"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

The school is closed for the majority of children, what should I do?

In the unlikely event of a class or whole school closure, due to Covid or other circumstances e.g. snow closure, the above provision would be made available for all children requiring home learning tasks. In addition to the above, children will have access to live teaching
through the Google Meet feature on Google Classroom. Listed below is the offer for each year group in the instance of class or whole school closure. 

Each day we suggest that your child enjoys reading a book of their choice to an adult. Ask your child some questions about what they have read, eg. What new vocabulary have you learned from your reading? What do these words mean? Who is the main character? What do you think is going to happen next?

We have also suggested a daily practice focus (eg. practising number bonds, x tables) and, if appropriate, a phonics focus which is in addition to the English and maths lesson.

A suggested daily timetable would be as follows:

9.00 - 9.15 - Assembly / Welcome

Session 1: 9.15 - 10.15 - English

Session 2: 10.30 - 11.30 - Maths

Daily Practice: 11.30-11.44am 

Session 3: 12.30 - 1.15 - Reading

Session 4: 1.15 - 2.30 - Foundation Subject (eg. RE / music / PE).

At least one member of staff will be available to support learning via the year group email and answer or respond to comments on assignments (on google classroom).

Please remember the importance of English and maths skills and the need for children to practise these key skills daily. Other subjects are added as these are what the children would be doing in school.

At the discretion of school leaders, in the unlikely event of a class or whole school closure (e.g. snow closure) we would endeavour to continue to offer remote learning and, where possible, provide live teaching through the Google Meet feature on Google Classroom. Children will be invited to join regular Google Meetings with a member of staff and their peers. The focus of these meetings will be dependent on your child's year group. Look on your child's Google Classroom page for more information about the schedule for Google Meetings in this instance. We will ensure that the details are published in advance. If a Google Meeting takes place, tasks will continue to be set for children who could not attend.  

 

In order to make this a safe experience for all, we must ask all parents and carers to read our expectations and agreements and share them with their child. These expectations apply to all members of staff engaging in a Google Meet too. In joining these sessions, both parents and carers, children and staff are then agreeing to these. If there is any misuse of the Google Meets function, the child will need to be removed from the session and their use of this feature for home learning may not be reinstated. This is to protect all of our children in school and at home.
 You must ensure that your child is in a quiet space without distractions from siblings or others, many children (especially our youngest children) will require supervision and adult support during the meeting
 Your child must be appropriately dressed
 The background must be suitable, we advise that you blur the background
 Children and parents/carers must not take screenshots or record the session in any manner, including taking photos of the screen
 I understand that the session may be recorded by the school for safeguarding and monitoring purposes
 Children must enter the meeting on ‘mute’ and maintain this unless asked by the teacher leading the session otherwise
 You must turn the ‘captions’ function off
 Use the raise hand/lower hand function only when requested to do so by the member of staff leading the session
 You or your child will use the chat function to ask any questions needed whilst muted
 Children and parents will not use the meeting link at any other point, other than when participating in a Google Meets session that has been organised by the school

We understand that every personal, home circumstance is different and how you manage learning during the day and, indeed which lessons are covered, will be different. It may be that families feel that not all lessons can be covered each day, in which case we would suggest that English and maths are prioritised.

Please do not worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. All children find elements of learning challenging at times. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s year group team via the year group email address if you do have a question or concern. If you need paper copies of the worksheets and resources please do not hesitate to request these. Alternatively, your child could do their work on paper or in a notebook.