INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Why have Learning Projects been created?

Learning Projects have been created as a result of the ongoing risk of schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. Based on the work of the Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust,  we have produced  a set of home learning projects which can be completed by your child in the event that schools are closed for a set duration. In creating the Learning Projects we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our complete focus has been on creating a set of projects that all children can access to maximise their learning whilst at home. 

What are the aims of the Learning Projects?

  • To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.
  • To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.
  • Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
  • To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced shutdown.
  • To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide learning.
  • To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
  • To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for families.

How do I use the Learning Projects?

As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. There are six weeks worth of projects that are available and whilst they have been created with an order in mind you do not have to follow this. It may be that you look at the table below and decide that your child would prefer to spend a week on the animals theme in the first week rather than in the week four as suggested - this is totally fine. The aim is for you to complete a minimum of two hours of learning a day with your child but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.

What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?

Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity.  

The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the KS1 Learning Project or Year 1 Learning Project, if this is more appropriate for them.

It could also be that learning time at home is used to work on the targets which your child is currently on. It could also be that your child accesses online programs such as mymaths, spelling frame or pixl apps. Your child’s teacher has provided login information for these  in advance of a possible school closure. 

Phase 1 Learning Project Overview

Week

EYFS

KS1

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

1

My family

My family

My family

My family

2

Area you live in

Area you live in

Area you live in

Area you live in

3

Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Viewpoints

4

Animals

Animals

Animals

Animals

5

Environment

Environment

Environment

Environment

6

Food

Food

Food

Food

 

 

 

Phase 2 Learning Project Overview

Week

EYFS

KS1

Y3/4

Y5/6

27.4.2020

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

4.5.2020

Sport

Sport

Sport

Sport

11.5.2020

The Rainforest

The Rainforest

The Rainforest

The Rainforest

18.5.2020

Famous &

Significant

People

Famous &

Significant

People

Famous &

Significant

People

Famous &

Significant

People

 

 

Half Term

 

1.6.2020

Around the World

Around the World

Around the World

Around the World

8.6.2020

Music

Music

Music

Music

15.6.2020

Space

Space

Space

Space

22.6.2020

Transport

Transport

Transport

Transport

Following Phase 1 of The Learning Projects, RobinHood MAT commissioned a survey to seek feedback about the resources. Below is an overview of the feedback and improvements made.

Issue raised

Improvement made

Parents and schools felt that there needed to be further daily structure in the projects as phase 1 were too open ended.

Phase 2 of the projects now have a daily structure which parents and schools can follow more easily.

Interaction with teachers could be enhanced.

The projects are easier to reference.

More guidance was asked for in Maths.

A number of changes have been made:

1.    There is a weekly topic for Maths and are building videos to go with this

2.    Century Tech has been incorporated into the projects which uses AI to mark and provide feedback and is an incredible resource.

3.    The excellent video lessons made by Oak Academy are referenced.

More science and technology activities were asked for by schools and parents.

A partnership with STEM Learning has been developed. They have written many reading tasks and activities. 

A greater variety of reading resources were requested by parents.

Warwickshire​   Schools Library Service have written many science and tecnology tasks and activities. 

It confused parents about which project they should be completing in which week.

We have renamed phase 2 of the projects after the week they are intended to be used e.g. w/c 27.4.2020 KS1 Under the Sea. 

We hope you find the Home Learning Projects useful.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Natalie Goosey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks.