Remote Learning

In these uncertain times, we know that at any point we may have children learning at home as well as in school. Our children may be at home isolating whilst awaiting a Covid test result or a child’s class or year group may be sent home to self-isolate in the event of a positive Covid case within school. While it is highly unlikely, there is also the possibility that the children may need to work from home for a period of time in the event of a local or even national lockdown.

Our priority is always that our children and families remain safe and well but we are also keen to support our parents fully so that, if your child is at home and is well enough to complete their daily learning, you know what to do; what resources are there to help you  and what is expected of the children.

We have had to revise our approaches to remote learning a little this year so that we can support all possible variations of individual and/or whole class isolation. For this reason, we have started to use Google Classroom as a learning platform where we can post and received the weekly learning from the children.

You can find more information about Google Classroom here

You can read our remote learning policy here. 

 

Tips for remote learning routines:

  1. Start the day properly: get dressed and have breakfast in time for the normal start to the school day.
  2. Create a timetable that works for you and stick to it.
  3. Make sure your timetable includes breaks and time for play. Try have breaks in the fresh air even if it’s by an open window.
  4. If your child is accessing work on Google Classrooms make sure they login every day and upload their finished work
  5. You should build in time for some physical exercise.
  6. If your child is struggling to relax, consider using some mindfulness colouring or a mindful colouring APP
  7. You can send us photos of your home learning successes and we will happily share some of these via Twitter

Top tip:

It’s always a good time to read a good book together!

First day absence

In the event that a child needs to self-isolate but is well in themselves, their class teacher will set them remote learning tasks from the 2nd day of absence. While you are awaiting this learning, you may wish to look at the following list of resources to support learning at home during this time.

General Websites and resources:

 

Year 3 suggestions:

Times Tables warm-ups (pick a target)

Maths – number and place value

Literacy – sentence level

 

Year 4 Suggestions

Times Tables warm up (pick a target)

Maths – number and place value

Literacy – sentence level

Literacy – word level

Literacy – punctuation level

 

Year 5 Suggestions

Times Tables warm-up (pick a target)

Maths – number and place value

Literacy – sentence level

Literacy – word level

Literacy – punctuation level

 

Year 6 Suggestions

Times Tables warm-up

Maths – number and place value

Maths – formal methods revision (multiplication and division)

Literacy – sentence level

Explore complex sentences (including main clauses, subordinate clauses, subordinating conjunctions and how to structure complex sentences) https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-65j30c