This page is designed to be the one place where families can be kept up to date with the rapidly changing situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
All of the home learning content we posted during lockdown can be found at
School Partial Closure
The Government has announced schools are partially closed until Monday March 8th.
There are two categories of children able to attend school:
- Vulnerable Children (those with an Education Health Care Plan or a social worker)
- Children who have a parent designated as Key Worker. Please see the link below for Government information concerning key workers.
Free School Meals for Children
The government have put in place a national scheme to enable families to access vouchers from a local supermarket. Please see the link below for details about this.
Larkhall prides itself in its continuing work to understand the community in which it is based and the children and families it serves. Our expectations for home learning reflect this and the importance of individualised, bespoke and pertinent learning opportunities and feedback which move children’s understanding forward. This can be seen in our home learning offer, which prioritises engaging subject sessions and tasks with regular verbal and written feedback for students via Google Classroom, Class Dojo and weekly phone calls. In this way children are not held back because of their access to live streaming and teachers are more readily available for bespoke learning conferences which reflect the way children learn whilst in school. Skilled teachers can differentiate for every individual child and their needs, including talking through tasks, producing explanation videos and paper materials to support and extend learning, whilst also checking in on wellbeing. Most importantly, all children can access a full offer of home learning which is right for them.
‘Please find enclosed the Blended (Home) Learning Policy, together with the Home Learning Expectations and the Home Learning Agreement’
Blended Home Learning Policy
Home Learning Expectations
Home Learning Agreement
Furthermore, please see this link below for our YouTube account to help with remote learning.
Two other useful learning websites to look at are:
Home Learning Paper Format
I am aware not all families will have access to these website activities. Importantly, if families would like paper copies of resources for their children, please contact the school to arrange a time to come in and collect a pack. These packs contain materials for Maths and English.’
‘Our P.E. Specialist, Adam, has provided a number of videos to help children and families at this time. To access these, please go to the Larkhall Youtube channel – Playlists – Adam’s Videos’.
Sarah Jane Green, who is a Yoga teacher, has produced a yoga session especially for Larkhall children and families. It is amazing and I’m sure lots of you would find this extremely beneficial. Below is the link to the video that is on our YouTube channel.
Please be mindful of safe internet usage. Below is a very useful link for families with regard to online safety. It includes most of the apps and games children might use.
Further to this, The Safer Internet Centre have provided information highlighting risk categories. Please see the link below.
Emotional Well-being and Mental Health
Regardless of their age, this is a difficult time for families with children.
For more details with regard supporting families with issues concerning mental health, please see the link below.
Looking After Ourselves
It is so important we look after ourselves, and others, during these challenging times. Please see the link below for fun and interactive ways to do this.
Public Health England Guidelines
We appreciate that this is a very uncertain time for families. During these times, we ask you to please follow Public Health England advice to ensure your families are protected as much as possible. You and your families’ health are the most important consideration. For the latest advice from Public Health England please follow the link below.