Please see the details below which have also been sent by email
Dear Parents and Carers,
This letter will be sent out twice- this week and next week, just incase you are having a break from school work. We do not expect your child to be doing school work during this holiday period.
I hope you are enjoying the Easter break and having some ‘down time’ working around the ‘stay safe, stay’ home ruling. This period has been challenging for everyone and we hope you’re all adjusting well.
I write to inform you of how we will be offering learning over the coming Summer term.
The staff of SHPS staff have been busying away behind the scenes to make sure we can continue to provide high quality learning experiences for all of our children.
From Monday 20th April our approach will be:
Teachers will set learning tasks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These tasks and any resources such as videos, online stories or presentations will be uploaded to our school website approximately between 9am and 10 am.
- Children will have 3 tasks to complete Maths, English and a Foundation subject.
- Answers to the previous days work will be posted at the same time as the next task ie. Monday’s answers will be posted on Wednesday morning. We are asking parents and carers to check children’s work and give them encouragement and praise- stickers are a good motivator!
- Children who are attending the key worker emergency care provision may complete their tasks during this time if they so wish.
It is my intention that when we all return to school (hopefully sooner rather than later!) we will have a ‘celebration of learning’ special day when we will all come together to exhibit our work and share our learning. More about this later.
As I have said in previous correspondence, we do not expect you all to be expert teachers to your children, that is our job. We also realise that it is not always easy to teach your own child! Doing these tasks will ensure your child is not missing out and we hope to keep some of the routines of school in place for them.
The workload we feel is age appropriate and reasonable, that is why we are not giving learning out for every day- this then provides opportunities for you to do your chosen tasks with your child, or do the previous days learning if you didn’t manage it on the day.
We may hit a few teething problems along the way so please be patient with us, this is a first and communicate with us to try to resolve the issues quickly- we are all here on stand by to help where we can. Please do not air your grievances on our FB page as we are trying to use this as a celebration of work.
Please don’t worry about your children getting behind with learning. Everyone’s in the same boat, and when things get back to normal we’ll make sure we get everyone back on track.
I will be carefully monitoring and reviewing the new system so will let you know if there are any changes.
If you have any concerns about helping your child learn or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by contacting the school office on 0191 586 4515 during term time or message us through the website page.
Thank you so much for the supportive comments you are making to my staff and myself, these are very much appreciated as we are trying our best to work within the constraints of the government guidelines.
Mrs Anita Boyd