Learning at home
We think that you, as a parent, should feel like a partner in your child’s education. You can help your children greatly by:
talking and listening to them
showing an interest
reading to, and with, them
hearing them read
playing with them
taking them to the library and other places of interest
encouraging them to do homework
encouraging good attendance and punctuality
You can find out what topics your child is focusing on this half term by visiting the Lesson Plans page.
Parents are always welcome to visit the school. Help is appreciated with many school activities such as reading, cooking, sewing and educational visits, but spaces are limited. Please speak to the Head Teacher if you are able to help in any way.
Your child’s class teacher is usually the most appropriate person to contact to talk about matters concerning your child since they will have detailed knowledge about them. The Head Teacher and Deputy Head will always make time to see you if you wish to discuss matters further. It is helpful if you can make an appointment first, but this is not always necessary. The Head Teacher should always be approached in the first instance where there is any complaint about curriculum or other issues.
Activities for Children
Daily Home Learning with Oak National Academy
The Government have launched the Oak National Academy, which follows exactly the same curriculum as the school. It is free to access and there is no need to log in.
Teachers will use Google Classroom to tell pupils what they will be studying on Oak National Academy.
For protracted periods of absence, children should follow the set schedule each day.
Specialist learning for children with SEND requirements or an EHCP
Oak National Academy also offers some useful videos to support children who have an EHCP or SEND requirements. You can find them at the link below.
Twinkl Home Learning Hub
Twinkl are offering all parents premium access to their Home Learning Hub.
Create an account at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS, then log in to enjoy a wide range of resources updated daily for your child to follow.
More specific subject learning can be found at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents.
English as an Additional Language
Many of the children at our school do not have English as their first language.
We feel that it is very important for the children to practise their English while they are at home.
If you do not feel confident in speaking English to your child they are many useful websites and apps that can help.
LearnEnglish Kids from British Council (opens in new tab)
Apps for iOS / Android
These British Council apps are designed to help your child if they are starting to learn English. Apps are available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
The ‘Timmy Time’ apps are all free to download and use:
Timmy’s First Words in English (opens in new tab)
Timmy’s Learning New Skills (opens in new tab)
Timmy’s Starting to Read (opens in new tab)
The Playtime app, for ages 6-11, has a paid subscription package that offers access to all songs, stories and games.
LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime (opens in new tab)
E-Safety at Home
Following the lockdown, more work has been issued online, and is likely to in the event of further restrictions.
We do understand the pressure and difficulty that parents have been facing, having had to adapt suddenly to this new way of working and we have tried to make it as easy as possible for parents and children to access this work.
It is very important to understand, however, that children are always at risk when using the Internet, and more time spent online will mean more vigilance, not less. Therefore, we hope that the reminders and advice below will help you and your child stay as safe as possible when using the internet.
Stay Safe Online Rules
These are the Stay Safe Online Rules that Grange Park Infant School has put in place, and all children will be familiar with them as they are a regular sight around school. It is essential to remind your child of these rules and reaffirm them at home.
You, or an adult you trust, can let the police know if something has made you feel worried or unhappy online.
This button takes you to the CEOP Safety Centre for help and advice, and to make a report.
If you believe there is an urgent risk to your child, call 999 immediately and be prepared to provide as much information as you can.