Foundation Phase KS1 Home Learning through 'Seesaw'
Foundation Phase Home Learning through ‘Seesaw’
Before the lockdown in March we decided to use the ‘Hwb’ online platform to set work for Home Learning for the children, and to receive work back in return.
However, on reflection and looking at other online learning platforms, we have decided to change the way we set Home Learning work online and how we set homework for children in general, thus limiting paperwork going back and forth from school to home and vice versa.
In the Foundation Phase we will be using the platform ‘Seesaw’. It has been very successful when used in other schools and it is a simple and user-friendly way to share Home Learning. Each student has unique login details and Home Learning Code to access ‘Seesaw’. When signing in with their Home Learning Code, students can post to their journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
Your child’s unique login details and Home Learning Code will be sent out with their Home Learning Book shortly. The children are welcome to use this book to support their homework (e.g. drawing, writing, working out) and your child is not expected to return this book on a weekly basis, it is for use at home. The work completed in this book should be photographed and attached digitally to their Seesaw account as soon as it is completed. Please see documents explaining how to access Seesaw.
Home Learning Tasks
We have now developed a Three Tiered approach to Home Learning tasks.
Tier One - School is running as normal.
Children will be set homework fortnightly through the ‘Seesaw’ program.
Tier Two - Individual pupils self-isolating for 14 days.
Children will be set an activity grid for the two weeks through their ‘Seesaw’ account. Children can respond to the teacher and show their Home Learning work when they have completed it.
Tier Three - Whole class / year group / school closure
In the case of the whole class / year group isolating or a school closure, children will be set an activity grid on a weekly basis, through their ‘Seesaw’ account. Children can respond to the teacher and show their Home Learning work when they have completed it.
Your child’s ‘Seesaw’ code and Home Learning Book will be sent home shortly. If you have any technical questions or problems logging into ‘Seesaw’, please email the class teacher, or email Mrs Hancock WoollsS2@hwbcymru.net or Mrs Keeler KeelerC5@hwbcymru.net .
You can also visit our website https://www.pontyclunprimary.org.uk/home-school-learning/for useful website links, for class Home Learning work set in the event of whole class / year group isolating or a school closure and any other home learning information that is sent out.
Thank you for your continued support,
Foundation Phase Teachers