Covid 19 Remote Learning
During partial closure due to Coronavirus, class teachers will provide weekly learning grids. They set out learning in English, Maths and curriculum subjects over the course of each week and closely match lessons happening in school.
We know that each family is unique and we respect this. We want to get the right balance between giving support and offering the flexibility for each family to do what works for them.
We are not providing live lessons because we know that in many households there is more than one child, and in some cases there are adults who are working from home. We know this would create immense difficulties when sharing devices. The Government states that video and live lessons are of equal value. The videos can be watched at any time of the day, evening or weekend. We think that this is the best approach and is fair to everyone.
On our home learning grids, families will find a range of activities, some of which do not require use of devices and all worksheets are attached and in one place. School videos are supplemented by Oak Academy, White Rose Maths, BBC and Read Write Inc Phonics, alongside other high quality teaching resources.
For those who would prefer printed packs, these are available on request from the class teacher via ClassDojo.
Our teaching teams monitor what is being done at home and we ask that children's home learning is shared on individual portfolios on ClassDojo. We also ask that families share any queries via ClassDojo so that we can all keep in touch with each other during partial closure and we can resolve concerns quickly and effectively. These are difficult times, but we can get through this by working together.
Every school day
- A greeting message will be posted by your child’s class teacher each morning on dojos or tapestry. This is a friendly message designed to outline expectations for the day and to keep in touch. Teachers will use this message as an opportunity to explain anything significant from the work for the day.
- Daily story. This may be the class teacher reading or a link to a Youtube video.
- Teachers will respond to messages from children and parents – it is important that children keep in touch with their class teacher so that they are not overly distressed when returning to school, but this should also help you to keep your child motivated to do the work that is being set for them.
- Teachers will post feedback messages to the whole class aimed at praising those children who are engaging with the online work
Over the school week
In addition to the daily input outlined above, the following videos will be posted over the course of a week. Class teachers from across both classes will post these videos.
- EYFS: 3 videos per week that promote Physical Development, Handwriting or Creative skills. These should be appropriate for Nursery and Reception children.
- Y1: 3 book talk sessions per week from the class novel. 3 videos per week that promote Physical Development and handwriting.
- Y2: 3 book talk sessions per week from the class novel. 3 vocabulary sessions per week using words from the class novel following the word study approach we use in school.
- LKS2: 3 vocabulary sessions using words from the class novel following the word study approach, 3 Whole Class Reading sessions per week.
- Y5: 3 vocabulary sessions following the word study approach and 3 Whole Class Reading sessions per week.
- Y6: 3 vocabulary sessions following the word study approach, 2 Whole Class Reading sessions and one session focusing on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving per week.
For all classes, any relevant whole school Care, Think and Learn assemblies will also be posted on a weekly basis during term time.
Our remote learning offer is currently under review by staff, parents and carers and will be updated after consultation.