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Preparing for the wider opening of primary schools

Published: Jun 1, 2020 2 min read

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During the coronavirus outbreak, schools and teachers have been serving a vital role of continuing to provide care for priority children, as well as supporting distance learning for young people at home.

As you will be aware, from 1 June the Government will be asking primary schools to welcome back pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. For Year 6 children in particular, this phased return will help prepare them for their move to secondary school in September.

The transition from home learning to school will be challenging for young people of all ages. To help support children and teachers with this, we will continue to create free home learning and in-school resources and activities to support young people within science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

We have been supporting teachers during the outbreak and will continue to support during the transition with free remote and online courses, as well as resources to download and share with pupils at home, or use in the classroom.

We recently launched a free Teaching for Home Learning course, held on the FutureLearn platform. This provides teachers with the teaching strategies and tools to create inspiring science activities for children whilst they are learning at home.

To continue to support distance learning for pupils, we have developed a range of remote lessons across all key stages that have been created and recorded by subject experts. These lessons can be accessed at any time of the day, making it easy to fit into home learning schedules.

If you have any queries and would like to get in touch, please feel free to use our live online chat feature on our website. Our team of experts will be happy to help!