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Remote Learning at Westbury on Trym CE Academy

 

During this exceptional time , the aim of our remote learning strategy is to keep our school family closely connected to enable pupils to learn continuously whether at home or at school.  By using Seesaw as our main tool for delivering engaging learning experiences we can continue our planned programs of study as far as is possible.  Equally important is providing opportunities for staff and pupils to interact with one another and maintain the connections and relationships which each class family has worked so hard to develop.

Children may have to learn from home for a variety of reasons:

  •  They are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test;
  • They are having to self-isolate due to a person they are living with having Covid-19 symptoms or having had a positive test;
  •  Their year group bubble in school has been sent home due to a positive case of Covid-19 in the bubble; or
  •  There is a local/regional/national lockdown.

We share a weekly matrix of learning with our families which reflects the planned learning for English, Maths and other key learning.  This matrix may be amended but the live link enables parents to view the most up-to-date version each day.  

If a child is absent from school due to self isolation, there is an interim set of activities provided for the first day of absence.  These can be found in each class' 'day 1' folder on Seesaw.  If the same child is then absent for a second day, then the learning identified on the matrix will be made available on Seesaw for that child and any subsequent child/ren that need to self-isolate to complete at home.

It is important that children learning at home submit their learning by 3.15pm on the day it has been scheduled to enable review by a member of staff.  It is expected that all children isolating who are well enough to do so will complete activities.  Parents/carers must communicate with school if they have issues with completing the work either by a message to the class teacher via Seesaw or by contacting the school office (0117 377 2605 or info@westburyontrym.academy)

If a whole bubble of children is asked to self isolate, then teachers will plan and deliver feedback, catch-up and challenge sessions to children when they feel it is necessary.  There will also be a weekly catch-up or pastoral video meeting between the class teacher and children.  These will usually be on a Friday at the same time each week.  A daily video message will be posted to the class each morning by 8.45am to welcome the children, review the previous day's learning and outline the learning for that day.

If some/all staff in a year group bubble are ill then remote learning provision may be affected.  In this situation we may signpost to nationally available resources.

If parents/carers have questions please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions About Remote Learning.

As always, online communications are managed in a respectful and safe way. For clarity and safety, we use Seesaw, Schools Comms and Zoom in order to communicate with our pupils. We ask parents not to connect to meetings through Zoom until they have read and agreed to the code of conduct.

 Seesaw  My Maths TTRockstars 

 Espresso  Zoom

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If for any reason you are finding it difficult to connect to Seesaw or Zoom.  Please contact the school through info@westburyontrym.academy 

Please click here for further advice on how to access and download Zoom.

Would you like to use emoji's on your desktop or laptop computer in Seesaw activities?  Click here to watch a video showing you how to do it!

  Westbury on Trym CE Academy's Continuous Learning Guide

  •  Establish a daily routine to support your learning.
  •  Identify a comfortable, quiet space to work effectively and successfully.
  • Check online communication regularly.
  • Complete activities as best you can, with honesty and integrity to show your learning.
  • Communicate with your teachers/school staff regularly.
  • Use our ‘Westbury Ways’ to help you make decisions and choices.
  • Communicate and support your friends and classmates by commenting on shared posts and taking part in Zoom class meetings.
  •  Take breaks, play and be active.
  • Talk to adults at home or through school if you need support or help.

 Want advice on maintaining positive mental health in your family?  

Five ways to wellbeing 

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Activities for EYFS and KS1 pupils   

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Further Activities for KS2 pupils