Learning From Home

Dear parent/carer,

As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning.

This letter explains our plans for remote learning for children who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions mean that children need to stay at home.

Our remote learning plan

Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.

  • How many hours a day will children be expected to be learning?

4 hours minimum

  • Remote learning timetable:

We recommend English and Maths are completed in the morning, and other subjects in the afternoon

  • The assignments should be submitted by the due date set on Google Classroom.
  • Assignments will then be marked in Google Classroom by their teacher. If appropriate, some learning may be self-marked by the children. 
  • If assignments are not submitted on time they will not be marked. There is an expectation that children will complete all their assigned work. 
  • Children will be given the option for some assignments to attach a photo e.g. a piece of artwork, or handwritten work. This will be made explicit in the assignment instructions.

 

  • What format the remote learning will take and how children will access this:

Learning will be provided on Google Classroom- all pupils already have their username and password

 

  • Learning resources provided:

Google Classroom will be used for children to access resources such as morning introduction, flipcharts and assignments.

Children will be assigned at least one assignment for each subject (Maths, English, Foundation) each day.

 

  • Contact with teachers:

Class teachers will meet their class via Google Meet (live meeting) each morning to introduce the day's learning at the following times: You will need to enter your relevant class code when prompted.

8.30am Year 6 and Year R 

8.50am Year 5 and Year 1 

9.10am Year 3 and Year 4 

9.30am Year 2 

 

What you’ll need at home

To access remote learning and learn effectively at home pupils will need:

  • A device that can access the internet, such as a laptop, desktop computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Notebooks and writing equipment
  • Ideally a quiet space where they can work without interruption

 

What we expect from your child:

It’s important that your child engages with remote learning and keeps to their timetable of English, Maths in the morning and Foundation subjects (Humanities, DT, Art, RE, PSHE and PE) or Science in the afternoon.

If your child isn’t engaging with the learning, we’ll use the following strategies to provide additional support:  

  • Phone call home
  • Increased feedback

 

 

What you can do to help:

We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time.

Younger children (Years R,1 and 2) in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.

At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Our top tips:

  • Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable to create a daily routine including going to bed on time
  • Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
  • Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active

Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact admin@sbsp.rbkc.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully

Vera Vagic

Headteacher

Nicola Challice

Deputy Headteacher

Katerina Papalouka

Assistant Headteacher