Please find information around the schools response to this national emergency. Updates will be posted here as well as on the School's Dojo account.
We recognise that this is a stressful time for parents as many of you will be trying to manage working from home with home schooling your children. All the staff at Treeton Primary are working hard to provide support for the children and their families at this difficult time.
We hope that you are all managing to access the home learning challenges which have been set on class pages and on the website.
The staff are mindful of the balance you are trying to achieve at home. The learning challenges they set are flexible and should be completed at the child’s pace. We realise that some children may manage to complete all of them, while others may only manage some.
Each home situation will be different and finding the best way for your family may take a little time and adjusting. We encourage parents to be guided by their children as not all children will learn in the same way.
Try and take each week at a time, we know there are just under two weeks left of term time until Easter.
You could try putting together a timetable with your children, working collaboratively with them so they can feel like they've had a say in this timetable. I know that many of you have already started to do this and find it helpful to provide some structure.
Focus your efforst on core learning skills - for example try to encourage some daily reading in your schedule
Keeping children active is as important as keeping them mentally stimulated.
Exercise guru Joe Wicks has launched a campaign to help children stay active over the coming weeks and months. PE with Joe, a live workout every Monday to Friday at 9am, has specifically been designed for children. Excercise such as walks and playing in the garden all will help to provide an outlet for their energy.
I hope this is helpful. There are lots of examples of home school timetables and plans online which you could look at to help you decide what kind of routine will work in your unique situation.
Mrs Ball and Mrs Hall
We are almost at the end of week 1! We have had some fantastic messages of support and feedback around the learning challenges we have set for you to complete at home. We hope that you are enjoying your challenges and would love to see what you have been doing. Although the teachers may not be able to reply to all your messages, they would love you to send photos of your learning to Dojo for us to see.
You can do this either on the portfolio section if it is available or by attaching them to a message on Dojo.
I know that many of you have created rainbows and are displaying them in your windows. Please send in pictures of these so we can see how this message of hope is being shared within our community.
We are ever mindful of the challenges you face as you home school children in these difficult times. If you are experiencing technical difficulties accessing resources or need additional support for a specific problem please let school know via the usual methods of communication. We will try to assist wherever we are able.
As you know we are managing a complex and unprecedented situation which is rapidly changing. We understand that this is creating uncertainty and anxiety and are working hard to provide as much support via remote links as we can. Please find the letter with details of the support we have put in place for this difficult and challenging time. This includes a list of websites and logins for you to use. We may add to this over time so please check the website and Class Dojo. Each class page and class Dojo page will display regular learning tasks from the teachers. They will also provide links if required for specific learning tasks.
At Treeton we value reading for enjoyment and want our children to develop a lifelong love of reading. Research shows that children's experience of reading has a significant impact on their attainment. We are using the Pie Corbett Reading Spines through school and have purchased a set of new books to link with these for each year group. These books are high quality reading books at an age appropriate level, although they may choose from a different year group. These books are available for children to read in class and to borrow as their reading books. We ask that these books are valued and cared for so that others can share once your child has finished reading it. The list of books is a great guide of quality books for reading with your child, but not an exhaustive list. Information about these books is attached along with some information about reading spines to support you as you read with them.
H Hall Assistant Head Teacher
Treeton C of E Primary School,
Wood Lane Treeton,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5QS