As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is placing pressure on all parts of society. Our staff have been doing all they can, since this crisis began, to ensure that Albert is a calm and nurturing school.
Hwb will be used as the means for communication from teachers during a closure. Hwb is a website and collection of online tools provided to all schools in Wales by the Welsh Government. It has an amazing range of resources including Encyclopaedia Britannica and also access to Office 365 with free on-line versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.
How we will distribute work to your child?
Teachers, who are available to work, will email their pupils’ work packs on a daily basis, where reasonably practicable. Work can then be returned [via the child’s HWB email] to the teacher for marking, where appropriate. These work packs will consist of daily Maths and Literacy activities and will include, for example, a topic based learning task to be completed over the week.
We have logged in every child and all accounts and passwords work.
How can I best help my child?
Please try to keep a routine at home. Access the work set by our teachers at the same time each day and complete the activities in the same order. For instance, complete the English skills work first and then the maths and then other relevant topic work sent to your child. This will help your child to know what is expected of them and will help them to continue to make progress with their learning. We will take care to provide an appropriate amount of work for each day every week so that your child can keep up with their tasks.
If you are able to support your child with their work, this will be helpful. We know that many of you may be continuing to work at home over the coming months; we will aim to support you by providing work that children can complete with a good degree of independence. This will be more difficult for younger children, but over time your son or daughter will learn to access activities without support. They can probably already do this at home with some apps and websites on a tablet or laptop.
Please refer to the letter below for further detailed information and support information.