Welcome to our home learning page. At BVPS, we are committed to supporting our pupils to continue their learning journey throughout a period of self-isolation or school closure. Below you will find recommendations for keeping healthy, both in mind and body, as well as learning opportunities to support your child’s learning at home. If your child is feeling unwell, we would not expect them to conduct home learning; we ask our community to put health and well-being first.
In addition to the weekly learning packs, we have also tried to select and share some of the best resources we have found and aim to add to these over time.
Please do tweet us to share any learning your child is doing @BnvilleVillage
Maintaining a healthy mind and body
During a period of self-isolation, it is important to keep our minds and bodies as healthy as possible.
Recommendations from health professionals include:
- Implement a routine which includes engaging in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing: exercise regularly, get some fresh air, keep regular sleep routines and eat healthily.
- Stay connected, although this may be virtually, and maintain your social networks.
- Seek information updates and practical guidance at specific times during the day from health professionals and WHO website to avoid a constant stream of news reports from a variety of sources which could be unreliable.
Home learning opportunities
Our weekly learning opportunities are based upon the The National Curriculum expectations for each primary phase. The aim is for children to complete several learning opportunities each day covering reading, writing, phonics/spelling, maths and some wider curriculum areas. Please don’t feel as if you must complete every learning opportunity listed; instead, pick and choose from each section to ensure each learning session is varied.
If your child finds any of the tasks set for their year group too challenging, then we advise that your child accesses the opportunities which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the Y1/2 opportunities, if this is more appropriate for them. If your child has additional learning needs, then they also have a pupil profile in place detailing specific targets which could also be worked on at home. We are also working on additional support and guidance for pupils' with SEND, so watch this space.
In designing these learning opportunities, we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school. Our focus has been on creating a set of learning opportunities that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home. Each week, a new set of learning opportunities will be added to this page- we have deliberately planned for some repetition of key tasks; this is deliberate because we know that 'practice makes permanent'.
Learning opportunities- Week 1 (w/b: 23.03.20)
Learning opportunities- Week 2 (w/b: 30.03.20)
Other free resources to support your child's learning and development at home