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Learn at Home

Co-op Academy Woodlands has put together a document which outlines our Remote Education Provision. You can access the full document here.


Access home learning using our Learn at Home website.


Top Tips for Home Learning

We have put together some top tips to help support our families with learning from home.

Take a look by clicking here.


Online Learning Platforms

To support children with their home learning, we will use the following online platforms. Your children will spend time with their teachers in school using the platform too.

Years 4, 5 and 6 – Google Classroom

Years 2 and 3 – Class Dojo

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 – Tapestry


Home Learning Superstars

Take a look at our Home Learning Superstar award winners 👇


Staying Safe Online

We have put together a leaflet on staying safe online. You can download this here 👇


Help with Google Classroom

Find out more about Google Classroom and how to use it! Go to our Google Classroom help page.


Help with Class Dojo

Find out more about Class Dojo and how to use it! Go to our Class Dojo help page.


Devices

We have organised a range of devices for our children to use should they need to learn at home. These devices are also being using in school, which is called blended learning, to support the work they do in lessons.

Years 4, 5 and 6 – Chromebooks

Year 3 and Year 2 – HP Laptop

A device contract must be signed by parents and returned to school before devices can go home. Your child’s class teacher will organise getting these signed.

For Nursery, Reception and Year 1, paper learning packs will be sent home for children to complete. Our teachers will create videos which will be shared on our YouTube pages and on our Learn at Home website for families to access at home. We are also asking that families with siblings in Years 2 – 6 share the devices at home if possible. 


4G WIFI Dongles

We have 4G WIFI Dongles that can be given to families who do not have adequate WIFI at home. Please contact school to arrange collecting one if your children are struggling to access the internet.

You can find out how to use a WIFI dongle here.


Home learning timetables

Our teachers have put together information, including suggested timetables, to help families plan the day for those  learning at home. This information can be accessed on our Learn at Home website.


Contact and Support

Our staff will contact call families who are learning at home. We will call within 2 school days to check in and see how our children are getting on. We will continue to call at least once a week after that.

If you have any problems with home learning, please contact school.


The Remote Curriculum

The first few days of home learning may look slightly different. When a child or class is sent to learn from home, a paper pack will be sent home which will include learning activities to do with work set online. 

We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations depending on the units of work in the topics set for each year group.

Teachers will set children one 30 minute reading activity per day.

Teachers will set at least one phonics activity per day, in Early Years, Year 1, 2 and 3.

Teachers should set at least one writing-focused task per day – this may be a specific grammar task or a longer writing task.

Teachers will set at least 60 minutes of Maths learning per day.

Basic Maths, called K.I.R.F.s for 20 minutes

Arithmetic practice for roughly 20 minutes

A main maths task for 20 minutes

Teachers will set at least one foundation subject task a day, including development of vocabulary


How will my children be taught remotely?

We will use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

Recorded teaching – our teachers will record a lesson and share it using the online platforms

Recorded teaching from other websites such as the Oak National Academy or White Rose Maths

Printed paper packs produced by our teachers

Independent online lessons such as Bug Club

Longer project work or research activities


Engagement and Feedback

We expect children to access their remote learning every school day. We expect parents to ensure their children complete the work set daily by their teachers and to contact school if there are any problems accessing the work.

Our chosen platforms allow us to track and monitor which children are accessing the work. Should a child not be accessing work regularly, school will call the family to investigate and to offer support.


Additional Support for children with particular needs

Children who receive speech and language therapy will access their sessions through Tele-Help. The therapist will contact all parents to enable access to content and talk through with parents how the sessions will run.

All children needing access to Tele-Help must have consent. Children should attend sessions with their therapist with another adult.

Any children using B Squared will have access to work planned by the class teacher through their home learning platform. The class teacher will use the Individual Planning sheet to set work pitched at the appropriate level. Parents will be able to see clearly what objectives are to be focused on.

Multi-sensory approaches will be suggested and identified on the Individual Planning sheet (based around items that can be found in the home).

All paper learning packs for children with SEN will be visual, using Widgit Online (a symbol creator) for all tasks where applicable.

Reading materials will be scaffolded using Widgit, enabling children with SEN to continue to access class texts and reading.

Individual tasks will be assigned to pupils on their home learning platform.

Any children with SEN who have difficulties accessing their home learning platform can be given a paper pack from their class teacher.

Parents can contact our SENDCo, Mrs. Livingston to discuss this further on: kally.livingston@coopacademies.co.uk 

Click the link below to download some helpful parent guides:

Communication and Understanding

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Cognition and Learning

Sensory and Physical


Remote Education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self isolate, the child’s class teacher will set work using the allocated online platform. A paper learning pack will also be sent home within two school days.