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St Mary's

Hatfield Broad Oak

Remote Learning During School Closure

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We are fastly approaching the end of the Summer term and so I would like to take this opportunity to explain the arrangements for the last week and a half of school.

 

To confirm, as of next Monday (13th July), there is no expectation for home learning to be completed and therefore, weekly overviews and learning tasks will cease for the pupils of Owl Class. This is due to the fact that all of us teachers are now working full time in school and therefore, we cannot continue with the current levels of remote learning. In addition, we also recognise how hard the children have worked during the period of remote learning over an extended period of time. However, for families wishing to continue some form of educational learning before the Summer break for their child in Owl Class, please see a list of recommended websites for educational activities below:

 

BBC Bitesize (this website provides daily lessons for all year groups)

Oak Academy (educational materials and resources can be found here)

 

On Owl’s class page under the remote learning and ‘Summer Two’ section, I have also created a link named ‘Educational resources for children’. In this section, you will find printable multiplication speed test templates for the children to use to continue to practise their times tables fluency if desired. These are the same templates we use in class which the children are familiar with, so any practise the children can do with their multiplication tables would be hugely beneficial for September. In addition, the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list has also been made available for your convenience if any children wish to practise some of the statutory spellings.

 

If school life had been normal, the children would have enjoyed a trip to Crucial Crew. This is a national multi-agency education initiative aimed at school children aged 10 and 11 years whose purpose is to educate children and raise awareness of safety issues. In light of the trip being cancelled, Crucial Crew have created an online overview and activities for children to read through and explore should they wish too. This too can be found on our class page.

 

The weekly overviews and activities from the whole of this half term remain on the class pages should the children wish to complete any missed work. Likewise, if your child would like to continue with their own means of research about Germany as part of their project work, then they are welcome to do so also.

 

As parents/carers, you know your child best and are in the best position to decide if continuing with remote learning, or having a break, is most beneficial.

 

In addition to remote learning, all email correspondence from myself to and from parents will cease too. The children are still welcome to email me pieces of their completed work and I will acknowledge I have received these, but I will be unable to provide any feedback. Any enquiries regarding school, should be sent to the admin team as of Monday 13th July too.

 

For the children of Owl Class attending school for the remainder of their dedicated school days, we will be focused on completing a range of enjoyable activities which focus on reflection and transition.

 

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their support with home learning during these challenging times and to the children too for their excellent dedication and effort in all home learning tasks.

 

I wish you all a very relaxing Summer holiday and look forward to welcoming the children back in September.

 

With best wishes,

 

Miss Calder

Curriculum Overview Summer Term 2

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