In the event of a 'school closure' or your child having to possibly self-isolate, please understand where possible, we do still expect our pupils to engage in learning every day.
Year group emails:
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We hope you find these tools beneficial in supporting developing good learning habits with your child at home. The impact of this will be that pupils develop a sense of routine; the habit of practising and become agile in core skills. To make them accessible for all, most of these require online access and basic resources.
With that in mind, we will provide your child with educational resources, to ensure that they can continue to access learning. We will provide this in the following ways:
1) Regular website updates - Our school website will be updated weekly so parents/carers will be able to access weekly home-learning timetables that will support with activities and tasks for children to complete at home so they don't miss out on their learning (Please scroll up above).
2) Marvellous Me - Teachers will keep parents/carers regularly updated via Marvellous Me at least twice a week with positive messages, subject challenges and notices of how to support and access lessons whilst out of school. Please ensure that you, as the parent/carer have downloaded and are signed up with your own Marvellous Me. Please contact the main office if you are unsure how to do so.
3) Home Learning Pack - If you have limited online access, we can arrange for a home learning pack to be made available for your child. These will contain carefully selected stage, age and subject-related materials for your child to work through at home. They will cover the 'essential' areas of learning which need to be practised on a daily basis.
4) Online Resources - As well as the weekly home-learning timetables, you will find additional links below to our other website pages and online resources section where you will find find extra resources; aids and links to support your child as they embark on their 'remote learning' journey.
5) Year group emails - This will be used to send and share completed pieces of work to your child's class teacher and the class teacher to correspond back with feedback. Equally, if you have any additional queries or concerns regarding your child's learning from home, your child's year group email (please scroll up above).
Limited devices to access online learning: If you have limited access to devices at home to support online learning, please contact, your child's class teacher via email or call and leave a message with our main school office and a member of staff will be in touch.
Teachers will monitor how often pupils' login to the online tools and work submitted for encouragement and feedback. Staff will aim to respond to work submitted and email enquiries within 48 hours (Mon-Fri) where possible.
Please also refer to the www.thinkuknow.co.uk website link for tips in supporting 'Staying Safe Online.'
Celebrating Children's Work During Lockdown
Special Educational Needs (SEND) Home Learning
Reading with your child
How you can support your child at home with readingRead more >
Home Learning Packs
More home learning ideasRead more >
Websites to support with home learningRead more >
Useful policies and documents for remote learning
Remote learning continues to change and we are receiving updates from a range of sources. These will be posted on the home page and then saved here.
Please see attached:
We have been liaising with families who do not have devices and allocating them dependent on need as we do not have an infinite resource. However if you have a Playstation, or an Xbox then please see the advice attached. You can also use an Amazon Firestick to access Google Classroom!
The library service are offering access to their computers. Please see the attached for information.
The Education Psychology Service are offering drop in sessions. Please see the attached for further information
Workshops for parents with children 0 - 5 - please see the attached flyer
Further guidance to support home learning can be found on the document - How to access the Google Classroom.
A guide for parents on Google Classroom
How to submit an assignment on Google Classroom
Google Classroom Access Guides for parents in
Uploading Children's Work for Feedback Video Guides
- iPad: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17lyfe5-cJjcdu6C0XXP-zuLcHkcbLCrF/view?usp=sharing
- Computer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/150lPy-ZlT9Zbso5Zz-A2k3_xIEbf7hDH/view?usp=sharing
Mental Health and Wellbeing
During this time it is important that we all keep ourselves mentally and physically well. Please see some links to support you and your family during this time:
1. A really great video from an Educational psychologist on 5 ways to support your child’s mental health during the pandemic:
2. 5 ways to manage your well-being as a parent during lock down:
3. Visual to support a child feeling anxious
4. It is important to take time away from screens, especially when we are using them even more frequently for our learning. Here are some ‘no-screen activities’ you can do at home with your family
5. Finally I also have a really excellent resource to help children understand what’s happening if they have a family member in ICU? Again from an education psychologist. I think it’s really good but you might know better whether it’s needed amongst kids in our school -
Supporting Parents Workshop
Newham are running a series of workshops to support parents during this time. Please see the flyer for details.
Carrying your Invisible Suitcase through life
We’re delighted to share with you a new, animated short film to help bereaved children and families understand their grief and how to manage it. Based on The Invisible Suitcase by Ian Woodroffe, the film uses the metaphor of an invisible suitcase to show how we all carry our experiences and emotions through life. None of us can control how our ‘suitcase’ is packed and when it might spring open, with our emotions being triggered sometimes when we least expect, but we can learn how to react when this happens.
We hope this film will help children, young people and adults alike to understand that their feelings are normal, and know that whilst grief is something that always stays with you, by reaching out for support it is something that you can learn to manage in your life.
Find out more about your invisible suitcase and how you carry it through your life journey. Click play below to watch.
If you or anyone you know needs support, our Helpline is here to take calls and respond to Live Chat, providing confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.