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Remote Learning Policy & Parent Guide

Home Learning Information from 4th January 2021 for children in Y1-Y6 

 

Dear Parents and Carers of Children in Year 1 to Year 6,

I would like to begin by offering a huge ‘thank you’ for supporting both  the school and your child with their home learning.  As children will be learning from home, for at least the next two weeks, we just wanted to remind you of the following guidance:

 

How will the school deliver remote home learning?

The school will provide your child with a mixture of online and paper based learning. This is outlined below:

Year 2-6

  • There will be a zoom class registration at 9.30am every day. Children must register every morning. The  link for registration will be posted daily on Class Dojo.
  • The teacher will post daily work via Class Dojo that your child can access including links to Zoom classes and other online content.
  • The teacher will lead a zoom class 2-3 times daily. Links to zoom lessons will be posted on Class Dojo.
  • A paper pack will be provided with a timetable and outline of the work to be completed and resources to support learning.
  • An exercise book will be provided for children to record their work in.
  • If you require any stationary items e.g. pencils, ruler etc. please contact the school office or let the teacher know via Dojo.

Year 1

  • The teacher will post daily work via Class Dojo that your child can access including a link to a daily phonics lesson, a maths Let’s Learn video and other video content.
  • The teacher will hold a daily zoom session for parents to provide support for home learning.
  • A reading book will be provided for daily practise.
  • A copy of the relevant pages from the Inspire maths book will be provided.
  • An exercise book will be provided for children to record their work in.
  • If you require any stationary items e.g. pencils, ruler etc. please contact the school office or let the teacher know via Dojo.

EYFS

  • A menu of activities linked to the class topic will be provided.
  • Links to Literacy and maths activities/ online content/videos will be posted on Tapestry.
  • A daily story will be posted on Tapestry.
  • Children in Reception will be given a link to daily online phonics lessons via Tapestry
  • Children will be provided with a reading book to read at home if they have started reading.
  • A copy of the class book will be provided.

 

How will I receive the paper packs?

 You will receive details of when to collect your child's paper home learning pack via parent mail on 4th January 2021.

 

Which digital platforms are the school using?

EYFS

  • Tapestry – we will continue to use Tapestry to communicate with your child and provide videos/ links to online activities
  • Charanga – children will be provided with a Charanga log in for music activities.

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Year 1-6

  • Class Dojo – all children have a Class Dojo log in. You will need to download the Class Dojo app onto your phone/ tablet or go to the Class Dojo Login page on your computer. Please ensure you have this installed - your child has been taught in school how to navigate and post on this platform.
  • Zoom – live classes and feedback sessions will be provided via Zoom. A link will be posted in Class Dojo. Please click on the link at the stated time of the lesson and the teacher will let you in. We will provide you with a guide to support joining a zoom meeting.
  • Charanga - children will be provided with a Charanga log in for music activities
  • Bug club – children are expected to read daily. The teacher may direct them to read and practise their comprehension using Bug Club. You will be provided with log in information for Bug Club.
  • Times Tables Rockstars/Numbots – the teacher will direct children to use TTRS/Numbots. You have already been provided with your child’s log in information.

We will also be using content from other sites including BBC Bitesize, Cbeebies, LGFL, the DFE Letters and Sounds videos and the Oak Academy.

 

How should my child behave during a zoom lesson?

We expect children to behave as they would in school and to follow the school behaviour policy and rules. The teacher will contact you if they feel your child’s behaviour has not been in line with this during the lesson. They may ask you to support your child during the next lesson if needed.

Please be aware that the following apply to live lessons:

  • No 1:1 lessons will take place, groups only.
  • Staff and children must wear suitable clothing, as should anyone else in the household.
  • Any computers used should be in appropriate areas, for example, not in bedrooms; and where possible be against a neutral background.
  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.
  • Videos may be muted for both pupils and staff if other children in the household become unsettled or cause a disruption.  
  • Children in Key Stage 1 may need more support joining a zoom lesson. Please help your child if they require support.

Please note, if you are late for the lessons, you can still join.  The teacher will be delivering the input for approximately the first 20 minutes of the lesson and also taking feedback on the last 15 minutes of the lesson. If your child is absent from the lesson the class TA will phone you to remind you to join.

 

All lessons will be recorded for safeguarding reasons. 

 

Does my child have to do remote learning?

We understand it can be tricky to get your child to learn at home and that you may have more than one child who is at home and needs your help. If you are having difficulties, please speak to the class teacher or phone the school office and we will try to help you. We will provide paper packs as well as online learning as some parents have said they prefer this.

 

Can I borrow ICT equipment for my child to use at home?

We have a limited amount of ICT equipment that we can loan to children working from home. The priority will be given to children in KS2. You will need to sign a loan agreement for any equipment borrowed and return it to the school as soon as school re-opens. If you have trouble accessing online learning due to your data allowance or lack of broadband access please telephone the school to discuss this.

 

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns about your child or other children during remote learning you should report these to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead Catherine Lawrence.

 

Please see the school website for more information on E-safety and the School’s Acceptable Use of ICT agreements.

 

https://www.moreland-islington.co.uk/e-safety/

 

 

 

 

 

 

A selection of additional resources:

Storytime

Follow the links below to listen to a story at home.

Music Resources 
Follow the link to Mercedes blog for weekly music activities:
Art Resources

Dance and PE Resources

Don't forget to keep fit and active it is really important for your physical and mental health!

If you can go for a walk with your family everyday (remember social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people), look at nature and have a run around. Some parks and natural spaces in Islington are still open at the moment so you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs. 

You can also try some of the ideas below to keep fit at home:

 

Outdoor Learning / Eco Activities 

 

General Resources
Of course you can also do any of the other learning activities on the Home Learning Page too but try and relax (parents too)and don’t forget to exercise everyday and go out for a walk in the sunshine if you can. ☀️
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