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When we first locked down in March 2020, Remote Learning was something for the future. The staff have worked tirelessly in ensuring that if your child is self-isolating or if the bubble bursts and the children are learning from home, that their learning continues. It has been a sharp learning curve and staff have had to adapt and learn to do their job in a new way in a short time period, whilst also dealing with other pressures that come with teaching. We know that no one way will suit all the needs of all our children and our families.  We hope that the blended approach that we offer helps all our families to continue their learning at home to the best of their ability.

 

What you can do to help

We appreciate that this will 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.

At the same time, we do not 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. But, 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 create and stick to a routine that works for your household.
  • 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

Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you are having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo or through leaving a message with the Office.

 

What you will need at home

  • A device that can access the internet, such as a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, x-box, PS4 or smartphone
  • Log in details for Google Classroom, Purple Mash, Timetable Rockstars (KS2), Numbots (KS1) and Lexia (individual pupils)
  • A quiet space where they can work without interruption
  • An adult to support with accessing resources and with completion of learning activities (this will depend on the age of children and their ability to access work independently)
  • Homework Book or an exercise book or lined paper for writing out and working out.  
  • Stationary - pencils, colouring pens/pencils, rubber, ruler etc 
  • Printed worksheets if you have access to a printer and/or if provided by the school/teacher.
  • An Epic login for reading online

Our Remote Learning Offer

Remote Learning Offer

Home Learning and Remote Learning - Google Classroom

Pupils can access their home learning in Google Classroom – a digital learning platform created by Google.

In the event of a National Lockdown or a year group bubble being closed and pupils being sent home; remote learning resources and pre-recorded videos will be accessible through Google Classroom. This will ensure that children are given the opportunity to continue learning remotely, at home.

All learning will be set by school staff through the platform and pupils can complete their learning and submit it online.

 Getting Started

 

Completing and Submitting Learning

During a closure, you should check the platform daily to see if any new learning has been set for your child. Some pieces of learning will have a deadline for submission; children should be encouraged to complete the learning by the given dates.

We understand that parents and carers may be concerned about the amount of screen time children are being exposed to already. Assignments can be completed on paper and then a photo of the learning can be submitted on Google Classroom. For tips on how to manage screen time, click here.

If you require further support, please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

Further Resources:

Additional useful documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Google Classroom | Getting started

A step-by-step guide of how to use Google Classroom and submit learning.

Google Classroom Pupil Use Agreement

An agreement that outlines the expectations of pupils when using the online learning platform.

G Suite for Education Privacy Information

Explains specific privacy policy with regard to G Suite for Education and use by primary and secondary schools.

Google Classroom on Xbox or PS4

Step by step instructions on how to access Google Classroom on an XBox or PS4.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is an online classroom hub, where your student can chat with their whole class, in groups with other students, and one-on-one with their teachers. 

Logging In

 Further Resources:

Additional useful documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links below:

Microsoft Teams | Getting started

Microsoft Teams | Pupil and Parent Guide

 

Websites we use:

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a creative online space aimed at primary pupils, which aims to inspire creative learning both at school and at home. It covers spelling, grammar and maths as well as other work related to the curriculum and various open ended tools allowing children to try their hand at story creation, art and game design, among other things. Teachers will set tasks for pupils to complete in line with our curriculum.

Click here to go to our school log in page.

Timestable Rockstars (Y3 - Y6)

When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!

The goal is for all participating rockers to be Times Table Rock Stars after 20 weeks!

 Click here to go the login page.

Please find below the Parent Handbook for Times Tables Rock Stars. This contains all the information you need to support your child to become a Times Tables Rock Star. You can also download the free App by visiting your Play Store.

Parent Handbook

Numbots (Reception, Y1, Y2)

This game is aimed at boosting addition and subtraction skills for all aged children.

Since the success of Times Tables Rockstars in encouraging our KS2 children to master times table and division fact instant recall, we would like our KS1 skills with mental addition and subtraction to be just as good. NumBots will help! 

All children start at the same place in Story mode, and when they get to a certain stage they will unlock Challenge mode. The idea is that they play little and often, and this will significantly improve their understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Click here to go to the login page.

Oak National Academy Online

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Sometimes the teachers will assign one of these lessons that is appropriate and relevant as a part of the remot learning.

Click here to go to the home page. 

Epic!

Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers—that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under.

During school with Epic School: From 7am to 4pm local time M-F, students can log in from anywhere using their class code and read for as long as they want between 7am to 4pm.

After school with Epic Free: In addition to all the reading time that they get with Epic School, students can also read after-school or after 4pm local time, M-F, for free on Epic Free. Epic Free is also available for students to access at any time on the weekends. But unlike Epic School, there is a time duration limit! Students can read on Epic Free for up to 2 hours per week. Also, students will need their parents’ help to unlock Epic Free with a parent email. Parents only need to provide their email address during the sign-up -- no credit card is required.

Click here to enter your class code.

Lexia Core5

Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge. Using Lexia, students work independently at their own pace through individualized learning paths to develop fundamental reading skills in a structured, sequential manner. Teachers are notified when students require support or intervention and are provided with the resources for face-to-face instruction.

Click here to go to log in page.

A Core5 app can also be found on the App and Google Play store by searching for ‘Lexia Reading Core5 UK’. Logging in on this app will also require the teacher email on the Lexia log on help sheet. 

Lexia | Logging In Support

Other Useful Educational Websites:

White Rose Maths

Phonics Play