It is very important for us at Anlaby Primary School that in these unprecedented times we do something to help the children maintain the knowledge and skills they have learned this year. We appreciate that not all our parents are teachers and that the curriculum, knowledge and skills that the children are learning today, and the techniques used, will be very different to the way you were taught in school.
Expecting parents to deliver new learning to children would not be effective, but supporting children to maintain the skills they already have, and just keep engaged in learning at this time is vital. In order to help you do this, we have put together a range of websites and guidance that will help you keep your children occupied in the long days of the school closure, and also support their learning.
Always remember the best learning activity that the children can be engaged with is READING! If you can encourage your child to do as much reading as possible over the next few weeks and months that would be great. If they spend 10 minutes reading to you, doing some reading on their own and listening to you read that would be time well spent. Not only that, reading with and to your children is just really good fun. When in school, the children have 20 minutes reading for pleasure where the class teacher will read to them. Why not keep this up at home? For stories that will fire the children's imagination why not try stories from audible? They have made many stories available for free during the current situation.
Another really useful thing that could easily be done at home is the times tables. If all the children came back to school knowing their times tables inside out that would be wonderful. When I say inside out this means being able to say them in order, out of order and giving the division facts for all the tables.
We have included a weekly timetable planner to help you organise your child's week. There is an blank planner and an example planner to help you get started.
For more ideas click on the links below to find guidance from your child's class teacher and other resources.
Easter videos from our local Vicar Steve Wilcox - ideas to help you discuss the Easter story.
Miss Jefferson is setting some wonderful challenges and sharing good ideas on Twitter. Make sure you have a look to keep up to date with your home learning.