"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

The school is closed for the majority of children, what should I do?

In the unlikely event that school is closed for the majority of pupils, for example due to coronavirus, home learning will be provided for all children through the use of Google Classroom. The activities are planned and designed to provide structure and focus for each day.  Activities are planned by teachers, based on the National Curriculum, and for Early Years, the Early Years Foundation Stage expectations. Where at all possible, the lessons will continue the classwork children would be doing if they were in school. There will be 3 'lessons' per day; maths, English and 1 other (eg. music, PE or RE). For each 'lesson' there will be a video, or written information, that aims to introduce the learning and explain the task the children need to complete. In addition, we will endeavour to upload other videos which we hope will help your child maintain a connection with school, for example stories being read or an assembly.

Each day we suggest that your child enjoys reading a book of their choice to an adult. Ask your child some questions about what they have read, eg. What new vocabulary have you learned from your reading? What do these words mean? Who is the main character? What do you think is going to happen next?

We have also suggested a daily maths focus (eg. practising number bonds, x tables) and, if appropriate, a phonics focus which is in addition to the English and maths lesson.

A suggested daily timetable would be as follows:

9.00 - 9.15 - Assembly / Welcome

Session 1: 9.15 - 10.15 - English

Session 2: 10.30 - 11.30 - Maths

Session 3: 12.30 - 1.15 - Reading

Session 4: 1.15 - 2.30 - Foundation Subject (eg. RE / music / PE).

At least one member of staff will be available to support learning via the year group email and answer or respond to comments on assignments (on google classroom).

Please remember the importance of English and maths skills and the need for children to practise these key skills daily. Other subjects are added as these are what the children would be doing in school.

In addition to our provision on Google Classroom, we are now utilising the Google Meets feature. Children will be invited to join regular Google Meetings with a member of staff and their peers. The focus of these meetings will be dependent on your child's year group. Look on your child's Google Classroom page for more information about the schedule for Google Meetings in this instance. We will ensure that the details are published in advance. If a Google Meeting takes place, tasks will continue to be set for children who could not attend.  

We understand that every personal, home circumstance is different and how you manage learning during the day and, indeed which lessons are covered, will be different. It may be that families feel that not all lessons can be covered each day, in which case we would suggest that English and maths are prioritised.

Please do not worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. All children find elements of learning challenging at times. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s year group team via the year group email address if you do have a question or concern. If you need paper copies of the worksheets and resources please do not hesitate to request these. Alternatively, your child could do their work on paper or in a notebook.