27th March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that you are all keeping well during these extremely difficult times. In addition to the resources that we uploaded to the website last week (now under the Home Learning tab) we have now added more resources to support home learning.
Please do have a look through the pages that are divided into different areas of learning as they are taught at Shenstone.
As you hopefully appreciate, our way of teaching and learning is very different to mainstream schools where learning activities and worksheets can be uniform for all and more easily set. In light of this, teachers have worked hard to make their learning suggestions and ideas as individual as they could to the children in their classes.
We will keep these pages updated regularly and are currently exploring different ways that we can keep in touch and share resources with you. We will let you know when our new keeping in touch ideas and activities are ready.
In addition to our subject based resources some other highlights include:
- Our sports coach Dave taking you through an exercise class (our very own Shenstone, Joe Wicks!)
- A dance class led by Lizzie our Music and Dance specialist.
- Our phonics programme.
- A whole range of resources from the speech and language team.
- A video from Kirsty our OT suggesting how you can do some simple sensory circuits at home.
- A section of wellbeing resources to help you as a family deal with current issues.
Teachers will be continuing to work on putting up ideas that are more relevant to their classes, and will also be suggesting more individual learning ideas for children over the coming days…please be patient as we give them a chance to adapt their lesson plans and ideas as we adjust to supporting on-line learning! In the meantime, if you would like to discuss something with the class teacher about your child’s learning then do not hesitate to contact the school office and they will pass the message onto the teacher who will be in touch.
It is important that you remember there is absolutely no obligation to complete these activities. We completely understand that you will have other commitments and having the children at home is difficult, especially with a lock down in place. These resources and ideas are an additional tool in your tool box to try to keep to a routine and offer some fun learning ideas at the same time. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that the children and all of your family are keeping safe, well and happy.
With best wishes,
Lori and the Shenstone School team