HOME LEARNING - June 15th week

HOME LEARNING Summer Term 2020

This term, as a priority, we would like you to try to do the lessons and learning set on your class pages, which you can access with your passwords. This will help everyone to focus on the same areas of reading, writing and maths.

There will be a range of ‘levels’ at which to work - your teachers will signpost how to extend the lesson to challenge you and stretch your brains, but they will also support you if you find some things tricky. We all know that everyone learns at different paces and in different ways, and that real learning happens when we challenge ourselves and learn from mistakes. Practising things you are becoming confident in is important too - the more you practise correctly, the more skilled you will become. 


Each week, we will provide themed or 'topic' learning in addition to reading, writing and maths.


We hope that our website will become more user friendly as we find ways of managing our own home internet capabilities, and through our own trial and error! Formative feedback will be gratefully received!

Have fun with the learning!

This term, our older children will be using an award winning children’s current affairs magazine for their learning. It is suitable for children aged between 8 and 14.
We hope that all of Chestnut and Beech Class will arrange for this magazine to be delivered to their houses, so that we can all use the same resources for our work. 
The magazine is free for the first six weeks.
So there are six free magazines for you all to receive, just by signing up.
You can then cancel your subscription or keep it going.
(It is an excellent birthday present for aunties, uncles and grandparents to buy your children!)
It is very easy to subscribe to, so please do this as soon as possible so that your children can get used to the layout, the features and how to read a magazine. 
I have been thinking a lot about how we learn, and some things which Sharon-Michi Kusunoki, one of our governors, shared with me made me smile.
I have learnt a lot over the last few weeks, and the teachers have learnt lots of new things - new skills and new ways of working.
We have learnt in lots of different ways. Here are two videos of ways of learning...….. I think the crow has a better approach and is more resilient than this poor little boy sitting at his desk!
What sort of learner are you?
See you soon.