Teaching and Learning in Spring Term 2021
School will not fully open as planned following the Lockdown announcement from the Government. School will be open for Key worker and vulnerable children. All other children at home will have access to Remote Learning as follows:
Recorded English and Maths lessons, and matching activities will be shared by class teachers each morning on Dojo. These will mirror the teaching that is happening in school and can be accessed at any time. When children complete work set by the teacher, this can be uploaded to Dojo messages or portfolios for marking and feedback.
Live ZOOM sessions are also available throughout the week, where children can talk with their class teacher, explore other subjects and see their classmates. Links for these sessions are shared by teachers through Dojo.
Rapid Reading ebooks have been assigned to children and are available to access at the Activelearn Primary website. There is a link for this in the websites section on this page.
Further guidance on our remote learning can be found in the document link below.
If you have trouble accessing the learning or have issues with IT equipment please contact school and we will try to support you with this. Below you will find links to Dojo videos, that can help you to login, upload to portfolios or get in touch with the Dojo helpdesk.
At the bottom of this page, you will also find additional websites that your child can access and we recommend, including those that they have individual login accounts for.
However, following the class Dojo and completing the daily tasks set by teachers is the best way to ensure your child stays in touch with their learning, and is on track for when we can get back into the classroom.
Websites the Children Have Logins For
Children have accounts for the following websites, and some will have a programme to follow or assigned activities, specific to classes, groups or individuals. These are the main websites that our teachers encourage the children to use. Activelearn Primary (the first site in the list) is where children can login and access reading books that have been assigned to them by their class teacher, as well as a range of curriculum based maths games.
Websites with Free Parent Packs and Resources
These websites are packed with educational resources that we often use as teachers in school. Many of them are offering free subscriptions or parent packs to support children who are learning at home.
BBC TEACH and BITESIZE
BBC Teach are providing fantastic daily live lessons, activities and prompts to help with home schooling across the full curriculum. All BBC lessons and videos are available on Iplayer and red button too, so can be accessed on a TV.
Please find the link for BBC Primary Lessons below
BBC Bitesize, also offers lessons, clips and support for home schooling, and the links for these can be found below.
Classroom Secrets have put together resource packs to support the Bitesize videos you can access them on the link below
We are all spending more time online at the minute. Here’s a link to Think U Know an organisation who provide advice and support around Online Safety. They provide activities and information for pupils of all ages as well as parents.
Things To Do Away from The Screen
It’s good to escape the screens sometimes, and below are some links that give some ideas that don’t involve a laptop, a phone or a tablet!
Oak National Academy
The DFE have supported Oak National Academy to put together daily lessons and activities for children from Reception onwards. Each day there is a video, some teaching and suggested activities. Below is the link for this government nationwide resource
In these troubling times we need to look after ourselves and our loved ones. Below are some links to sites with help and advice for adults and children.
Active families Facebook Page – they are going to be posting ideas and tips for being active at home, cooking ideas and some video demos too!
A guide from the Children’s Commissioner to help children understand and cope with the situation.
Link to our school wellbeing page
Link to Zumos, the interactive programme that helps children identify their emotions, giving them skills to deal with different emotions and build resilience.
Find below an updated Risk Assessment for school. This is regularly reviewed and updated when needed.
The drop down menu in this section of our website also provides parents and carers with useful information if you are considering our school or have a child who is a pupil at our school.
If you would like a paper copy (or any other format) of any of our documents on our website please speak to the school office, who will provide them to you free of charge. If you require further information about any of the items shown in this section, please contact the school and we will do our best to help.