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Hatfield Broad Oak

Remote Learning During School Closure

Wrens Home/school work during the school closure.


Dear parents/carers,

We have been working over the last two days to get resources in place ready for the imminent school closure. As you will know already from the extensive media coverage, this will be for an unspecified amount of time, but we hope to as far as possible maintain a similar Year 4 curriculum to that which the children would have been normally following in school.

I have enclosed in the first of their two home working books sufficient English comprehension and writing tasks, a maths booklet with daily activities and Topic (History), Science, PHSE, French, Art and RE work to get the children through the first week at home. From Monday 30th March, we will be uploading weekly worksheets, lesson plans, resources and other ideas for each subject onto the Wren class page (accessed via the main school website) for you to print off, trim or fold to stick into your child’s book for them to complete (or alternatively answer/write direct into the book if required, or if you do not have access to a printer).

The books have alternate plain paper pages (for writing - using enclosed line guides - and drawing activities) and squared paper for maths activities. If schools are closed for so long a period that your child fills both books, please add worksheets in loose and complete any written work on plain or lined paper and these will all be assessed when we do finally return to normality!

As well as written maths activities, please encourage your child to continue practising their x tables (up to 12 x 12) daily, both by rote and using the Mathsframe website games and assessment quiz.

We are also giving the children a new reading diary to encourage them to read both alone and to an adult at home each day and record in their diary. Please ensure they select an age/ability-appropriate book from those at home or from a library.

You will be able to contact me during the enforced break, during school hours only (9.00 am-3.15 pm)should you have any queries or worries regarding work set, plus we will be keeping you informed of any additions or changes to the work-setting and assessment arrangements.

This is obviously all unchartered territory for us all, but we are hoping that with your assistance, support (and cajoling!) at home, we can maintain as much normality to the children’s learning as possible in these exceptional circumstances.


Best wishes and stay healthy,


Mr Matthews, Mrs King, Mrs Stedman, Mrs Owen and Mrs Mackaness

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