In the current times, we realise that there may be times when children are well but unable to attend school. This may be because: someone in their household has symptoms or has tested positive for covid-19; someone in their household is waiting for test results; their class ‘bubble’ has been asked to self-isolate at home due to a positive case; we are subject to local or national restrictions which means school is not open to all pupils.
We realise that nothing can replace learning in person for children, however to ensure children miss out as little as possible we have developed procedures for home learning and remote education. In order for children to get the most out of home learning, then we need parents and carers to encourage and support them with accessing their lessons and completing work set.
Children are expected to participate fully in home learning whilst not at school unless you report their absence through Studybugs.
If your child’s bubble is isolating or their class is not in school and you do not attend Zoom lessons then someone from school will phone you each week to check on your child’s learning and offer support if needed. We do understand tha toften it is necessary for children to share devices at home, so realise it is not always possible for children to access every Zoom lesson. In this case, they should follow their home learning pack and/ or the information shared on the 'Home Learning' section of the website.
- Home learning pack.
A home learning pack will be provided for all children with work to cover their isolation period/ school closure period. We will let you know how you can collect them from school. Your child must return this to school once they are back, and will be given the chance to discuss their learning with a member of staff. If we undergo a prolonged closure we will arrange for their home learning to be dropped in and looked at by staff for children unable to submit work on Google Classroom.
- CGP textbooks.
All children were sent with CGP text books in October. They may be directed to complete home learning activities using these to help.
- Zoom lessons.
If your child’s whole class is isolating or the school is partially closed, daily Zoom learning with their class teacher will be arranged. This information will be sent to you via Studybugs.
If your child is isolating, but the rest of the class is in school then we will send you details to allow them to Zoom into their class’ lessons. This information will be sent to you via Studybugs.
- Providing feedback on learning.
We will request children to submit work online so that this can be monitored. For KS1 and KS2this will be via Google Classroom, for EYFS via email. Any difficulties children are having will be address during the next lesson. For any children unable to share work electronically, we will arrange for home learning to be brought to school to be looked at.
What else can you child do at home?
Reading is so important, so please read with your child every day. They can use their library book, school library book, read magazines or books at home – whatever they find interesting!
See the ‘Home Learning’ section of our school website which has lots of suggestions for fun learning activities.
See your child’s online login sheets for the following:
Bugclub – access to lots of books online as well as spelling and grammar activities
TT Rockstars – multiplication practice
Espresso Discovery – lots of educational resources, articles, games and videos
Support from school
If you are experiencing any difficulties with any element of home learning, then please contact school through Studybugs or by phoning our main office and someone will get back to you.
We have received a limited number chromebooks from the DfE which are able to be lent to parents. We have to prioritise children entitled to Free School Meals for this, however if you would like to borrow a laptop for your child to use then please contact school. You will need to complete our loan agreement and ensure this is returned to school when your child returns.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals, we will also contact you about a weekly food parcel which you can collect from school.