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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Home Learning

The following plan sets out what actions will be taken should a child or class need to self-isolate following a positive case of covid-19.

Child with symptoms - continuous new cough, high fever (particularly hot to the chest and back), loss of taste or smell

No work to be provided as child is unwell and it is not appropriate to be asking children to complete tasks whilst they are ill.

Child with no symptoms but requested by a medical professional to self-isolate for 10 days due to another household member having symptoms

We would provide the family with an outline of activities that they could do with the child at home. These activities would be a home-tailored version of what they would be doing in class; taken directly from the weekly planning. There would also be instructional videos (where possible) created to help parents/carers with the activities, for example, generic reading activities.

The class teacher would make contact with the family at least once a week to touch base with the child: this would be a Zoom call or a phone call. There would be an expectation that some of the activities set had been done. The class teacher would provide feedback to the child.

If a child develops symptoms and is unwell, we would not expect this to take place or have expectations on the family to complete the prepared activities.

Bubble closure (one of the classes for example)

We would provide the family with an outline of activities that they could do with the child at home. These activities would be a home-tailored version of what they would be doing in class and taken directly from the weekly planning. There would also be (where possible) instructional videos created to help parents/carers with the activities, for example, generic reading activities.

The class teacher would make contact with the family at least once a week to touch base with the child: this would be a Zoom call or a phone call. There would be an expectation that some of the activities set had been done. The class teacher would provide feedback to the child.

The class teacher may organise a brief Zoom session at the end of the week to check the children’s understanding of the weekly tasks and share good work.

Full Lockdown – (whole year group or school)

In the event of another extended full lockdown, extensive blended learning planning has been organised to provide to pupils immediately. The blended learning curriculum will be aligned, as much as possible and where practicable, to the school’s curriculum (Curriculum K).   

Laptops and other devices can be loaned out where required. If you feel your child will not be able to engage with home learning due to lack of access to technology, please contact the school. If your child requires any stationery or library books please contact the school and these will be provided.

Pupils will be issued with study guides (Y1-6), set up on Google Classroom (Y2-6), receive regular online live lessons with their class teacher, and sent Instructional videos to support their remote studies. The TTLT You Tube channel will be in place to help parents/carers with supporting children to learn from home.

TTLT Home learning channel 

TTLT EYFS Home Learning Support

A qualified teacher will make contact with the family at least once a week to touch base with the child: this would be a Zoom call or a phone call. The class teacher will see pupils regularly during live lessons and can make provisions to answer any questions they have as part of a smaller group at the end of the lesson or during a separate call/zoom where required. The class teacher will provide regular feedback on the work completed by each child during live lessons, discussions over the phone or on Google Classroom.

If your child is not engaging with the online learning, the class teacher will call parents to fully understand the barriers and offer out any solutions. If this cannot be resolved the phase leader may arrange a meeting with parents or conduct a home visit where safe to do so.

For children with SEND the class teacher and SENCO will work closely with families to ensure a bespoke blended learning approach is in place and closely monitored. Where appropriate children may be invited into school as a ‘vulnerable child’.

Children who are eligible for free school meals will be able to access provision at the school. Support can also be provided to those who are self-isolating.

What we will do:

Class teachers will provide a sequenced plan of learning. Your child will be issued with suitable materials and resources to learn from home. We will make it clear what activities and are essential, and which are optional. Ideally this will enable your child to be learning at home for at least 3 hours per day. We will be asking to see all essential learning so we can provide feedback. You will have regular contact with us so we can offer the necessary support and feedback on learning. Our trust (TTLT) has a YouTube channel, here you can find videos on the parent platform made just for you - to help you support your child’s learning. TTLT Home learning channel and TTLT EYFS Home Learning Support

 

What we need parents to do:

We know how difficult it is for families when children are asked to learn from home. We have planned all home learning activities to be accessible so your child should be able (in most cases) to learn independently. The only thing we ask of parents is to be available between the hours of 9-4pm to take calls and help their children from time to time to submit or showcase their learning. Parents may also be asked to come to school to collect physical resources if their child cannot access the internet. If you need help ask! E-mail or call the school and we will get back to you.

What we need children to do:

We need children to try their very best with the essential learning set by their class teacher. Children should try their very best to complete the activities independently and be ready to share it with their class teacher. Where possible we want children to stick to good routines and restrict screen time.

If you would like to discuss this plan in more detail please feel free to contact the school via Study Bugs.  

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