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Thockley Primary School

ThrockleyPrimary School

Remote Learning Letter

6th January 2021

 

Remote Learning Information for parents and carers

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

I am writing to let you know about the developments in our home learning provision and to tell you about the support that we are offering in order to make home learning less stressful for you and more engaging for your children. 

 

We understand that many of you are working parents and that this unprecedented time has caused additional pressures in many households, therefore, we have adjusted our offer to make it easier for you to encourage and support your child in completing as much of their work as possible. Following school closures last spring and summer, many children had a mountain to climb in order to make up for the gaps in learning caused by the global pandemic. We aim to do all we can to ensure that all pupils continue to make progress in the coming weeks.  Our class teachers will be on hand remotely to help your child as much as they possibly can and they will be working hard to ensure that work is accessible for all of the children and appropriate for their age and stage.  Our aim is to provide a home learning offer that your child looks forward to and that can be accessed with minimal support from you. Please be aware, however, that class teachers are also supporting critical worker bubbles in school, therefore we would appreciate your patience with their online responses.

 

Each day, an English, maths and a foundation subject lesson (such as science, history, P.E) will be uploaded onto Seesaw/Tapestry by your child’s class teacher. Teachers will also be on hand every day to mark work and to provide feedback and, where appropriate, next steps and challenges. If you or your child has a question about their work, you can use the messaging tool on Seesaw/Tapestry to contact their class teacher. Additional fun activities and challenges will be set for your child to enjoy and will contribute to the development of basic skills or support with mental health and wellbeing.

 

Seesaw and Tapestry are both easy to use with a smart phone and all work can be completed on paper and then uploaded as a picture.  We would encourage all parents to use these platforms if possible as this is the way that the class teacher will be engaging with the children and providing instructions for the learning and feedback on work.  If you feel that you will not be able to access the online content, please contact the school for advice.  If necessary, we can provide paper copies of work which you can arrange to collect from the school office.

 

We commit to doing all we possibly can to support all children with their continued development during this difficult time and we thank you sincerely for all you are doing to help your child to learn from home.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mrs Julie Stuart, Head Teacher

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