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Home learning update


Home learning

Thank you to you all for your support and patience throughout this first week, whilst we all get to grips with working under very different circumstances from how we have previously operated.


Week two’s 4x4 grid with 16 age appropriate activities for them to complete will be uploaded on to the Hwb platform and on to the “Home school learning” pages of our website. They will also be sent out via ParentMail along with some other activities, asap. Any other work that your teacher has planned will be posted on to your child’s Hwb class pages, along with any discussions and announcements.


Again, activities are across the whole curriculum and your child can decide which activities they wish to complete every day. Obviously your child does not work continuously in school throughout the day as there are opportunities for play and breaks. Please ensure your child still has opportunities for a break from their work. We appreciate that a lot of families circumstances have changed and people may be working from home and caring for others. Please do not worry if your child does not complete all activities on the grid as long as they are engaging in some home learning and keeping active. The main priority is that everyone continues to keep safe and well.

Literacy and numeracy tasks may be differentiated at 3 levels and your child will choose which level they are comfortable to work on. Pupils may wish to access the tasks at more than one level and are free to do so.

If you have not yet picked up your child’s original home learning pack from school, these were given out during the final full week of school, these will be available for pick up from outside the schools main foyer between 9 am & 10 am on Monday 30th March.

Where parents may have difficulty with internet accessible devices hard packs can be made available to collect from the school. Should this be the case, please contact your child’s class teacher via their Hwbmail address and they will liaise with our admin staff for these to be made available for pick up.


HWB Learning platform

Step by step guides to show how to access this learning platform will follow via ParentMail, these are being tweaked. You will need your child’s username and password already supplied by the class teacher.

Where children are able to record work on-line we would like them to use the Just2easy program on the HWB homepage. Teachers will view their work and provide feedback directly to the child on their work.

Photographs can be uploaded to this program also, so if a child produces work in a different medium and takes a photo of this, it can be uploaded using the camera tool.


If you wish to contact staff if you have questions regarding the work or being able to access the learning, then please do so via their Hwbmail accounts. Teachers will respond at their earliest convenience.
If you have a technical issue can you please cc Mrs Hancock or Mrs Keeler ( ) as well as they will be providing technical support.

Please continue to be aware that staff may become ill or have family members that require nursing and during these time may not be available for contact. Also there is a very strong possibility that staff may be re-deployed to other front line services and this too will impact on their availability. Where a member of staff is absent the other teacher in their year group will post the work to be completed but will not be able to mark the completed work. Under normal circumstances with staff absence, we would employ a supply teacher but this facility is not available under these circumstances.

Please continue to bear with us as we operate this different approach. There are bound to be glitches and we will work hard to address them as quickly as possible.


On-line and distance learning by all pupils in the UK is putting an enormous strain on the internet infrastructure. This may result in infrastructure crashes, slower download speeds and intermittent connectivity, but, hopefully, these issues will be resolved and not impact too much on your child’s access to learning.


Stay safe and keep kind !


Thinking of you all

Pontyclun Staff