At Larkrise Primary our remote learning offer is continually evolving to ensure we maximise accessibility for all and engagement by all.
Inspired by research from The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), we aim to replicate the effectiveness of live classroom teaching by:
We are conscious that learning at home is very different to learning in school and so we offer the following help and support:
The most important thing to remember is that we are keen and willing to help every child and family to access and engage with our remote learning offer in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable and promotes a positive wellbeing for the whole family.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing or engaging with our remote learning offer or have valuable feedback to share. Our preferred way of teaching is in the classroom, however we are ambitious and committed to ensuring our remote learning offer is purposeful.
#DefeattheMonster Happiness Challenge
In school we use our 'CHOICE' values (curiosity, happiness, openness, integrity, courage and endeavour), Zones of Regulation and Habits of Happiness to make positive choices, be ready for learning and maintain a positive wellbeing. To empower children to use similar strategies to positively approach remote learning and lockdown, Mrs Osborne has created a #DefeattheMonster Happiness Challenge for your child and their family. Click on the link below to find out more and join Mrs Osborne's #DefeattheMonster Happiness Challenge:
Reading remains a priority during this period of remote learning. Early readers will continue to receive a daily phonics lesson and all children should continue to read to an adult each day. Further information with ideas and resources to support your child with reading at home are available from our reading page within ‘Curious Minds - Go Digital!’, please click the link below:
We'll be encouraging all children to stay active during this period of national lockdown. Class teachers will set fitness activities and all children can access our activity trackers:
We know remote learning can be full on and hard work for all involved, including parents, carers, children and staff, and so we encourage everyone to participate in our Wellbeing Wednesday Afternoon. The purpose of this afternoon is to provide a flexible session that enables families to take a break from academic studies to complete an activity that promotes their overall wellbeing and happiness. During this time, teachers will take their planning and preparation time to support them to maintain sustainable working hours.
Each week, we will provide a suggested activity linked to our Habits of Happiness (Awareness, Movement, Gratitude and Kindness); however, families can choose how best they wish to use the afternoon. There is no expectation to submit work to the Class Dojo Portfolio on Wednesday afternoon.
Right to Play
Carving out time to play, is one of the easiest ways to keep children safe, calm, happy and interested. Children of all ages can benefit a huge amount from free play. Play can have a therapeutic effect and can even be a starting point for learning across the curriculum. It is so important that even the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that, ‘Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.’ (Article 31 UNCRC).
In line with our school vision and values, we remain incredibly committed to high educational standards. However, we are also mindful of the importance happiness plays in strengthening children’s courage to aim high, embrace challenge and seize opportunities – all of which are vital components of the learning process.
With our complete support, please structure your day to allow children time to play as part of their home learning experience. Further links and ideas relating to the importance of play and how best to engage children of various ages in purposeful play can be found by clicking the link below: