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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.

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 Remote Learning Support 

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During this period of uncertainty, we recognise that learning at home will be very different.

We know that structure is important to children and may well be helpful to parents who are trying to keep a sense of normaility to routines and daily activities. If routine is what you think is best, we suggest drawing up a daily or weekly timetable with your child. Make sure that you do schedule in regular breaks and where possible time outside (within Government guidelines). Children will need regular screen breaks if they are learning online and a range of short tasks may work better for younger learners. 

An example of a timetable could look like this: 

9:00 - 9:30       PE with Joe Wicks

9:30 - 10:00     Handwriting 

10:00 - 10:45   Maths 

10:45 - 11:15   Break / Snack time

11:15 - 12:15   English 

12:15 - 1:15     Lunch 

1:15 - 1:45       Reading 

1:45 - 3:00       A Foundation subject / activity such as Art, History or  Science. 

Vary the afternoon activities through the week to ensure the children get a chance to experience all areas of learning. Obviously for Early Years children there will be a need for shorter sessions and a much more play based approach to learning. 

Equally, if ever there was a time to take learning beyond the National Curriculum then this is it.  This is a wonderful opportunity to allow children more freedom in their learning, to be led by what interests and excites them and to really delve deeper and find answers to some of those questions that do not fall neatly into a specific subject.  

The key message is to encourage parents not to be too rigid. All of the suggestions that we give are there to help you but not to hinder or shackle you to a set way of learning. You know your children best - make it fun and they will want to learn, make it memorable and they will learn. 

Please take the time to look at the class pages that we have devised. In addition to the class specific learning pages, we have a range of other mechanisms to support children and families with remote learning due to self-isolation or school closure. Take a look at these useful tools...

Accelerated Reader and Quizzing at home

During periods of self isolation or school closure, children will be able to take AR quizzes at home.

To check whether books have a quiz, please visit arbookfind.co.uk

Occasionally titles do not appear if they are part of a series so it is often worth double-checking by searching using the author’s surname. This site will also be useful in checking that children are reading books that are appropriately accessible and challenging.

To log in to take a quiz, please visit this page https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/1894386/

Please note that the number is our school reference number and must be correct for the children to be able to log in. Due to the reliance of IT skills, Accelerated Reader is only used by children in KS2 (Years 3 -6)  

The children will need to use their individual log-ins. For those that may have forgotten, these can be obtained from the school. 

Support across the curriculum from Twinkl

Twinkl is an educational resource website used by many teachers throughout the UK. Many schools have an online subscription to their website which offers planning support, display resources as well as practical lesson ideas and activities.  In a generous offer, Twinkl  have offered every parent and teacher a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. This will allow children have access to a wide range of learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

 This alert page will be updated as and when new resources become available