Useful Third Party Links

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Remote/Home Learning

Whilst Covid-19 remains in circulation within our communities, pupil attendance in school is likely to be disrupted. Remote/ Home Learning will be provided if a child is absent due to Covid-19. 

With the broad complexity of need across school and age ranges from 4 to 16, the offer required for remote education and home learning is incredibly variable. Even within classes, parent/ carer feedback and pupil voice indicates that what works for each pupil is highly individualised. It is also dependent on many criteria including the confidence of the parent/ carer and their other commitments at that time (e.g. work and childcare).

 

We have set out the following school expectations for teachers:

Day 1

School informed that a child is unable to attend due to a Covid-19 related scenario

(or)

Child is sent home with symptoms Teacher (or other key adult) contacts the family to discuss what can be offered and what the family wants.  This  includes  whether  support  with IT equipment/  internet is required #

Day 2

Home learning begins (it may be possible to begin this on day 1 depending on the

circumstances). See ‘Options for home learning’ below

Day 3

An intervention offer is added to the home learning package. See ‘Intervention

Offer’ below

Ongoing

School maintains daily contact throughout the period of home learning.

Teacher will ensure that an identified member of staff does this and provides any necessary support. This may not always be a familiar adult. Teacher will maintain oversight of home learning and will provide support and feedback where required

The wellbeing and best interests of the child are always paramount

The school has IT available that can be used to support home learning where appropriate.  This is for when there are challenges accessing IT.  This includes both laptops and iPads; an Acceptable Use Policy needs to be signed first.  Families will be directed to the appropriate National Online Safety (NOS) resources.  All IT must be returned once the child returns to school.

In addition, there are also a bank of staff laptops that can be used be selected staff to maintain home learning links and communication. This will often be staff that are needing to work from home due to Covid-19 related circumstances. Staff needing to go home are encouraged to take the classroom laptop with them.

Options for Home Learning 

Wherever possible, home learning activities will follow the curriculum offer being delivered in school at that time. In addition to this, school will always endeavor to provide the provision, or adapted provision, specified within the EHC Plan.

 

Teachers can share activities and resources with families via a preferred method, including Class Dojo, email, or resource drops to the home. This can be supplemented by other applications and websites that will be signposted by the teacher. This includes:

  • The Oak Academy
  • Education City
  • Reading Eggs
  • Maths Seeds
  • Sumdog
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Purple Mash

 

Classes have been grouped together based on comparable developmental needs.  Using parent / carer feedback and pupil voice, teachers have put together the following options:

Badger

Dragonfly

Hedgehog

Box work (This would be linked to their targets in class)

Sensory Bags – Fabric, sensory toys, art activities

Story sacks – Sending books home that pupils can access. They will have toys and resources such as puppets in them

Game Bags – This could include indoor bowling, treasure hunts and have strong links to Maths and other curriculum areas

Visuals for the day relating to the activities

Makaton nursery rhymes

Squirrel

Rabbit

Sensory Bags – Fabric, sensory toys, art activities

Practical activities, e.g. jigsaws

Creative activities with instructions & resources included

Recipes with instructions & ingredients included

‘Theme’ bank of activities. Can be rotated between pupils

Instructions / models for parents on how to play interactively with their child

Reading books

Fox

Owl

Numeracy challenges based on current topics set up on learning platforms (eg. Sumdog)

Topic activities & Phonics activities set up on learning platforms (Purple Mash)

Staff to pupil questions and peer to peer emails via staff

Bank of differentiated number & maths topic activities

Bank of differentiated reading comprehensions (follow up with zoom call for reading back to staff)

Sentence building card packs and first 100 words to use (with written guidance)

Butterfly

Robin

Hare

Weekly plan with core subject ideas/activities for class sent via Class Dojo

Personalised activities sent via Class Dojo around individual interests

Sensory bags

Outdoor activity ideas

Recording live teaching lessons for pupils to follow at home in their own time,  e.g. cooking or challenges

Chestnut

Maple

Dojo activities: outdoor games in the garden – skittles/ throwing toys into a basket

Story times on Zoom – links to YouTube version

Challenges: How many things can you find starting with the letter ‘Bb’ etc.

Twinkl home schooling packs or individual sheets

Singing and signing videos from the school bank – or links to ‘Singing Hands’ which are on YouTube

Sensory activities