During periods of lockdown and school closure Wigton Infant School will be providing children and parents with home learning activities and engagement. The class teachers will use the platforms that parents should already be familiar with as they are used regularly in the normal course of our teaching and learning.
The Nursery and Reception classes use Tapestry: https://tapestryjournal.com/
and Year One and Year Two use ClassDojo: https://www.classdojo.com/
The school has a Remote learning policy which can be found below.
We will also direct parents to learning opportunities and resources that can be found online to supplement home learning activities. Again, please see below for the most up to date list.
And here's a thought for you - what better way to inspire your children in their home learning than to do some home learning yourself! Follow this link for a wide range of free and inexpensive online courses from Cumbria County Council:
And this link for free courses from the government sponsored Skills Toolkit:
Remote Learning Survey
We recently conducted a survey to find out how learning is going at home and to see how we could improve wellbeing and home learning in these difficult times. We are grateful for all of your responses and a summary of outcomes is shown in the Powerpoint presentation below. 89 parents responded to the survey.
Online Learning Resources and Opportunities
Time limited resources and one-off events
Hi, next weekend is the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. We usually try and do the Big School’s Birdwatch as it is a great learning activity for the children, so I would encourage you to have a go at this at home – see the link below. Don’t worry if you have no garden or birds of your own – I will post pictures of birds at the school feeders that we will record this week so you can still take part by identifying and counting the birds at school. See the links and list below for further resources..
National Star Count
https://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-care-about/nature-and-landscapes/dark-skies/star-count-2021/ - get the children outside in the dark to take part in this national star count.
Childrens Mental Health Week
Reliable and exciting online learning opportunities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - for all sorts of learning across the curriculum
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012msk2/clips - Winterwatch wildlife clips and information
https://sustrans-info.org.uk/6EB-77SQ7-DS6UI5-4BW2EF-1/c.aspx - register for their newsletter for free activities
https://padlet.com/codec/ChooseTheWorldYouWant - weekly fun activities from the Cumbria Development Education Centre to get children thinking about the world they want.
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/events/homework-club.html?utm_content=pod1-cta&utm_campaign=homework-club&utm_medium=email&utm_source=1879993_Copy%20of%20ma-enews-generic-schools-20210121&dm_i=2XEG,14AM1,7CE3HX,4B6HN,1 - the Natural History Museum's homework club
https://www.chancecamp.co.uk/lockdown-3-chance-camps-5s-pe-programme-at-home - Ideas and lessons to develop all sorts of PE skills