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St Botolph's CE Primary School
St Botolph's CE Primary School

Home Learning

 

 
   

Home Learning through Google Classroom

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We just wanted to share with you plans for Home Learning as we have had a small number of children who have had to self-isolate and we have now, unfortunately had to close class bubbles.

 

For children in years 1 to 6 we will continue to use Google Classroom.  The children have been given their login details and most have had a reminder at getting used to how it works.

Children must accept the invitation to their class and to other groups to access work and messages. 

 

So what will happen:

 

If your child is unwell, not Covid related, normal absence procedure applies

 

  • No work will be set. However, children are welcome to access online apps such as Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) or Numbots
  • If well enough, children to read at least 3 days a week

 

So what will happen:

 

  • In the event of a child isolating whilst waiting for a test result or for a household test result
  • In the event of a child receiving a positive test and being in isolation for 10

days, assuming they feel well.

  • In the event of a child in isolation for 14 days and feeling well
  • In the event of shielding – longer term absence

 

There is an expectation that work will be completed

 

  • We will initially send a pack home and talk to parents about when Home Learning will begin.
  • On the first day of absence children to start working with the pack sent home.
  • For the subsequent days -Work to be loaded to Google classroom each evening by the class teacher. This will take the form of PowerPoints / slides videos and planning etc. They will follow the school timetable as closely as possible.
  • The Class teacher will share work on Google Classroom and the expectation is that lessons uploaded will follow the ‘in school’ pattern as far as possible.
  • Feedback will be given in a timely manner, which the children should respond to so we can maintain good communication.
  • If the child doesn’t have access to technology, a Chromebook can be borrowed if a parental form is signed. Please note that there are only a limited number of Chrome books we can loan out.

If it is not possible a paper pack will be given, following the timetable as closely as possible. Please talk to us about this.

  • Children are expected to read at least 3 days a week.
  • KS2 children expected to access Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) at least 3 times a week

 

Class bubble Closure

 

  • If a class bubble closes, your child’s class teacher will upload work to Google Classroom. There will be daily maths, English activities and other work related to their topics. The expectation is lessons uploaded will follow the ‘in school’ pattern as far as possible.
  • As above this work must be turned in so teachers can check the work and feedback to the children if necessary.
  • Pre-recorded collective worship will also take place.
  • We will also aim to use live Google Meet when appropriate, so the children can speak to a group of friends and interact with their teacher. The required details will be communicated through Google Classroom.
  • As above on the first day of absence children to begin work sent home. If possible, we will begin Home Learning straight away. 
  • For the subsequent days -Work to be loaded to Google Classroom each evening. This will take the form of PowerPoints / slides etc, videos and planning. They will follow the school timetable as closely as possible.
  • Children to respond to work using Google Classroom/Google docs and share their work with the teacher. For those who this is difficult, we can send home exercise books.
  • Feedback will be given in a timely manner, which the children should respond to so we can maintain good communication.
  • If the child doesn’t have access to technology, they can borrow a Chromebook if a parental form is signed.  Please note that there are only a limited number of Chrome books we can loan out.

It is increasingly more important that a child has access to technology, however if it not possible a paper pack will be given, following the timetable as closely as possible

  • Paper packs will be marked after a quarantine period. They can be returned to school with the child.
  • Children are expected to read at least 3 days a week
  • KS2 children expected to access Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS)
  • Communication between staff and pupils through the day – questions etc – to be via Google Classroom or class emails can also be used if there are issues. You can also use WEDUC or email.

 

Please remember:

 

This system is not perfect and at times may not be suitable to your own family circumstances. Everyone’s home life is different, but we are doing all we can to make sure children can learn.

We will protect our children and staff online by ensuring all the necessary Google Classroom privacy settings are in place.

 

Any misuse of Google Classroom through inappropriate and unreasonable messages to teachers or to other children, threatening, aggressive or abusive behaviour will be reported to the police. In the event of misuse, the account will be disabled whilst under investigation.

 

For more information regarding the privacy notice please read:  https://gsuite.google.com/terms/education_privacy.html

 

There may be occasions when teachers are not available to respond to children immediately. There will be times when they will be helping others, working on other school related tasks or taking a break.

 

If you or your child is struggling with the work, let us know. If you are unsure of the technology or something isn’t working let us know. If your child is finding it difficult to engage in the learning let us know! Please don’t struggle on! We are here to help.

 

This is a hard time for everyone, thank you for your continued support.

We will continue to do our best to support you however we can.

 

Many thanks,

 

Emma Pepper & Allison Lawley