HOME LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
We fully appreciate that the coming weeks are going to be challenging for everyone. At Hanley Swan we understand the enormous pressure we are all under and really do not want to add to the pressure of parenting.
Therefore, we would like to be very clear that the activities that we post for home learning are OPPORTUNITIES.
We do not expect that all parents become expert teachers over night, but we do know the negative impact on children’s learning the summer holidays has, and this could go on for more than 6 weeks! It is for that reason we will post learning opportunities on our website, we want your child’s learning and development to keep ticking over. Just do your best!
Pupils will be able to access online/printable activities through this page or through each individual class page. Please click on the link below.
Individual teachers will post learning activities on these pages for you to access at home. Links to additional activities are also available.
Do not forget all the other lovely opportunities that your children can have whilst at home. Playing, cooking, gardening, speaking on a telephone etc.
Speech and language:
If anyone is having concerns about their child's speech and or language development during lockdown, then please take a look at this new page for support and resources.
We have found 3 sites that have very good 'home learning' science activities on them. Please take some time to have a look and have a go at some of the activities as a family.
Please do not forget that we have new class emails for pupil and parent communications. They are:
STEM Challenge cards
We have had a lovely resource recommended by a parent - Dyson Engineering and Science challenge activities.
There are 44 challenges designed to be completed at home that only need very basic resources. They are a lot of fun.
David Walliams stories
David Walliams is reading extracts from his book each day and they are available to listen to for free.
Please do not forget to keep reading. We still have the expectation that children will read on a daily basis. We fully understand that your child no longer has access to our reading scheme books, but there are plenty of other opportunities out there. Be imaginative, use the wonderful array of story books that you have in your home, but do not forget there are also; recipes to follow (whilst baking), magazines you might have in your house, tv synopsis etc.
There will also be opportunities / activities to do with reading provided by teachers on the class pages...