Last updated: 12 April 2020
We were so pleased to be able to welcome you all back to school on Monday 8th March 2021!
If your child is required to self-isolate, please inform the office as soon as possible. Remote learning will be set on Google Classroom from the day after you report their absence. Your child should already have a login for Google Classroom, but if you are unable to access the platform, please contact the school office.
As a school, our primary concern is the wellbeing of our children during periods of remote learning. We know that many children find isolation difficult, so please do not hesistate to contact the school office if you have a concern about your child’s wellbeing.
When your child begins their remote learning each day, they should start by completing the Check In form, where they can choose a character to represent how they are feeling. This helps their teacher to identify if your child might need some additonal support.
Teachers will call families regularly during periods of self-isolation to check in with their wellbeing. If you have a concern and would like a phone call, please contact the school office and your child’s class teacher will call you when they are free.
Our remote learning curriculum will mirror the curriculum that is being taught in school. This means that the children will be introduced to new learning and content.
Although we endeavour to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, where subjects require specialist materials or equipment (e.g. Art, Science, D&T), we may amend programmes of study to make use of everyday household objects instead.
The following lessons will be taught daily:
Teachers will provide online resources for these lessons, containing as much detail as possible. Some of these lessons may have been produced by external providers, such as Oak National Academy or the BBC.
Work should be completed either on Google Classroom or on paper. If you need any equipment to support your child’s learning at home, please contact your child’s teacher on their year group email.
If your child does not have technology available to access Google Classroom, please contact the school office, so that we can organise to lend you a laptop.
We expect all children to compete all work each day, if they are well enough to do so. If your child is unwell, you should call the office to report this each day, as usual.
It may be useful for children to set up and follow a set routine for daily remote learning so that there is a clear difference between work time and rest time.
Work will be marked and feedback provided by teachers using the functions built into Google Classroom.
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as children in Reception and Key Stage 1, may not be able to access remote education without significant support from adults at home.
We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to provide the support those pupils need through family check ins. If you have concerns about your child’s work, please contact their class teacher using the year group email.