As a school, it is our duty to ensure that we are still providing an education to those pupils who cannot come into school for reasons surrounding COVID-19. When considering how we can best support our pupils, we have looked at improving the quality of our existing offer and have also used feedback from the parent survey to inform our decisions.
Remote learning, via Seesaw, will be set to run alongside the lessons that have been planned by the class teacher who is delivering these in school. Your child will have access to daily home learning. Parents can request passwords, if misplaced, by emailing email@example.com.
Class teachers will set daily learning, by 8.45am every morning. Should we experience a school closure; bubble closure or your child has to self-isolate, work will be assigned to them on Seesaw. If you have informed the school you do not have a device for online remote learning, we will provide a device where possible and if not, paper copies which can be collected from school following the first day of absence. During a national lockdown, children with technology difficulties will be eligible for a school place (under the latest guidance 31.12.20) or a device, where possible.
We are using the Seesaw platform to deliver home learning resources, videos and lessons and all families were provided with login details, in September, in order for you to access this with your child/children. Children will receive 4+ hours of high quality learning per day which will reflect the engaging and ambitious curriculum mirrored in school.
Children will receive remote learning for:
- Maths & fluency
- RE (during half termly World Religion Weeks)
Children will receive daily feedback from staff to assess how well the children are getting on. It is vital that a supportive relationship is provided between school and parents in order for children to succeed and make the best progress despite the situation.
Class Charts will be also used alongside Seesaw, to communicate with parents positive behaviours and points awarded for excellent learning behaviours.
Should you have any issues with passwords, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a response in due course. The email address is only monitored during working hours.
Children are familiar with Seesaw as their weekly home learning is set using this platform, plus they use it in school. Please watch the video guide for any support:
Remote Learning Timetables:
- Code of Conduct for Remote Learning
- Roby Park Covid19 Contingency Plan – January 2021
- Roby Park Remote Learning Policy
Below are a vast range of websites and online materials which can support with remote learning alongside the high quality subscriptions our children already access:
- 60+ Virtual Tours and Trips
- TTS – https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html – Downloadable workbooks. The books contain work from all different subject areas.
- Netflix – https://www.weareteachers.com/educational-netflix-shows/?utm_content=1584278383&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook – This is a list of educational programmes available on Netflix
- Smithsonian Kids – https://www.si.edu/kids – A range of activities, videos and games covering many topics
- Twinkl – http://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer – add the code UKTWINKLHELPS. Twinkl offers a range of resources for all subjects. They are offering free access for parents at this time
- Duckstars – https://www.ducksters.com/ – A range of activities covering many subjects
- Newsround – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround – Newsround, games, quizzes, puzzles
- Classroom Secrets – https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/?goal=0_9fbcd14815-2bec22d22d-191422187 – A range of activities covering a range of subjects
- Duolingo – https://www.duolingo.com/ – learn a new language.
- Pre-school inspirations – https://preschoolinspirations.com – A range of ideas and activities to do with young children
- Super Simple – https://supersimple.com/ – Ideas for activities and games
- Pre-School Express – http://www.preschoolexpress.com/ – A range of ideas and activities to do with young children
- Nomster Chef – https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library – child friendly cooking ideas
- First Garden – https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/ – Learn how to garden
- The OT toolbox – https://www.theottoolbox.com/hand-strengthening-activities/ – Range of fine motor, handwriting, sensory and visual activities
- Bamboo learning on Alexa – https://bamboolearning.com/ – Educational activities on Alexa
- Kiwi – https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home – A range of resources for parents and children covering a range of subjects.
- Fluency and fitness – https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/ – 21 days of free maths and reading activities
- All kids network – https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/ – Craft ideas, colouring sheets, and lots more
- Highlight Kids – https://www.highlightskids.com/ – A website with craft ideas, recipes, jokes , and other interesting content for children
- Mr Nussbaum – https://mrnussbaum.com/ – A range of games and activities covering many subjects
- Top Marks – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – A range of interactive games covering all subjects
- ICT Games – https://www.ictgames.com/ – English and Maths games
- Sheppard Software – http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ – A range of interactive games covering all subjects
- Arcademics – https://www.arcademics.com/games/ – Maths and English games
- BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary – Games and resources covering all subjects. Linked with the National Curriculum
- Break out edu – https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome – Games covering a range of subjects
- ABCYA – https://www.abcya.com/ – Games covering a range of topics
- San Diego Zoo – https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ – Videos, games and activities
- Access Mars – https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ – Children can look at the surface of Mars
- Switch Zoo – https://switchzoo.com/ – Animal and Habitat games and resources
- Steve Spangler Science – https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/ – Simple experiments that you can do at home
- The home school scientist – https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/category/experiments/ – Simple experiments that you can do at home
- Funology – https://www.funology.com/funology-science-experiments/ – Experiments and games to play
- STEM Learning remote lessons include videos, activities and worksheets.
- BBC Bitesize has lots of educational resources and videos on many topics
- BBC Teach Live lessons
- BBC are streaming education content on CBBC, Cbeebies and BBC2 for lockdown 2021
- The Oak National Academy online lessons
- Science Sparks (including loads of challenges and periodic table of experiments)
- The Imagination Tree (craft and creative play ideas, including my favourite fab play dough recipe!)
- Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) resources for home learning
- ReachOut Reporter – topical news stories
- Topical Science Updates
- Great Science Share – a community of science sharing for schools – sign up now for the event in June
- Science Museum activities to do
- The Royal Institution activities
- Maths learning resources for home from White Rose
- nrich Maths
- Find out about real life scientists with Research Champions
- The Royal Society of Chemistry have excellent (and cross curricular) resources, including lots for Primary teachers.
- Ask Dr Universe – https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/ – An interesting site where children can ask questions about how the world works. There is also a bank of answered questions.
- Weather Wiz – http://www.weatherwizkids.com/ – Information about weather
- Climate Kids, Nasa – https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ – Information, games and activities linked to climate
- NASA Kids Club – https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html – Learn about Space and NASA
- Elemental Science – https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities – Experiments to do at home
- Ocean at the Smithsonsian – https://ocean.si.edu/ – Explore the ocean with tours and facts
- PHET – https://phet.colorado.edu/ – Interactive simulations for Science and Maths
- Dance Mat – https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/stage-1/ – Touch typing programme
- Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/ – Coding
- Typing Club – https://www.typingclub.com/ – touch typing
- Code – https://code.org/starwars – Learn to code with Star Wars
- National Geographic Kids – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ – Games, competitions and articles about the world, animals and current events
- National Geographic Young Explorer – https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html – Read aloud issues of the Young Explorer
- British Museum – https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ – An excellent interactive look at the artefacts in the British Museum
- What was there – http://www.whatwasthere.com//browse.aspx – Photos of different cities in different time periods
- Virtual Musical Instrument – https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/ – play instruments online
- Tate Kids – https://www.tate.org.uk/kids – Ideas for art activities
- Artsology – https://artsology.com/ – Online games and art activities
- Met Kids – https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/ – Activities and games
- Go Noodle – https://family.gonoodle.com/ – exercise videos
- Little Twisters Yoga – https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/ – Yoga for children books and cards – currently all free
- American National Parks – https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm – Offer a range of virtual tours of their parks
- Google Expeditions – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions&hl=en_GB – Has a huge range of virtual reality tours. Each tour has information with it. You can use this on a phone or IPod with a simple VR headset. However it can also be used on a tablet with out a headset
- Virtual tours of a variety of museums – https://people.com/travel/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200315&utm_term=7728056
Speech Language and communication and interaction
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/communication-and-language Oak academy communication and language lessons
- https://en.commtap.org/primary A directory of activities and resources to support development of specific speech, language and communication needs, Searchable by age phase, subject, target and level of attainment.
- https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/ A range of resources to help parents develop children speech and language needs.
- https://ican.org.uk/a-message-to-our-supporters-on-coronavirus/activities-to-develop-speaking-and-listening-skills/ games and activities to support speech and language needs.
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/android-apps-for-complex-communication-support-needs/ a guide to android apps to support complex communication needs
- https://pecs-unitedkingdom.com/support-at-home/ activities to support children and parents using PECS (picture Exchange)
Cognition and learning
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/numeracy Oak academy lessons to support children with additional needs in specific areas of maths.
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyscalculianumeracy-difficulties/ iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties
- https://www.easyreadtimeteacher.com/teacher-classroom-resources/ resources to support teaching to tell the time
- https://www.weareteachers.com/active-math-games/ active games to support maths learning
- https://www.didax.com/math/virtual-manipulatives.html virtual physical resources to help children understand maths, cubes, tens frames, number lines, bead strings, and many more!
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/android-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/ Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/powerpoint-books-for-young-readers/ Free Powerpoint Books for Young Readers
- https://www.booksfortopics.com/dyslexic-readers?fbclid=IwAR1_cTqfjigl-KkzG9UVxUq_cwmZfBJ9yIvdA6R5utt-Jbxer7Xy6xLaolY List of Dyslexia friendly books
- https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/ multisensory stories for downloading using signs, props, movement etc. to engage children with special needs.
- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/ free e-book library, select by age group
- https://dekkocomics.com/topic-guide Comic books that can be downloaded and support learning in different areas of the curriculum, aimed at KS2
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/early-development-learning Early develop lesson for pupils working below year 1 level.
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ict-to-support-learners-with-dyslexia/ Ways to use technology to Support Learners with Dyslexia
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/inclusive-learning-resources/ Resources to support SEND learning
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-complex-additional-support-needs/ iPad Apps for Learners with Complex Additional Support Needs
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/ipad-apps-for-learners-with-dyslexia/ iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia
- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zn5RLhNWoCRG9KyoHu4boFiqo5G8Zc3lxDkgJw-uBGQ/edit?fbclid=IwAR1-h3BvteNDDHTcqBStqz7YECBPgfifaW58D2E8NHS2EmiOfqwuSHfDYSU A list of free or cheap apps for developing a range of learning skills
- https://vimeo.com/457320105?fbclid=IwAR3m1100UbRduVvNCqW6eN7OVUZdXO38APRka-cObxntIlwNoh34AXjb7P8 Funky feet dance and movement videos
- https://do2learn.com/ Downloadable resources, activity and lesson ideas for literacy, numeracy, behaviour and social skills of needs including social skills.
- https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ accessible learning games for English, maths, memory and typing skills
Sensory and/or physical needs
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/physical-development Oak academy lesson to support children with additional in in their physical development
- https://sensory-processing.middletownautism.com/ support for autistic learners with sensory processing, ideas for activities, resources and guidance for those supporting them
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-physical-difficulties/ A guide to using the iPad to Support Learners with Physical Difficulties
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-the-ipad-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using the iPad to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
- https://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/using-windows-10-accessibility-tools-to-support-learners-with-visual-difficulties/ Using Windows 10 ‘Accessibility’ Tools to Support Learners with Visual Difficulties
- https://www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/ 10 weeks worth of videos with activities to develop children fine motor skills
- https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/ multisensory stories for downloading using signs, props, movement etc. to engage children with special needs.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr dance mat typing to develop typing skills, different levels of challenge.
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_ah-07GtU9ou18fXpkcZSQ Learn British sign language fun videos
Self help and independence
- https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist/subjects/independent-living Oak academy lesson developing life skills such as dressing, personal care etc.
- https://life-skills.middletownautism.com/ Resources aimed at support children with autism develop essential life skills such as personal hygiene, self-care, safety, managing work and leisure activities.