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During full lockdown, the school is closed to all children except the children of Critical Workers who have received an offer of a place.

Our learning will revert to remote learning for all children and will be delivered using Google Classroom.  Rach child has been provided with their own log-in information.

The teachers will engage with the 'class' on a daily basis through 'live' meets and will set daily learning activities for the children to access.  Work can be submitted to the teacher through the google classroom or emailed to the teaching team on the class email address.


There are also additional specific home learning activities under each of the class pages that can be accessed outside of lockdown if a child or bubble has to self-isolate.  These can be used whilst the transition to providing home learning for that child/group is undertaken. 


Please scroll down for some general home learning activities



Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

At Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote learning – whether for an individual pupil or many. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.


The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.


What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

On our school website we have a home learning section for each class that has a range of activities that children can access in the first day or two of remote learning.  The school will communicate directly with parents about what to expect and how to access the remote learning whilst the class/bubble is closed.


Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, some practical subjects such as in Science or PE may need particular equipment or apparatus, so those units will be taught in school and other areas, which are more suited to remote learning, will be substituted in. 


Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the same amount of time as would be dedicated to this in school.  We would expect the children to have breaks regularly and of suitable length throughout the day especially if spending a significant amount of time using screens for remote learning.  As a rough guide the amount of time would be between 3-4 hours engaged in learning activities.


Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All remote education will be provided via Google Classroom.  Teachers may also link to education platforms or apps such as the Oak academy, White Rose Maths hub, Purple Mash, Timestables Rockstars, phonics play BBC Bitesize and other sites, apps and platforms including class 1 DOJO.  


If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

·         We may be able to access devices to be able to lend to pupils.  We have issued a google form for parents to let us know if they have any difficulties with accessing online learning, or parents can contact the school on 01603 759656 to find out more information.

·         We will only be able to lend devices that have been supplied by the DFE or donated to the school.  We are not able to lend the devices we use in school.

·         Pupils can access any printed materials needed, if they do not have online access by contacting the school.  Parents will need to collect the printed resources at the times given

·         Pupils can submit work to their teachers if they do not have online access by completing the sheets/activities sent home and arranging for them to be handed in at a set time to school.  Parents will be responsible for bringing them to school.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

·         live teaching (online lessons)

·         recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy and White Rose Hub lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)

·         printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

·         textbooks and reading books pupils have at home

·         commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

·         long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance)

 

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

 

In line with the Department for Education’s guidance, Barnham Broom C of E VA Primary School will be giving feedback on work submitted through our remote learning platforms. Feedback will be as and where appropriate.

All schoolwork completed through remote learning must be:

·         Finished when returned to the relevant member of teaching staff.

·         Returned on or before the deadline set by the relevant member of teaching staff.

·         Completed to the best of the pupil’s ability.

·         The pupil’s own work.

·         The school accepts a variety of formative assessment and feedback methods, e.g. through quizzes and other digital tools from teachers, and will support them with implementing these measures for remote learning where possible.

·         The school will log participation and pupil engagement with remote education, as well as motivation levels and progress.

 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

·         Pupils are accountable for the completion of their own schoolwork – teaching staff will contact parents via email if their child is not completing their schoolwork or their standard of work has noticeably decreased.

·         Teaching staff will monitor the academic progress of pupils with and without access to the online learning resources and discuss additional support or provision with the headteacher as soon as possible.

·         Teaching staff will monitor the academic progress of pupils with SEND and discuss additional support or provision with the SENCO as soon as possible.


How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others.


Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils as best we can. We will liaise with individual families to discuss their individual needs.

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, remote education provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups as there will not be the capacity for the teacher to teach both in school and to the individual self-isolating. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.  However, the provision will be as close as possible to what is detailed above. In the event of a child awaiting test results, activities relating to the current week’s learning will be provided from the working day after the school has been notified of a Covid related absence.


Please notify school straight away, if your family is having to self isolate.



The following information is from the NHS information pages:

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Coronavirus in children

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it's usually less serious.

Symptoms of coronavirus in children

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms

If your child has any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if they have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get the result.

What is a support bubble?

IMPORTANT

Get advice from NHS 111 if you're worried about your child or not sure what to do.

What to do if your child seems very unwell

Children and babies will still get illnesses that can make them very unwell quickly. It's important to get medical help if you need it.

Urgent advice:Call 111 or your GP surgery if your child:

  • is under 3 months old and has a temperature of 38oC or higher, or you think they have a fever
  • is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature of 39oC or higher, or you think they have a fever
  • has other signs of illness, such as a rash, as well as a high temperature (fever)
  • has a high temperature that's lasted for 5 days or more
  • does not want to eat, or is not their usual self and you're worried
  • has a high temperature that does not come down with paracetamol
  • is dehydrated – for example, nappies are not very wet, sunken eyes, and no tears when they're crying

Immediate action required:Call 999 if your child:

  • has a stiff neck
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press a glass against it (use the "glass test" from Meningitis Now)
  • is bothered by light
  • has a seizure or fit for the first time (they cannot stop shaking)
  • has unusually cold hands and feet
  • has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
  • has a weak, high-pitched cry that's not like their usual cry
  • is drowsy and hard to wake
  • is extremely agitated (does not stop crying) or is confused
  • finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
  • has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards
  • is not responding like they usually do, or not interested in feeding or usual activities



You can find more information if you click on the links below.

The following are links to further information from the Government:

Stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response




Staying alert and safe (social distancing) including advice for vulnerable and extremely vulnerable people



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LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year R

Ideas to support your EYFS child:

  • Read a story and talk about the characters
  • Practise phonics as often as you can
  • Practise counting
  • Talking about shapes and finding some in the home
  • Letter and number formation
  • Interact and play games
Practical ideas for YR home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page



LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 1

Ideas to support your Year 1 child:

  • Find objects around your home and use your phonics to label them.
  • Read a book everyday and write a sentence about what happened in the story, remembering to include capital letters and full stops.
  • Collect 10 pairs of socks, use them to practise counting in 2s
  • Get a pile of your favourite toys or Lego, group them into tens and ones and count how many you have
  • Get some seeds and plant them, record how high your plant grows each day
Practical ideas for Y1 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page


LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 2

Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.
Practical ideas for Y2 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page 


LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 3

Ideas to support your Year 3 child:

  • Recall 3, 4 and 8 multiplications as well as their division facts
  • Use everyday objects to write fractions
  • Compare, order, add and subtract fractions with the same denominators
  • Measure objects around the house using a ruler and record in mm and cm
  • Baking is a perfect way to measure mass, capacity and time
  • Tell and write the time in 24 hour and analogue - do this at certain times of the day. Try to create a timetable
  • Draw 2D shapes and use a ruler to measure their sides
  • Add and subtract money using both pounds and pence
  • Ensure your child reads every day. Ask your child to give you a recount of what they have read.
  • Ask your children to keep a diary and include:
     - Conjunctions (if, since, at when, although, because),                                                                                             - adverbs and prepositions (during, before, after, behind, in front of, between) to make sentences longer               - Speech in sentences
Practical ideas for Y3 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page


LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 4

Ideas to support your Year 4 child:

  • Read every day. Ask questions about what might happen next, you could write these down and see if you were correct
  • Write a book review
  • Practise timetables
  • Practise spellings
  • Encourage addition and subtraction using money. How much change?
  • Use everyday objects to practise fractions - how much pizza have you eaten? What fraction of the socks are blue? What fraction of the cars you can see are red?
  • Make a plan to decorate a room and measure the perimeter
  • Write an explanation text about your favourite hobby
Practical ideas for Y4 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page


LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 5

Ideas to support your Year 5 child:

  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Estimate the area and perimeter of the rooms in your house
  • Write a story including direct speech and parenthesis
  • Create different fractions using everyday objects, then record and compare them
  • Practise Y5/6 spelling words
  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers
  • Practise dividing 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit numbers
  • Read, write, order and compare decimals, for example money
Practical ideas for Y5 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page


LEARNING ACTIVITIES Year 6

Ideas to support your Year 6 child:

  • Recap specific grammatical terminology
  • Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences
  • Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them
  • Practise calculating using all 4 written methods of calculation (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
  • Explore equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Practise calculations using fractions and decimals
  • Find fractions and percentages of amounts
Practical ideas for Y6 home learning pack see PDF files at the bottom of the page



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