At Regent Farm First School, we aim to deliver the very best education for each and every child throughout these very challenging times. This means, whether a child is having face to face learning in school or having to complete work at home, the content of the National Curriculum covered will be the same. We fully recognise that if parents are faced with a period of time when their child is completing home learning this can put an additional pressure on family life and we are here to support you as much as possible.
In the event of disruption to the usual routine of attending school due to Covid-19, our home learning offer will begin immediately, which will enable children to continue to learn progressively at home. Such instances could include a National Lockdown, or periods where children would need to self-isolate; either for an individual, small group or a whole class.
We have in place a ‘virtual classroom’. Teachers will deliver pre-recorded videos and activities to children who are isolating/learning from home. In the event of a further National lockdown or whole class closures, there will also be daily live Zoom sessions to support the interaction between children and teachers. This work will be shared via SeeSaw or Tapestry. In addition to this we have a home learning section of the website to support parents with other ideas.
Where children need bespoke teaching and learning, they will be supported by the class teacher, the SENCO and the family support adviser, Kate Jacobs.
Physical resources or laptops can be delivered if necessary for families to borrow so that children have continuous access to resources and Home Learning.
In the event of isolation (or a further national lockdown which restricts school attendance) within Early Years, the Nursery or Reception staff will provide a series of practical activities focusing on core areas from the EYFS curriculum. These will be uploaded daily via the Tapestry App. All parents will be provided with a log-in for this app, please contact the school office if you have any trouble getting access. Staff members will monitor the Tapestry site across each day and respond to pupil's uploaded work at least once a day. Staff will provide additional resources such as video introductions to tasks, stories and live zoom sessions for families.
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
For pupils in Years 1 to 4, we will use the SeeSaw App to set our home learning. In the event of isolation (or a further national lockdown which restricts school attendance) the class teacher (or another teacher in the event of the class teacher being ill) will manage the programme of home learning remotely. Daily reading, writing and maths activities will the offered and additional time will be allocated to educational apps such as Spelling Shed, TimesTables Rockstars and MyMaths. We will also upload topic based activities linked to the work taking place in school and some PE lessons. In line with government expectations, we will offer 3 to 4 hours of learning each day depending on the age of the child. Teachers will monitor the SeeSaw App each day. They will be responsible for the uploading of work/videos and for responding to pupils. Teachers will regularly post messages or videos introducing tasks or offering additional support and will offer written and verbal feedback.
You can communicate with your child's class teacher via Seesaw or Tapestry. Teachers will respond usually between 8:45am and 4:00pm. Please note that if a teacher is in school teaching they will respond after 3:30pm.
Children are expected to engage with Home Learning and parents or carers are expected to ensure that pupils complete daily work. However, we appreciate that family circumstances will vary greatly, and the need to support home-learning may prove problematic for some for a variety of reasons. We ask that you try and complete as much work as you can from the selection provided each day; this will help minimise the impact of any lost face to face learning. If your child is unwell, you may feel they are not able to complete this work: please do not worry – the first priority is everyone’s health and well-being. If you have any worries around the supporting of home learning please contact the school and we will try to help.
For further details please read our blended learning policy.