Sadly, with the news of a new National lockdown being made on Monday 4th January, the school is closed to most pupils, other than for the children of Key/Critical Workers and a small number of other children. We recognise the concerns that you might have and I’m sure you know that, as a school community, we will do everything we can to support all of the children, parents and carers throughout this.
In addition to these children, Nursery will continue to be open to all children from our Nursery class.
Unlike the lockdown in March, we are not uploading work weekly onto the school website (although work previously uploaded is still available on class pages should you wish to view it) but 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 13.00 on Tuesday 5th January. 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 Year 6 had to isolate in October.
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 and by those children who are in school, so that all children can access the same materials.
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.
At this difficult time, we really appreciate your support to the school and our community, and we will continue to support your children and the wider community as we go forward.
If you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to help and support.
Mrs Roach, Mr Smith, Miss Jordan and the staff of Sacred Heart
To further support the children with their remote learning, we are going to be delivering live lessons across the week to each 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.
If you experience any difficulties accessing these lessons, please contact the school who are happy to help you.