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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Click the link below to download some helpful parent guides:
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.