Latest Remote Learning Guidance
With the reduced restrictions set out by the DFE, the likelihood of pupils having to self-isolate is now extremely unlikely. However, there is still the potential that should your child test positive for the virus, they would need to remain at home for a period of isolation. As a school, we are responsible for providing them with a remote education offer and this letter sets out what would happen in this eventuality.
Firstly, following notification of your child’s absence, a member of school staff will make contact with you to establish if your child is well enough to receive work. We are fully aware that children may actually fall ill and If this is the case, there would be no expectation that work would need to be completed. If your child’s health improves or worsens during the period of isolation, we would ask that you notify the school so that work can be adjusted.
Teachers will be setting work daily for your child following day one of any absence. This is to ensure that your child follows the same sequence of learning as those pupils remaining in school. In essence, the only difference is that your child will be working a day behind their class mates.
Teachers will be preparing your child’s work at the end of each school day and this will be made available via email and the platforms as detailed below so that you have it ready for the day ahead.
The school will use the following online tools to ensure consistency
Interactive Learning Diary (Reception only)
Purple Mash, for feedback and communication with children and parents (Years R-4)
The school will provide a dedicated email address for parents and carers to be able to contact teachers directly should you need to. The class email addresses are:
A parent’s guide to accessing Purple Mash can be accessed on the school’s website. This gives information on how to access the learning within Purple Mash.
We are aware that this is again a slightly different way of working, and it will take a little time to get use to how things work. This is the same for teachers too. We are also aware that every family’s situation is different and if you have any specific requirements such as access to technology, we will adapt our offer to ensure your child still receives educational activities. If you have any issues, please email and we can help.
As parents and carers, you still have access to all the Rising Stars reading books. Please see the website for all the information you require.
Again, if you have any issues accessing the books, please get in touch.
I hope this provides you with enough information to get you started with the home learning should it be required.
Returning To School
The resources below offer advice for parents and carers on how to prepare children to return to school, when the time is right. These have been recommended by Daniel Rouse, our Educational Psychologist. Please note, that although transitional objects have been suggested in the advice, due to the current climate, additional objects from home are not to be brought into school.
A guide for children on going back to school.
A new e-book has been released to help children understand the Coronavirus in an age appropriate way. The famous illustrator Alex Sheffler has drawn the pictures.
This is a space where you find some resource links to use at home.
Online reading books are available through Rising Stars Reading Planet on the link below. Please use the email sent to you from Hodder Education Group to complete your child's login. Parent and pupil guides can also be found at the links below. Once you log in you will have access to a wide range of reading books across different levels. Both throughout and/or at the end of each book there are questions for your child to answer
The Book Trust website has some really lovely interactive books to read along with. Why not have a look?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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