In response to the covid-19 pandemic, the school has developed a plan to ensure that children’s learning continues in the case of self-isolation or a full or partial school closure. This plan offers remote learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households have limited access to educational resources and internet-enabled devices.
We have aimed to ensure that children continue to benefit from a broad curriculum, access to new learning and interaction with their teachers. As such, this plan complies in full with the expectations and principles outlined by the Department for Education here.
Please use the link below to read the plan in full. Alternatively, a brief summary is offered below.
- We will use Seesaw for key stages 1 and 2 and Tapestry for EYFS.
- Most lessons will be have a pre-recorded video and an independent activity, some made by school staff and others from Oak National Academy.
- We have a system in place to support children without internet access by loaning laptops. If you feel you need one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Children will have maths, reading (including phonics) and writing (including spelling) lessons every school day. They will have humanities 2-3 times a week, RE once a week and Spanish once a week.
- Children will receive feedback on work submitted on Seesaw in a number of ways.
- Each class will have a daily Zoom catch up to maintain social connections and to give children the chance to ask questions about their learning.
- Families can expect a phone call once a week to discuss their child’s learning and engagement.
- Work submitted after 12.00 on Fridays will not be marked in the usual way. This is to give our teachers dedicated time to plan and prepare remote learning activities and to give children a break from their screen.