Spring Lockdown 2021
During the Spring Lockdown our Remote Learning for children in Years 1 to 6 is through Purple Mash. Each child has login details in the front of their reading record. You will receive work on a daily basis to be completed and uploaded to Purple Mash. For children in EYFS (Reception and Nursery) home learning is uploaded to Tapestry every day and work completed by children can be uploaded back onto Tapestry. We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we will in school.
The amount of work children are expected to complete is as follows:
EYFS (Reception) - 2.5 hours per day
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) - 3 hours per day
Key Stage 2 Years 3 - 6) - 4 hours per day
If children are unwell please let your class teacher know as we do not expect unwell children to complete the work set that day if they are not fit to do so.
We are using digital platforms for our remote learning provision. If you require an electronic device, support with internet connection, stationery (writing materials or workbooks) or printed materials please contact Chrissy on 01257 462916 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To enhance engagement with remote learning we will use a range approaches including:
- recorded teaching (video/audio recordings) produced by the class teachers
- recorded teaching (video/audio recordings) produced by our P.E. specialists and Oak National Academy lessons
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (workbooks, worksheets)
- weekly reading book exchange system
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- online school subscriptions for literacy and numeracy for the children to access with their personal login details
Our expectations for engagement with remote learning from children:
- children are expected to engage daily with the remote learning provided by their class teacher
- work should be submitted to the class teacher via Purple Mash (Y1-6) or Tapestry (Reception)
- if your child needs further guidance or support with any of their daily remote learning then they have the facility to use their learning platform to email/message their class teacher for support
How we will support remote learning at home:
- we will provide a daily email/message to your child via Purple Mash or Tapestry to maintain the routine of the school curriculum timetable
- picture timetables can be used to support children with a routine at home
- all work submitted each day will be marked and feedback will be provided
- we will provide a weekly Zoom well-being check with each cohort (a parent/carer must be present for this)
- class teachers will monitor pupil engagement on a weekly basis and contact will be made with families to offer support, additional resources and guidance to help improve the level of engagement with every child should we be concerned.
- weekly newsletter with whole school community updates and reminders of how to access additional support if needed.
Assessing work and progress:
- whole class feedback via weekly zoom well-being check in
- whole class quizzes via weekly zoom well-being check in
- recorded feedback by the class teacher in preparation for the next phase of learning
- specific tasks set on the learning platform by the class teacher will be marked
- individual feedback in response to work submitted which will include next steps
- feedback will be provided daily
Supporting additional needs:
- bespoke learning packs and resources will be provided to families to support children to meet their individual additional needs
- bespoke learning tasks and activities will also be provided for them to complete via Purple Mash (Y1-6) or Tapestry (Reception)
- weekly contact will be made by the class teacher or their designated 1:1 support
Remote education for younger pupils (Reception and Year 1)
- pre-recorded videos will be provided by the class teacher to support teaching and learning
- bespoke learning tasks and activities will also be provided for them to complete on their learning platform - Purple Mash (Year 1) and Tapestry (Reception)
Visual timetables can be useful to support children to understand what they are doing over a period of time and can help give structure to the day. There are some examples below of images you could use to create a visual timetable, or you could create your own with photographs of your child doing something to represent a lesson or part of the day.
In the event of Self Isolation:
In the event that your child has to be absent from school whilst they or a family member awaits the outcome of a Covid test or your child is required to shield, we will put the following systems in place to support home learning (to be used providing children are well enough to engage with learning):
If your child is absent and you are waiting for the results of a Covid test we would on Day 1 request that your child completes the following home learning activities:
EYFS (Reception & Nursery)
Hear your child read their reading book asking inference and retrieval questions.
Reading Eggs (Reception)
Fast Phonics (Reception)
Please see your class page for your class liaison for that week and for the Reading Workshop presentation and also parents' guides to Reading Eggs and Mathseeds.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Reading Eggs (Key Stage 1)
Fast Phonics (Key Stage 1)
Reading Eggspress (Key Stage 1)
Hear your child read their reading book.
Please see your class page for a parents' guide to Reading Eggs (Years 1 and 2).
Mathseeds (Years 1 and 2)
Mathletics (Years 3-6)
Times Tables Rock Stars (Years 3-6)
Please see your class page for a parents' guide to Mathseeds (Years 1 and 2).
You can also access your child's termly learning overview (you can find this on your child's class page on our school website) and the activities on the Homework Grid for the term ahead that was sent home in paper form.
If your child or family member receives a negative result then your child can return to school as soon as possible.
If your child is absent beyond 2 days (still awaiting the outcome of a test but well enough to engage in learning) then the following home learning will be put in place:
Your child will receive a notification on Tapestry (Reception) or via email via Purple Mash (Years 1 - 6) every morning to provide them with learning for the day. The class teacher will not be available throughout the day to respond to emails as they will be teaching but will reply at the end of the school day and provide feedback for all submitted work.
In the event that your child has to self-isolate, the following system will be put in place to support home learning:
Tapestry will be used as the online learning platform to inform you of your child's learning and activities that can be completed during their absence.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
An email will be sent to your child's Purple Mash email account to inform them of the teaching and learning that they can access and complete at home - paper copies of learning (as appropriate and required) will be available to collect.
If your child tests positive for Covid-19 then the expectation to complete learning will only be once they have recovered.
In the event of a school bubble having to isolate the following measures will be put in place to support home learning:
Tapestry will be used as the online platform for all teaching and learning and communications between home and school.
Daily communication via Tapestry will be made to all the cohort by the class teacher and learning for the day will be provided.
Children will also be encouraged to access the online literacy and mathematics school subscriptions.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Purple Mash will be used as the online learning platform for all teaching and learning. The children will be able to email their class teacher to submit their work and ask any questions.
Daily communication via Purple Mash - your child's class teacher will email work each day which will follow, as much as is possible, the normal daily curriculum in school. An email will also be sent by the class teacher at the end of the school day.
Children will be expected to engage in the daily learning provided and complete work to the best of their ability.
Constructive feedback to work submitted by your child will be provided by their class teacher to inform next steps.
Children will also be encouraged to access the online literacy and mathematics school subscriptions (all passwords for your child to access these resources are in their reading diary).