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Home Learning

Home learning will continue for the foreseeable future and this will now be, as far as possible, online. It is very difficult to be able to meet the individual needs of each child when setting work for home learning. In the classroom, the teachers are constantly assessing and reflecting on the children’s learning and this, unfortunately, is not possible. Every week, there will be a mathematics and writing task as well as learning linked to the wider curriculum.

I do appreciate that completing school work at home is not easy and that many of you yourselves are working at home. What the teachers are setting is the ideal for completion but, I do understand that every child’s situation is different. You know your child and your family situation the best, so please adapt expectations as necessary. If you feel you need more support, please email westcott@surreyhills.surrey.sch.uk.

Click here for Government Online Education Resources.

 Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

NSPCC - Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler https://nosycrow.com/corona.html