If a bubble is required to close due to positive cases of COVID19 in our school, we will make every effort to ensure our children can continue learning from home. We will provide learning opportunities from across the curriculum including PE, music, art and Spanish. All children in Key Stage 2 are part of a virtual Google Classroom. This enables a single point of access for all lessons and resources, allowing teachers to host recorded and live explanations, lessons and meetings. Whole class and individual feedback will be given to children in response to work uploaded. Children in years 4, 5 and 6 each have an iPad of their own and are able to take these home to use. From Spring 2021, children in year 3 will also be able to borrow iPads during self-isolation periods. The chat function in Google Meets, Google Forms and Padlets will be used to allow children to share their learning, discuss and ask questions to their teacher and each other.
For pupils in Early Years and Key Stage 1, Google Sites will be used to host daily messages, recorded lessons, storytimes and links to activities. Google Meets will be used for small group tutoring and as a platform for children to stay connected to the school and each other. Children will be given discussion topics to prepare in advance of meetings. The meetings will also provide them with opportunities to share creative projects and other home learning with each other.
Year group email addresses will allow children and families to make contact with phase group leaders and teachers directly when they are away from school. Email can also be used to send work or photographs of work to teachers to review.
For individual Key Stage 2 pupils self-isolating, Google Classroom will continue to be used to send messages, explanations and activities each day. For Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils, a weekly timetable with links to explanations and recorded teaching videos will be emailed to families. Where possible, live streaming of lessons will occur so that children can join in with their class as usual. Google Meets and/or phone calls will be used to check in with individual children.
Booklets for those with limited access to technology will be made available for collection from the school office if requested in advance by families.
At New Wave Federation we have a Remote Learning Policy. You can read the policy here.