Welcome to our page for ideas for play and learning with your child at home.
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As you all know when we are in school, we are privileged to be part of the children’s play everyday and that is how we teach them. The most amazing learning we see isn’t from things we have set up or planned in advance- it is from ideas the children start and are interested in- so we build upon it and use it to help them learn and develop. We call it “in the moment teaching”
If your child is doing anything they are really enjoying- and you use it to help them learn- even if it’s not something we’ve suggested on Tapestry – it still counts, and may be more beneficial to your child than anything else!
If you want to share it with us on Tapestry- you can, and we love to see your photos and videos, but please don’t feel pressure to! We do not want you to think you need to send us anything extra or increase your work- you are all doing so much already!
But we know some of you may be worrying that your child is doing their own things and not always wanting to watch our videos or carry out any challenges we suggest. Any learning is valuable, and during this difficult time, we want you to know that you are doing a brilliant job!
January 2021 – We are posting videos on Tapestry daily, so do check there, but there are a wide range of videos and activities available here too. There are packs available for you to collect from the school office if you would like to.
70 things to do at home with young children
Tapestry can be updated from home and we would love to see how you and your children are getting on via the app.
PLEASE DO LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING
If your child is isolating due to either having symptoms of Covid-19, or another family member is affected please let us know so we can organise your remote learning offer.
We have created our Remote learning and home support Contingency Plan
This explains how we will manage remote learning if we have to close the school due to positive cases of Covid-19 or if your child is isolating for 10-14 days and missing school.
This page will be regularly updated to include ideas for activities at home
If you are either self isolating as a family or managing children at home we recommend you have a timetable to break up the day. You may like to use some symbols for this to help, these are the kind of symbols we use at school for the children:
Home Learning and Everyday Routine Visual Timetables
There are also some Useful Links to supplement the Home Learning Timetable. We will be adding to these resources with more ideas for OT and Sensory Play.
If you would like to take a more structured approach to home learning we have produced some visual timetables for you to use. The activities will be of particular benefit to children with SEN but all children can benefit from and enjoy the activities – please contact us to let us know if you would like one.
If you have access to outside such as a garden or park please try and get outside every day. The benefits of fresh air and exercise are of the upmost importance for everyone. Parks near me
You can also find more SEN resources and ideas for teaching concepts and skills on our Green Class Curriculum Page
20 things to do this Summer – Try out some of these challenges over the summer holidays!
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