Upperwood
Academy

Home Learning

Supporting home learning for pupils unable to attend school

We will use Seesaw as the platform to support home learning. We envisage there being two scenarios when we will need to utilise Seesaw to support home learning:

  1. If a child is shielding or has tested positive for Coronavirus, but is well. In these circumstances, teachers will upload daily Reading, Spag and Maths learning. The teacher will respond to the child’s work via Seesaw.
  2. When a class are not in school due to an outbreak, bubble closure or local lockdown. In such circumstances, teachers will run a full day of lessons on Seesaw. Lessons will be posted throughout the day and teachers will respond to learning.

A range of tasks, activities and worksheets will support learning and progress. Teachers will use a variety of approaches as they would in normal classroom practice.

If you do not have a suitable computer/tablet to use at home to access Seesaw, school will make alternative arrangements with you so that all children are able to continue with their learning at home in the event of self-isolation or school closure.

Teachers will continue to also use Seesaw to set weekly homework.

Please contact school if you have any concerns about your child’s home learning.

Reading

Reading at home is of huge importance! Even just 10 minutes every day can make a huge difference to your child’s progress in reading. Whether it is a school reading book or something to read at home, please encourage reading as much as you can! Epic is a great resource for reading at home on a tablet.

TT Rockstars

Your child will have a username and password to access TT Rockstars. This is a great way to practise times tables which are really important to your child’s learning in Maths.

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

Spelling Shed

Your child will have a username and password to access Spelling Shed. This is a super way to practise weekly spellings in preparation for our whole school spelling battle every Friday!! Collect points and create your avatar. Get practising!

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb

 

IXL

Your child will have a username and password to access Spelling Shed. IXL is a great way to practise Maths learning.

https://uk.ixl.com/signin

 

Epic reading

Epic is a great tool for accessing a huge range of fiction and non-fiction reading tests from home. Download the app – it is free!