Thanks to a local Headteacher for continuing to provide information about new important home learning initiatives that will support not only Primary aged children but also High School students who are currently learning at home.

‘With schools now potentially closed for the next few months, perhaps until the end of the Summer, getting into a routine of home learning is extremely important.  The Daily Mail this morning reported that two thirds of pupils and students are not receiving virtual tuition underpinning fears many are struggling to learn while schools remain shut during lockdown.  These two new resources put a daily routine at the heart of their programme.  They are also very well structured to be age and ability appropriate.

These two important initiatives began today, Monday 20th April.

From Monday to Friday, Bitesize Daily will be available on the BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer. Bitesize will have 150 new lessons every week to keep children keep on track with their learning.  There are lessons for children and students aged from five to fourteen. Each lesson is twenty minutes long.  As well as dedicated programmes covering Maths, Science and English, there will also be lessons featuring other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art.

Here is the link to this first rate resource: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Also launching today is the Oak National Academy.  This important DfE backed resource enables parents and carers to choose a child’s current year group, from Reception to Year Ten, and then the lessons in the virtual classroom may be followed.  There are lessons planned and delivered for each day of the week to keep your children on track with their learning.

Here is the link for this important resource: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

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