At Grove House we recognise the challenges that families have faced, and continue to face during this pandemic and we continue to endeavour to support you with your children’s education, whether on our school site or when learning at home. During this time, we endeavour to provide the highest quality learning opportunities for ALL our pupils.
We all know that keeping children in good routines and continuing with regular learning during the period that schools are closed, is of great importance, as this will reduce the impact of school closures on children’s education, as well as their mental health and wellbeing.
We simply cannot deliver the curriculum as we had intended whilst school or classes are closed. If this were possible, we would have no need for schools. However, we understand that everyone’s circumstances at home will be different. Some families have one child to support while others have several. Some families have one device to share while others may have more – and some things may work differently on different devices. Some parents will have plenty of time to help their children learn, while others will be working from home and may have much less time and some children will be able to work more independently than others or need greater challenge.
With this in mind, we offer a variety of daily remote-learning activities as per government guidelines but remain understanding of our families’ personal circumstances. We appreciate that some families won’t be able to engage with the full timetable, and in this case suggest they focus on key learning priorities to try to reduce the impact on children’s core Maths and English skills. If you are at all in doubt, please speak to your child’s class teacher, who can be contacted via the school office or through our dedicated year group email addresses.
You can find out more about our Remote Learning Offer here.
Our remote learning platform is Google Classroom. Our staff are becoming more skilled will using this platform and will be able to help you. We have created some guidance for parents to help them use Google Classroom at home. You can read it here.
When supporting learning at home, it is important to try and keep some kind of routine. This may be a routine that is different to the school day and fits around your own work commitments but by providing this routine, your children will know what to expect each day.
We have put together a suggested timetable for you to follow during the day.
Although we have provided you with plenty of activities for remote learning at home, you may find you want more. There are lots of websites for you to visit, these will help with additional home learning activities.
You can click here to go to the BBC Bitesize homepage
Reading books – here you will find a wide variety of books for children to read.
For some simple science activities visit the science sparks website or like science sparks on Facebook.
Science Kids – fun science and technology for kids!
BBC have launched a school radio. Here you can explore music linked to your current school topic.