These Learning Project packs have been created as a result of the ongoing risk of St Luke’s shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. In creating our Learning Projects we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however the projects mean that all children can access them to maximise their learning whilst at home.
What are the aims of the Learning Projects?
To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.
To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced shutdown.
To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.
To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for families.
How do I use the Learning Projects?
As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. There are fifteen weeks worth of projects that are available and whilst they have been created with an order in mind you do not have to follow this. It may be that you look at the table below and decide that your child or if you have more than one, children, would prefer to spend a week on the animals theme in the first week rather than in the week four as suggested - this is totally fine. The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.
What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity - the school will cover any misconceptions when we return.
The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging, for example if they have additional learning needs. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the KS1 Learning Project if this is more appropriate for them.
The Learning Project Overview
Click on the links below to see the Learning Project for each age range.
|23 Mar||My Family||My Family||My Family||My Family|
|30 Mar||Area you live in||Area you live in||Area you live in||Area you live in|
|Easter Holidays||Easter Holidays||Easter Holidays||Easter Holidays|
|Half Term||Half Term||Half Term||Half Term|
|1 Jun||Under the Sea||Under the Sea||Under the Sea||Under the Sea|
|15 Jun||The Rainforest||The Rainforest||The Rainforest||The Rainforest|
|22 Jun||Famous & Significant People||Famous & Significant People||Famous & Significant People||Famous & Significant People|
|6 Jul||Around the World||Around the World||Around the World||Around the World|
The teaching staff in Years 1 to 6 will be uploading some extra optional activities to Google Classroom weekly, which will include a series of English lessons and several Foundation subject lessons. To access our Google Classrooms, you first need to log in using your child’s Google username and password. Once logged into Google, click the Apps button at the top right of the screen (the nine dots) and then click on ‘Classroom’ from the down menu that appears. On this screen, you should be able to see the Classroom relating to your child’s class or year group. If it is not there, please click the ‘+’ button on the top right of the screen and then type in the relevant code. Then you will have access to the Classroom and the new daily lessons including the ability to hand in work to teaching staff.
Click here for more details and the codes for the classrooms.
Click here to watch a video explaining how to log into Google accounts, how to use Google Drive and how to access Google Classrooms.
White Rose Maths Home Learning
The school has invested in The White Rose Premium Resources which provides a daily video lesson and a follow-up activity which children can use. Click here to access these resources.
Purple Mash is an award-winning cross-curricular website for children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. It contains over 25 powerful open-ended tools and educational games. There's everything from painting and game design to mind-mapping and spreadsheets. There are hundreds of writing templates on subjects from English and history to art and science.
Click here for Purple Mash.
Phonics is a method we use to teach your children to read the sounds in words. It helps your children to learn to read quickly and skilfully and is an essential part of your child’s early education. Children can join in daily Letters and Sounds Phonics lessons on YouTube throughout the summer term. They are designed and delivered by experts. The lessons use the Letters and Sounds programme and have been funded by the Department for Education. Click here for a link.
Online Education Resources for Home Education
The Department for Education (DfE) has brought together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. Click here to see the list. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for:
They are currently being offered for free.