Remote Education Provision
This section outlines our remote education provision as required by the DfE.
We have used feedback from the school community, the recently updated DfE guidance and the Ofsted guide to what is working well in remote education to finetune our provision so that we can support the wide-ranging needs of our school community in the best way we can.
Our Digital Learning Platforms
Our children (Y1 to Y6) use Google Classroom as their main learning platform.
G-Suite for Education is a free set of online tools for schools, provided by Google. We will be using it for both online learning, and to communicate and collaborate with both colleagues and students. For more information, or to retrieve your child's login details, please contact your child's class teacher through the school office.
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a free Google app that can be used to send announcements, share resources and home learning. Children can use it to access work in school, at home or on the go. Parents can use some of the features of Google Classroom to help engage with and support children in their home learning. It is a free resource that can be accessed from any device connected to the internet.
What is G-Suite?
G-Suite for Education is a set of Google apps which are free, ad-free and secure. These tools are already used by millions of pupils in schools around the world. There is no cost to use this service but the best things are that these tools are relevant to pupils, easy to use and open doors to many new ways to learn. Gmail will not be enabled for children at this time.
Using Google Classroom
If you are accessing Google Classroom from a mobile device, you will need to have the apps for Google Classroom and Google Meet downloaded. We will continue to produce helpful guides to help parents access the different features of Google Classroom.
What is Tapestry?
Tapestry is an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal that builds a record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through EYFS. Using photos, videos and diary entries, parents and teachers can create a record of learning that shows how children are growing and developing. All information held on the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Communication between staff and parents helps to build a shared understanding of each child’s progress over time.
Mrs Woolcombe’s Letters
Mrs Woolcombe enjoys putting her weekly letters together as it allows her to see and celebrate the amazing learning that is going on at home and in school. We hope you enjoy them too!
Resources to help with Home Learning
Keep checking back as we will continue to update this section as we find new resources.
Accelerated Reader (KS2)
Children in KS2 (Y3 – 6) can continue to access Accelerated Reader at home using the link below. They can carry on taking quizzes and working towards their Millionaire Reader t-shirts even at home:
Other Resources to help with Home Learning
The Oaks National Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Phonics Play (free during lockdown): https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Read Write Inc Phonics videos:
Nasa Kids: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
This article has a list of some amazing virtual tours that you can take, travel around the world or visit famous sites in the U.K:
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