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Learning at Home

This area of the website has been produced to support the home learning experience for when children are required to self-isolate from school or in the event of a full school closure.

The ever changing picture of what is happening as a result of the spread of the coronavirus is an unprecedented concern and pressure for all of us. The School Wellbeing team have put together a very comprehensive document with links to information for families to help with Social, Emotional and Mental Health and wellbeing.

Even if you are self-isolating, staying active & healthy at home is important.

 

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The main aims of remote learning at Harehills Primary are to:

• Support families to ensure their children are learning, active and happy through providing a mix of online learning and paper Learning Packs.
• Ensure all pupils receive a high-quality education that best promotes their learning and well-being.
• Ensure regular contact with all children and families to offer support - both pastoral and academic.

At Harehills Primary we aim to offer the same broad and balanced curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, following our devices and internet survey, we have needed to make some adaptions to enable your child to effectively learn from home.


This is how your child will be taught remotely:

  • Every child receives a high-quality printed Learning Pack linked to year group Themes taught in school. Our Learning Packs mirror as closely as possible the work that is taking place in school and build on your child’s prior learning. They offer a range of activities across subjects and are fully differentiated as appropriate for your child. The packs are delivered to your house every 2 week along with a recommended daily timetable to help structure the day for a balance of learning, physical activity, well-being and reflection time. Click on the thumbnail packs further down to see an example.
  • For children in Years 3-6, the class teacher, Teaching Assistant (TA) and year group Learning Mentor will host a Zoom ‘Class Meet’ each Monday, Wednesday and Friday which lasts for approximately 30 minutes – you will receive your Zoom invite link and time slot for the session as a text and an email. The Zoom ‘Class Meet’ will encompass time to review and provide feedback on the work done so far in Learning Packs, provide clear explanations of the work to come next, check understanding though questioning and quizzes, engage children in social time through news sharing and assembly, enjoy a class story together, and take part in other activities appropriate to individual classes/ year group.
  • For children in Year 1 and 2, we have class Dojo to communicate regularly with families. Class teachers share links to online learning through Dojo for families to access. Parents can also share their children’s work via Dojo and a member of staff will provide feedback either via Dojo or during the catch-up phone call.
  • Families have free access to educational platforms purchased by school such as Education City, Espresso and My Maths. The Learning Packs include links to pre-recorded online lessons from Oak National Academy, BBC Live TV and White Rose Maths. These lessons provide instruction for your child and supports them to complete the work set.
  • Each year group also has a selection of links that enable direct access to some of the best online education resources such as BBC Bitesize, Daily Phonics, DK Find out, Tate Kids, White Rose Maths.
  • At least one weekly check-in phone call to all families, and a year group email for families to use to contact teachers directly.
  • COMING SOON: A post box will be positioned outside the front and back gate for you to post your child’s completed Learning Pack. Your weekly check-in phone call is an opportunity for the Teacher/TA to discuss your child’s completed Learning Pack with you and your child.
  • In Early Years we try not to put too much emphasis on formal education as we strongly believe that children learn best through PLAY.  During a normal school day your child would spend the majority of their time in free choice play based activities. Most teaching takes place during the adults’ interactions with children as they encourage, model and challenge children during this play.  As such we have designed our remote learning offer to allow for a range of play based activities with some work sheets and activity ideas that you can complete at home. There will also be daily phonics, maths and story activities uploaded onto Tapestry for you to access with your child.
  • If your child is engrossed in playing at home e.g. with construction toys, small world play, puzzles or drawing, let them play for as long as they are interested.

 

 

If you have any questions about remote learning, please see the Parents FAQ section at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, contact your child’s class teacher via the year group email address provided or contact the school office.

 

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Below are examples of typical year group Learning Packs containing some sample pages. Click on an icon to view a larger version.

 

Reception Year 1 Year 2  
F2 Cover F2 1 F2 2 F2 3 F2 4 F2 5 F2 6 Year 1 Cover Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 2 Year Year 2 Year 2 Year 2  
Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Year 3 Cover Year 3 Year 3 Year 3 Year 4 Cover Year 4 Year 4 Year 4 Year 5 Cover Year 5 Year 5 Year 5 Year 6 Cover Year 6 Year 6 Year 6

 

 

Mrs Marshall delivering a Learning Pack
Mrs Marshall's delivery service!

 

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We hope that you enjoy using the internet at home. Please remember to be safe when you are online and always follow the SMART internet safety rules. These will help you to learn safely.

Click the poster for a larger version.

 

The following sites have been carefully chosen by your class teachers. Please click on the links for your year group below. 

Early Years Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Languages Music New to English DT and Food Tech Art

 

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons BBC Teach has lessons, quizzes and practice activities for each year group. Click on the logo to find out more.  

 

Early YearsNewsletter Icon
Teach Your Monster To Read Logo Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website.
Twinkl Logo Twinkl Go! has a number of free interactive and printable resources to support your children learning at home across the whole curriculum.
Phonics Play Logo

Phonics play is a free website where your child can access phonics activities. 
Username: jan21  Password: home 

Nursery children will be working with Phase 1
Reception children will be working with Phases 2-4

Phonics Play Comics Logo A series of fun comics for your children to choose from that they can use to practise their reading and phonics. They can even print their own templates and make their own comics under the 'DIY' section.
Most Reception children will be working with Phase 2.
Numberblocks logo BBC iPlayer - NumberBlocks to Support Maths. As a part of our maths mastry approach we use the Numberblocks videos to support the childrens understanding.
Numberblocks logo BBC iPlayer - AlphaBlocks to Support Phonics. Alphablocks is a wonderful series that promotes good segmenting and blending practise.
BugClub logo Access your child’s reading books from home. Children can read books selected for them by their teacher, as they read they will earn coins to play exciting games.
Mr Ts Phonics Mr Throne’s Phonics on Youtube is a fantastic resource to see each phoneme being modelled correctly.
National Literacy Trust logo The National Literacy Trust. Split up by age group, has ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
Daily Phonics Logo A series of daily phonics lessons for home learning from Monday.

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Year 1News Icon
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 1. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
Pobble 365 logo Pobble365 offers a wide selection of beautiful images which children can use as a stimulus for writing stories, poems and more.
Teach Your Monster To Read Logo Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website.
Phonics Play Logo

Phonics play is a free website where your child can access phonics activities. 
Username: jan21  Password: home 

Most Year 1 children will be working with Phase 3 and Phase 4.
Phonics Play Comics Logo A series of fun comics for your children to choose from that they can use to practise their reading and phonics. They can even print their own templates and make their own comics under the 'DIY' section.
Most Year 1 children will be working with Phase 3 and Phase 4.
ICT Games Logo ICT Games - Here you'll find free educational games aimed at children between 5 and 8 years old. Works on tablet and mobile devices as well as computers.
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
Daily Phonics Logo blue A series of daily phonics lessons. If you received a blue letter in your learning pack, please click here.
Daily Phonics Logo orange A series of daily phonics lessons. If you received an orange letter in your learning pack, please click here.
White Rose Maths Logo White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

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Year 2Newsletter Icon
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 1. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
Pobble 365 logo Pobble365 offers a wide selection of beautiful images which children can use as a stimulus for writing stories, poems and more.
Teach Your Monster To Read Logo Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read. Play for free on the website.
Phonics Play Logo

Phonics play is a free website where your child can access phonics activities. 
Username: jan21  Password: home 

Most Year 2 children will be working with Phase 5.
Phonics Play Comics Logo A series of fun comics for your children to choose from that they can use to practise their reading and phonics. They can even print their own templates and make their own comics under the 'DIY' section.
Most Year 2 children will be working with Phase 5.
ICT Games Logo ICT Games - Here you'll find free educational games aimed at children between 5 and 8 years old. Works on tablet and mobile devices as well as computers.
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
Oxford Owl Logo Oxford Owl - A free site with ebooks and linked activities for all ages, helping children to read.
Daily Phonics Logo purple A series of daily phonics lessons. If you received a purple letter in your learning pack, please click here.
Daily Phonics Logo red A series of daily phonics lessons. If you received a red letter in your learning pack, please click here.
White Rose Maths Logo White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

Back to All Year Groups

 

 

Year 3Newsletter Icon
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 1. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
Twinkl Logo Twinkl Go! has a number of free interactive and printable resources to support your children learning at home across the whole curriculum.
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
White Rose Maths Logo

White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

Click here for videos to help you with the questions in your home learning packs.

PurpleMash Logo PurpleMash - supporting learning through interactive activities, games, and challenges. This one is very popular in school across all of Key Stage 2.

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Year 4Newsletter Icon
Royal Armouries logo Royal Armouries have released learning videos and resource packs on their website for us, because we had to cancel our trip to their museum. Find out all about Henry VIII's armour here
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 1. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
Twinkl Logo Twinkl Go! has a number of free interactive and printable resources to support your children learning at home across the whole curriculum. 
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
White Rose Maths Logo

White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

Click here for videos to help you with the questions in your home learning packs.

Back to All Year Groups

 

 

Year 5Newsletter Icon
Royal Armouries logo There are a variety of history resources on the Royal Armouries website that the children can use for further learning.
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 2. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
White Rose Maths Logo

White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

Click here for videos to help you with the questions in your home learning packs.

PurpleMash Logo PurpleMash - supporting learning through interactive activities, games, and challenges. This one is very popular in school across all of Key Stage 2.
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
BBC Bitesize Logo You can use BBC Bitesize to help with homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
DK Logo A safe place online for children to see, learn, and explore almost everything.

Back to All Year Groups

 

 

Year 6Newsletter Icon
Espresso logo Award-winning, curriculum-centred primary teaching resource made by teachers for teachers. Click on Key Stage 2. 
You will need the password sent home with your child to access this website.
Education City Logo Engaging, educational resources and games for children. Your child will require their password for this website.
PurpleMash Logo PurpleMash - supporting learning through interactive activities, games, and challenges. This one is very popular in school across all of Key Stage 2.
TopMarks Logo Top Marks - A great site with free educational games on all subjects. 
BBC Bitesize Logo You can use BBC Bitesize to help with homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
DK Logo A safe place online for children to see, learn, and explore almost everything.
White Rose Maths Logo White Rose Maths - useful interactive teaching videos to help consolidate maths learning.

Back to All Year Groups

 

 

Music
Charanga Logo A safe online space where students can learn, play and develop their musicianship. Use your individual student login details to access musical assignments set by your Teacher.
 
Twinkl Logo Young Voices 2020. Re-live this year's singing concert at Sheffield Arena. Or learn a new song if you weren't there. All the backing tracks and lyrics are still available here.

Back to All Year Groups

 

 

Languages
Charanga Logo
Duolingo  - learn languages for free.   Mrs Jack uses this and says it's a brilliant app which keeps reminding you to log-in and learn!  
Duolingo ABC Duolingo ABC (NEW) - to teach kids children  aged 3-6 how to read as well as fundamental writing skills
MemRise Memrise - free language learning allowing visitors to site to 'watch and learn real conversational language from native speakers'. 
The fastest way to learn a new language...
MantraLingua Mantra Lingua. Home Reading - Dual language online story books available free until 31st August 2020. Currently, there are over 550 books and 38 languages. Each book is read aloud in English and your Home Language. There are folk tales, myths, stories of multi-cultural life here in the UK and reference books. Each book has a video and a set of activities to help build your child's English language skills. The library covers reading ages from 3 to 15 years, so other members of your family can also access and enjoy. 

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New to English
Mantra Lingua logo Mantra Lingua has an extensive library of online multilingual books for whole families to share, with books spoken in the home language and English. There is a simple form to fill in and the home reading can begin nearly instantly.
Kids Learn English Logo This website has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to help with learning English vocabulary and grammar. For parents, there are articles on supporting children in learning English.
Cambridge English logo Cambridge Learning English. There are many free activities, songs and stories to help children with learning English and useful advice for parents.

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DT & Food Tech
Food Facts Logo This site has had a useful update with a remote learning tab which has up to 4 weeks of food related activities and ideas. It also has a range of healthy recipes that you may wish to try yourselves!
Things to make and do Logo This website may give you some ideas for some simple DT and art activities.The other stuff tab includes a range of projects that don’t quite fit under the other tabs.

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Art
Tate Kids Logo Tate Kids: play free art games and fun quizzes, find art activities, read about artists and share your art. 
   

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Parents/Carers Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours a day should my child be learning for?

Recent Government guidance states the following:

The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school. The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:

• Key Stage 1:    3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children

• Key Stage 2:    4 hours a day  

 

Learning Packs sent home come with a recommended daily timetable to help you break up the day with a balance of learning, physical activity and well-being sessions.

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing? If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

Following a school survey sent to all families, we understand that out of approximately 730 children, only 151 families have reliable internet access, and of these, not all have a computer or laptop. Families do have a mobile phone, but again this creates complications as the majority of our families have more than 1 child requiring online access. 

The government have issued 59 laptops for families to use at home. We have prioritised families in most need of the laptops and have lent them out to these families first. If you would like to find out further information about borrowing a laptop, please contact the school office.

For the above reasons, we have taken the decision to provide a paper Learning Pack for every child along with a weekly check-in phone call and regular Zoom ‘Class Meets’. We deliver the Learning Pack to your door every other Thursday – families will receive a text to inform them when a delivery will take place. Parents are notified which day they will receive a check-in phone call, and the Zoom link for ‘Class Meet’ is sent via a text message and email.

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

School expect parents to ensure children complete their home learning daily. We have provided a suggested daily timetable for children to follow but recognise that you as parent may want to complete learning in a way that works best for you and your child.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Staff will make a weekly check-in phone call to all families to discuss and offer academic and pastoral support. As well as this, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday a ‘Class Meet’ will be hosted via Zoom to provide opportunities for children to ask questions, check misconceptions, take part in story time, assembly, social catch-ups, etc.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

We will be positioning a post box outside the front and back gate for you to post your child’s completed Learning Pack. Your weekly check-in phone call is an opportunity for the teacher/TA to discuss your child’s completed work with you and your child. During the Zoom ‘Class Meets’ adults will check children have learnt and understood the Learning Pack content through a variety of ways, eg, questions, quizzes, asking children to feedback/present, etc. Families with children in EYFS can upload their observations via Tapestry in the usual way, and families with Year 1 and 2 children can upload their work via Dojo.

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote learning?

We recognise that some children, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

• We provide an example timetable to follow
• We provide a pack with learning activities, speech and language activities, suggestions for online pre-recorded lessons, and examples of sensory and physical activities
• We organise Speech and Language sessions to be delivered by the S&LT
• We organise support from STARS
• We make weekly phone calls and send check in emails
• We make home visits when the packs are delivered or if requested by parents

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