Last updated: 19 January 2020
After the government announced a new national lockdown, the school is now closed to most pupils until further notice. The school is still open to the children of critical workers and children who qualify as being vulnerable.
All of our year groups have now moved to remote learning using Google Classroom. Your child should already have a login for Google Classroom, but if you are unable to access the platform, please contact your child’s teacher.
As a school, our primary concern is the wellbeing of our children as we once again switch to remote learning. We know that many children find lockdown difficult, so please do not hesistate to contact your child’s class teacher or 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 any children who might need some additonal support.
Teachers will call families at least half-termly to check in with their wellbeing. If you have a concern and would like a phone call, please email your child’s teacher using the year group email.
Our remote learning curriculum will mirror the curriculum that would have been taught in school. This means that the children will be introduced to new learning and content.
Although we 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.
As per government requirements, the following number of hours of work will be set daily – this time includes both the lessons themselves and time to complete work linked to the learning:
The following lessons will be taught daily:
Teachers will provide a full set of online resources for these lessons including pre-recorded voice-over lessons, associated task sheets and links to online videos or other resources. Some of these lessons may have been recorded by your child’s teacher, while others 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 your child’s teacher using the year group email so that we can organise alternative learning for your child. We can organise paper packs of work to be collected weekly, with completed work to be returned for marking when you collect the following week’s work.
We expect all children to compete all work each day. 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 returned within 48 hours of being set will be marked and feedback provided by teachers using the functions built into Google Classroom. If your child is unable to complete work daily and has a different timescale in place, for example to work around parental work commitments, please contact your child’s teacher so that we can set an individual marking schedule.
Teachers complete a register of work completed by each child daily. If work is regularly not completed, teachers will call families to see what support we can offer.
Teachers will meet virtually with their classes at least weekly for a check-in. This is an opportunity for children to ask questions they have about their learning as well as to see their friends. This will be hosted on Zoom and invitations will be sent out via. ParentMail.
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.