We hope that you have all had a lovely half term break and have enjoyed the sunshine. We have been thinking all of those Key Workers who have continued to support our community at this difficult time.
We are now entering the final half term of the year and whilst we still find ourselves in challenging circumstances, we are keen to encourage all children to think about the things that they can do to get ready for learning once they come back to school.
We appreciated the feedback that we had from our distance learning survey before half term and, with this in mind, the teachers at Ysgol Acrefair have made some slight changes to our approach to distance learning and, each week, will now be sending activities at three different levels which will be labelled as follows:
Must: These are things that your child must do every week in order to keep them on track for when they return to school. Some musts may be daily things to do. Children should do all of the activities off the ‘must’ list.
Should: These are things that we highly recommend doing each week in order to continue progressing in your learning. Children should do as many things as possible off the ‘should’ list.
Could: These are the activities that we think will enhance your learning and help you to make progress. We hope that you will complete some of these activities and let us know how you got on.
We appreciate that some families have established a routine with home learning using a range of other resources. There are some wonderful resources available online (including BBC Bitesize) and whilst we would definitely encourage you to also use these, please ensure that you are still ‘checking in’ with your child’s class teacher each week and making them aware of what work has been done. This is important so that teachers can provide support where it is needed. We also like to know how the children are getting along in order to help us prepare for the time when they will be back in school.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to support the children in their distance learning.