Transition Video for September 2020

Click here to read our transition letter

SLT Message

Dear Pioneer Families, Thank you for all the work that you are sharing with us - it's lovely to see what you are getting up to at home. We completely appreciate that home-schooling is not something many of you would ever have chosen to do and the huge challenges that this presents.

Teachers have put work on the website as a guide to what is typically completed in school on a weekly basis. It is not expected that all children will complete all of these tasks but we feel it is important that the work is available if families would like it.

Please do not put any additional pressure into your home lives at this already stressful time and contact your child(ren)'s teachers at any time for help or reassurance and they will do their best to guide you. The class email addresses are on the letter that was sent out on 19th March and are on the school websites.

We are looking into how we can use a video conferencing platform to have weekly check-ins with the children but this is purely to chat to them and keep some face-to-face contact, rather than anything academic.

We hope you and your families are all keeping well and will contact you soon with further details of how we might manage live web chats with the classes.
All the best,

Pioneer Federation Senior Leadership Team

Home Learning

Mr Dolton (the P.E. teacher at St Mary's school) has created a brand new and exciting YouTube channel to give you all some exercise ideas to keep you active over the next few weeks!

Email your teacher if you have any ideas for activities and we look forward to hearing how you are getting on with keeping fit!

  • A suggested daily timetable will be provided on the website class page.
  • A document with suggested activities for curriculum areas will be uploaded to the class page on the school website. Children should choose 2 activities for each area of the curriculum to complete at home over a three-week period. These can be brought back into school once the school reopens for sharing with their teachers and other children.
  • Maths will be set via MyMaths the expectation is to do a daily lesson and the task and aim to achieve a green percentage score before moving on. Pupils should also complete arithmetic practise on MyMaths – this is on the home screen.
  • Literacy will be set via a weekly PowerPoint uploaded to the website class page detailing a writing task to be completed over a week. All Literacy work completed should be put into the exercise book that we have sent home with the children. There is also a separate grammar & punctuation PowerPoint on the website class page, of which children should use to complete one of the activities a day.
  • Daily reading tasks will be based on ‘The Explorer’ – on the website class page you can find PDF of each chapter and accompanying questions.
  • Pupils should also continue working their way through the Year 5&6 statutory spelling list – recognising patterns, understanding definitions and using them within a context.
  • Pupils can also use the back of the exercise book provided to keep a journal, giving them the opportunity to share how they are feeling, how they are keeping healthy, what you have achieved each day, what are you grateful for, what problems have you solved today etc.
  • Year 5/6 – continue working through their CGP books regularly and you can also find a link to previous SATs papers and answers on the website class page.