Make sure your child continues learning, even if they are at home!
This year, the requirement for pupils to self-isolate (if they or a household member has displayed Co-Vid symptoms) will lead to some children needing to continue their learning at home. We do not want children to miss out on their learning. It is therefore vital that we provide remote learning via our website for all pupils to access, in the event that they need to self-isolate.
Please note, we do not expect children who are unwell to complete the learning that is posted online. However, if your child is at home, but is well enough to complete the learning, then we would expect them to do so.
All home learning should be done on paper or directly onto the computer.
If you have any questions about the remote learning set, then please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher. The easiest way to do this will be via their class email address.
What to expect from St Thomas'
As per the expectations outlined by the Secretary of State for Education, please find details regarding our remote education provision.
In this section of the website, we have provided you with a number of useful links/ websites to support you with the implementation of home learning.
The aim of the following digital continuity plan is to ensure effective learning will continue regardless of any child or groups of children who unable to attend school. There are 4 main reasons in which this situation could arise:
- an individual child needs to shield from school due to a significant health risk
- an individual or small group of pupils are having to self-isolate for 10 or 14 days or whilst awaiting test results
- a whole pod needs to work from home due to a positive case
- local lockdown or national lockdown restrictions require a larger number of children to undertake home learning.
Remote learning for whole class shielding
In the unfortunate event that a whole class bubble is asked to isolate, the class teacher will start the day with a face to face meeting via Office 365, Teams. This is a chance to keep in touch with the children, provide any support they made need and host daily prayer. The teacher will also talk through the day ahead. Links to worship with Reverend Baker can be found under the 'worship' tab below.
Class teachers will provide 3 sessions of live/direct teaching per day. This could be a PowerPoint with the teacher’s voice recorded or a recorded clip of the teacher setting an activity for the children to complete. Each day, as well as engaging with these lessons, children will also be expected to read with a parent/ carer for 10-15 minutes in their own time.
Children will be expected to send in maths and English work for feedback on a Thursday so ’whole class’ feedback can be provided on the Friday (work to be sent to class email)
Parents can feedback either through the Tapestry Learning Journey or through WEDUC
Please treat the gaps between lessons as breaks and as an opportunity for your child to get refreshments/ use the bathroom etc
It is expected the parent of the child will notify school if they cannot access the online material so this can be sorted promptly. Paper packs / books will be sent home if necessary.
If the child does not understand the work or requires additional help, they can either log in at 12.15 for a live chat with their teacher (‘A time to touch base’) or they can email them on their class email who will respond that day if the email is received before 2pm.
Should your child want to engage in further literacy, numeracy or project activities, please find additional resources below.