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Remote Home Learning

This area is to be used if your child is self isolating but the rest of the bubble remain in school. 

It provides English, Maths and other curriculum areas so your child can continue this learning.  

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Remote Learning - Weekly Challenges

Congratulations to all of our families who have been completing the weekly challenges throughout lockdown. It is clear to see that you have all had a lot of fun and we’ve been really impressed by your efforts.

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CBBC are on YouTube!

cbbc logoCBBC have revamped their Youtube Channel and have lots of entertainment to offer our children over half term and outside of home-schooling hours now we are in lockdown. This consists of a range of videos daily that are suitable for 5-11 year olds and there are lots of top CBBC brands and programmes available, with something for all children providing a wide range of genres from factual shoes, news, dramas, comedy and entertainment.

This is a great resource that we can use and is completely free. If you want to access you must subscribe to www.youtube.com/cbbc

Remote Education Provision

Remote Education Provision: Information for parents

Should a bubble be closed, or when local or national restrictions are in place requiring entire cohorts to remain at home, pupils will access online platforms for remote learning. In such times, remote learning will mirror the in-school learning for the children of key workers. Curriculum coverage will be delivered, wherever possible, in line with the planned in-school delivery; however some adaptations may be required, for example, where practical Science investigations were planned.

Remote teaching and study time each day

As per the Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools - Guidance for all schools in England (January 2021) document, remote education (to include remote teaching and independent work) will be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school. The amount of remote education provided will 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

Accessing remote education

Pupils will be provided with access to one of two online platforms depending on their year group. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 pupils will access remote learning through Class Dojo, while pupils in Years 2 – 6 will access their remote learning through Microsoft Teams. All pupils will be given log-in details for these platforms and ICT technicians will provide support where needed in terms of access.

Remote learning will be supported through a range of stimuli: presentations, worksheets, pre-recorded audio and video and use of online resources.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 staff will upload daily learning and additional video stimuli to Class Dojo with a daily overview being available from the start of the school day. Work will need to be completed in a child’s online portfolio where feedback will be given.

In Years 2 to 6, staff will invite children to attend scheduled Teams check-ins at the start of the day where the day’s work will be set out and pupils will have the opportunity to ask about their learning. A catch-up session later in the day will also be provided where pupils can ask for additional support with their learning. Live sessions may be provided at times, where a learning task may be supported by direct ‘face-to-face’ input from a class teacher. Throughout the day, a member of staff will be monitoring the online platform and available to respond to individual queries from pupils.

Pupils who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home due to a lack of devices or online access will be supported through the provision of loaned laptops where access to a device may restrict learning opportunities. Where pupils are unable to access learning from home due to internet capabilities, a place within in-school bubbles may be offered or families may be supported in managing the daily timetable to reduce online demands. Please contact the office if you feel that additional support is needed in this area.

Engagement and feedback

Online protocols were shared with parents in the letter dated January 7th and clearly set out the expectations for pupils, staff and parents in terms of remote education. Pupils should access their online platform daily, taking note of the daily timetable and attending check-ins where possible to gain insight into the day’s learning and submission requirements. Feedback will be provided through self-mark opportunities, acknowledgement through the online platforms, shared celebrations of work and specific personal feedback where needed. In Years 2-6, specific pupils may be asked to join a catch-up meeting to be given feedback where necessary. Pupils’ attendance on the platforms will be monitored and discussed with parents in the fortnightly safe and well-being phone calls and, where engagement may be lacking, support will be provided through additional phone-calls, ICT support and possible provision of in-school sessions.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

Pupils who may require additional support with their learning will be supported through in-school provision, where appropriate and necessary; through provision of devices to support learning at home; and through regular contact with designated members of staff. Individualised learning will be shared with pupils through the online platforms or individualised learning packs, overseen by the SENCO.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Outside of local and national restrictions, if a pupil is required to self-isolate, while their bubble remains in school, then work is provided through the Remote Home Learning tab on the school website. English, Maths and work from other curriculum areas are uploaded to this area so pupils can continue their learning. If a pupil struggles with their work, then the office should be contacted so that support can be sought.

Self Isolation Flowchart

Please click on the graphic below (or here) to see our self-isolation flowchart, which details the steps you should take should you or your child need to self isolate. 

WHC Isolation flowchart Ver 2

Teams

If a class or year group has to self isolate we will use MS Teams to set work.  This will allow children to complete work online and return it directly to their class teacher who in turn can offer feedback and support.

The links below are guides to help you access Teams.

 

Black Lives Matter

Over the past few weeks our children will have seen and heard a lot in the news about the events in the USA and around the world following the death of George Floyd.

The children at Whitehouse Common have always been very aware of events in the world through our daily watching of ‘Newsround’. We uphold the belief that there are ‘No Outsiders’ at our school, that none of us should be bystanders and all of the
children are encouraged to be socially aware. 

I have always been very proud of all our children who stand up for what is right and who have shown that they want to make a difference. I am sure that your children are asking you questions about what is happening in the world and will be thinking deeply about what they should or can do.

To support this, you will find below links to a key stage 1 and a key stage 2 lesson that may help you in explaining and discussing the death of George Floyd and how this has developed into protests. Please have a look through the lessons to decide which
one you feel is most appropriate to your child. There is also a covering letter from the group that has written the lessons and a survey that your child can take part in if you wish.


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


Letter

Dear Teachers/Parents/Carers,

Here at VotesforSchools, we strive to promote equality and celebrate diversity in all its forms. With this in mind, we have made the decision to discuss the topic of racism this week in our KS2 lesson, to reflect the ongoing events across the world in
response to George Floyd’s death.

The lesson explores the impact of systemic racism & the changes the current Black Lives Matter protests hope to prompt. We focus primarily on the USA, particularly on the role of protesting, social media, and Government response. While these are
serious themes, please rest assured we introduce students to them in an ageappropriate way. They will also be provided with ways that they can safely take a stand through our Call to Action, so we hope they feel empowered to make
themselves heard.

We are keen to stress that we too still have much to learn about the true extent of these issues, but hope that we have provided voters with a good grounding in what is happening and why things need to change. While it may not be a subject that pupils have looked at in depth before, we believe it to be a necessary conversation. Whether it is in the classroom or at home, we hope
that the topic will prompt interesting, insightful, and impassioned discussion. We look forward to hearing what our young people have to say on this vital topic.

Best wishes,

The VotesforSchools Team

The Book of Hopes

bookofhopesThe Book of Hopes is a completely free collection of short stories, poems and pictures. Over 100 children’s writers have contributed including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. It is a really nice thing to share with families, best suited to KS2 upwards.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

Cornonavirus - Free Book Download

coronavirus book coverIf you are looking for a free to download book to read with children which explains the coronavirus, please see the link below. The authors have consulted with a Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling & it's illustrated by Alex Scheffler (well known for illustrating Julia Donaldson's books.)

[click here]

White Rose Maths

As schools close in response to Covid19, you might be wondering how best to help your child or children with their mathematics at home.

The White Rose Maths Team (the scheme of learning we use at Whitehouse Common) has prepared a series of five brand new Maths lessons for each year group from Years 1-6. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Please follow the link and read the guidance on the website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 
Similarly, this link will take you to a website with free video tutorials for Maths (and Science in KS2) https://www.nagwa.com/en/uk/

Parent Support

bhamcitycouncilClick on the City Council logo to access some info on how parents or carers can get support in this troubling time. If the image fails to load, [click here] instead.

PTA Fundraising

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