Sadly, home learning is becoming more and more of a reality as we move through the Autumn term. We have been finalising the strategy for Remote Learning during the Covid19 Pandemic. This strategy is for all children in all year groups. I am fully aware that some of you have already found home learning difficult but by working together I am hoping we can find a way to make this easier to manage if the situation arises again.
WHAT IS REMOTE LEARNING?
The definition of Remote Learning is for children learning outside of school due to the fact they cannot attend school due to Covid- 19. It will combine a variety of approaches such as paper work packs, Dojo communication and online support.
It applies to children who cannot attend school due to:
As you may already be aware, we will be using Dojo to communicate with children on a daily basis. If you have not connected with Dojo then you need to contact the office.
IF A WHOLE BUBBLE GOES DOWN WHAT IS EXPECTED?
We will provide remote learning (online and paper based) for children that are not able to attend school so that no-one need fall to far behind. Live lessons will in KS2 this will be through Microsoft Teams and in EYFS and KS1 this will be via Zoom. There also will be links to websites and power points posted on Dojo for your child to follow. A learning pack will be sent home with a core text and some paper based activities linked to this. KS1 children will have reading books sent home as well.
The Government states there should be a minimum of 3 hours for EYFS and KS1 and 4 hours for KS2 of learning each day which will be a mixture of online and paper based learning. If you have any issues with access to devices or access to online learning at home please get in touch with us and we have a limited number of laptops that we can loan out to you.
Each teacher will post each day what the minimum of work expected is with options to complete should activities and could challenges. This will be broadly in line with what would have been taught in school however there will need to be some adaptions for some subjects. Differentiated activities will be made available via Dojo.
A register will be taken each day to make sure children have been engaging with the live lessons and online learning. Staff will monitor and mark uploaded work to Dojo. If a child is missing work or not attending the live lessons phone calls will be made home in the first instance to see what support we can give. Socially distanced home visits may also happen to offer support. Some SEND children may receive 1:1 sessions with their learning support.
IF I AM SELF ISOLATING WHAT IS EXPECTED?
If you are self isolating your child will receive a learning pack and daily online tasks as above to complete via Dojo. They will not receive live lessons.
We will continue to endeavour not to have any year group closures, through doing our very best in the circumstances, using good personal hygiene routines and handwashing. However, as you are aware, there are an increasing number of schools having to close year groups or whole schools due to Covid symptoms and positive tests. We all need to work together to ensure our children do not get further behind.
In the following points, an outline of the provision will be made and some guidance given on the role of children and parents.
We are fully aware that these are exceptional times and would like to make it clear that the completion of all the work provided is not compulsory. However, there is an expectation that there is a daily minimum amount of work to be completed whilst the children are working from home.
This letter seeks to inform and guide families with what is expected as a minimum. Each family is unique and because of this, should approach home learning in way which suits their individual needs.
Family (pupil/parent/guardian) role