Junior Offer - Year 3 to Year 6
We will continue to teach remotely via MS Teams with our normal curriculum offer.
We will offer daily live morning lessons, video lessons, quizzes and online activities and feedback on pupil work will be daily for maths, English and topic work. These activities will be equal to four hours of work if it has been done properly and if the children are working to the standard they normally would in school. This information can be found on the class pages and there is a class timetable to support with structuring the home learning day. The following timetable is expected on a daily basis for our junior children:
Where to Find It
Daily Live Teaching Lesson – 30mins
Daily Maths Lesson including maths video and task – 1 hour
Daily Maths Skills Lesson - 20mins
Extension Task 30mins (not daily)
Daily English Lesson – 1 hour
Daily Reading Comprehension/Grammar/Spelling 30min
Daily Reading Challenge 30mins
Sometimes there may be a longer writing activity instead of some of the above English activities
Daily Topic Lesson – 1 hour
Mrs Griffiths ‘Well Being Activities’ – At least two activities per week
Classlist and School App
PE Wednesday afternoon activities – 2 per week minimum
MS Teams & Website
Share Time on Friday afternoons
Feel Good Friday Art & Music Activities
MS Teams Link
MS Teams Link
Website: Feel Good Friday
We will also offer 'catch-up' live sessions with a teaching assistant for children identified by the class teacher as requiring extra support or encouragement as well as live one to one sessions for our pupils with additional learning needs. In addition to the normal topic work we will provide well being activities and PE sessions at least once a week. To ease pressure on workload our lessons on Well Being Wednesday and Feel Good Friday will be more practical based. There are also our weekly junior assembly.
Teachers will provide regular daily feedback which will also form part of their assessment on your child's work and progress. Additional assessment may come in the form of My Maths, Times Table Rock Stars, Spelling Frame tests along with quizzes and class discussions during live sessions.
It is hugely important that the children continue to read each day as they would be in school. They should read their reading books and any appropriate reading materials at home of interest to them. There are several free websites where children can read online and the class teachers will signpost you to these sites.
If you require paper books due to lack of devices, please contact the school office as we will support you with this. We do have laptops we can offer to go home.
Parents will need to support their children by encouraging them to do their best and take their time to ensure the tasks are done to their best ability. During last lockdown the normal high quality of writing was not consistent in the junior classes and we will be encouraging the children to produce high quality writing at all times.
The class teachers will be monitoring and keeping track of the work the children engage in and should we have any concerns we will be in touch to offer further support.
More information can be found on the class pages or by emailing/phoning the school office.