We have worked hard to develop a remote learning approach that ensure that the children’s education continues throughout any periods when they are not accessing education on-site. Our approach to remote learning follows our Sacred Heart curriculum (which can be found here) and the children will be accessing work that is as close to what would be covered in class as is possible.
In the event of a bubble having to isolate, we will continue with our successful use of daily online support, with paper copies available where required. We will be uploading work onto Google Classrooms (unless your child is in Nursery or Reception where Tapestry will be used as in school) on a daily basis from 8.30 on the first full day of isolation. All children have been given details in order to log in, and we are confident with the systems in place as they worked well when classes have isolated and during the recent national lockdown.
If you have any trouble accessing Google Classrooms or Tapestry, please contact the school and we’ll help quickly. If you are unable to access our remote learning online, please contact school and we will send out a pack of work each week that can be completed and returned to school either during the lockdown or upon returning to school. These packs will contain the work that is being completed online so that all children have access the same learning.
All children have been provided with login details for Reading Planet, so that the children can access books online while we are away from school. Each child has been allocated a selection of age/ability appropriate books already. If you have any issues accessing these, please contact the school who will help immediately.
If you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to help and support.
School Closure Policy (In the event of any further school closures)
To further support the children with their remote learning, we are going to be delivering live lessons to any isolating class. These are easy to access and will allow the children to engage more directly with their class teacher to support them with their work. Each lesson will be around 10-15 minutes and will replicate the input part of the lesson.
If your child is unable to attend the live lesson, they are going to be recorded and added as an attachment to the lesson along with the other files needed for the children’s learning.
To access the live lessons, children in Years 1-6 will need to go onto their class page on Google Classroom and click onto the meet link there. For children in Reception, a zoom link will be sent out before the lesson.
A timetable of live lessons will be found below in the event of a bubble isolating.
If you experience any difficulties accessing these lessons, please contact the school who are happy to help you.
For further details about the lesson content, please visit your child(ren)’s Tapestry/Google Classroom page where further resources, such as explanations, lesson content and support videos, can be found. Also, all feedback, including general class feedback and individual feedback for children can be found on these pages. As with our standard procedures, feedback is provided daily and, where, possible, live feedback whilst learning takes place is given through comments boards, live scheduled and impromptu ‘meets’ and use of jamboards.
To continue the children’s progress with reading at home, all children have an account for Reading Planet with age/ability content provided for them. In addition to this, the Oak National Academy has developed an online library that is free to access, and every week a popular children’s author will be ‘Author of the Week’, providing a free book or audiobook and exclusive videos and activities aimed at primary school children. These can be found by clicking here.
To ensure that all children are able to access our remote education, we will continue to provide differentiated work online and in paper copies, including through the instructions given and the tasks set. Additionally, live 1:1 online support is timetabled and additional explanation videos for work are also provided.
Towards the end of January, we conducted a questionnaire to gather your feedback on our approach to remote learning, and have acted upon suggestions on how we could further support you and your children, including increasing the number of live lessons and providing more pre-recorded videos. Please click here for our letter which outlines the questions and responses.