what you are achieving - either by posting in the e-classrooms or by emailing it in.
CHOOSE AN AGE GROUP ON THE MENU TO THE LEFT TO GET STARTED
Our Home Learning Packs offers many suggestions for learning and links to websites. All are free to register. All the activities and worksheets can be viewed on-screen and answered in the exercise book provided to avoid the need for printing.
You will have access to activities, and these will be added to in two week blocks, starting with Week One on Monday 30th March, filed under the relevant key stage/class. Please pace this over the two-week period. Several of the tasks are open-ended and you can explore the themes as deeply as you wish.
To fully benefit from the Home Learning Packs, please would you register with the following sites:
Pupils also have access to the Wonde dashboard via the CHILD LOGIN button on the homepage and can freely use Timetables Rockstars, Sumdog and other apps. Joe Wicks is also offering daily exercise sessions on YouTube which you may wish to register for, and a super science site can be found at Primary Science Teaching Trust - Science Fun at Home. 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.
If you cannot access the apps or website, adapt your activities. This is a guide to help you provide a week’s education, it is flexible, and you can change it.
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”.