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As the world recovers from the pandemic, many of the introduced necessary measures have been 'lifted'.  An example of this would be The Coronavirus Act (2020) which has now expired.  A key element of this was the legal requiement of schools to provide 'remote education' for school-age children unable to attend school due to public health advice, UK government guidance or law relating to COVID-19 (including national and local 'lockdowns').  We were proud to be able to continue communicating with our pupils and delivering an in-depth curriculum, throughout the global pandemic and unavoidable school closures. 

As our home learning offering evolved, we delivered "live learning" to our pupils via video conferencing software.  Our Teachers were once again able to interact with their pupils, support them during lessons and help them keep learning and making progress. Parents received communication and invitations how to participate in these sessions. 

Now that we have moved to the Government's plan of 'Living with COVID-19', we will continue to offer our "live learning" to those children who are self-isolating due to a COVID-19 diagnosis.  The below documentation still applies and outlines how we will support your child whilst they are at home.

There were several documents that we have shared with parents in regards to remote learning.  These were uploaded to our 'Policies' section, which you can find by clicking here.

Teachers also uploaded lesson resources to our Purple Mash platform, along with adding games and activities to be completed outside of 'live learning'.  To access the pupil and class pages, click on the image below:

pmash

There are some very helpful, clear instruction videos to help you and your child navigate the site and complete the teacher-set '2dos' here.   Watch them to find out more.

Supporting your child during remote education (advice from the DfE)

Parents and carers should not feel that they need to set work for their child.  However, the resources below can help you plan your child’s days during this period. These resources may also be useful for pupils and students to use alongside the work we provide, or just to give them further support at home..  

Engaging children at home

The Education Endowment Fund has produced support resources for parents. These include:

  • ways to support your child’s reading at home
  • advice on how to establish a routine with your child

Mental health and wellbeing

You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.

The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:

Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • texting SHOUT to 85258
  • calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994

ONLINE SAFETY

if  distance/remote learning 'kicks' in further, please use the guidance on our online safety page to help keep the children safe.

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Activities and fun ideas to keep your child learning

READING

Sign up to @BorrowBox to access free e-books and e-audiobooks from Northamptonshire Libraries

Borrow an e-book from the Oxford Owl free selection

PHONICS

  • To find out more about Read, Write, Inc - the phonics program we follow, click here and subscribe to their YouTube channel

    Read, Write, Inc produce videos on this YouTube channnel.  Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (excluding Bank Holidays).

    • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English
    • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2
    • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Here's a link to some phonics screening check support

WRITING

Literacy guru, Jane Considine, delivered daily English activities via webinars for pupils to complete at home during the school closure. Join the mailing list to receive alerts and information by clicking here.

 MATHS

Access the Oxford Owl free Maths resources

Test recall of the multiplication tables with this game (similar to the new Year 4 times table check)

KEEPING ACTIVE

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    GoNoodle!  An assortment of activity videos linking to the curriculum along with movement, mindfulness and yoga

    BBC Supermovers a range of online active learning videos themed around various curriculum areas.

    MUSIC 

    Ten Pieces Ten Pieces resources bursting with ideas for how to get children to engage and be creative with classical music

    House of sound  A series of short films exploring the science of sound, music and musical instruments

    Nursery rhymes Great versions on old classic nursery rhymes for younger learners (Reception/year 1)

    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra  SFSKids includes: a fun and playful series of educational modules presented as immersive environments and using animal avatars as guides; the ability to explore various linkages between composers, instruments and music compositions; interactive online tutorials to learn about music basics; the opportunity for users to compose and notate their own original music; and much more.

    New York Philharmonic Orchestra  Great graphics and fun games (like the clarinet scavenger hunt) make this New York Philharmonic website great, especially for instrumental students.

    London Symphony Orchestra  A video performance of Ravel’s Bolero in which the listener can experience the orchestra from multiple points of view