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As a school, we are ready and prepared to deliver remote learning for our children, should the need arise either due to a period of self-isolation, a bubble closure or another National Lockdown.
Every child and family in school has access to a Class Dojo account. In years 1-6, this is where teachers will upload learning for them to complete via Dojo portfolios. It also provides an interactive platform so that every child can receive feedback about their learning in order to move their learning forwards. In Reception, every child and family has access to a Tapestry account and learning will be uploaded via documents on Tapestry. This will then be used to assess and provide feedback.
The Department for Education requirements for the minimum amount of work that needs to completed each day is three hours for reception and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and four hours for Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). This is not continuous and does not include breaks. We will also provide extra optional activities for children to take part in while are home and these will be sent via our weekly Home Learning newsletter.
Learning tasks will be varied to meet children’s individual needs and where resources are required, for example Handwriting sheets and Phonics booklets in Reception and Key Stage 1, these will be provided electronically, but can be printed and collected from school if families request it.
As a school we use Class Dojo for all our communication, but we are also available via phone and email and we actively encourage families to reach out to use for support.
Maths Newsletter - Ad Infinitum
· Spelling Shed – Spelling game for school and home.
· Math Shed – Mathematics game for school and home.
· White Rose Maths – Free maths teaching resources.
· Learning to Read for Kids – Learning to read phonics
· Jump Start Jonny – Exercise, dance and workouts for kids.
· Oak National Academy – Free lessons and resources covering multiple subjects
· BBC Bitesize – Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.
· Epic – The leading digital library for kids.
· Maths through Stories - ideas of stories to link to Maths for specific topics, covering the whole primary curriculum. Also online videos of maths stories too.
· Kids Coach - five minute conversation starters and stimulus.
· Hungry Little Minds - Government recommended website with education apps for Early Years. It links to the attached ‘what to expect when’ document.
· Speech and Language - Speech and Language site with ideas for games to play at home.
· Biteable - a video about the importance of talk for early childhood development.
Home Learning Resources
See below for the lists of the top books to read.
Typically completed by 5-11 year olds, CREST Star and SuperStar challenges relate to everyday experiences that children can complete at home. Children complete eight activities to gain a CREST Award, with each activity taking between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.
Oxford Owl for Home
Free e-book Library, where you can search for appropriate books by your child’s age or by the Letters and Sounds Phase they are working at.