Emergency Closure Learning Information
Here is information on what you can expect from us here at Moorlands when your child's bubble closes, there are local and national restrictions in place or your child is self-isolating or school needs to close for a period of time. If you have any further questions, please email: email@example.com
You can find our full Remote Learning Policy here.
Click here for support and guidance for staying safe online.
Update: September 2021.
Children who are isolating due to Covid-19, will be provided with lessons and activities via our Seesaw platform. If you need any support accessing this, please contact school and we will support you.
This means your child's class has closed due to a positive case of Covid-19 within the class. In this case, you will need to check your child's school email for details of daily online learning. If you do not have a device, such as a laptop or tablet for your child to use during this time, please contact school as soon as possible. Further detail can be found in this article.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
How will my child be taught remotely?
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and will include both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently. The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:
• Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children
• Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day
More information can be found:
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
Learning experiences and the use of technology
We understand that many children and young people live in households with no or limited access to the internet or to the technology required to make use of online resources. Even in households with full Internet access, the number of suitable online capable devices may be insufficient at any one time to meet the demands of home-working adults and children attempting to access educational materials.
Where parents/carers identify potential difficulties in their children having access to laptops/tablets to access online learning, we ask that parents speak to their child’s class teacher. The Government are supporting remote learning by offering laptop loans. To check if you are eligible, please contact your class teacher. Loan agreements will need to be read, agreed and signed.
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We recognise that many children and others in their households will be experiencing significant stress and uncertainty at this time. Therefore, placing excessive burdens on pupils in terms of the amount of work they are expected to complete would be profoundly unhelpful. Remote learning expectations of children should also recognise that the demands on parents and other adult members of children’s families at present may make it difficult for them to provide an environment conducive to extensive periods of home learning.
We have no expectation that parents will help their children complete every piece of work set. Whilst the school would advise ‘routines’ be set down for learning, it accepts that these will be different for each family, dependent upon whether parents are working from home, working out of the home, or the number of children and access to devices to learn.
We advise against working beyond the school day limits, school days are designed with natural breaks and these need to be built in. If parents feel they want to access other learning beyond the resources provided they are more than welcome to do so and the list of websites suggested are a useful source for this.
Where parents and children are particularly proud of their achievements at home then they can send copies of this work, photographs or videos through the learning platform or to the class email address.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
At Moorlands Primary School, during the January 2021 Lockdown and when a Bubble closes, it is our aim, alongside Government guidance, to make daily contact with all families learning from home. This contact will be through a daily ‘live’ register through Teams which will be transferred onto our school register system. Contact is also acknowledged as accessing and submitting work via Seesaw, on a daily basis. This will be monitored and where a child is not accessing Teams or Seesaw at all, we will contact families to offer support. We will still expect to speak to the child and will arrange regular telephone check-ins. Where we are unable to contact families, we may need to alert our Attendance officer.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
If your child needs to self-isolate and their class remains in school, your class teacher will provide an Isolation Pack. This will be accessed via Seesaw. Your teacher will provide daily activities and will provide feedback on these activities via Seesaw. Activities will be linked to the current half terms learning. Check above for the Quick Start Guide to Seesaw.
Further support for remote learning:
We still recommend the websites below to compliment learning in times of isolation or class closure.
We recommend to continue listening to your child read for 20 minutes per day. Additional books have been sent home. However, you can also access free e-books linked to reading age and phonics, as well as top tips, games and activities here:
Or https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/ (added 19.4.20)
or https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ (added 19.4.20)
https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx (added 24.4.20)
You can log in through the teacher portal with the following details:
We also recommend continuing to regularly access ttrockstars.com to consolidate timestables.
Click here for steps to support each other during self-isolation and check out our Well-Being Section for advice on self-care for adults and young people during this period with evidence based-resources as well as a Mental Health Emergency phone number. We have also up-dated the Anxiety (including support for adults) and Sleep sections.
With increased use of online devices here is a Family Agreement template and some accompanying online safety videos including Smartie the Penguin aimed at 3-7 year olds and Captain Kara aimed at Key Stage 2.
Here you will find a list of activities to suit any age:
- https://tompalmer.co.uk/free-reads/ for any football fanatics Upper KS2 7.5.20
- https://tompalmer.co.uk/after-the-war/ This is a link related to VE day and includes a comprehension based on a section of his book. There are also some other VE resources. 7.5.20
- Oxford Owl Grammar games-all ages 30.4.20
- Daily Phonics sessions for EYFS and Year 1 from 27.4.20
- Oak National Academy Government funded package for learning for all Year Groups, launching Monday 20.4.20 (see below for the weekly overview for all Year Groups)
- BBC Bitesize-supporting Home Learning from 20.4.20
An Hour of Code (Computing)
Daily Geography learning link
Out of the Ark daily music activities
Author videos and writing resources -Authorfy
Free stories from audible
Use alongside Help with Maths at Home by Third Space Learning who work alongside the White Rose Maths Hub.
Book based home learning activities (Hachette Schools)
Free interactive resources for a range of subjects at Classroom Secrets
- Free access to Numbots extended to 23rd June. Log in: https://play.numbots.com/#/intro then children log in using their TT Rockstars username and password.
See below for further activities to stay active during Home Learning
Click here for a comprehensive list of free educational websites for you to access at home