Remote Learning in the Early Years
The remote learning we provide is a suggestion and offers ideas. If you feel that the activity is too difficult or too easy, please adapt them to suit your child. The Early Years Team is always available to answer any questions or have some suggestions ready to differentiate tasks. We are always here to help during this uncertain time. Below you will find a summary of what we offer when children have to isolate or there is a full lockdown.
Our Early Years team prepares daily plans that match the home/remote learning to the learning that is happening in school. The plans are cross-curricular and include all areas of learning, many exciting activities and experiments, links to useful educational videos and inspirational photos to make it easier for families to follow the plan. The plans are differentiated between Nursery and Reception and are sent to every child in Early Years every morning. The plans are accompanied by PDF books of the week to read with your child.
Each child receives a pack full of exciting ideas to do at home during holidays and half-term breaks. Here is an example
Additional videos of stories read by your child’s teachers, additional information, educational links and ideas are regularly sent via the SchoolPing app.
Must Read Books
We love reading books and we believe in their power and their magic! The Early Years Team compiled a list of essential reads that every child should read before they graduate from Early Years. Every Friday your child will receive a PDF version of the Must Read of the week and a pack with activities to do at home that are linked to the book. Snuggle together and make the reading time a very special time for your family! Below you will find an examples.
At Globe we prioritise well-being and we believe that Mindfulness is the key to provide your child with relaxation techniques and stress coping mechanisms, to support developing resilience and strong sense of self-confidence.
Every Monday your child will receive a pack via SchoolPing app with a link to a meditation or breathing session. The sessions are suitable for the whole family. You will find an example below.
Each family has access to your child’s Online Learning Journal where teachers upload photos of your child’s incredible learning achievements. You can upload photos and videos of your child learning at home. Your child’s teachers will comment on the home learning and provide additional challenges to extend your child’s learning at home.
Daily Phonics Lessons - dB Primary for Reception Children
Every child in Reception has access to personalised and differentiated daily Phonics lessons, literacy and maths games.
One to One Phonics Live Zoom Lessons
Over 25 children have daily one to one phonics lessons taught by teaching assistants, nursery nurses and teachers. These last for 15/20 minutes.
Zoom Story Time
Each day children join a live Zoom story at 11.00 and enjoy listening to one of their teachers read a book. It is a lovely social event where children can see their familiar adult and say ‘hello’ to their friends!
Your child’s Music teacher Corin has published many exciting videos of his songs on his YouTube channel. Not only are they fun and exciting to sing, but also they teach children how to sign in British Sign Language and Signalong.
To access the programmes and songs:
Children with Special Educational Needs & Disabiliites and Remote Learning
Some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access our remote education provision without support from adults at home. We work with families to support those pupils in the following ways:
- providing physical resources for the children to access their learning
- providing video recordings of sessions such as bucket time
- delivering online speech and language support
- 1-1 and sessions for selected children which focus on the development of speaking skills, phonics, reading and language development
- visual timetables to help structure the day at home
- access to some online materials and programmes
- support for parents in supporting their children’s learning
All children with an Education and Health Care Plans are entitled to and urged to attend school during a lockdown period.
- Each child is a unique human being and they learn at different pace. If you would like to learn more about children’s stages of development, please access the booklet ‘What to Expect When’
- The balance of play and learning is crucial in Early Years. Please let your child have dedicated time to enjoy their free play. To find out more how to support learning through play, please watch the videos below:
- Let’s promote Growth Mindset! We believe that the process, rather than the product, is important. Let your child to keep trying, solve problems and reach the solution independently with a little bit of support. This will help to foster or maintain hunger for learning.
- Keep things positive! Give lots of encouragement and positive praise whether children are succeeding or not.
- Online safety and screen time-please remember that children’s time online should be supervised at all times. Screen time should be minimised.
- Try to stick to the timetable and try if it works or schedule your own weekly timetable. You child will be more agreeable and ready to learn if they know in advance what is coming next, and when.
- Try lots of practical things such as cooking meals, playing board games, sorting laundry, cleaning together.
- Daily physical exercises are incredibly important! Explore the garden, visit the park, play ball games, race, ride a bicycle or a scooter, or simply follow an exercise routine at home.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself! Home schooling is tough! It can be difficult for some children to picture their parents or carers as teachers. Therefore, if you are finding it hard to motivate your child, don't blame yourself! All the emotions that parents are feeling, are transferred onto the child. Keep mixing the day, keep trying different routines that work best. You are doing your best!!!
- Please remember that playing and talking with your child is the most important learning activity that you can do!
Literacy and Books Online
Mental Well-being and Mindfulness
Click here to take you to our website page that we used during the lockdown closure which has additional home learning websites you may find useful.