South Downs Extending Learning at Home
At South Downs, all staff understand that each pupil is unique with their own individual learning needs. Therefore in accordance with the way in which we deliver our curriculum, we aim to provide a personalised approach for each pupil.
All parents and carers can access a range of activities prepared by staff at South Downs to enable them to extend learning at home. These activities are designed to supplement areas of the South Downs curriculum according to your child’s interests and strengths - please click on the tabs below.
If you would like to discuss these activities, your child’s teacher will be able to recommend which specific activities and resources will be most suitable for you to deliver at home.
Curriculum Topic Maps for Classes
Extended Learning at Home Activities
Remote Learning - COVID-19
South Downs Remote Learning, COVID-19 Approach:
South Downs will provide the following support to parents and carers whilst any pupil is well enough to learn but who cannot attend school as a result of a COVID-19 restrictions:
- Teacher emails or phone calls, at least weekly
Your child’s teacher will make contact with you at least once each week to discuss any aspects of home learning. They will be able to advise you about how to deliver activities in a range of settings and will be able to signpost you to any relevant websites or online resources. If necessary, they may be able to email you further suggestions for activities.
- Individual Plans
Every pupil at South Downs has their own personalised plan (IP), based on their current individual attainment according to the South Downs Learning Steps. Your child’s teacher will send you a copy of the most recent IP. The IP will list the learning objectives for each curriculum area and will provide a general guide for you if you wish to extend these areas of learning at home.
- My Support Plan
Teachers create a ‘My Support Plan’ for all of the pupils in their class. This plan is designed to provide an overview of each pupil’s needs (e.g. communication, medical needs), information about their likes and dislikes and key relationships in their lives. The plan also includes details about any behaviour that pupils need support with and how staff implement strategies to enable pupils to regulate their behaviour according to the Zones of Regulation approach.
- Individual learning pack (for individual pupils)
When individual pupils are well enough to learn but miss their schooling as a result of a COVID-19 restriction, teachers will send home an individual learning pack. This pack will include a range of resources based on classroom activities so that parents and carers can continue to support some learning routines when their child is at home.
- Class learning pack (for partial class or school closures)
In addition to individual learning packs, our teachers have also prepared Class learning packs.These class learning packs contain 10 days worth of South Downs curriculum coverage to cover a 2 week term time period if any of our school sites have to close, or partially close, as part of a local or national lock down.