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Guidance for Parents

Home Learning

During this period of school closure, we will be providing work for pupils to complete at home. Some of the work will be consolidating what they have already learnt in class while the rest will be new learning.

All work is provided through MS Teams and through online learning platforms such as Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars. Many of these lessons will be live lessons so it is important that pupils are ready on time to take part in these. All pupils should have access to these. 

We appreciate that there are many challenges for everyone while learning at home. We don't expect parents to become teachers and learning will not be the same as in school. Where possible, we have tried to make the learning as accessible as possible so that pupils can access the work from smart phones or through an app. 

During this period of school closure, some flexibility will be required from all parties, but pupils should try and engage with all their live lessons. If necessary, adjust their daily timetable if your child feels anxious or overwhelmed, and spend more time on a subject that they enjoy more, or choose a non-screen activity such as exercise or reading a book.

Reporting Concerns

As always, if you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of your child or their friends at East Lane Primary School, please contact their subject teacher, LG Year Leader or our Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Duong (

Staying Safe

Your children may be spending more time online; don’t worry about screen time, aim for screen quality. It is important, however, that they remain safe online. We have developed some online safety guidance on this and we encourage you to discuss this with your child. 

We have also put together some guides for parents on various aspects that you may wish to cover with your child. These include:

Resource 1 - Taking care of yourself

Resource 2 - Talking to younger children about coronavirus

Resource 3 - Helplines and websites for young people

Resource 4 - How to make home learning work for you and your family

Resource 5 - Where to turn to for help