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Snaith Primary School

Learning at Home

Please note - all home learning will be posted daily through Class Dojo.

 

Safeguarding Addendum 

If you require any advice or information, particularly in respect of online safety at this time of increased use to support learning and social interaction, please see the following links. 

  • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online  
  • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online  
  • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC  
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  • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online  
  • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers  

 

  

Snaith Primary School’s Commitment to Remote Learning

January 2021

 

On 4th January 2021 the Government announced a National Lockdown in the response to the COVID19 Pandemic.

Please see below our commitment to the work we will set children during this time.

 

Where will children be able to find the work?

Class Dojo

All parents have been issued with a log in to Class Dojo. This is an APP that allows teachers to post work to the children and for children to upload and return their work to the teachers. It is a tool for communication and allows interaction throughout the school day.

Teachers and parents can monitor children’s engagement and the quality of work being created. Teachers will provide individual feedback to children and this will include advice on the next steps in learning.

Class Dojo has a number of benefits:

  • Teachers can set daily work on this APP.
  • Children are able to send in daily completed work in the form of task sheet, photos or even short video clips.
  • Children’s work can be responded to individually for each child, allowing staff to regularly respond to children’s work and provide feedback.
  • There is also a messaging service so that parents and teachers can individually message one another if required.

Class Dojo is an online tool enabling staff to interact with children and families remotely on a daily basis.

Evidence Me

For children in Reception, parents are asked to return work via Evidence Me. In this way teachers can directly upload evidence of children’s achievements and progress to the online Early Years Foundation Stage Online portfolio.

 

Supporting Reading

Bug Club

Children in Reception and KS1 have access to Bug Club, an online reading scheme, which includes phonic based texts. Teachers are able to allocate texts to individual children at their reading level, monitor access of these and the progress children are making.  It is recommended that children read daily for at least 10 minutes. Children should read and re read books in order to become familiar with them and become fluent.

Reading Plus

Children in KS2 have access to Reading Plus, an online reading scheme which helps to develop their fluency, vocabulary knowledge and some comprehension skills (although addition comprehension challenges will be set on DOJO).  The programme automatically assesses the children’s reading and adjusts texts accordingly to ensure progress and challenge. Teachers are able to use this programme to monitor children’s engagement and track progress. Teachers can also message children regarding their reading on this APP. Children are expected to undertake work on reading plus for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Children have had the opportunity to become familiar and independent with this programme in school.

 

Additional support with Basic Skills

Doodle Maths, Doodle English (for all years) and Timetable Rockstar (for Y1-6) are additional APPs that children can access daily to maintain competency in the basis skills. Teachers will also direct children to the APPs if specific work has been set on them or to support children to develop specific skills. Children already use these in school, are familiar with them and have personal logins.

 

What work will be posted on Class Dojo

Each day teachers will post English, Maths and at least two other subjects for children develop their learning in.

Over the course of the week and half term, children can expect to have learning opportunities provided for a range of curriculum subjects. The learning will be linked to the class theme and will follow the schools medium term plan which sets out the learning objectives for each subject area.

Learning will be introduced via:

Pre recorded videos by the teachers (this may not always be their own class teacher but a teacher from their key stage)

Videos from other professionals – such as White Rose Maths

Links to videos and clips which share information. Eg, how to create a piece of art, information about a time in history or particular place to support children developing their knowledge.

Written instructions

Tasks linked to the introduction will then be set up.

For some subjects, and in some instances, teachers will post the answers, when appropriate, for children to self-mark.  We know that this can be supportive for children and parents too!

 

How much work will the school set?

In line with Government requirements we will set work commensurate with the tasks that the children would be expected to undertake in school.

The Government ask that we set work which should engage children in:

KS1 for a minimum of 3 hours per day

KS2 for a minimum of 4 hours per day

We appreciate that families have busy lives and that many are juggling looking after one or more children with facilitating support for the learning we provide and working from home. No mean feat!

With this in mind – it is important to remember that you are humans too – albeit superhuman at the moment.  Therefore, we suggest you do as much as you can with priority given to learning basic skills first.

It is for this reason, an acknowledgement that parents have other commitments too, that after careful consideration and following your feedback from the previous Lockdown, that we have taken the decision not to undertake live learning but to favour posting tasks, videos and pre-recorded learning direction from the teachers. This means that parents can access the work for the day at a time that is appropriate for them without the pressure of ensuring that children have to be online at a given time daily. While we appreciate that some may prefer live learning sessions, we recognise that the vast majority appreciate the flexibility that the approach we have selected brings.

 

Motivating Children

Like all of us, this time around children are likely to feel a little weary and maybe not always motivated.

To encourage children to engage we will:

Post a range of learning stimulus each day and over the week

Continue to provide learning in all areas of the curriculum

Continue to teach with a thematic approach

Provide individual positive feedback

Post videos to encourage and motivate children

Continue to award weekly Superstar Awards to different children each week – look out for these on the children’s individual profiles

Make phone calls at least fortnightly, to children who are working from home (unless going forwards children are accessing Teams meetings – see below).

Award children with points on Dojo for reasons such as hard work or completing their Reading Plus daily activities.

 

Going Forwards – In the Next Few Weeks

While we are not planning to deliver live teaching, we are currently exploring the opportunities to hold some live group meetings. These will be to give groups of children within the class a chance to share their experiences, discuss what is working well for them, support we could give and opportunity to interact and motivate each other.

Once we have established the system, we will share this information with parents, rolling this out with the oldest children first.

 

Work for Children who have Additional Needs

For some children we realise that they may need separate work to support their development, specific to their needs. For children who require this we have had individual conversations with parents and will be emailing specific work. 

The SENDCO also makes weekly check in calls to any vulnerable children who are not accessing learning at school and will make personalised and specific arrangements for their support.

 

Year Group

Work Set

Location of Work Set

Reception

Links to relevant educational video clips and short suggested activities for children to complete relating to the theme of the week.

Class Dojo

Doodle Math

Bug Club (Reading)

 

Work is returned via Evidence Me

 

Links to Read Write Inc phonics online videos

Activities relating to the letter/sounds such as tracing

Going forwards – Reading via Bug Club reading APP

Links to ‘Number Blocks’ maths videos

Activities for Maths Mastery focused on the number of the week such as finding the correct number of items

Years One and Two

A range of tasks relating to the class learning for the week. These will cover a range of subjects and will include clear instructions or PowerPoint and task information. Where relevant, there will be video links provided.

 

Class Dojo

 

Daily White Rose Maths material, as directed by the class teacher. This includes a short instructional video tutorial with follow up activities.

Daily Read, Write, Inc phonics online videos

Going forwards – Reading via Bug Club reading APP

Bug Club

Doodle Maths activities will be available including a mixture of:

  • ‘Added Extra’ activities
  • ‘5/6/7 a Day’ questions (these can be accessed as many times as you wish)

Access to Games  and ‘New This Week’ if you wish

Doodle Maths

(each child has their own individual login for the website or an app can be downloaded)

Years Three and Four

A range of tasks relating to the class learning for the week. These will cover a range of subjects and will include clear instructions or PowerPoint and task information. Where relevant, there will be video links provided.

Class Dojo

Daily White Rose Maths material, as directed by the class teacher. This includes a short instructional video tutorial with follow up activities.

Practise weekly spellings each day in green ‘Home Spelling Book’ or via spelling activities set on Dojo

 

Daily access to Reading Plus online portal

(5 times per week for 30 mins each)

login.readingplus.com

 

(each child has their own individual login for the website)

Doodle Maths activities will be available including a mixture of:

  • ‘Added Extra’ activities
  • ‘5/6/7 a Day’ questions (these can be accessed as many times as you wish)

Access to Games  and ‘New This Week’ if you wish

Doodle Maths

(each child has their own individual login for the website or an app can be downloaded)

Doodle English activities will be available including a mixture of:

  • ‘Added Extra’ activities
  • ‘5/6/7 a Day’ questions (these can be accessed as many times as you wish)
  • Access to Games  and ‘New This Week’ if you wish

Doodle English

(each child has their own individual login for the website or an app can be downloaded)

Access to Times Tables Rock Stars online

Ttrockstars.com

 

(each child has their own individual login for the website)

Years Five and Six

A range of tasks relating to the class learning for the week. These will cover a range of subjects and will include clear instructions or PowerPoint and task information. Where relevant, there will be video links provided.

Class Dojo

Daily White Rose Maths material, as directed by the class teacher. This includes a short instructional video tutorial with follow up activities.

Practise weekly spellings each day

 

Daily access to Reading Plus online portal

(5 times per week for 30 mins each)

login.readingplus.com

 

(each child has their own individual login for the website)

Doodle English activities will available including a mixture of:

  • ‘Added Extra’ activities
  • ‘5/6/7 a Day’ questions (these can be accessed as many times as you wish)

Access to Games  and ‘New This Week’ if you wish

Doodle English

(each child has their own individual login for the website or an app can be downloaded)

Doodle Maths activities will be available including a mixture of:

  • ‘Added Extra’ activities
  • ‘5/6/7 a Day’ questions (these can be accessed as many times as you wish)
  • Access to Games  and ‘New This Week’ if you wish

Doodle Maths

(each child has their own individual login for the website or an app can be downloaded)

Access to Times Tables Rock Stars online

Ttrockstars.com

 

(each child has their own individual login for the website)