Remote Learning

by | Jan 12, 2021

Remote Learning

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, primary schools in England have been closed to most children. The school is still open to vulnerable children and children of key workers. Please get in touch with the school if you think you are eligible for this support.

We are now providing learning online through Microsoft TEAMS. Each child has a unique username and password to access the learning set by their class teacher/s. Please email the school office if you are having any issue with gaining access to online learning.

Please refer to the ‘Blended Learning – Information for Parents and Carers’ document at the bottom of this page and previously sent via ParentMail for more detailed information.

Teachers are working hard to make remote learning as accessible as possible. If you have a PC or laptop then resources should be easy to access. If you have an iPad or a tablet and you are having trouble opening or editing documents then please get in touch and we will do our best to offer tips and advice. We are also sharing a top tip that TEAMS can be accessed through XBox and PlayStation. Here is some more detailed advice from WIRED.

Staying Safe Online

Please remember the importance of staying safe online. It is crucial to monitor children’s use of the internet, especially during a period where screen time has increased. Visit the ESafety page of our website to access support, advice and helpful links.

Immersive Reader

Please look out for the Immersive Reader function on TEAMS. This will simplify any text and read it aloud.

Government Recommendations

In line with government recommendations, class teachers will endeavour to set work that is of equivalent length to the core teaching children would receive in school. 
The recommendation for Key Stage 1 is 3 hours. 
The recommendation for Key Stage 2 is 4 hours.

Monitoring

Please note that class teachers will be keeping a record of engagement with home learning. We may get in touch to offer additional support should any concerns arise.

Wellbeing

As always, we consider the wellbeing of all families to be of the greatest importance. Spinning such a number of plates for home and work commitments along with home learning is a big ask. Please give yourself credit for all of the fantastic things you are doing. Celebrate every achievement and don’t sweat the small stuff!

It is important to consider the best balance for you between home learning and time spent to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. 

A great place to start is establishing a daily routine incorporating regular wake up and bed times, meal times, exercise, learning and leisure. Setting and agreeing on this routine as a family will promote children’s responsibility in keeping the home learning experience positive. Visit the ELSA page of our website to find a wealth of resources to support various elements of wellbeing.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child/ren’s class teacher or the school office if you feel that we could offer you further support.