Home Learning Expectations

Home Learning Expectations January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

Once again we are in lockdown and managing the provision for Key worker children as well as providing support for children learning at home. Thank you for responding quickly to this changing situation and answering the messages and emails that have come your way from school. We are mindful that you too are juggling work demands and the need to support your child learning from home.

The Department for Education have altered the expectations for Home Learning and I am writing to you to clarify what this means for Becket pupils.

  • The learning packs have been designed so that you can create your own timetable and routine at home to fit in with your work and family commitments.
  • Children in KS1 should be completing 3 hours of work per day.
  • Children in KS2 should be completing 4 hours of work per day.
  • The learning packs will be available each week on our school website: www.becket@derby.sch.uk. Alternatively you can request a printed pack by contacting the school office.
  •  Learning packs are planned to cover the same curriculum as the children in school.
  • Teachers will direct you to video links that can be used to explain new work – the links will be in the learning packs or will be sent to you on Class Dojo.
  • For assessment purposes we are expecting you to return the following work to school each week either as a paper copy handed in to the school office, or uploaded onto Class Dojo portfolios. This is the minimum requirement; sometimes the teacher will specify which piece of work they need back to keep track of your child’s progress.
  • Reception and Year 1:  1 piece each of English, Maths and Topic work.
  • Years 2-6: 2 pieces each of English, Maths and Topic work
  • Your child’s engagement with Home learning will be monitored and we will be in touch with you if we can see that work is not being completed.
  • Children in upper KS2 have been training how to use Google Classrooms. Teachers will use this to set up meeting times so that they are available to discuss work and answer questions.

If you are struggling to access Home Learning due to lack of computer devices or children who are sharing devices, we may be able to support you by loaning out school equipment. Priority for this will be given initially to pupils in year 5 and year 6. If you need this support please contact the school office.

If you need any other resources (pencils, paper, books etc) please let us know by messaging the class teacher on Class Dojo. We will do all we can to help.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S. James

Contact Us

Becket Primary School
Monk Street
Derby
DE22 3QB
Telephone: 01332 347595

admin@becket.derby.sch.uk