Dear Parents and Carers,
Home Learning Support
There are multiple resources available to support you in your home learning, with more being released all the time. This letter will signpost you to some of them, and we will share more as we become aware of them.
The BBC is ensuring all children can access curriculum-based learning, even if they don’t have access to the internet. Starting on Monday 11 January, each weekday CBBC will have a three-hour block of primary school programming from 9am, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other educational programming such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch. Daily primary will also air every day on BBC Red Button, as well as episodes being available on demand on BBC iPlayer.
BBC Bitesize online is also available, and has an expanded offer of structured lessons in Maths and English for all year groups. ‘This Term’s Topics’ also covers other curriculum subjects. Visit BBC Bitesize and click on the year group and subject to find all content.
Increasing data allowances for disadvantaged pupils
We are able to request an increase in the amount of mobile data received for pupils who:
· do not have fixed broadband at home
· cannot afford additional data for their devices
· are remote learning rather than coming into school
· are on Three, SMARTY, Virgin Mobile, EE, Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile or O2.
Please contact Miss Barnes if this applies to you. There may also be the possibility of ordering 4G wireless routers for pupils in KS2 who do not have access to the internet at home, and we will be investigating this further. Again, please let us know with regards to technology issues you may be having, and we will do our best to assist you.
Into Film is an organisation that supports schools in learning linked to cinema. They are keeping an up-to-date list of films that are available for you to stream at home, along with questions and discussion points you could use together.
For any fans of animation and more specifically the films of Studio Ghibli, Mary and the Witch's Flower is a must-watch as it was created by many of those involved as part of a new animation studio. Based on British author Mary Stewart's children's book The Little Broomstick, this gentle and enchanting anime follows the magical adventures of a red-haired girl.
Thank you for all of your help and support with home learning; we will continue to adapt and tweak our provision to best suit the children’s needs.
Miss K. Barnes
Remote Learning Lead