It is amazing to feel the buzz of a full school again and to see our children happily learning within their classrooms. Although we hope that the majority of our children will now have an uninterrupted learning experience, there is the possibility that an individual child, a class bubble, or indeed the whole school, will need to self-isolate for a period of time.
We have therefore put in place plans for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education. Our plans ensure that our school meets the expectations set out in the Department for Education (DfE) guidance: ‘Remote Education Support’ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19
At World's End Infant and Nursery School we aim within our home learning opportunities to offer a curriculum that is ambitious, well sequenced, clearly explained, broad and engaging.
The well-being of our children is always at the forefront of our minds and we will ensure that during these difficult times children and parents are well supported. We will therefore always include activities linked to PHSE and PE within the remote learning, as we recognise the importance that children (and parents) need to take regular breaks, get fresh air, exercise and maintain a reasonable balance between online engagement and offline activities.
Furthermore we recognise that the circumstances that cause a school or bubble closure will affect families in a number of ways and in our planning and expectations, we are aware of the need for flexibility from all sides. For example, parents may be trying to work from home so access to technology as a family may be limited and parents may have two or more children they are trying to provide home learning for. We are here to support you in any way that we can so please contact your class teacher Class Dojo or Tapestry if your child is self isolating and you need support with home learning..
There are 3 general scenarios outlined below which explains the remote learning opportunities that will be offered:
Individual/family are isolating because they or someone in the household is showing symptoms of COVID-19. They are awaiting the results of a test.
A learning plan will be uploaded onto either DOJO or Tapestry which direct parents to several high-quality learning websites such as Oak Academy, Oxford Owl and White Rose. Parents will be asked to support their children with the learning of common exception words (reading and spelling) and kirf (maths) facts. Home reading books will be included if access to Oxford Owl reading books online is not possible.
A child/family is having to self-isolate because they have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
A weekly learning overview will be uploaded onto either DOJO or Tapestry which direct parents to a range of activities that are of a high quality and align as closely as possible with in-school provision. All resources which supports the learning such as video links, worksheets and PowerPoints will also be uploaded. Paper copies will be available for those families who cannot access these websites and all resources will be saved on our website (Under children tab/class pages). Parents will be asked to either upload any work completed via DOJO/Tapestry, class email or hand into their teacher on their return to school.
Please note that teachers will not be able to respond to messages from DOJO or tapestry during school hours but they will endeavour to respond to any uploads of work or parent queries as quickly as possible.
A class bubble has had to close due to someone within the class testing positive for Covid-19.
A daily learning or weekly overview will be uploaded onto either DOJO or Tapestry which direct parents to a range of activities that mirrors the work that was planned for and is continuing to take place for the remaining year band classes. All resources which supports the learning such as video links, worksheets and PowerPoints will also be uploaded. Paper copies will be available for those families who cannot access these websites and all resources will be saved on our website (Under children tab/class pages). Parents will be asked to either upload any work completed via DOJO/Tapestry, class email or hand into their teacher on their return to school. In these circumstances teachers will be able to be contacted throughout the school day. (unless they themselves are ill).
If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of learning. We ask parents/carers to talk to school to make us aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning; please call 0121 422 0453 and speak to a member of the office team.