Following the Government announcement on Monday 4th January, we are working hard to ensure that learning can be delivered in school to vulnerable learners and children of Critical Workers who have no other arrangements for keeping children at home and to all other children remotely through our interactive Google Classroom platform.
Our remote learning provision is made up of two main digital learning platforms: Tapestry (EYFS) and Google Classroom (Yr1-Y6).
Both learning platforms have been up and running since the autumn term. Tapestry is an easy-to-use, secure online learning journal that helps staff and families record children’s experiences using photographs and videos. It also enables users to keep a permanent record of children’s ‘learning journey’ which is stored securely and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and communicate with staff.
Google Classroom is a digital platform that enables teachers to create an online classroom area in which they can manage all the documents the children need. Documents are stored on a Google drive and can be uploaded for the teacher to mark and give feedback. Google Classroom enables pupils and teachers to interact with one another regularly through ‘Google Meet’ where they can meet face-to-face virtually.
Teachers schedule Google meets with groups of children to consolidate the learning that has taken place, model concepts and provide live feedback to ensure children are receiving high first quality learning from their teacher.
Remote Learning Policy (Review Nov 2021)
For pupils learning at home:
Google Classroom Instructions for Parents – How to use our school’s Google Classroom
Google Classroom is an educational tool, which will be used strictly for educational purposes. Each class has a page, which includes work for pupils to complete at home, links to helpful websites and educational videos to enhance our provision. It also provides a platform for pupils to keep in touch with their teacher during the scheduled lessons, which is so important whilst children are working remotely.
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Logins to online learning resources- The school subscribes to a number of online learning resources which can be accessed at home. It is essential that children and parents have access to the relevant login details from the start of the school year so that they are immediately available in the event of a closure of self-isolation.
Login details that should be included are:
Online Learning Resources:
Times Table Rockstars – All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have a logon for Times Tables Rockstars. This is a fantastic website that supports children in learning their times tables.
Once your child has logged in they should play in Garage mode. This has an automatic training mode which starts with easy times tables and as the children get them correct it adds in more and more times tables. This means that it is pitched at the right level for the children so they’re able to practise getting quicker at tables that they know rather than struggling over many that they don’t know.
Oxford Reading Owl – Free resources to support learning at home
Reading Eggs – makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Spag.com – SPAG.com offers practice KS1 & KS2 SATs grammar & punctuation tests. Each practice SPAG test is instantly marked providing instant gap analysis.
White Rose Maths– The White Rose Maths ‘schemes of learning’ are hugely popular with schools in the UK and in many other countries, too. We also produce many other resources to help increase both fun and success in maths. Rooted in globally respected research, our resources are written by experienced, practising teachers and are available for pupils from nursery and primary years.
Mathletics – Success is different for every child. For some, it’s getting to the top of the class; for others, it’s finding an answer on their own. Mathletics provides a safe, encouraging learning environment that provides the right level of challenge to help your learners grow, gain confidence, and achieve their best.
Readiwriter – This spelling program delivers a rich understanding of spelling in an engaging way.
BBC Bitesize– Explore our best videos, articles and quizzes for primary and secondary students and discover new Primary Catch-Up Lessons to get back on track. BBC Bitesize covers all subjects.
Topmarks– Topmarks has a range of educational resources, games and links to other websites covering all subjects.
Toy Theatre– Toy theatre is a collection of interactive educational games covering a range of subjects.
ICT Games– Educational maths and English games aimed at 5-8 year olds.
Phonics Play– Some free phonic games.
White Rose Maths – Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence.
Prodigy Maths Game – Sign up for free access to Prodigy Math Game world, where you answer maths questions to complete epic quests and earn in-game rewards. For children at all levels.
SplashLearn– is a free resource for children from Reception to Year 6. Sign up to have a personalised learning path fit for catching up, enrichment or regular practice. Full of fun, interactive maths games.
Numbots- NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.
Joe Wicks’ Workouts – Access a variety of different types of workouts to stay active on Joe Wicks’ youtube site: The Body Coach TV.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Each episode is its own story, so you can enjoy the Cosmic Kids series in any order.
Go Noodle for Families– A wide range of fun dances for children to learn and help them stay active.
National Geographic Kids – Discover cool fun facts about space, bugs, animals, dinosaurs, and so much more!
Horrible Histories – Horrible Histories is a hit CBBC show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school! From the Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians to the Slimy Stuarts and Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories covers the funniest, yuckiest and most gruesome bits of history for kids.
SciShow Kids – SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?” Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!
Hour of Code– Trying an Hour of Code is a simple and fun way to introduce students to computer science.
Blockly Games– Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.
Online safety is of paramount importance, especially as children are doing more and more online. These are the sites that the government are recommending for parents to access for more information:
Children should know how to raise concerns while online
Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:
Government has also provided: