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As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning.

Our Remote Learning Plan: Bubble Closure

Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind and follows the guidance and expectation from the Department for Education (DfE). We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.  If Public Health England advises us to close your child’s bubble,  we will do the following to ensure your child continues to receive high quality learning:

  • Your child will a receive a combination of daily of live teaching from their class teacher and learning assistant, alongside high quality, government endorsed resources (including Oak Academy, NCETM, Letters and Sounds).  These can be  accessed via the class home page on Google Classroom.  The Live teaching timetable will be provided when required.    
  • There will be independent tasks to do after each of these sessions and teachers will provide feedback through live questioning, automated quiz responses or written comments, dependent on the task. The daily learning will remain broad and balanced for children learning remotely.
  • Lessons will follow a well planned sequence that builds on prior knowledge and skills.
  • The children’s learning will continue to be broad and balanced and follow the timetable set out below, starting with an online register.
  • The government guidance expects that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

    Key Stage 1     

         3 hours              

    Key Stage 2

         4 hours

 

Our Remote Learning Plan:  Individual Children Isolating due to COVID-19

If a pupil is not attending school due to circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19), your child will be provided with broad and balanced remote education via Google Classroom.   Learning will be posted daily and follow the class timetable as closely as possible.   We will utilise high quality, government endorsed resources (including Oak Academy, NCETM, Letters and Sounds) or recorded lessons.  Independent activities will be assigned related to the teaching they have received and feedback from the teacher will be prompt and task appropriate.  

 What you’ll need at home:

A device to access home learning.   

iPads, tablets and smart phones.

It is really easy to access Google Classroom on iPads, tablets and smart phones. The best way to do this is to download the apps, which are made specifically for this purpose rather than accessing Google Classroom using the web browser. More details below.

Computers and Laptops

You should be able to log onto Google Classroom easily by going to classroom.google.com

Chromebooks

A chromebook is a device that allows you to log straight into Google, giving you access straight away to Google Classroom and the other apps. Children have their own school login for this.

 

Using apps on iPad, tablets and smart phones.

As mentioned above, the best way to experience Google Classroom on an iPad, tablet or smart phone is through using the Google Apps. These can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Google Play Store.

If your child does not have access to a device and Google Classroom, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help support you.

What you can do to help

We appreciate this situation may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time.

Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.

We don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers, however, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Our top tips:

  • Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable;
  • Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life;
  • Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active.  Mr Rochford (PE and Enrichment Leader) provides activities which the children can carry out on Google Classroom.

Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. 

 

 Google Classroom Rules

 

Useful Links

Maths:

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