Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
Remote Learning for self-isolating Children
This information sets out our approach to remote learning if a child is self isolating.
Learning from home will be provided through the use of printed workbooks and online learning programmes/resources.
Your child will need to access the following each day depending on their year group:
Inside your child’s reading record you will find their log-in details for SIMS ID to access each of the websites listed above. If you have any difficulty with this, please contact the office for the login information. Also, we have provided lined paper for your child to complete any written work assigned to them.
General expectations for home learning
The expectation is for your child to continue their learning from home. Each day, children are expected to complete the following:
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
Reading – Bug Books
Children will be set a reading book on the Bug Books system – this is an excellent opportunity for you to hear your child read 1:1
Foundation Subject Learning
A daily lesson will be posted on Google Classroom – the online post will let you know the unit of work being studied
Maths and English Learning
Children will be set daily activities to complete on Mathletics, Bug Books etc. Teachers will check work has been completed and assesses learning.
Did you know your child can access Google Classrooms via an XBox or PS4? Open the document below for the easy to follow instructions.
We have made a video to show you how to access your child's home learning through SIMS ID and how to use Google Classroom. Please watch this video as it may answer any questions you have.
If you are having an issue where SIMS ID is trying to link a personal account you may have (a Gmail email) you can solve this by simply opening an incognito tab to login to SIMS ID and subsequently Google Classroom. You can find the incognito tab or window option on the three dots in the top right hand corner of your browser.
Parents/carers can contact their child’s class teacher through the class email address between 8:40 – 15:40 Monday to Friday, for support with remote learning. Teachers will not respond to any emails out of these hours or any emails that are not connected to remote learning.
Email addresses are:
Information about online learning programmes
Our school has recently purchased an online reading program called Bug Club that we’d like to share with you. We want to offer your child access to as many books as possible at home.
Below you will find key information about the scheme and how you can get involved. We hope that you and your child will love these books and enjoy reading them at home.
Reading a book online
We will allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear in the ‘My Stuff’ area of their personal homepages.
Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.
When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘ActiveLearn Coins’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough coins to ‘buy’ a reward in one of the many reward schemes. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. We will also be able to assign more books for your child to read if the virtual book bag is running low.
When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘My Library’. Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from ‘My Stuff’.
Web address: www.activlearnprimary.co.uk
The school code is: bowl
Mathletics is a targeted, rewarding and captivating online learning resource, which is aligned to curriculum standards. Your child has home access to Mathletics – they simply sign in with their school username and password using any compatible computer or mobile device.
The extra Mathletics practice at home can make all the difference to your child’s progress. Encourage them to achieve a weekly target of 1000 points to earn a certificate, building through bronze, silver and gold across the school year. Go for Gold! Over the summer holidays, your child can revise and practise the maths concepts that they have been taught in school. This is a really good way to prepare for their next year in school.
Sign in with your child to start exploring what Mathletics has to offer:
Web address: www.mathletics.com
We have chosen programs that are easily accessible on many devices. Mathletics is available as an app from Google play and the App store. Bug Club is a website that will work on many devices including iPads and tablets.
It is essential to support your child to keep safe when accessing the internet. We have ensured that the websites we are using for online learning are safe, but please be vigilant when accessing other programs and websites. It is important that you read our online code of conduct for parents, our remote learning policy and familiarise yourself with the online safety guides accessed through the link below.