We use two platforms in school for Remote/Blended Learning.
Tapestry for pupils in EYFS & Year 1 and Google Classroom for pupils in Years 2 to Year 6.
Both 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.
Parents using Tapestry received login details when their child(ren) first started at school.
Child in Year 2 - 6 have been 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 staff will be happy to help. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.