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Home Learning

Online Safety during Home Learning

Please be extra vigilant when your child is using devices and online content at home. Ensure there is appropriate adult supervision or an adult nearby when your child is online and follow the guidance found in the ‘Online Safety Parent’s Guide to Remote Learning’ in our Online Safety Section of the school website. Here, you will also find other guidance on parental controls and social media safety.


September 2020

Supporting your child during Home Learning in Year One

Dear Parents and Carers,

From September onwards, individuals or groups of children may need to self-isolate or school may experience a local lockdown. School have therefore developed a ‘Home Learning Plan’ for each year group which will allow the children who are not in school to follow the school curriculum at home.

In the event of your child having to isolate and access home learning:

  • Work will be uploaded onto the Seesaw learning platform for your child to access.
  • Your child’s Seesaw user name and password details have already been sent home (and should be kept in a safe place at home).
  • If your child does not have access to the Internet or Seesaw learning platform, a paper pack will be available and will either be sent home with your child/ available for collection (if possible). If collection is not possible, please inform school and we will arrange for the paper pack to be delivered to your home address.
  • Activities will continue to be uploaded to Seesaw whilst your child is at home. You can access the Seesaw App by visiting ‘’ or simply click on the link above.

In addition to this there is a suggested timetable of daily activities below:

  • 20 minutes reading – share a book together, encouraging your child to sound out words or initial sounds in words and recognise some of the Common Exception Words they have learnt. Take time to discuss the book together, asking questions such as: Who is the main character? What do you think might happen in the story? What did you like about the story, why? Can you find any words ending in –ing, -ed, -er? Can you spot the nouns in the story? It is always useful to read a book more than once to encourage further sight recognition of new words, fluency and understanding.
  • Reading Oxford Owl - this website is currently free for e-books if you would like any additional reading material.
  • 15 minutes on Spelling Shed - play the set assignment/hive game
  • Play games to practise Year 1 Common Exception Words – matching pairs, treasure hunts, tracing letters
  • Daily Phonics - access to phonics play is currently free for parents/carers  
  • Maths - practical counting activities such as, counting teddies, items at home, pasta. Taking items/objects away and adding groups of items together.
  • PSHE: 10 minutes Mindfulness- talking about your feelings, worries, how to keep safe, friends and belonging to groups (eg. families, class, school, clubs)
  • Daily Number formation 1-20 & Handwriting- cursive letter formation
  • Physical activity breaks – physical activities to get your body moving from skipping, star jumps, jogging, dancing, ball skills and many more.

If you require any further support, please do not hesitate to contact school via email.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Mrs Meighen, Mrs Copley and Mrs Trickett

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