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Blended Learning

Blended Learning can be defined in a number of ways, you can read more information about the 2 definitions below in our policy, click here:

  • Blended Learning is a two- way process of teaching. The first is traditional face-to-face interaction to educate, which is what happens when we are all in school. Whilst the second is through electronic platforms to educate online. Blended learning therefore can be a combination of lessons which require pencil and paper and those which require a computer, and a child may experience both in one day.
  • Blended learning can also refer to the partial opening of the school, where upon an individual or year groups isolate whilst others remain on site.  

 

When offering a Blended Learning provision for our children, our aims are to:

  • Ensure consistency in the school’s approach to blended learning
  • Set out expectations for all members of the school community with regards to blended learning
  • Ensure the curriculum, teaching and learning is progressive
  • Provide appropriate guidelines for data protection
  • Reflect the school’s commitment to safeguarding our children
  • Reflect the school’s commitment to staff workload and wellbeing

 

School Absence

There are a number of reasons why children may be absent from school, we will outline our response to each of these scenarios:

 

Individual Absence

If the parent has reported child absence due to non-coronavirus related sickness, we do not expect the child to complete work. Rather we wish the child a full recovery and expect them back in school as soon as they are better. In this instance, if the child is well enough to work from home, then they should be in school.

 

If a child is absent due to coronavirus symptoms, we do not expect the child to complete work, rather we wish the child a full and quick recovery.

 

If a child is no longer symptomatic* but remains absent due to isolation or awaiting a coronavirus test result, we expect the child to access the blended learning for individuals. This can be accessed on our class web pages. On visiting your child's class web page please scroll to the section titled Part 4: Blended Learning. Here you will find the weekly timetable and instruction for each lesson along with a link to a online resource. Please click here. 

*A child may be well enough to work if they have a lingering cough and loss of smell / taste but not if they still have a high temperature.

 

If a child is absent due to a family having to isolate but they are symptom free, we expect the child to access blended learning for individuals, see instructions above.

 

Whole Class or School Absence 

In the circumstances of a whole class or school having to isolate our blended learning offer differs to that described above. The presentation of work varies depending on the age of the child.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will be able to access their work via their class pages on the school website. The class teacher will post a daily letter with instructions, pre-recorded videos, examples of work for you to follow and complete at home.

Year 2 through to Year 6 will be expected to access their work online, via Google Classroom. The children have been taught how to use this and we have shared guides for parents as well as a video instruction for you to refer to. Please click here.

 

Resources

The school will help families as much as we can and aim to provide the following resources: 

  • Home learning book, pencil and purple pen
  • Loan reading books 
  • Art equipment pack 
  • Phonic packs for families in Nursery - Year 1 
  • Loan of technology: laptops and chrome books for priority children 

 

 

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