Covid 19 Remote Learning
We hope that there will be no need for school closure due to Covid in the future, but if this happens we have a clear plan in place.
What will happen if the school closes, or if bubbles have to close again?
Our offer has been refined throughout the period of the pandemic, taking into account feedback from parents, teachers and children.
Our offer centres around the learning grid, which is produced for all classes. The grid is set out with activities for each day and provides the requisite 3 hours learning for KS1 pupils and 4 hours of learning for KS2 pupils. The grid provides a mixture of online and offline activities, covering English and maths and a range of curriculum subjects. The grid is enhanced through pre-recorded sessions and explanations which are shared with pupils on the Classdojo platform and, where they are appropriate, we use educational sites such as Oak Academy, White Rose Maths, BBC and Read, Write, Inc to support and enhance our offer.
Grids are made available to parents by Friday afternoon on Classdojo and paper packs, including the grid and all paper resources for the week can be collected from school.
Our offer aims to replicate closely what is happening in school. Sometimes, pre-recorded sessions may be the lesson that has happened in school.
Work that the children have produced at home should be uploaded to the pupil portfolio, where class based staff will give feedback. If it is appropriate, feedback may give pointers for improvement as well as praise.
Daily story or link to an online story.
Daily phonics session
Daily links to BBC television content
3-5 maths activities per week
3-5 English activities per week
3-5 Physical Development (PD) activities per week
3 activities linked to the areas of learning
Key Stages 1 & 2
Daily story or link to an online story
Reading (and phonics for KS1) lesson/activity
Signposting to appropriate BBC television content
Between 4 and 6 curriculum subjects covered each week – there may be several activities offered for some subjects. One of these activities will be a science video – either by teaching staff or from Oak Academy/BBC or other high quality online sources.
Signposting to appropriate online activities to support learning such as TTRockstars, ReadingPlus, Phonics Bloom, Getepic!, Read Theory.
Additional wellbeing videos may be posted, which may include fun craft activities or additional challenges set by staff.
Other aspects of our offer
Staff check Classdojo portfolios and messages throughout the day and offer bespoke support when and where it is needed.
Teachers will only post videos/messages Monday – Friday for the wellbeing of staff, pupils and families.
Parents can upload work to portfolios at anytime, to allow flexibility in working patterns, including at weekends. Work will be acknowledged by staff during working hours.
Staff aim to contact all pupils fortnightly and contact with vulnerable families is increased to weekly.
The Head Teacher and Deputy Head will do an assembly video once a week and this will be shared on Classdojo.
Superhero learners – both at home and in school will be celebrated on Classdojo on Fridays.