an academy in the Good Shepherd Trust
In this unprecedented time, it's completely understandable that you or your children may be concerned about coming back to school. Reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any specific worries with us and re-read our Risk Assessment (updated Oct 2020). You know that the safety of your children and our staff is our most important concern and that we will do all we can to keep everyone safe. We are also very excited about getting everyone back into school and continuing their emotional, social and academic education to the best of our abilities. We can't say this enough: reach out and talk to us if you have any worries and we will do all we can to help.
If school should need to close, we will be using Tapestry (in YR) and Class Dojo to set and receive daily work. Please see our Remote learning plan for details. Ideas for additional home learning can also be found on the class pages below.
Staff have chosen websites that have good activities on them and also put on some worksheets that children can work on at home, as well as project ideas and shorter tasks. There is also information on our class pages too. We understand that home learning can be very difficult depending on family circumstances and are always available to listen and offer help or advice. Get in touch if things are tricky and we'll do our very best to make things easier.
Twinkle is a website full of teacher resources that we use a lot. They have all kinds of work sheets and useful practice materials. Usually we have to pay to join the site, but in the light of the Coronavirus situation, they are offering free access to all. Go to their home page: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Click on the top right where is says Enter your code CLICK HERE and you will be asked to register and enter a code, which is: UKTWINKLHELPS
A household charts are a useful way of managing learning at home and you can find a good example here. We've seen ideas on Facebook where families are making daily timetables that pinpoint times for learning, for play, for eating, for choring, for creative activities and exercise. This type of thing will help give days some purpose and prevent boredom.
First News (an excellent online and print newspaper written for children) are offering a free edition about the current virus and the government advice. It would be particularly appropriate to be shared with upper KS2. Click here to download.
If you need to contact us while school is closed, please use the letters@ email as usual. We will be checking it regularly. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any issue, large or small. Please stay safe and healthy and let us know if you need anything.