Google Classroom will be our new platform for Remote/Blended Learning for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6.
This will be used to support children who are not at school, either because they are
self-isolating due to a confirmed COVID infection within their family (this is classed as ‘blended learning’, because your child’s teacher will continue to work with children in school as well as support learning of children at home) or due to a school closure (due to a case of COVID amongst staff or children) or a local or national lockdown (this we would call ‘remote learning’ as teachers will be leading the learning from home).
Please note - When children are ill we are not expecting them to work at home and will do our best to plug any gaps in their learning when they return.
If children are learning remotely, we hope this will only be for a short while and we will continue with new learning when they return to school. We would not want to teach again what has been set remotely during this time, and would therefore want all our children to access the daily learning set by their teacher.
Your child has be shown how to access Google Classroom in school and a letter has been sent home to all parents outlining our expectations, along with links to support you in this process. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please contact school where someone will be happy to help.
Although many safety features have been enabled, it is still the responsibility of parents to monitor what children are accessing online at home. We will continue to teach children the importance of being responsible digital citizens and accessing appropriate material and we appreciate parents supporting this at home with their children.