Home Learning Guides for Parents and Pupils

COVID-19 2020
Welcome to the Summer Term! We hope that you are safe and well and that as a family you have been able to spend some quality time together in recent weeks; adjusting to a very different way of living. Your child’s class teacher will continue to make daily contact throughout the summer term; setting home learning tasks which your child can respond to either through eSchools or Dojo by uploading their work, sending a photo or replying with a message. Your child’s teacher will look at all work sent to them – awarding dojos and replying with a brief comment where appropriate.
Schools in England have received clear guidance from the National Education Union, the Association of School and College Leaders and the National Association of Head Teachers - The primary purpose of home learning tasks is not to teach new content, like we would in school, but to consolidate prior knowledge and practise skills already acquired. It is our aim at Mount Charles School to ensure your child returns to school when the time comes, ready to pick up their learning at the same point as their peers. Some children may not be working at the expected standard for their age. In these cases, adapted tasks appropriate to the child’s stage (not age) will be set by their class teacher. If you think your child is struggling to access the level of work being set for them, please let their class teacher know via Dojo/eSchools – our team are working hard to ensure the best possible provision under the circumstances and will be more than happy to help.
Finally, having spent the last few weeks adjusting to this very different way of life as a family, we hope that you are beginning to find a routine that works for you. We will continue to do all that we can to support your child’s well-being and learning during this time. We kindly ask that our parents and carers work with us, as best they can, to encourage pupils in engaging with home learning online. We understand that many families have multiple children, limited working space and few devices for working online. We are also very aware that many of our parents and carers are juggling their own work commitments around caring for a young family. We want to support in every way we can.
If you have a concern or need help – please do not hesitate to contact us via enquiries@mount-charlessch.org