Remote Learning – Spring 2021 Lockdown
This webpage contains information regarding the Spring 2021 school closure and our remote learning offer.
We continue to offer online learning through Google Classroom where children can access work and communicate with the teacher. We have introduced ‘live’ sessions and provided children with timetables for the day. In order to:
- give children and parents/carers more structure to learning at home every day,
- avoids overwhelming students and parents/carers
- support students and parents
- engages more pupils
- provide regular interactive contact between students and teaching staff
Remote Learning Class Timetables
To help children organise their day, we have created timetables to follow. It is important as it shows when children need to join their live sessions with their teacher and when to complete their independent tasks on Google Classroom.
Google Classroom and Google Meet
Live sessions will be accessed through Google Classroom. It is important that children log on each morning and attend their sessions, submit their work, and sign into the register first thing in the morning. All live sessions will be recorded. This is ensuring every child has access to the learning eg. there may be siblings with limited access to shared device, sibling A can be present in the live session while sibling B can watch their recorded ‘live’ session later on in the day. These recordings will be found in the ‘Recordings’ folder within Google Classroom. Children can access these at any point in the day and watch the session and complete the work.
Remote Learning - 1st lockdown
The information below is linked to the first national lockdown in March 2020. Families can still use the resources to assist them during 2020-2021. Our new procedures (eg. using Google Classroom) can be found here and have already been shared with parents/carers.
Whilst school is closed or pupils are in self isolation, please check the remote learning pages for projects, tasks and learning activities for your child to complete at home.
Running alongside the activities set are the normal remote learning platforms such as Times Tables Rock Stars, Mathletics and TWINKL which has been extended (see information below).
Remote Learning - Class work set by teachers
Offer from Audible.com
Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free to help people cope with self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
The audiobook platform announced that anyone can listen to a vast selection of its titles for free, for as long as schools remain closed. This includes books read by stars including Westworld's Thandie Newton, and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. There is a wide variety of education, entertainment and general-interest titles available, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Other titles include White Fang, The Owl and the Pussycat, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Wind in the Willows. Readers include Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson and Peter Dennis.
“For as long as schools are closed, we’re open," Audible says in a statement on its website. "Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.”
“[We recognise] that people are at home, in many cases with children home from school, and that stories have the power to entertain, teach and to keep minds active, alert, and engaged.”
Ref: Sunday 22/03/20
An offer from Twinkl
Twinkl has offered every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge which has been extended to included parents and carers.
Setting this us is really easy to do. Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code "UKTWINKLHELPS". It's easy to arrange access yourself through the Twinkl website.