Welcome to our Remote Learning Information Area
This remote learning area has been created to support parents and carers in assisting with learning at home in the event of a child having to isolate or in the case of a partial or full school closure. You can also look at the links on the bottom of this page to give you ideas of additional online learning activities by subject or area.
Our remote learning arrangements are outlined below for two different scenarios:
- School closure due to a local or national lockdown OR a class bubble closure
- Individual children self isolating (where the rest of the school remains open)
Education remains compulsory: All pupils are expected to engage with and complete the remote learning offer.
1. School closure due to a local or national lockdown OR a class bubble closure
CHILDREN IN YEARS 1 – 6
Children in Years 1 to 6 all have access to a Google Classroom page. Through this platform we follow the same curriculum for both children learning at home and those key worker and vulnerable children still attending school. This remote learning curriculum largely follows our planned curriculum map for the year and is available immediately in the event of a closure.
The teachers upload work for the children to complete on Google Classroom pages according to the timetable below as well as provide links for Zoom sessions, live lessons and pre recorded lessons daily.
In years 1 & 2 the children will have a minimum of 3 hours work set each day and in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 a minimum of 4 hours work a day.
CHILDREN IN RECEPTION
Children in Reception can access their class page by clicking the link below for daily learning and activities
to complete at home:
ACCESSING REMOTE LEARNING
All children have been issued with a remote learning pack including an explanation letter, an exercise book in which to complete work if necessary, a copy of all of their passwords, a guide to access Google Classroom pages, well-being activities and any other relevant information provided by the class teachers.
Please contact your child’s teacher via the CLASS EMAILS if you need any of this information resent. (click the link for class email addresses)
For those children who do not have access to the internet or a device, the school has either issued devices or offered a place in school. If you are unable to access the curriculum online you may be eligible for a laptop or additional data. If after reading the links you believe you are eligible please contact the school on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8478 0510.
How you can support your child with home learning:
It is expected that children take a full part in the remote learning offered by the school. Parents and carers may help with this by setting clear routines and expectations to support your child’s education, where possible, it is beneficial for children to maintain a regular and familiar routine. We recommend that each homeschool day maintains a similar structure to a normal school day. The timetable below provides the ideal example. You will see there is a blend of live lessons, which will be recorded and made available for children unable to access them live, pre-recorded lessons and uploaded lessons, which consist of powerpoints, worksheets etc.
It is expected that the children will follow the ‘Online Learning Protocol’, whilst taking part in both online learning and Zoom sessions. (Click the link to see the expectations for children online)
A few more examples of things you can do to support your child’s learning at home:
- Having a designated space for work activities that is separate to play/leisure activities will also help.
- Making sure that break times are allocated will help with stamina and screen tiredness.
- Taking a complete break during lunch and playtime is beneficial and will help the children refocus once back to their learning.
- If your child has difficulty focusing, then providing a fidget toy to play with can keep their fingers busy and help them listen to the learning presented.
- Ensure that, if your child is due to take part in a live session, that they are logged in and are on time.
- Don’t forget the other learning opportunities provided e.g. Sumdog, Purple Mash, Charanga, Duo Lingo and other apps that may have been recommended on the website.
- Wellbeing is also a priority during these difficult times, please let us know if you want your child to have a call from school (the children can request this when they fill in their Daily Google form)
- Alert the school office if your child is unwell or sick, even though they are at home, we do not expect unwell children to be completing school work.
- Alert the teacher, using the class email, if you have had device/connection issues and your child has been unable to submit their work.
- If you need advice please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Click on the link for government guidance for parents to support their children’s remote education.
Monitoring children’s engagement with learning
The teachers will monitor the children’s engagement daily by taking a register twice a day, checking submitted work and by analysing the Google Response Forms that each child should complete at the end of each day. Where engagement is a concern a member of the school’s staff will contact the parents/carers of the child and seek to resolve the problem.
Feedback and assessment:
The children must submit their work in a timely fashion and the class teachers will give feedback to the children in a combination of ways, including direct marking, whole class feedback sessions via Zoom, individual feedback either by Zoom, Google Classroom comments or phone calls.
Please ensure your child submits a minimum of one piece of English, Maths and RE work per week for feedback. Please click the link for a guide on how to turn in work on Google Classroom.
We recognise that with increased uses of digital devices, children may be more at risk from dangers online including viewing inappropriate content, having contact with inappropriate people and be at risk from experiencing (or acting themselves) with poor conduct.
We recommend parent/carers ask their child regularly:
- What do they do online? – this will help parents/carers understand any conduct risks and see whether children are chatting on anonymous sites or posting comments about themselves.
- Who they are talking to? – this will help parents/carers cover the contact risks, particularly if children’s online friends are people they do not know offline.
Guidance on keeping children safe online is available below. Children of primary school age should be supervised by an adult when accessing the internet:
Remote Learning Timetable from Monday 18th January
Teachers PPA time will be on Tuesday afternoons. The activities for children will be available online for PE and Science but teachers will not be monitoring the class pages between 12.00 and 14.45.
Friday at 14.30 there will be a pre-recorded achievement assembly posted on class pages for children to view. Certificates will be awarded to children at this assembly, these will be sent via MarvellousMe for those children who are not in school. The winning house for house points for the week will also be announced in this assembly.
2. Individual children self isolating
If your child needs to self isolate at a time when the rest of the children are in school, they will have access to remote learning through their Google Classroom page or for reception children on the class page on the link above. This work will largely be the same as that being completed by the rest of the class in school. The timetable for children self isolating will be available on individual Google Classroom pages.
There will also be daily opportunities to engage with members of staff via individual Zoom sessions.Details of how to access these sessions will be uploaded onto the Google Classroom pages.
3. Remote learning for children with SEND in all instances
During school closures or in the event of children self isolating, children with specific needs have access to three live sessions a day with support staff (see the timetable below), including a range of pre-recorded sessions on the Sensory activities page on Google classroom. All the activities on Google classroom support their sensory needs, fine motor skills, physical development- fine motor and gross motor skills
and specialist pre-recorded music sessions. They have access to the foundation subjects (live sessions), which have been differentiated accordingly.
If you have any questions please contact the school by telephone – 020 8478 0510 or email –
The Oak National Academy has an online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers video lessons across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
ST WINEFRIDE’S ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Please click on this link for an extensive range of websites and activities for your children to complete in addition to any work they have been set.
The BBC are also broadcasting education programs every day from 9.00am – 12.00pm on CBBC on freeview.
For parents/carers with children under 5 years old please see the following link for simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five: