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Home Learning Information from 1st June 2020 for children in Y1-Y6 

 

Dear Parents and Carers of Children in Year 1 to Year 6,

 

I would like to begin by offering a huge ‘thank you’ for supporting the school over recent weeks and for supporting your child with their home learning.  As many children will continue to learn from home for the foreseeable future we have made some improvements to how we will deliver home learning going forward. Thank you to those parents and carers who completed the home learning survey. We have used your responses to help shape the new home learning provision.

 

Class Dojo

 

From Monday 1st June children in Year 1 to Year 6 will have access to a fun new online learning platform called Class Dojo. You can access this easily through your computer, tablet or phone but you will need to register your child. Every child has been provided with their own log on which you will be given, alongside a user guide. Class Dojo will replace the Class Blog as many parents reported finding this difficult to use.

Class Dojo is being used very successfully by a number of other Islington schools who have reported very high engagement with home learning when using this learning platform. The class teacher and other staff can communicate with children through Class Dojo and set activities, including through short videos, and children can upload their work and any questions or comments easily. The class teacher will ring you during the week to make sure you have successfully registered.

 

Please ensure your child checks class Dojo every day when they get up and uploads something for the teacher to see at the end of every day. It is really important that the teacher can monitor your child’s learning and respond to any difficulties they are having.

 

Paper Home Learning Packs

 

Many parents have stated a preference for paper packs. We will now provide paper home learning packs to all children. You will receive one pack on Monday 1st June to last 3 weeks and another pack on Monday 22nd June to last 4 weeks. All children (including those with online access) will need this pack to support home learning which will include:

  • log on information and passwords for all online learning sites
  • timetables
  • instructions on work to be completed
  • printed work sheets and activities for all subjects
  • well- being activities
  • Inspire maths text books and practice books
  • exercise books to write in
  • a copy of the class novel to read

 

A colour copy of the timetables, work sheets and activities are also available on the class pages of the school website under Summer Term Home Learning.

 

https://www.moreland-islington.co.uk/class-pages/

 

All families will need to collect a Home Learning Pack from the school playground on Monday 1st June between 11am and 2pm. Please use the gate on Gard Street.

 

 

Please remember to socially distance when collecting your packs. If you are self-isolating or shielding and cannot collect a pack please let the school office know and we will post it to you or a member of staff will deliver it safely to your door.

 

It is really important your child continues to learn whilst not in school. If you need any support or advice please speak to the class teacher when they phone you or ring the school office. Teachers will continue to ring their class every week but we will also be setting up a weekly online meet up for each class on zoom. Also, we will be offering online zoom help sessions for children who need some help with their learning. These will be with a teacher but may not be your child’s class teacher. To access these sessions you will be sent a link via parent mail for a specific time. You will need to click on the link at the time stated. You may need to download zoom onto your computer, tablet or phone.

 

Thank you for your help in keeping your child learning in this difficult time.

 

Best Wishes

 

Catherine Lawrence                     Miss Walker

Head of School                              Deputy Head

 

A full copy of this letter including more online links can be found below

Home Learning Information from 1st June for Children in EYFS

 

Dear Parents and Carers of Children in 0-3’s, Nursery and Reception ,

 

I would like to begin by offering a huge ‘thank you’ for supporting the school over recent weeks and for supporting your child with their home learning.  As many children will continue to learn from home for the foreseeable future we have made some slight changes to how we will deliver home learning going forward. Thank you to those parents and carers who completed the home learning survey. We have used your responses to help shape the new home learning provision.

 

Tapestry

We will continue to use Tapestry to share home learning ideas and upload videos. You can access this easily through your computer, tablet or phone and you will need to register your child. Every family has been provided with their own log on which you will have been given, alongside a user guide. If you are having problems with Tapestry or have not received log in details please speak to the class teacher when they ring or speak to Becky by ringing the Children’s Centre and she will help you get set up. The class teacher and other staff can communicate with children through Tapestry and set activities, including short videos, and you can upload pictures of children’s play and learning and any questions or comments easily.

 

Please ensure you check Tapestry regularly and try and upload something for the teacher to see whenever you can. It is really important that the teacher can monitor your child’s learning and respond to any difficulties they are having.

 

Paper Home Learning Packs

Many parents have stated a preference for paper packs. We will now provide paper home learning packs to all children. You will receive one pack every Monday starting on Monday 1st June.  All children (including those with online access) can use this pack to support home learning which will include:

  • log on information and passwords for all online learning sites
  • instructions on activities to be completed and play ideas
  • printed work sheets and activities for phonics (Reception class)
  • well- being activities
  • a photo copy of the class book to read
  • reading books

 

A copy of all the home learning activities are also available on the class pages of the school website under Summer Term Home Learning.

 

https://www.moreland-islington.co.uk/class-pages/

 

Phonics and Reading

 

All children should listen to a story every day. This can be a family member reading a story to them or listening to an audio story online. We have books you can borrow. Please ask at the reception in the Children’s Centre. We ask that you return books when you have read them and swap them for a new one.

 

Children in Reception class should read aloud every day. You can access books online here

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

 

or ask to borrow a phonics reading books at the reception in the Children’s Centre. You will need to return these books.

 

Children in Reception should practice their phonics every day. This is very important so they do not fall behind in their reading. Please click on the phonics link on the class page under Home Learning Summer Term on the school website to watch the daily phonics video.

 

https://www.moreland-islington.co.uk/phonics-4/

 

All families will need to collect a Home Learning Pack from the school playground on Monday 1st June between 11am and 2pm. Please use the gate on Gard Street. You will be able to collect packs on following Monday’s from the Children’s Centre Reception.

 

If you require additional stationary such as pencils, glue etc. please speak to a member of staff when you collect your pack. Staff can also help you log on to Tapestry at this time.

 

Please remember to socially distance when collecting your packs. If you are self-isolating or shielding and cannot collect a pack please let the school office know and we will post it to you or a member of staff will deliver it safely to your door.

 

It is really important your child continues to learn whilst not in school. If you need any support or advice please speak to the class teacher when they phone you or ring the school office. Teachers will continue to ring their class every week but we will also be setting up a weekly online meet up for each class on zoom. Also we will be offering online zoom help sessions for children who need some help with their learning. These will be with a teacher but may not be your child’s class teacher. To access these sessions you will be sent a link via parent mail for a specific time. You will need to click on the link at the time stated. You may need to download zoom onto your computer, tablet or phone.

 

Thank you for your help in keeping your child learning in this difficult time.

 

Best Wishes

 

Catherine Lawrence                     Becky Brown

Head of School                              Assistant Head 0-5

 

 

Download a copy of the full home learning letter with more online links below.

Additional Resources to Support Home Learning 
Reading for Pleasure and Storytelling Resources

Story Challenge - Catherine’s Top Pick of the Week

I am challenging you to listen to a book I have chosen every week from audible who have made loads of their books free to access. Click on the link for this weeks book.

For our little Morelanders - Join in the Bear Hunt. Put a Bear in your window so other children can spot them when out for their daily walk. See if you can spot any too. See below for links to the story and activities.

First News

First News is a weekly newspaper for children (aimed at Key Stage 2). We will upload the newspaper here each week or you can follow the link to the website.

Follow the links to the class home learning pages below. Here you will find updated activities and resources for specific year groups. Also look at the general resources links below for more things to do. Some of the resources are videos. These are all suitable for children but please always supervise children when using You Tube and the internet in general. Please refer to resources under the e-safety tab for more information about keeping children safe online.

Science Home Learning

Everyone loves an experiment or an investigation. Miss Walker recommends:

 

Music Resources 
Follow the link to Mercedes blog for weekly music activities:
Art Resources

Dance and PE Resources

Don't forget to keep fit and active it is really important for your physical and mental health!

If you can go for a walk with your family everyday (remember social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people), look at nature and have a run around. Some parks and natural spaces in Islington are still open at the moment so you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs. 

You can also try some of the ideas below to keep fit at home:

 

Outdoor Learning / Eco Activities 

 

General Resources

Holiday Activities 

Over the Easter Holidays we will not be putting work up for children but we encourage you to do some fun, creative activities to keep children busy such as art and crafts, cooking, simple science experiments, playing board games and of course reading. 
Below are some links to loads of fun activity ideas.

After Easter check back in on the class learning pages. We will also have class blogs up and running. Here you will be able to upload and share with your teacher what you have been doing at home so don’t forget to take some pictures to share.

Of course you can also do any of the other learning activities on the Home Learning Page too but try and relax (parents too)and don’t forget to exercise everyday and go out for a walk in the sunshine if you can. ☀️
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