Tier One – Individual children requiring to self-isolate
- The class teacher will set learning activities via Google classroom. These will be based on the learning objectives covered in class for that week.
- Learning activities will be set at the beginning of the isolation period and will consist of several learning activities.
- The activities set will predominantly be a link to Oak Academy and White Rose Maths where families can access a teaching video and worksheets/activities linked to the video. There may also be some worksheets for the children to complete.
Tier Two – A whole bubble is required to isolate
- The class teacher will set learning activities via Google classroom on a daily basis.
- English, maths and at least one other subject will be set for each school day.
- There will be some video lessons included in the offer. Details of these will be communicated via Google Classroom.
- All families will be contacted by telephone at least once during the isolation period
- If digital devices are required, we will do our best to accommodate needs following the survey completed in September
- If you require work to be printed off, please inform us at the start of the isolation period and we will make arrangements to get these to you
Google Classroom is our online learning platform for all children at St Lawrence Primary. It is accessed in a web browser (Google Chrome recommended) or via the Google Classroom app (recommended for any pupils using smartphones or tablets) and will be used by teachers to set homework and share home learning resources in virtual classrooms that pupils are members of. Google Classroom is password protected and is only accessible to teachers and pupils. If pupils are isolating, this platform will also be used to facilitate pupils accessing the classroom via video link so that they can still be a part of the learning in the classroom (virtually) alongside their peers.
Google classroom can be accessed via this link: classroom.google.com
please click on the following links to see which lessons your child can access live using Google Meet:
Home Learning Additional Links
Other activities that can be accessed to support home learning can be found below:
You will need to register for free, however, once registered there are hundreds of ebooks that can be accessed.
White Rose Maths
The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-6. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. The website is as follows:
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
The PSHE Association has some useful information and online resources which can be accessed here to support with pupils mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Alan Mackenzie, an E-safety advisor, has produced some really useful videos for parents regarding online safety during this time of school closure. Please find the links to these videos below:
- Parents – cutting through the online safety noise. Simple advice and guidance to keep your child safe online during the pandemic – click HERE
- Parents – YouTube moderation – click HERE
CEOP Education Packs
CEOP (ThinkUKnow) have released further activity packs for all children and young people, focussing on the activity of online gaming. Links to the various packs are:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers (NSPCC)
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time. Topics include:
- Talking to a child worried about coronavirus
- Parents working from home
- Children staying home alone
- Lockdown and separated parents
- How to cope with tantrums and other difficult behaviour
The advice can be found on the NSPCC website here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/
These 100 ‘shorts’ are divided into 3 playlists: Age 4-7, 8-11, and 11-16. They provides a perfect introduction to philosophy for younger and older children alike, modelling discussion and argument through colourful, fun characters and irresistible questions.
Use at home…
To use with children at home, simply press play. Afterwards, ask them for their opinion. Do they agree with Spot or Stripe and why? Do they have another angle on the question? Fun conversation can be enjoyed as a family, or with two more siblings talking together. It can be fun for parents to take the opposite point of view for the sake of argument.
An increasing amount of resources have been produced by NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE), which can be used to support home learning.
During this challenging period, many young people are missing out on some of their usual interactions with friends and family. These home learning lessons for members focus on the positive ways that our ‘special people’ care for one another, especially in families and friendships. They encourage pupils to consider the most important aspects of maintaining positive relationships and reflect on how this can be challenging at times of change or uncertainty.
In the key stage 1 lesson pupils learn to:
- identify people who are special to them.
- explain what makes them special and why they are important to them.
- describe how their special people care for them.
- recognise how they can show they care for their special people too.
In the key stage 2 lesson pupils learn to:
- identify the qualities of positive friendships and family relationships.
- explain how friends and family show they value and care for each other.
- describe what is most important in a friendship or family relationship.
- recognise that friendships and family relationships may change for different reasons and how to manage this.