An update on transition to new classes, outdoor summer library and home learning.
Transition to new classes
This term, our pupils would have spent time getting to know their new class teachers, beginning to look at what they will be learning over the coming year. In school, we are already working on sharing information to new class teachers on pupils’ individual needs and how best to support each child. We are currently awaiting guidance from the government on what our return to school in September will look like and we will share this as soon as we have received it.
In the meantime, we would like to give you some key information about your child’s class for next year. Each week, we aim to contact families – either through Seesaw or a phone call – to check-in and provide support where needed. This week your child’s current class teacher will contact you to explain who your child’s next class teacher is. Moving forward, you will then be contacted by your child’s new class teacher. This will give them a chance to speak to pupils and families, supporting transition. Our Year 6 pupils will also receive communication from Campsmount this week in regards to their plans for virtual transition.
Outdoor Summer Library
You will have read and heard from media widespread concern about pupils falling behind in their learning. Plans are already in place to ensure that our pupils’ gaps in knowledge are addressed and that catch-up programmes and carefully planned. However, for us as a school, reading is the most important skill our pupils develop. Without reading, pupils are at a significant disadvantage in life. Many of our pupils are accessing reading resources through Seesaw but we would now like to invite pupils and families to our Summer Library.
Our Outdoor Library gives pupils the opportunity to select books to read at home for pleasure, alone or with you, returning them when they have been completed. More information on when and how we are making it safe can be found here.
The first Summer Library is confirmed to be on Thursday 25th June. Please click here to view information on times and entrances.
Wider Reopening to Year 6’s
This week, we have continued to provide emergency childcare for key workers, as we have since March, as well as reopening to some of our Year 6 pupils. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the pupils and families of these pupils for engaging with our safety measures. It is brilliant to hear the sound of pupils enjoying learning and being together (at a distance!) in our classrooms and playgrounds again and look forward to welcoming back more pupils, when it is safe to do so.
Although our school is reopening wider to pupils, we continue to provide our Home Learning offer for pupils.
Work continues to be set on Seesaw each Monday. Staff continue to respond to comments on here, around their time spent in school, delivering lessons to Year 6 and in our key worker provision.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Booklets were available collection for each year group, giving a selection of activities that can be completed at home. These are available for collection at the main school office, if not already collected.
Our school website continues to signpost families to self-directed resources to complement our Home Learning offer.
Outdoor Summer Library
To support reading, as well as our online resources, we are offering our Outdoor Summer Library.
Our Fab Friday celebrations have moved online! Follow our Instagram (spaacademyaskern) and our Twitter @SpaAcadAskern to see our celebrations of Home Learning. Feel free to share your own Home Learning with us on Twitter by tweeting @SpaAcadAskern.