Online Home Learning

Willow Dene offers a high-quality personalised online learning provision for children working from home. The Willow Dene ‘Further resources’ tab is utilised to support all children who can access virtual learning and for information for families to lead resource-based learning at home, these include:

  • Personalised messages from teachers
  • Stories and activities filmed by teachers
  • Group Music Therapy sessions
  • Advice and links to useful sites
  • Support and advice for managing behaviour
  • Advice from therapists supporting the use of visual aids
  • Access to Busy Things and a range of apps and programmes to support learning (including relevant lessons from the Oak Academy provided by the DfE)

 

Children requiring access to real objects will be supported through bespoke learning packs crafted by their class teacher which are delivered to their homes. Guidance on activities and how to deliver a session using these resources will be available on Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

We are using Google Classroom to support home learning in the event of a bubble closure. Teachers set appropriate learning tasks through this platform.  The length of these tasks will be set according to the needs and abilities of the class.  These lessons may consist of teachers modelling for parents to enable them to recreate a learning opportunity at home. Some learning opportunities will be repeated in order to support children’s learning profiles, to provide consistency and consolidation.

Children working at a Basic Concept or Applying Knowledge level:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Hello from teacher

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Numeracy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Cultural

*Physical activity may be combined with an additional targeted sensory processing activity (where appropriate)

 

Children working at an Early development or Emergent concept level:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Hello from teacher

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Physical*

Cognition/Communication

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Enrichment

Cultural

 

*Physical activity may be combined with an additional targeted sensory processing activity (where appropriate)

  • In the ‘Further resources’ tab, a culturally diverse book list and resources is available to direct parents to examples of good literature which they may want to share with their children.
  • Each week children are assigned a cultural activity which is assigned on Google Classrooms. This allows children the opportunity to experience and engage with a task, event, performance or virtual tour that expands their horizons.