It is strange how the summer term has started yet schools remain closed. However, at North Lakes School, like so many others, we are continuing to work hard to ensure that all of our children receive the learning they need at home.
Teachers have been providing daily online learning resources via our “Frog” Virtual Learning Environment. There are numerous activities to help keep everyone engaged and motivated, from setting daily assignments to uploading fun pictures to class timelines. Activities are developing and embedding skills taught throughout the year and encouraging children to be inquisitive. Both children and staff are busy monitoring progress and interacting with the children in their class.
Noah, in Year 5, wrote:
“Home learning has been a massive change for my daily life. At first, I struggled with the change and missed school massively. Now that I am in the routine of logging into Frog every day, I can keep in touch with what everyone is doing, and it is not so bad really. I have just received a Bronze Froggies award for my Online Learning!
All my teachers must be working very, very hard to get all our assignments organised, and keeping in touch with us on our timelines – it’s great to be able to keep in touch with my classmates and friends throughout the school”
The children are enjoying logging on to “Frog” daily, earning team points for their school team and checking the daily Froggie awards and certificates. The staff at North Lakes understand that this change in conditions is a very difficult time for all children. Teachers are setting creative activities, fun photo challenges as well as exercise challenges on their timelines. They are encouraging the children to look after their sunflowers linked to the school campaign #NLSSTANDTOGETHER.
Lola, in Year 5, who is a member of Elterwater class, would agree that even though she is finding it difficult to learn from home, she is enjoying the use of the timeline throughout the different classrooms. She also believes that many children would agree that the assignments and online activities like Charanga YuMu are really helping them keep on track.
At North Lakes, we enjoy learning together, whether it is online or at school. We aim to achieve our best and continue to support our children the best we can.
North Lakes School has also produced a free Home Learning Links site for families which is available free to any reader. It contains free, safe links to help promote home learning and also includes advice and tips for Online Safety for parents and children.
It is available from this link: