Blended learning is the mix of on-site and remote education schools provide. Key to our blended learning and homework offers is Seesaw. Seesaw is an online learning platform. A link to Seesaw is at the bottom of the page.
Unfortunately we are currently living in very uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that in the future we might have absences or closures because of the virus. It will be very important in these instances, that all schools are able to blend learning in school with learning at home to try to ensure that pupils still receive as full a curriculum offer as possible.
Across the year, if a child, group, class needs to self-isolate, or if there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to stay at home, we will ensure that we offer remote education.
We have carefully mapped out our school curriculum alongside blended learning plans for each year group to ensure that our children are able to access work linked to the National Curriculum and our own learning expectations. For the vast majority of pupils, this remote education will be accessed online, however we do know that some children will not have technology at home to make this possible. If this is the case, the school will provide printed resources.
Below are the three possible scenarios for when the children may need to access blended learning. There is obviously no expectation that the work is completed by a child who is unwell.
Scenario One – Children are absent for two or three days due to Covid testing:
A plan of lessons for the week will be uploaded to Seesaw. These lessons are taken from The Oak National Academy – an online classroom with video lessons delivered by qualified teachers. Sometimes these high quality lessons have related activities for the children to complete or sometimes the children are asked to carry out work as they are watching. At times we will also use videos and activities from BBC Bitesize.
Scenario Two – Children and their families are self-isolating or shielding for a fortnight:
Work is provided following the same format as Scenario One. In Scenario Two, we will ask families to upload the work (or a photo of the work) to Seesaw by the end of the school day, so that it can be looked at by the class teacher and feedback provided.
In order to keep in touch with the child, class teachers will aim to offer 5 minute pre-arranged live feedback/contact twice a week – such as a telephone call or a Microsoft Teams call. For safeguarding purposes, we must request that a parent or carer is present at these times.
Scenario Three – Class, Year Group or whole school closure:
We are hopeful that this scenario will not be needed, but if it is, we plan to offer live teaching via Microsoft Teams, pre-recorded video lessons by class teachers and daily work uploaded to Seesaw. The intention will be for work to be marked as if the child were in class as normal.
We hope that these measures will ensure that the children’s educational experience is as seamless as possible.
If you are unlucky enough to need to isolate and you have any technical problems, please click on the link below and complete the form with as much detail as is possible.
If your child has any difficulty with the blended learning being provided, please email the relevant email address: