Work is expected to be submitted back to teachers, but there is no pressure to do this immediately. We are aware that you are juggling the pressures of working from home alongside supporting your child(ren) with their learning. Activities assigned on Seesaw can be completed and submitted at times that work best for you. The activities do not have a time limit on them and are not time-restricted which offers you some flexibility to adapt your own routines.
Teachers will feedback on completed activities. This may be in the form of a written message or a voice recording, which will appear underneath your child’s completed activity.
Teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing pupils’ attainment and progress. This assessment will continue in line with our usual framework, taking into account that this learning has taken place away from the normal classroom environment.
There is an expectation that all pupils read daily, aside from the sessions offered by teachers. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read aloud together and talk about characters, plot and predictions. Oxford Owl provides free access to ebooks for children aged 3-11yrs with comprehension activities. Children also enjoy returning to old favourites so please do re-read stories that you may have at home. Audible has released audiobooks from children to listen to which can be found here.
Stephanie Ward, mother of Sterling (now in Year 3 at Prep) has published her first children’s book Arabella and the Magic Pencil and has produced this lovely reading of her story for your child(ren) to watch here, with some follow up activities on EK books.