At The Whiteoak Academies, we strive to continue to support our families in as many ways as possible. This page has been constructed to provide you with all of the information you need should you need to access our remote learning offer. This page will continue to grow and evolve based on the changes we face as a school community and will be regularly updated.
Remote Learning Plan - Updated January 2021
Remote Learning - Parent Letter January 2021
Our aims for remote learning
As a school, we aim to provide as much continuity as possible for our children in the event that they need to access home learning.
The primary aims for our home learning offer are that:
- Children have access to home learning immediately.
- Our curriculum can continue in the event of individual, class or whole school closures.
- Our home learning offer helps to provide some structure and clarity of expectations for children and gives them a daily routine and focus for their education and learning.
- Home learning opportunities are high quality and give children opportunities to consolidate and apply their learning.
- Our home learning offer gives the children strong continuity so that children can return to school and access their learning immediately.
- There is a strong link between home and school and opportunities to check-in with children and their families.
What are the tools available to us for remote learning?
We have rapidly developed our understanding and use of Teams to deliver teaching and pastoral support for our pupils and their families.
All children have Microsoft accounts and access to online reading schemes and families will be supported to access these where necessary.
As well as Teams, families have access to the following:
- Bug Club
- Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars.
- Education City
- Deepening Understanding
- Oak Academy
- BBC Bitesize
Parents’ evenings and meetings will also be organised and conducted via Teams.
In the event of a partial or full school closure, children need to have access to IT equipment and the internet to access daily lessons.
Remote Learning for individual children who are isolating
It may be that your child or a member of their household is either displaying symptoms of COVID-19, has received a positive test, is a close contact of someone with a positive test or is quarantining. In such a case, your child will need to self-isolate.
If your child is well enough to complete work, we have put in place a simple online system to support them during this period of absence.
For the first 24-48 hours of self-isolation, you will find work on our website to be completed. Visit the class pages section of our website to access the work: https://www.hannahmoreandgrove.co.uk/topic/class-pages.
The work includes: Maths, English and project work focusing on essential skills and knowledge. Children are also encouraged to read and complete any outstanding homework.
Within 24 to 48 hours teachers will post resources and tasks linked to the lessons your child would have if they were in school. These will be posted at the top of the child’s class page. The resources may be the exact lesson resources, or something adapted for remote learning, but it will cover the main content that your child would have covered during lessons. Your child should be accessing three lessons a day.
Teachers may direct your child to the government-backed lessons produced by Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize. Many schools have used these excellent resources during lockdown and we are confident of their quality.
In addition, if the absence is longer than 48 hours, your child will be contacted by the school within the first week of absence to check on welfare and how they are getting on with the work set. This contact will take place via Dojo or the telephone.
However, if you have any queries or concerns before that, then please do contact the school either by email: email@example.com or via telephone: 01275 851127.
Revised November 2020.
Historical Resources and Information
We continue to be very mindful of the pressure that homeschooling could create on top of the requirement for parents / carers to be working from home and we do not want to add to this. Therefore our 'Home Learning' would remain as a 'Menu' for parents / carers and pupils to select the learning tasks they would like to complete each day.
FAQs for parents about Home Learning written by the LSP
Keeping in touch...
To stay in touch with your child's Class Teacher, you are still able to use "Class Dojo" or "Tapestry" if your child is in Reception. Please continue to use the direct messaging service on this APP to contact Class Teachers with questions, queries and to share photographs of the activities and tasks you have been completing at home. We can't wait to see all of the interesting things you have been learning about!
Please try and get in touch with your child's Class Teacher, at least once a week via "Class Dojo" or "Tapestry". If we do not hear from you, your child's Class Teacher will get in touch just to "check-in" that all is well at home. This could be by "Class Dojo", "Tapestry" or by telephone. We are just calling to check everyone in the family are well and if we can help or support in any way.
How to get in touch...
If you are unable to access 'Class Dojo', and would like to get in touch, please email the school office by completing the form below. They will then redirect your email to the appropriate member of staff. You can also use this form if you have a Safeguarding Concern you would like to share. We would like to point out that confidentiality is maintained at all times. Our school office is also able to take telephone calls during office hours on the usual number : 01275 851127
HISTORICAL: Letters to parents about Partial Re-opening SUMMER 2020
Microsoft Teams Information for Parents
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