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Folkestone Academy Home Learning – Primary Phase

Home Learning – Primary Phase

Communication

All year groups have sent emails to parents regarding home learning and how to help your child at home. Please continue to check your emails regularly. During this time, we will post updates to our Facebook page and communicate with you via email. If you need support from us please email the Folkestone Academy Primary email address: [email protected] These emails will continue to be picked up and directed to the most appropriate person. If you need any help at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Learning

We have prepared work for all pupils to complete at home. The children have all been provided with a work pack with a variety of learning tasks included inside. This should be their focus at present and additional work will be set by the class teachers and emailed to parents in due course. Children who were not in school to receive their pack will have had their work posted out to them. We are also in the process of setting up Google Classroom and will be in contact with details of how you can access this.

Google Classroom Parent Guide

Please click on the link below to learn how to you Google Classroom, Drive and Gmail.

If you do not have log in details please email: [email protected] to request your username and/or reset your password.

Reading

Additional reading books have been provided. Please keep reading with your child/ hearing them read regularly. Children are welcome to read other books and texts (such as newspapers) and record these in their reading records.

Online learning

Companies such as Twinkl, which create educational resources, are offering parents free access to their site. You can access this via the website https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and entering the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

Tips for home learning:

  • Set a timetable so that children know when they will be completing school work and when they are allowed free time. This will help to maintain routines and the expectation that children will be continuing with their learning at home.
  • Have a set place where children will complete school work. Some children will find the concept of doing school work at home difficult and will feel home is for playing and school is for learning.
  • As the children have at school, they will need break times and times for relaxing. Try to break up learning tasks with other activities.
  • If you have a garden or outdoor space, can the children use it? Can they take their learning outside or could you get them involved in some gardening and learning about plants?
  • Children are not expected to be completing school work if they are unwell.

Below is list of resources that will be useful for children / parents during the school closures:​

*Pobble 365 – http://www.pobble365.com/

*Scholastic – https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Audible Stories​ – #OperationStoryTme (actors and authors reading stories/their books on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?fbclid=IwAR0u5pSxf_CkHwFmXdiv2EF-UKFSocc5aNI9l_Y7WpORvFt7ZO2JzS1MH80

*Sing with Grammasaurus  – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMhWKrdwzFr994ZhwqG4nlA/featured?fbclid=IwAR2TB9I99e_ddGqVg3z4kG07lAEJWxMYdMlAc-HddON1FIYmxK3LevIO2mY

*Plazoom- https://www.plazoom.com/ (free home learning packs)

*Jo Wicks – Kids workouts to do at home (Live PE sessions at 9am weekdays) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

*Learning with Lego – https://childhood101.com/lego-learning-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3Yp1kR7QEPK5VKFCbU2TChxhBgtYDnPvH8uKHfKZQyiwglgm89ikV7RZQ

Virtual tours/trips

Google arts and culture (virtual museum tours) – https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR2snGRGz88gv0ILdrcSIkQQjkBx8ZilmoA83rvjntcqoC73m0Yz0iE_OYc

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?pru=AAABcQTpcvo%2A1SUyF3QzAL8hhmWGT2F0-A&fbclid=IwAR2nlhM1SOp8QdpAfg5jy_VI44fxrgMMQBbGb9OcHp6HFgl7h7qnZVUdB68