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St Aidan's C of E Academy

Inspiring Children to Love, Laugh, Learn and Live Life in all Its Fullness (John 10:10)


The home learning expectation is for children to compete 3 hours of work throughout the day. The key message we want to get across is that you need to make the home learning work for you and your child. The beauty of the home learning we have planned is that you can dip in and out of it as you need. If your child is struggling then you can break it up with some fun activities or a walk or a relax on the sofa. Your child will also have the added option of a daily drop in session with the class and class teacher. This is not compulsory, it's just there if the children need it. This session will be for children to talk about what they have been up to, what they have enjoyed and anything they need more support with. Parents who need additional support with home learning will be able to email the class teacher and request a phone call if needed.

If you are struggling with printing off any resources, please let us know and we will support you with this as much as possible.

To make this a little bit easier for you as a school we aim to provide you with….

  • Emergency planning shared with parents as soon as they are notified of bubble closing. Planning to be emailed out and uploaded to the school home learning section of the website.
  • Daily communication with the teacher regarding daily tasks (via recorded video)
  • Maths – Oak academy (direct lessons, that can be paused, reviewed an accessed at any time.
  • English – text-based planning, as we would in school, where appropriate- recorded. videos of the teacher reading a story. Links to a text that is appropriate for the year group (Oak Academy direct lessons that can be paused, reviewed an accessed at any time.)
  • Other subjects – wide range of subject and practical activities/ challenges
  • Daily messages from the class teacher via Purple Mash.
  • Daily live drop-in meetings with the Teachers, TA’s and Head (on teams) to see if we can offer help or work support to those who need it.
  • The expectation (set out on website, newsletter and class letter) that all children are completing Maths, English, PE and at least one other subject daily; with a view that they cover all subjects in a two-week cycle.
  • Answers to maths and comprehension questions will be sent to parents.
  • Photographs of work done should be sent to the class teacher for a weekly video update on a Friday, which will include a message from the class teacher. This will be shared on the school Facebook Page.
  • Friday celebration video and online certificates
  • Resources offered for those who need it including books, pencils etc
  • Communication between staff and pupils throughout the day –questions etc –via purple mash messages and emails.

As a working mum, I know that this situation is not ideal and that some children will struggle with another lockdown. I will be available to phone and speak to children who need extra support on their well-being alongside their class teacher. We will stand with you every step of the way and try and make Lockdown 3 as bearable as possible. You were amazing during the previous lockdown and showed an amazing spirit in the face of these worrying times. I have no doubt that you will continue to do the best for your child and get through this next lockdown.

As always, staff will be available if you need further support.

Best Wishes

Mrs Willimott

We understand that this is a rather strange time and it will have big implications for every family. We want to support you the best we can, so if you have any queries to do with your child's work when we are closed, then please contact your child's class teacher. We have provided their school email addresses on their class letter.

( Please only send these in school term time and during school hours)

If you have any urgent enquiries that are not about your child's learning, then please contact me at...

* Please bear in mind that staff may not be able to reply straight away. There may also be occasions when staff may be poorly and are unable to answer. We will try our best!

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