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Year 1

Holywell Primary School Plan for School Closure


The Learning Project Overview



Why have Learning Projects been created?

Learning Projects have been created as a result of the ongoing risk of schools shutting due to the Coronavirus outbreak across the UK. Holywell staff have adapted these resources based on the work produced by the Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust. The home learning projects can be completed by your child in the event that our school has to closed for a set duration. We fully acknowledge that the learning projects cannot replace the quality of learning your child receives at school however, our aim is to provide all children with access to resources that maximise their learning whilst at home.

What are the aims of the Learning Projects?

  • To create age specific learning opportunities for primary school children.
  • To create a resource for parents that is easy to access and use - the focus is on

parents being able to help deliver the content or children accessing it independently.

  • Key learning is linked to the National Curriculum.
  • To enable children to continue with their learning at home during an enforced


  • To enable families to focus on a joint topic and theme to promote family wide


  • To provide structure and focus to each day that an enforced shutdown occurs.
  • To centralise online learning resources and links into an easy to manage format for



How do I use the Learning Projects?

As a parent your first step is to select the age range linked to the year group your child is in. There are seven weeks worth of projects that are available and whilst they have been created with an order in mind you do not have to follow this. It may be that you look at the content and decide that your children, would prefer to spend a week on the animals theme in the first week rather than in the week four as suggested - this is totally fine. The aim is for pupils to complete approximately two hours of learning a day but this is very much your parental choice and you may wish for your child to do more.

What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?

Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity – Holywell will help to cover misconceptions when we return. The Learning Projects which have been designed are based on the National Curriculum expectations for the year group which your child is in. It may be that your child finds the tasks set within the Learning Project for their year group too challenging, for example if they have additional learning needs. If this is the case, then we advise that your child accesses the Learning Projects which are set to the age range below, for example a child in Year 3/4 could attempt the KS1 Learning Project or Year 1 Learning Project, if this is more appropriate for them.

In addition to these Learning Projects, we have arranged with our school website provider to create class blogs that will go live from next week. These can be found by navigating to the ‘children’ tab on our website, and  will contain messages, information and links from your child’s class teacher.