We are aware that these are exceptional times and we aim to ensure that those children who are self-isolating can remain fully included within the school community and continue to receive the best education the school can provide them.
Our offer to families is included within the school Remote Learning Policy which can be found below.
There are several ways your child can continue to learn at home:
Work packs and Tapestry (Years FS to Year 2)
In the case that your child is home learning due to coronavirus they will be provided with a paper work pack that will mirror the work that is being completed in class. Daily lessons will also be supported via Tapestry through teaching videos, website links or online educational games.
Google Classroom (Years 3 - 6)
Google Classroom enables teachers to create an online classroom area in which they can manage all the documents that their children need. Children will have the ability to interact with their teachers on a 1-1 basis and within the class group.
Some pieces of learning will have a deadline for submission; children should be encouraged to complete the learning by the given dates.
We understand that parents and carers may be concerned about the amount of screen time children are being exposed to already. Assignments can be completed on paper and then a photo of the learning can be submitted on Google Classroom.
Every child in the school has an account and teachers will post daily work to be completed.
All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have an account. This is an amazing personalised platform to practice essential mathematical skills.
One of the most important educational activities adults can do with children is reading. We ask all parents to take an active role in reading with their children. Children are expected to read at home every day. Even in the older age groups parents should continue to read with, and to, their children. All pupils should regularly be asked to read out loud and asked questions about what has been read to check understanding.
Every child from Year 1 - 6 has a spelling booklet with words that they will be looking at each week. Whilst at home, these can be practiced so that your child maintains at the same pace as their school based peers.
What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
All children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity -the school will cover any misconceptions when they return.
Information about how we will be spending this is included in our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.