MY HOME & REMOTE LEARNING
REMOTE learning during school closure
Google Classroom is the portal used for Remote and Home Learning. Below you can view instructions on how to log in and how to upload work.
During a Lockdown or Bubble closure, if you have difficulty accessing Google Classroom due to a lack of device or Broadband please contact the school for support.
How to log in to Google Classroom
How to Upload Work to Google Classroom
Atwood Remote Learning Provision
Parent Summary of Atwood’s Remote Learning Policy 2020/21
We have outlined below the Remote Learning Provision, which we aim to provide. Please do take time to read this and seek support if you are unsure of anything. We appreciate that some families might not be able to engage with the full timetable or learning provided by the teachers, and in this case suggest they focus on key learning priorities to try to reduce the impact on children’s core Maths (including times-tables and fluency facts where applicable) and English skills (including Phonics, Reading and Spelling.)
Remote Educational Provision for Individual Pupils Who Are Self-Isolating or Shielding
If individual pupils are confirmed to be self-isolating or shielding due to COVID:
- class teachers will provide access to a weekly timetable of remote learning activities. These will be available on Google Classroom under the heading COVID absence learning. This learning will, as much as possible, link to our long-term curriculum plans and the learning those in school will be doing, while remaining manageable for staff to prepare in addition to their usual weekly workload. To do this, teachers will adapt and supplement the materials being using during the lessons in school with high quality on-line resources such as the Oak Academy
- staff will make contact via Google Classroom at least once a week, and will, endeavour to give support where needed while balancing their workload inside of school.
Remote Educational Provision for Whole Classes if the class teacher is well.
In the event that a whole class or classes have to self-isolate, and the class teacher is well, the class teacher will:
- post weekly activities on Google Classroom for their class. This will outline a range of learning activities in the full range of subject areas and contain tasks and links to follow (in any order and at a time that suits across the week). It will also include the teacher’s break times and phone time slots so parents know when teachers are online;
- will post a pre-recorded daily video to outline the day’s activities;
- be available during the day (Mon-Fri) between 8:40am and 12:15, and 13:15 and 2pm to support children with feedback and questions via the Google Chat facility; (After 2pm, teachers will make phone calls.)
- provide pre-recorded instructional videos for specific daily lessons so children can access these flexibly;
- provide suitable materials for the children to access the learning;
- provide links to extension activities;
- provide feedback for learning for at least the Maths and English activities on a regular basis;
- ensure that each family is contacted at least once a week. (Between 2pm and 4pm Mon to Fri)
In the event of a National Lockdown which includes the closure of schools but open for Keyworker children
Under these circumstances, the home learning provision will continue on Google Classroom but be adapted to reflect the reduced availability of staff who are supporting Key Worker children in school. The school will endeavour to provide the same quality of provision as stated above. A rota will be set up to ensure home learning is monitored and children supported with families rung on a weekly basis in the initial weeks but after this, rung twice weekly. The school will draw on a range of resources including lessons and activities prepared by the teachers and the Oak Academy, to provide learning which is matched to the school curriculum and meets the Government expectations for Remote Learning during a Lockdown. The school will also begin to introduce live Google Meet sessions, initially on a weekly basis, to support with children's well-being during a Lockdown.
Procedures for telephoning families.
Teachers and staff will:
- where possible use a school phone;
- when using their own phone, use 141 to conceal their number;
- not give their personal numbers to parents and parents should not ask for these;
- record time and date of telephone call;
- ask parental permission to speak to the child and ask them to keep the phone on speaker phone and remain present during the conversation;
- not breach Data Protection Guidance regarding personal data.
Parental support for remote learning
As we have previously said, we are aware of the different set-ups at home and we will do all that we can to support all Atwood children with their learning through a flexible approach. We know that by working together, while we cannot replicate the learning and interactions they have in school, we can hopefully minimise the impact of time out of school on their progress.
We ask that you:
- encourage your child (children) to fully engage in the home learning provided by the teachers;
- encourage your child/children to complete as much of the learning as they can but prioritise maths and English if your time is limited by family or work commitments or health;
- support your child in the learning as best you can, especially our youngest children. However, you are not expected to be their teacher unless you want to take this role;
- aim to provide a regular routine for learning as this makes things easier for children and parents; Supporting Home Learning routines (EEF) Cartoon Video
- ask for help or inform us of the challenges via the school office or by contacting Mrs Gambier; (email@example.com)
- be respectful when contacting teachers via the Google chat facility or emailing the office or SLT about concerns;
- take responsibility for your child’s /children’s on-line learning safety.
Resources to help your child:
- 7 tips to support with reading
- 7 tips to support Key Stage 2 children with reading at home
- Helping Home Learning – Read with TRUST
- Helping Home Learning – Talk with TRUST
Safeguarding & Remote Learning:
With the increased use of digital technologies that comes with remote learning, safeguarding implications need careful consideration.
Parents are advised to spend time speaking with their children about online safety and reminding them of the importance of reporting to an adult anything that makes them feel uncomfortable online. While we will be doing our best to ensure links shared are appropriate, there may be tailored advertising which displays differently in your household or other changes beyond our control.
Online safety concerns should still be reported to the school’s Online Safety Lead Gemma Docherty as normal via the office email. firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark these emails FAO Online Safety Lead.
The following websites offer useful support:
- Childline - for support
- UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse
Establishing a Routine and Timetable
There will be deadlines for some of the tasks to support you and your family in structuring your “working day”. We know how challenging this will be and we recommend you do try to establish a routine as much as you can.
For example, mornings could be for core learning and afternoons for more active tasks. We recommend you agree a timetable. Below is an example which you could adapt to suit your family. It will help to display this and talk it through.
Links to good Learning sites
If you would like additional learning activity sources, here are some links to start you off. We will update these are more become available.
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/- e-books but also times tables, maths games and lots more.
- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - we use these resources produced by this organisation in school but this has been specifically set up for parents.
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents - many of you know Twinkle.
- https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks - Link to free access to online reading books for EYFS and KS1 children and possibly some Year 3 & 4 children who have support with their reading
- https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/ Lots of lovely garden activities on the RSPB site
- https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary Starters for STEM are ten activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.
- https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/#.XoHb6k3c6JI.facebook Singing resources
- home.jasmineactive.com - PE resources - login details have been emailed to all parents
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Virtual-Tours.pdf Virtual tours of some museums, galleries and other attractions to share with your child
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Home-Learning-Resources-Links.pdf Links to home learning resources sent out by the government
- https://www.explore.org/livecams Live footage of animals - just for fun!
- https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom An on-line resource, hosted by 40 different teachers, broken down into the different year groups and then further broken down into different subject areas.
- https://radioblogging.net/ A fun site with interactive activities.
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Top-Tips-to-support-reading-at-home.pdf Tips to help you support your child with home learning
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Routines-Planning-the-Day.pdf Guidance on how to plan your day when learning at home
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Read-with-Trust.pdf Tips on reading with your child
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Reading_with_TRUST_comic.pdf As above but in a comic strip format
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Talk_with_TRUST_infographic.pdf Tips on how talking to your child can enhance their learning at home
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/04/Talk_with_TRUST_comic-1.pdf As above but in a comic strip format
- https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/videos/EEF_Supporting_daily_routines_during_school_closures.mp4?mc_cid=7dede45ca9&mc_eid=790eb61853 Short video with guidance on supporting daily routines during school closures
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons Links to BBC Bitesize lessons
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/443343319196226/?ref=share The Friends of Atwood Facebook page where parents are sharing lots of pictures and information about lockdown activities!
- https://www.atwoodprimary.academy/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/06/How-to-Upload-to-Google-Classroom.pdf How to upload work to Google Classroom
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