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The Learning Project Overview
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Firstly, many thanks to Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust for creating these templates for these ‘Learning Projects’.
Why Have Learning Projects Been Created?
Learning Projects have been created in response to schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. In creating the Learning Projects, we fully acknowledge that they cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school. However, the focus was to create a set of projects that all children can access to support their learning whilst at home. We urge you to place an expectation on your child that they complete the tasks in the learning project each day and across the week to ensure that they have the best chance of retaining what they have learned over the course of this academic year. It is especially important that this happens in the case that school closures take place for an extended period of time. It is up to you to find a way that fits for your family and your child in terms of when they complete the project during the day.
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 seven 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 work 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. You then download the project and begin following it. 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 can support the children with any misconceptions when we return.
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, for example if they have additional learning needs. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the bits they can do and leaves the bits they can’t do. In addition to this, your child’s class teacher will provide extra resources on Classdojo routinely throughout the week. Although the majority of resources will be generally pitched towards your child’s year group, some will be more specific to your child’s particular learning needs.
How Have Learning Projects Been Created?
Specialist curriculum designers from across the Robin Hood Academy Trust have been brought together to create the Learning Projects and we have adapted these to fit the needs of our children and school.