All children returned to our classrooms in September 2020. Although attendance is mandatory, home learning is likely to become an essential part of our delivery of the school curriculum for pupils who need to self-isolate or in case of a temporary closure of a class, phase or whole school.
We have set out expectations which meet DfE guidance.
What Home Learning will be provided?
All home learning will be provided as a pack on our website for children to download at home. A timetable will be provided to support parents/carers in providing a balanced day of learning at home. If a child does not have access to a laptop/internet, school will provide paper copies of learning. Where funding can be accessed by school, a device will be provided to support disadvantaged children. All links on the Learning Zone can be accessed via a range of devices, including: mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer. These links should be used in addition to work provided to support mental maths; spelling; reading and topic based learning. All work provided will be in line with the National Curriculum and follow progression of learning which is being followed in school.
SEND children may need additional support/differentiation to access the curriculum at home. Our school SENDCO (Mrs Butler) will work with teachers to provide this.
I’m having difficulties providing learning at home for my child, what should I do?
We recognise that parents and carers may face challenges whilst home schooling and we are here to support. We encourage parents to give children an opportunity to complete as much as possible. We have created a timetable for each phase which may be helpful. If home learning is proving challenging, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the class email or a phone call to the school office for support.
What if my child is ill during their self-isolation period?
If your child feels unwell during their time away from school, we do not expect them to complete all their home learning. They are expected to continue with as much as they possibly can.
How will work completed at home be submitted?
Daily work (including photos) can be submitted electronically to the class email which will be picked up by the class teacher. Teachers will respond to work submitted within 48 hours and any queries children may have. Feedback will be offered on this work and next steps provided, where necessary. Submitting work daily (or at least every 2 days) will help teachers assess pupils' understanding and therefore provide further support.
Hand in Paper Copies
If children have worked on paper copies provided by school, this can handed in once the self-isolation period has ended. Regular contact via email (if able) or phone call will be made during the period which the child is unable to attend to offer support and advice.
Teachers will also communicate with parents/carers via Marvellous Me.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's education (in school or at home) please get in touch via email or phone.
Thank you for all your continued support and commitment to school and your child's education.