St.Stephen's School

Guidance for Parents

Self-Isolation
Learning

General
Information for All

 Our teachers have created ten days’ learning for your child. To access this work, clink on the link below:

 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 


  • No matter what year group your child is in, we highly recommend that they
    read, read and read.
    Every child must read daily, at least once.

 


  • We have links to some excellent websites and programmes that your child needs to practise regularly. These skills include: spellings, arithmetic, number fluency and times-tables.

 


  • Please encourage your child to maintain a high standard of handwriting and drawing too.

 


  • All completed work should be returned to school for their teacher to review when your child completes their period of isolation.

 

Reception

  • Learning in Reception happens in short bursts, so spend no more than 20 minutes at a time on an activity.

  • We  cannot emphasise enough how important exploring through play is for your child’s early development, so please make sure that your child plays.

  • Playing supports your child to be explorers; to be negotiators; and allows them to solve problems.

Activities that we recommend that your child does regularly:


  • Play games

  • Learn songs and nursery rhymes

  • Phonics and reading

  • Letter and number formation

  • Number bonds to 5 and 10

 

Years 1 and 2

  • In Years 1 and 2, there is a big focus on playing respectfully, taking turns and appropriately problem solving.

  • Phonics, reading and basic number facts are practised daily. 

  • It is really important that all children do some writing every day, these could be practising their spellings, writing sentences or a story. 

As well as focussing on good, healthy play, these are the daily tasks that we recommend they do:

  • Phonics and reading 

  • Core Word Spelling Practise 

  • Letter and number formation.  

  • Addition and subtraction within 10. 


Years 3 and 4

  • Years 3 and 4 pupils need to be active with activities. Here is a website with some ideas: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/

  • We recommended they read short novels- suggested authors are Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo. 

  • By the end of this phase pupils should be able to add and subtract 4 digit numbers. 

These are the daily tasks that we recommend they do:

  • Reading

  • Core Word Spelling Practise

  • Times-tables practise

  • Arithmetic

  • Joined-up handwriting


Year 5 and 6 

  • Year 5 and 6 pupils begin to develop a moral compass and a strong sense of justice, so we recommend that you maintain fairness and consistency.

  • At this age your child is less reliant on you and more independent, but do check that they are on top of the work that they are supposed to do.

These are the daily tasks that we recommend they do:

  • Reading

  • Core Word Spelling Practise

  • Times-tables practise

  • Arithmetic

  • Joined-up handwriting


SEND

Children who are in receipt of High Needs Funding (HNF), or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will receive a personalised learning programme to follow for the 10 days of self-isolation. Your child’s teacher will contact you directly with this programme for your child.

For many of our children who receive this extra support, communication is at the centre of all our learning programmes. Please ensure you are exploring opportunities to expand communication daily. Specialist resources to aid this can be found on the school website. 


Collapsed
Bubble Learning

Should your child’s year group bubble need to collapse and isolate for 2 weeks, you will be provided
with work daily.


Reception
and KS1 pupils will find their work on the school website. Each child will be provided with a workbook to complete their work. Teachers will be in contact through planned phone calls and check-ins over the course of the two weeks.


KS2
will access their work through Google Classroom (see video guidance). The children are all used to working in this format and it allows feedback from the teacher about progress and sustaining their learning.


Should you not be able to access the work online, we will be providing your child with a workbook and physical resources for completion.


Here is a link to an example of the daily learning: 

KS2 Bubble Closure
Remote Learning TEMPLATE

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SEND:
Children who are in receipt of High Needs Funding (HNF), or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will receive a personalised learning programme to follow for the 10 days of self-isolation. Your child’s teacher will contact you directly with this programme for your child.

For many of our
children who receive this extra support, communication is at the centre of all our learning programmes. Please ensure you are exploring opportunities to expand communication daily. Specialist resources to aid this can be found on the school website.


If you have any questions or queries to do with your child’s work during this time, please telephone the school (020 8472 7575) or email info@st-stephens.newham.sch.uk and your query will be directed to the relevant person.