Remote Learning Provision UPDATE

Remote Learning Provision UPDATE


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you are well and staying safe.

Home Learning

The staff at Holy Trinity really appreciate the way that you have supported your child’s home learning during these unprecedented times. We know that everyone is under increased pressure.

Our home learning offer has been designed to meet the needs of the children at Holy Trinity. We have found that an approach that offers a range of video, audio, live lessons and brief recordings has worked well.

Importance of Reading

Reading is the key that opens up children’s imaginations and develops their vocabulary to use across the curriculum. Children should be reading as widely as they can at home, being read to by an adult and sharing stories is vital for their development. In the race to develop an online strategy, it is important that reading remains at the heart of every child’s learning. Calne Community Hub and Library is open each week on Mondays and Fridays (10am -1pm and 2pm -4pm) for click and collect on a wide selection of children’s books.

CGP Books

I am concerned with the amount of time that our children are spending in front of a screen. This is not a productive long-term strategy. With this in mind, we have purchased CGP books that will help to underpin other areas of the curriculum and limit children’s screen time. Each child will have two books (in Reception and Year 1 we have bought a pack of smaller phonics books for each child).

The CGP packs will be available to collect from school today from the Reception Foyer for those parents of children who are currently not attending the school site. In addition, we will also supply each child from Year 1 to Year 6 with a maths book containing squared paper (see below for details). Please continue to follow the Government guidelines of hands, face and space. All parents will need to wear a face covering when they come in to school to collect these resources.

Each class teacher will signpost their children to particular pages using the SeeSaw platform. Please do not just race through the book. There will be answers in the middle of the book for you to use with your child when they have completed the set work each day (so they get instant feedback). We will not need you to send the books back in; please upload a photo so that the class teacher can acknowledge it via SeeSaw.

Mathematics

In order to improve the children’s presentation and help them to record their mathematics more carefully, each child will be given a Maths book with squared paper. These squared exercise books are to be used for your child’s Maths work only.  When your child is using these books, please remind them of the following:

  • Each piece of work is dated
  • When calculating, the children write one digit in one square
  • The children use a ruler for any lines drawn
  •  If answers are supplied, work should be marked either by the child (Key Stage 2), or a supervising adult, in a coloured pencil with small ticks
  • If possible, the child should be shown how to correct the answer
  • Work should be photographed and uploaded on Seesaw, as before, for the class teacher to see

After the current lockdown, the Maths books should not be returned to school. They will then be used to record children’s mathematics homework.

It will be fantastic when we are able to welcome everyone back to Holy Trinity.