It has been fantastic to welcome everybody back this Autumn following the school closures in March. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted educational experience, there is always the possibility that an individual child, a year group bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time. We have therefore put in place a plan for blended learning, so that all children are able to continue their education despite such circumstances.
In the eventuality that your child has to self-isolate for the reasons outlined above, we are offering a carefully selected number of on-line lessons, which are accessible from home and closely matched to the curriculum taught here in school.
Each day, the children will have on-line lessons for Maths and English, plus lessons in other subject areas, as directed by the class teacher, and explained in the timetable available in the relevant year groups section below. In addition to this, if a bubble is self-isolating, the children will be able to log on to Zoom sessions with their teacher three times per day; at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm.
The first session (9.30am) will enable the teacher to speak with the class, explain the learning for the day and run through what they will need, take any questions and ensure they are set up and ready to go.
At 11.30am, the children can have time to go through their progress, ask any questions and receive direct support from the teacher for anything they found tricky.
Finally, at 2.30pm, the children can review their day with their teacher, iron out any other issues that have arisen and preview the learning for the following day.
To access these live sessions, you will need to create a Zoom account. For more information on how to do this please click on the Zoom tab below.
In addition to the selection of video lessons that have been matched to the school curriculum offer, there are of course other on-line resources the children can access, including Number Bots/Times Table Rock-stars, and all of the web link resources at the bottom of this page.
As well as the on-line learning, there is scope for the children to maintain the fundamentals offline, through practising handwriting, basic number facts & times tables and reading as often as they can.
Children should also be encouraged do some physical activity, or practise the skills and topics taught in Art, to reinforce the work they have been doing in school since September.
Parents can contact their child’s teacher via the year group email account, for any queries they may have regarding this blended learning. You can find the relevant email address in the year group tabs below.
If you are able to provide the children with somewhere appropriate to access the learning, as well as the necessary technology to access the online offer, that will make the provision much more effective for your child. If you have any issues with this, then please contact the school and wherever possible, we will look to support you in whatever way we are able.