Support for Remote Learning
In line with our Remote Learning Policy, teachers will provide class-specific Remote Learning on the second full day of either school site closure or when a child cannot attend school but is well enough to continue with their learning and whose absence is authorised.
For the first full day of Remote Learning, this page provides a range of learning opportunities for children to continue their learning. It includes a a catalogue of ideas, advice and inspiration and a document with websites that contain a wealth of learning for across the curriculum.
For details of topics being taught each term, visit the 'Class Pages' section of the website.
Daily reading has always been the key to unlocking children's imagination, encouraging curiosity of the world and developing vocabulary as well as giving an opportunity for shared experiences and deep discussion of themes and issues. There are many more ways to read than just picking up a book. Non-fiction reading can include magazines, comics, information books on Science, History or the natural world, to name a few.
Away from traditional reading materials, we can also enjoy story through audiobooks, YouTube storytelling and internet websites on a huge range of topics. Instructions are also really great sources for giving children a sense of purpose in their reading - perhaps follow a recipe or a method for building a model? Remind children that reading is everywhere for many purposes and can be enjoyed in different ways.
Use the Boom Reader (previously GoRead) app to log your child's reading (link below)
Pobble is a fantastic free resource designed to inspire children's writing and ignite ideas.
One teaching resource.
Each picture has with it: Questions to discuss, story starters, 'sick' sentences to improve, a sentence challenge and a creative activity.
Whilst there is a main picture which is visible on the home screen every day, you are able to click backwards and forwards through the pictures to choose one that grabs your child's attention. An easy to use and excellent website you could use with your children.
Maths Zone has lots of games.
Each class also has their Maths leaflets to work on which can be found on the Class Pages.
We have invested in TimesTables Rock Stars for all children. This is designed to be a fun and engaging way for children to practise their multiplication tables. Children also have a subscription to Classroom Secrets Kids.
Children have their log in details or ask the School Office.
Links are below.
Physical Education and Exercise
It is really important that children get the exercise they need both for their physical and mental well-being. Below are a list of websites with activities the children can do inside or in a garden if available.
Cosmic Yoga https://www.cosmickids.com/ has lots of sessions for all ages and you can get a two-week free trial or find some of the sessions on YouTube for free.
The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, has some Kids Workout videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks+kids
These are some of the Wake Up Shake Up dances the children have enjoyed recently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMJDiHQBH0 - Ghostbusters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLHZeKbMUo - I like to move it.
Timetabling - giving some structure to the day is important. Below is a suggested timetable to use if you wish. This resources are in no way compulsory but are offered to support parents who may want to use them.
Additional support for pupils with SEND
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access Remote Learning without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
For those with EHCPs who are at home, steps will be taken to ensure that we, where possible, provide the provision set out in their plan.
The SENDCo will be in regular contact with families of children with EHCPs and will be available to be contacted, via the office, for other children on the SEND register.
For those children with SEND accessing from home, teachers will ensure that they continue to set work appropriate for the child to meet their individual needs – this will be provided via Teams.
Considerations, on an individual basis, will be made about each child’s ability to access the recommended time allocation and this will be adapted in consultation with the SENDCo, teachers and parents.
In the event of prolonged absence, other strategies will be employed:
Weekly contact with the family enables the teachers to understand how each individual child is coping and these children are then discussed with the SENDCo.
Where possible, specific interventions may still be carried out remotely.
1-1 staff will keep in contact with children or set work/provide feedback to maintain relationships.
All Pupil Passports have been written and discussed with parents. Appropriate SMART targets have been set that can be supported at school and home. This allows the Assess, Plan, Do, Review (APDR) cycle to continue through remote learning.
Additional resources such as wobble cushions, visual timetables, reward charts, word lists, access to digital interventions, advice on immersive reader technology and digital coloured overlays will be supplied to those learning remotely.
Contact with outside agencies will continue remotely and the SENDCo will continue to co-ordinate this.