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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope these are useful for you however we are sure that as time goes on, there will be further information on here for you.

 

Where can I find the Home Learning Resources?

The Home Learning resources can be found on the school website at www.lipaprimary.org following this path- Children, Class Pages, Home Learning (below each individual class page). On this page, there are Frequently Asked Questions, Home Learning Information for all year groups, a Positivity Page to help everyone stay positive during such uncertain times and lots of additional resources and information.

Also, we are sending an envelope home for each child which contains

  • One writing book
  • One maths book
  • Home Learning Mat
  • Bug Club
  • TT Rockstars log in (Y2 – Y5 only)

 

How will I get my envelope?

Children who are in school today (Friday) will take their packs home with them.  All other packs will be available to collect on Monday 23rd March from the Main Office.  If you are unable to collect your packs due to being in ‘self-isolation’ and you have already made school aware of this, envelopes will be sent out to you.  Please contact school if there is any other reason why you are unable to collect your envelope.

 

What is a Home Learning Mat?

These are very similar to the layout of our homework.  Subject specific ideas and activities will be identified for the children to complete.  The ideas are very open ended so that the activities can be revisited lots of times.  New Learning Mats will be provided every two weeks in term time.

 

What if I don’t have a printer?

All of the work that is available on the website can be adapted to be written straight into a book provided or onto paper. Nothing needs to be printed for this reason. The website can be accessed by any device.

 

What if I don’t have the internet?

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact school at info@lipaprimary.org  

 

What if I run out of work for my child to complete?

We have provided a list of educational websites which children can access, there is also Times Tables Rockstars (Y2-Y5 only), Bug Club and Oxford Owl for additional work which can be accessed online. Children can also read lots of their home story books- they can write book reviews, part 2 of the story, finding certain aspects such as the nouns, adjectives etc. They could keep a diary or write their own stories in the book provided).

 

How long should I encourage my child to work for each day?

We have created an example of a timetable in the Home Learning Area of the website that could be used or could be adapted to work for your circumstances.

 

What will happen to the completed work?

All completed work should be kept safe and returned to school once we re-open.  The work will be checked by class teachers and added to the work they have already completed in school. Activities like TT Rockstars and Bug Club will be monitored online by the class teachers.

 

Will the children have reading books provided?

We will aim to collect in all reading books before we close and ask children to use online books or their own stories at home.  Children can access these via the ‘Online Learning’ section of the website. Login details to Bug Club will be in your child’s book bag and Oxford Owl does not need any login details.

 

How do I access online learning?

TT Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Login- Your child’s login should be in their reading record. If not, please contact admin@lipaprimary.org.

Bug Club- https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Login- first four letters of first name and first four letters of surname e.g. hollluca, LIPA2020, school code tgkt

If your child has three letters in their first or second name just use those letters e.g. Joe Smith would be joesmit

 

What if I don’t understand the work?

We have added the end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths for all year groups to the home learning section of our website. If you have any questions about the work, please contact info@lipaprimary.org and in the subject line, clearly state your child’s year group e.g. Year 3. Admin colleagues will share your email with the appropriate member of staff who can guide you appropriately. Also, you can find lots of examples on YouTube of strategies for teaching different aspects such as Maths work.

 

Who can I contact in school?

Please do not contact class teachers, if you email info@lipaprimary.org we will forward your email to the appropriate member of staff.  If you have a ‘general’ concern please put ‘General’ in the subject bar and these will be sent through to Mr Parker and Mrs Lucas.  Some staff will be in school teaching the small number of children whose parents have children who may attend school as per government guidance.  Other staff will be working remotely 8.30 – 4.30.  E-mail enquiries will be answered as soon as possible normally within one working day.

 

Do I need to complete the work?

As your child will be missing out on full time education, we recommend that you complete as much of the work possible which has been carefully planned by their teaching team.

 

What do I do if my child is sick?

If your child becomes sick, the priority is their health. However we know our children have fantastic attitudes to learning so please take a view as to when they might be ready to continue accessing the provided materials. 

 

What will happen to my attendance record?

We have been instructed by the Government that we record the attendance as ‘Unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances’ and this is not counted in possible attendances.

 

How shall we evidence this work?

You can evidence the work in a number of different ways, you can write in the books provided, type your work up, create presentations, get crafty- use your wonderful imaginations. Work accessed online will not be tracked but access to Times Tables Rockstars and Bug Club will be monitored.

 

What if I need general advice and support?

As indicated if your query is for general advice or support, please put General into the subject line and email info@lipaprimary.org

 

What if my child has Free School Meals?

Our school meal provider, Can Cook is providing ‘5-day packs’ for all children who are entitled to free schools meals.  We are currently contacting the parents of children who are entitled to free school meals to confirm that they are required.  On a weekly basis packs will be available for collection from school on a Wednesday.

 

What will the children who are attending school (as per government guidance) be doing in school?

As normal, gates will be open from 8.40.  The school day will finish for all children at 3.20.

Children in school will be following a timetable which will enable them to work through the Home Learning resources as indicated above.