Downlands Community School Home Learning

Year 3/4

This is our ‘Home Learning’ offer for pupils and parents. We hope that this allows pupils to have some form of structure during an enforced period of home learning, during the school term time.

E-Tutoring from Class Teacher*

  • You should all be able to access Seesaw by now and thank you for some of the fantastic feedback and activities your child has been up to in the last few weeks.  If you are still unsure how to access Seesaw, please email the school and we will gladly solve the problem out for you.   Your class teacher will send daily class messages to guide the learning using this online facility. (Please refer to technical guidance below regarding access to this). They may reference other online learning sites that are familiar to pupils such as TTRS, EPIC and BBC Bitesize. However, they will also recommend many non-screen activities.

Seesaw can also be used for mutual, bespoke feedback.

  • You can also contact your class teacher via the school office, who will forward any emails to teachers on a daily basis, using a clear subject header: Message for INSERT CLASS TEACHER NAME.

 

Updates from the school

  • The school office will forward the weekly school newsletter each Friday using emails. This will contain any updates regarding school opening as well as providing a link to what other children have been learning about. 
  • The headteacher will use his Twitter Account (@DownlandsHead) as much as possible to provide regular contact and updates. He can also be contacted via email (jrielly@downlandsschool.org).

Technical detail

  • There is guidance available (Initial starter pack) to help parents get started with Seesaw. However, it is apparent that many of you are using this already.
  • Parents should already be signed up to receiving school newsletters and other email communications from the school office, as part of the initial admissions process. If you feel you currently do not receive emails from the office, please get in touch.
  • The front page of the school website has a Twitter Feed which will also be used for communication (@DownlandsSchool and @DownlandsHead).
  • In the event of not being able to receive information from school or ongoing technical problems that might prevent the E-Tutoring described above, please email the school office (office@downlandsschool.org).

 

Safeguarding

Our school still remains committed to safeguarding. With three Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Miss Hoare, Mrs Williams and Mrs Goodall, plus the overall Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Rielly, who are all still very  much on hand to offer support and guidance or direct towards other agencies who might be better able to respond during these difficult times. Please email Mr Rielly with any concerns relating to safeguarding or welfare of children (jrielly@downlandsschool.org). Alternatively, the Children’s Advice and Duty Service (01305 228 866) is a central point of contact for anyone worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child or young person who lives in Dorset. 

 

Safety

All activities suggested by your class teacher will be appropriate to your child’s age group. Some activities may point to simple and safe ‘practical’ activities. Nevertheless, it is intended that all activities should be supervised by a responsible adult.

 

Actions to take now

  1. If your child(ren) have been unable to use Seesaw before Easter, please email the school office and we will gladly solve any technical issues you might have.
  2. Establish an area where your child could work. Put up the recommended structure above so that they get used to the expectation of home learning.
  3. Please get in touch with the school if you have a lack of internet and/or smartphone, tablet or PC in your house. If necessary, we will provide extra paper based resources.
  4. Find suitable reading books, encyclopedias, dictionaries and non-fiction books which could be used as part of home learning.

 


The web addresses for the sites we use in school are below.  Any passwords that are needed are in your child’s pack.

Online Leraning Platform

 

All Subject Areas 

Maths:

English:

CLASS CODE

Beech

Cedar

Pine

 

jrg0644

apy4999

tyt1709

 

Computing

 

CLASS CODE

Beech

Cedar

Pine

Year 3

TGVVDF

WSQGPJ

NZJKFM

Year 4

RNMZJD

QYZLQK

FTZDJP

 

Click here for Home Learning apps and websites 

Suggested time 

Activity

8:45

Mindfulness activity

Please refer to Elsa page of the school website 

9:00 Maths*
10:00 Take a break 
10:30

Thought for the day

via Twitter feed (@DownlandsHead) and on the school website

10:45 English*
11:45 Take a break
After lunch

Project learning*

 

(based on science, humanities and creative arts)

If your child uses Lexia for reading interventions their log in details should be in their green book or home learning pack.

Use Lexia@downlandsschool.org for the teacher email.

This is not a monitored email, please use office@downlandsschool.org if you need further help.

 

Downlands School
College Rd
Blandford Camp
Dorset DT11 8BG

Tel: 01258 453348

Dandelions Pre-School

Tel: 01258 489914

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