For the summer term, all of the teaching staff are working collaboratively to plan a series of new topics to form the focus for the children’s learning. We have chosen themes, which, we hope, will be easy and engaging to teach at home, however, the main message will continue to be that the most important thing is maintaining your own and your families’ well-being. With that in mind, everyone needs to make his or her own decision about how much home learning they are able to support their child with to stay sane and happy. If you or your child are finding it difficult, you may find it easier to choose some of the topic activities. Please do get in touch if you need and help or support with accessing the activities.
Whole School Topics
Every week there will be a new whole school topic to explore. On Sunday afternoons, clues about the new topic will be posted on Class DoJo School Story and you can join in by trying to guess what the topic is.
Each topic will begin with an introductory film or music clip, slide show or virtual tour. Then there will be a range of activities to choose from which focus on different areas of the curriculum. Creativity and individualism is encouraged with the tasks, so feel free to adapt and extend the activities to suit your child’s interests or resources. You are free to do all or some of the activities. Each Friday we will invite everyone to share that week’s learning by sending photos of their work as a message on Class DoJo. These will then be shared on each Class Story and/or School Story. Many of these photos will then be posted on the school website as a record of our summer term learning topics.
Children in the Foundation Stage can choose to join in with these topics but will also have their own focused learning tasks as part of this half-term's topic on Mini-beasts.
Maths and English
Each day we will continue to post a Maths and English task for each year group in the year group folders. If your child finds the tasks set for their year group too easy or too difficult you can use the tasks from the year above or below. These learning activities do require some printing so may not be suitable for everyone at home.
BBC iPlayer and the Red Button are hosting Bitesize Daily programmes each weekday for learners aged five to 14. There is lots of exciting learning that can also be used on here which is very interactive. It is great to use because there are quizzes and games that provide you and your child with instant feedback.
Expert teachers have worked with the BBC to create these fun-packed programmes full of learning and inspiration. Each programme will include a combination of core subjects like English, Maths and Science, as well as other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and French.
Communication and Support
As the activities and topics are introduced and you begin working on the tasks, please do get in touch if you need any help. You can send messages on Class DoJo, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school mobile 07921392884 between 8.45am and 3.30pm on weekdays. We are always happy to help.
Please look after yourselves and stay safe
The Staff of Burley and Sopley Schools