Remote Education January 2021
Welcome to our Remote Education January 2021 pages
We will post helpful information and guidance about what we are doing to support our families during the new lockdown. All information below has been shared directly with families via Class Dojo but we thought it a good idea to upload it here so that all information can be quickly accessed.
If you are struggling to find the information you are looking for, please get in contact with us via the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those children who are learning at home, we are providing daily remote learning in the form of live Zoom sessions, pre-recorded videos to watch and additional learning and activities set via either Tapestry (EYFS), Class Dojo or Google Classroom.
Every child will be provided with daily learning in English and Mathematics in addition to their full range of subjects that they would be learning in school. This will include RE, Science, History, Geography, PSHE, PE, Music, Art, DT and MFL (KS2).
Live Zoom sessions are at set times every day so that children have a routine and we have made sure that every class is at a different time to ensure there are no clashes for families with siblings across the school. The timetable for the sessions is below.
Live Session Timetable
All links to the live Zoom sessions have been shared with parents and carers via Class Dojo and email. If you have not received these please email the office who will be able to send these to you.
The live sessions are an opportunity for the class to meet together, for teachers to feedback to children on their learning, time for children to share the learning they have done as well as take part in live lessons with their class teachers. At the end of the day, the children will be sent a recording or take part in a live reading sessions to finish the school day off.
In addition to these live sessions with the whole class, the teachers and teaching assistants will also be completing some smaller group sessions with children who they feel would benefit from some additional support. Teachers will be in contact directly with families who this affects.
All learning will be posted the evening prior so that parents and carers can plan their day around their other commitments. As mentioned previously, live sessions will be the same times every day to support this. All live sessions will be recorded and posted onto Class Dojo to help those who are unable to attend for any reason.
If you are having any problems with connecting to remote education, require any support materials or need any other support, please let us know and we will do everything we can to help you all.
Critical workers and vulnerable children provision
From 5th January 2021, all schools across the country were closed to all children following the national COVID-19 pandemic. To support, schools have been asked to provide additional provision for children of critical workers to enable them to continue to support with national efforts. The school sent out a form for parents to identify if they would be considered a critical worker and to book a place if necessary.
The message remains the same that if there is an adult at home who can support children with remote education, then children should stay at home. This is to support everyone in minimising contacts.
If critical workers are unable to provide support at home then a space will be offered in school for them to attend on the days needed. These are full day places and no alteration to timings will be considered on this occasion. Provision in school mirrors that being received at home through remote education. For the time being, children in school will be placed with their usual class teacher in their usual classrooms. Children will sit at their own desk and have their own equipment, including their own device, to enable them to complete the remote education that the teacher sets for the whole class.
Track and trace will still be in place and therefore if there is a confirmed case in school, the whole class bubble will be told to isolate and this bubble would close for 10 days (from the last contact with the confirmed case).
There will be a booking system in place which will be shared on our 'Critical workers and vulnerable children group' on Class Dojo. Parents and carers should ensure that this is completed as soon as possible to enable the school to plan the provision appropriately for those in need of spaces. The booking form will be closed at 10am on a Thursday morning each week and then reopened the following Tuesday in preparation for the next week.
Currently we have capacity for 50% of the school which means a maximum of 15 children per class. If this is exceeded at any point, the school will need to re-evaluate the register and priority will be given to select critical worker positions (including those in Health, Social Care and Education) and extremely vulnerable families.