During this difficult time where pupils are at home learning, staff here at Graveney will do our very best to support you to help your child continue their learning. Teachers will all be providing daily lessons for pupils to complete (Years 1-6) and weekly task for our Reception pupils.
Each day there will be a Literacy, Maths and at least one other subject for your child to complete. Staff will be checking daily that pupils are accessing the learning provided. As a school we will endeavour to continue to provide the full broad and balanced curriculum for all our learners at this time.
All learning should be accessed through Microsoft Teams. Staff will set Assignments for the pupils each day. Posts can also be used to chat to friends in class or ask for help. Posts will be monitored by staff throughout the day, however please remember that all our staff are also supervising pupils in school at this time.
Staff will be able to feedback on all work submitted giving feedback and completing assessments our pupils learning.
Teams is available on various devices, if you require support with devices to enable your child to be able to access their learning, please contact the school. We do have some which can be loaned for you to use at home – you will be expected to sign our user agreement and contract for all devices borrowed.
If for any reason your child has difficulty engaging in the remote learning, please let the me know as soon as possible to discuss how the school can support the learning in these circumstances. In some circumstances your child will be invited to attend school to continue to access their learning.
Staff will be checking that ALL pupils are accessing the remote learning daily. Pupils are expected to have access to the following amounts of remote learning.
KS1 – 3 hours (less for younger children)
KS2 – 4 hours
As a school we have high expectations, however please remember that not all pupils will be able to complete all the learning set by the teacher every day. We ask that all pupils attempt each task set and try their hardest to complete as much as possible in the time available. Remember that the time is not all Teacher led - it also includes their other learning including discussions and all the fun tasks they can help with at home. Pupils should also be accessing their independent learning on Mathletics, Readiwrite, TT Rockstars and Bug Club.
Seeing our friends and teachers remains an important social part of school life. Each week we will therefore be holding our Gallery Stars assembly. During this we celebrate achievements and awards each week, these will be for both remote learners and those who are still attending school. This will be a live session using Zoom (Mrs Blackwell hasn’t worked out how to do this on Teams at the moment!!!)
Lessons will use a variety of resources, some of these may be clips from your teacher (short videos), some will be from Oaks National Academy or YouTube. We will try to limit the need to print documents at home for the learning as not all families have access to a printer.
As a school we have decided to not broadcast live lessons. Doing this would place many of our families at a disadvantage as they are sharing devices and many parents are also working at home making this very difficult for them to access at set times daily. Teachers will be available to answer your questions throughout the day using Posts in your class team.
Our Acceptable Use of Technology Policy is available below.
Alison Blackwell - Headteacher
Active Learn (Bug Club) reading books & quizzes
Numbots & TT Rockstars
Readiwriter (Same log in as for Mathletics)
Please contact us if you require support with accessing these.