Update 29th January 2021

Working and learning together: at home, at school … wherever you are!


Dear families,

As always, I want to start off by hoping you and your families are as well as can be expected in the present circumstances. Thank you for your continued support and for working in partnership with us to ensure we get through these most challenging of times.

As you know it is my intention to write to you all at least once each week to provide updates from Lark Hall. Last week I talked about the home learning support your child is receiving. In this letter I want to highlight examples of children’s learning during this time.
‘Remote (Home) learning’ is not the best phrase. It seems to suggest something detached and distanced. It suggests it is lacking the quality fundamental to all the best teaching and learning - human interaction between child/family and teacher.

This letter is dedicated to disproving that and shows what can be achieved in partnership between home and school when we work together to support our children’s learning. We all understand it is not easy for anyone involved in educating our children right now - ‘challenge’ is an overused word at present, but it is true that there have been many obstacles for us to overcome in the past few months to help sustain and maintain the children’s education together.

What has been impressive is the way in which our community has responded to remote learning – we have all developed new skills and discovered new positive opportunities for teaching and learning.

We want to build on this so that when we finally move on from the pandemic - who knows when that will be - we keep what we have learnt from this experience to further strengthen home-school links and what we can provide for our children.

This letter is focused on examples of the wonderful work many of our children have completed. So, putting aside all the difficulties we have as parents, teachers and carers - well done and congratulations to our children! I hope you enjoy seeing some of their work.

I stressed last week, we are facing a ‘once in a generation’ crisis and all of us at Lark Hall do not want our children to fall behind in their learning and are ready for their return to school.
That's it from me.


In the meantime, if there is anything else myself or a member of the team can do to help and support you during this time, please do not hesitate to get in touch in the usual ways.

Best wishes,

Gary Nichol


Home Learning Examples