In the event of whole school, class closure or a small number of pupils needing to self-isolate, a full programme of remote learning will be instigated by class teachers for home access. This programme may include live lessons, pre-recorded videos, independent learning tasks, welfare check-ins, virtual assessments and feedback sessions, as well as guidance and support for Parents and Carers.
Testimonies regarding our Mead Road Remote Learning Offer, January 2021
I miss my friends but love seeing them everyday on the computer! Plus learning is still fun and we have lots of challenges to get our brains working.
Remote learning is well organised and there is always help available.
The remote learning is really good, it’s helpful to have live lessons so the children can interact with the teachers.
Perfectly timed sessions (both literacy and math), just enough for our daughter to concentrate and study. Very informative lessons.
It’s absolutely amazing to see so far the commitment that the school have invested with the children as well as with us parents.
Thank you all so much for your great efforts. It just reinforces what a special school Mead Road is and why we chose it in the first place. The quality of the teaching and the nurturing attitude makes home schooling enjoyable and productive.
I think Mead Road are doing a great job - well done to everyone!
It has been great to access the learning materials every day - it is well organised, coherent and structured.
Blended Learning programmes
In the event that your child is healthy and well, but can-not access school due to self-isolation or quarantine, we will ensure that they can access English and Maths lessons daily, from their class teacher to their individual Microsoft class Teams account at home. We will also provide a daily phonics lesson, reading activities and a daily Foundation subject lesson for them to complete at home. Work can then be submitted for feedback to their class teacher through their class Team and 1:1 sessions can be arranged to check-in on how they are progressing with their learning. This will ensure that your child does not miss out on any crucial learning during their period at home and will also support their wellbeing and sense of class belonging.
In recognition of the young age of our Reception children, and the fact that they largely learn through hands-on, play based activities, we have devised a home learning programme for you to access from home. This enables children to work through carefully planned activities at a pace that is right for them. Our latest home leaning programme can be found below:
Robins Home Learning Programme Spring term 2022
In addition, where possible, Reception class teachers will make contact with children throughout the week to monitor their wellbeing, to review their learning and to address any misconceptions and difficulties that may have arisen.
Please contact our school office should you require any support with home learning or if you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing during periods of self-isolation. Thank you.
More information on our blended learning offer can be found in our Remote Learning Policy above.
Online learning platforms to support blended learning
In addition, please see below for details about our online learning platforms, each of which can be used to compliment our home-learning offer.
This free website is full of great support for your child in reading and maths. Oxford Owl has been extended to provide practical advice and top tips for children up to age 11 to help you support your child’s reading all the way through their primary school years.
Snapchat has launched a new feature on their app which allows users to see the location of their contacts and allows users to accurately pinpoint where someone is. Please click here for information about how to set privacy settings to keep you and your family safe.
A new resource from Google, giving advice about online safety.
O2 are working together with the NSPCC to help support families to keep children safe online. This link will provide you with the number to call.
Do your children enjoy playing Minecraft? Click here for the NSPCC parent guide giving tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft
Read about ‘hot topics’ (Childnet) for parents around the subject of online safety.
Use this website to review different websites, games and apps that your child might use. The reviews cover what you need to know about the app (including children’s reviews), information about signing up, how to report unsuitable content, privacy settings and safety and support.