Covid-19: Providing Continuity of Learning

Prep School

With school lessons taking place in homes across the country, parents have never been so involved in their children’s education, yet many of the areas of the curriculum are taught differently today to how most adults were taught at school.

In this new, three-part series of interactive webinars we will take parents through the context and pedagogy that form the foundations of reading, writing and numeracy for primary aged children. Each session will include practical tasks for parents to see the learning process from a child’s perspective. We will offer strategies and techniques that you can use to support your child at home for both now and in the future. These sessions are aimed at parents with children in Reception to Year 6.

Lessons at our kitchen table: Reading  

Reading opens up worlds for children, transforming symbols on a page into meaning and facts that connect knowledge to the text. During this webinar, we will provide an insight into the processes involved in learning to read and the collection of skills that we, as teachers, help children develop to become independent readers, and approaches that you can use to encourage a love for reading at home. This event has already taken place. To watch again, click here.  

Lessons at our kitchen table: Writing – Wednesday 3 March, 19:00

Learning to write involves a complex mix of vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, characters and plots. Beyond putting pen or pencil to paper, it is one of the most fundamental approaches to practice, engage in critical thinking and express oneself. From letter and word formation and sentence construction in early years to poetry, storytelling and report writing in Key Stage 2, this session will show how teachers scaffold a child’s learning to help develop their skill and confidence in writing, and provide tools that you can use at home. To book, please click here.

Lessons at our kitchen table: Numeracy – Wednesday 17 March, 19:00

In modern Maths teaching the foundations and fundamentals are important, but there is so much more to inspire pupils. From the creativity and curiosity encouraged through problem solving to playing with and recognising pattern in number. In this webinar, we’ll explain how Primary Maths focuses on mastery and then greater depth, starting with cementing the building blocks and foundations before focusing on deep knowledge. We’ll provide practical examples and suggested strategies that you may wish to use at home to support learning. To book, please click here.