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Blended Learning offer (Remote Learning) at St John and St Francis Church School:

  • During this unusual time, it is even more important that we maintain a strong connection with our pupils and parents/carers who may find themselves learning/supporting their child’s learning remotely for a period of time, so we have put in place a Blended Learning Curriculum in order that your child’s learning can continue whilst they are at home.
  • Blended Learning is a combination of offline and online learning where pupils interact with their teacher, the lesson materials, and other pupils through both a physical classroom (for children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils) and an online platform. This is understood as a type of fusion between traditional education and modern methodology that uses technology. Blended Learning uses technology not only to supplement, but to transform and improve the learning process.
  • As a school our online learning platform is Tapestry for our EYFS (Reception Classes) and TEAMS (Microsoft) for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 which all pupils and parents/carers have access to as long as they have some form of internet access whether that be a phone, tablet, ipad, laptop, Xbox and Play Station (see guidance sent out separately).
  • Any family who does not have access to online learning should let us know in order that we can provide remote learning in other ways if their child is unable to attend school.
  • Remote Learning will be provided for individual pupils isolating due to Covid-19, as well as whole class bubbles during the current government lockdown.
Circumstance Remote learning
 

We are in a ‘lockdown’ with schools only open to pupils of Critical Workers or Vulnerable pupils (as per the government guidelines)

·         Maths lessons: will be uploaded to TEAMS and will include the following: Arithmetic practise, Number bonds/Times tables practise and the learning objective focus for the main learning. This will be delivered using a combination of the following: White Rose Maths videos (the scheme used in school); where possible, live streamed lessons from the child’s own teacher or parallel year group teacher with appropriate follow up tasks that can be completed at home on TEAMS enabling the child to remain in direct contact with their class teacher and peers; there will be recorded lessons from the child’s own class teacher (or parallel year group teacher) which will be uploaded to TEAMS or via a youtube link. Answers will either be provided for self-marking at home after the lesson or work submitted will be marked and feedback given to the child for next steps learning.

 

·         Pupils from Y2 to Year 6 all have access to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

·         Pupils from EYFS upwards all have access to Numbots  https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/8800

·         Your child will have a logon and password to access the above sites (this will be in their Reading/Home diary).

·         https://mathszone.co.uk/  use this link to access a range of online Maths learning through games.

 

·         English lessons: will be uploaded to TEAMS and will include the following: Daily Reading, Reading Comprehension at least once a week, weekly spelling focus and tasks, weekly punctuation and/or grammar tasks and the learning objective focus for the main learning. This will be a combination of the following: where possible, live streamed lessons from the child’s own teacher with appropriate follow up tasks that can be completed at home on TEAMS enabling the child to remain in direct contact with their class and peers; there will be recorded lessons from the child’s own class teacher (or parallel year group teacher) which will be uploaded to TEAMS or via a youtube link. Answers will either be provided for self-marking at home after the lesson or work submitted will be marked and feedback given to the child for next steps learning.

 

·         Wider Curriculum (Science, Computing, RE, PE, Art/DT, History/Geography, PSHE, French for KS2, Music) will be uploaded to TEAMS. These lessons will be delivered using a combination of the following: where possible, live streamed lessons from the child’s own class teacher or parallel year group teacher with appropriate follow up tasks that can be completed at home on TEAMS enabling the child to remain in direct contact with their class teacher and peers or where possible, there will be recorded lessons from the child’s own class teacher (or parallel year group teacher) which will be uploaded to TEAMS or via a youtube link (if appropriate i.e. if the resources required for the lessons are already at home). If the lessons which were due to be taught in class are not able to be delivered remotely (e.g. if it requires additional resources such as art resources e.g. clay or pastels, or geography resources e.g maps and atlases) then alternative ‘topic’ learning will be set on TEAMS. Answers will either be provided for self-marking at home after the lesson or work submitted will be marked and feedback given to the child for next steps learning.

 

·         The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents across the whole curriculum. BBC Bitesize can be accessed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

·         Monitoring: The level of engagement with remote learning and work submitted will be monitored regularly and parents/carers contacted to discuss how we can best support them and their child in fully engaging with remote learning and submitting an appropriate amount/quality of work depending in the age/stage of the child. Children are required by the Department For Education to complete a minimum of 3 hours learning each week day using a combination of on and offline learning.

 

·         Small group video learning which will look different depending on the age of the children. This may be guided reading sessions, maths sessions or writing sessions delivered by the class teacher to meet small group needs. The sessions will run throughout the hours of the usual school day in small groups. The frequency of when your child’s sessions will occur will be communicated by your child’s class teacher. All sessions will be set up through TEAMS.

 

·         1:1 support if your child receives 1:1 support and they are at home, a more bespoke programme of support will be set up. This may include phone calls / video chats with your child’s 1:1 support. They will usually be expected to still complete the learning set on TEAMS relevant to their needs.

Other Useful Websites offering remote learning support:

Oak National Academy (DFE Offer) has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:  https://www.thenational.academy/

BBC BITESIZE

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 

 

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