Learning at Home
Learning At Home
In September, all children returned to full-time school following the national closure of all schools in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. We very much hope that children will now be able to benefit from uninterrupted education in school but there is the possibility that some children will need to learn remotely due to family self-isolation or the closure of a class or year group. The information on this page details what we are doing to ensure we are meeting the DfE requirement for Remote Learning as detailed in the following guidance:
At The Pines, we are committed to providing a high quality education for all children, even if some learning needs to take place remotely. This Lockdown Ladder shows the learning provision offered by the school for children at different stages of self-isolation/lockdown. Whilst we hope we will not need the amber or red stages, it is important that we are prepared and that we have communicated clearly the plans we have in place.
On Friday 18th September we launched ClassDojo which is the Learning Platform we will be using to communicate information and learning tasks remotely. Each child from Years 1-6 has their own individual account that can be viewed by parents as well.
Teachers can give share news with their class as a whole and can assign a variety of learning tasks to individual children.
We are trialling ClassDojo during the two weeks beginning Monday 21st September to ensure the system works.
More information can be found in the letter we sent home below. If you have any questions or concerns, do ask your child's class teacher or e-mail Mrs Hicks on firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to Technology
We want all children to be able to access remote learning if needed. If children do not have access to a laptop or other device and/or the internet, we will do everything we can as a school to support families and provide paper packs of learning. Parents are reminded of the importance of letting us know of any barriers to accessing home learning so that we can ensure appropriate support is in place.
At the end of lockdown, we asked all of our school community to contribute to a 'Gallery of Silver Linings'. We received paintings, drawings, poetry, photography and even knitting to celebrate the positive elements of our lockdown experiences.
You can see photos of some of the work here: https://www.thepinesschool.org.uk/gallery/
Stay In Touch
During lockdown we have received a huge number of photos of children learning at home via the Learning@thepinesschool.org.uk e-mail address. We are going to keep this e-mail account open so that you can continue to share photos of learning or other activities at home. It has been a great way to stay in touch.
Have a look at photos of our fabulous children working hard at home by clicking on the link below:
We hope you enjoy watching our staff videos:
Don't Give Up: We miss you all!
Happy Summer: Have a lovely break!
Our provision for learning at home during lockdown has now moved and it is within the link below. Everything is still there though if you want to access any of the resources or ideas. There is also the link to our weekly writing tasks.
There are also learning ideas on individual class pages:
The Home Hero 2.6 Challenge
During the week of 27th April, we challenged you to take part in the 2.6 challenge. Find out more by looking at the assembly:
Well done to everyone who completed the challenge - see below for photos!