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Home Learning Resources: Summer Holidays 2020

How to help your child over the summer

Every family will have a different response to whether they wish their child to do any home learning over the summer. And there is no doubt, it is really important all children return in September rested and raring to go as I think it will be a tiring first week back for everyone in school.

However, if at all possible, we strongly urge you to make sure your child is reading regularly over the summer, independently if they can, as well as to you and with you. There is the Hampshire library reading challenge if your child wishes to participate, or we have posted up suggested books on our website.

High quality, school approved resources for Reading

For parents in year 3 and 4, please look at the Local Authority resources for helping your child to read. There are six books listed that you could either buy or borrow from the library with activities you can pick up and use.

The same is available for parents of children in years 5 and 6 although as their books are longer, there are only four listed.

Here is the link for parents of Year 2 children.

High quality, school approved resources for Maths

On our website there are easy to read pdfs of what your child is expected to know by the end of the year – do take a look. We would then advise picking some units of work from the Local Authority’s resource bank and doing these with your child. There are worked examples for you to copy and questions for them to have a go at. We’re think they’re really useful and a lot of our teaching staff will be using them with their own children (whilst having a break!). Feel free to use sheets from the year below or above if it helps. There range from Year 1 to Year 6.

Click here for a link to the resources.

And finally…

The EEF (Education Endowment Fund) is the research base for all educational learning and they pool together they very best advice and resources - or at least some of them. They also produce a parent’s resource pack with advice and activities. This is available here:

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/covid-19-resources/support-resources-to-share-with-parents/ Again, this is a good read through and then cherry pick what is feasible for you and your family.