Returning to School Information - September 2021
Software and online platforms
Within all plans, teachers will set appropriate work in-line with our current curriculum, primarily supplemented by a range of resources provided by NCETM, White Rose
Maths and Oak Academy if these fit with our curriculum.
Children will remain in contact with their Class teacher presently through Teams (including taught sessions) and Class Dojo (to share successes and communications).
Oak Academy has been selected to support remote learning for a number of reasons. The Oak Academy lessons are in-line with our teaching ethos – they encourage the use
of retrieval practice, explicit teaching with high quality modelling, and the use of deliberate practice. The online lessons are free to all and offer a recorded taught session so
that the children can access physical teaching from a teacher and then access work relating to that lesson within the same website. There are also hundreds of lessons
specifically aimed at children with SEND needs and requiring additional support. Class teachers are to use the lessons in the classroom so children are familiar with the
White Rose Maths and NCETM resources will be used as they are matched to our current maths curriculum model. Children are very used to seeing these resources.
Numbots, and TT Rockstars will all be utilised to support the acquisition and retention of basic core skills.
Teams will support school in offering true online learning with the opportunity for the children to communicate with their teacher through live video. Often this will be used
to teach short sessions or set the children off on their learning, with dojo and Teams used so children can ‘drop-in’ to receive further support after accessing the daily resources
Class Dojo will remain in use as the communication element has already proved to be invaluable. Teachers and parents will be able to message one another to share
information and offer support. The Class Story page will offer the chance for teachers to celebrate children’s work and maintain our school community. Use of Class Dojo will
be in-line with the Class Dojo Usage Policy.
In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents must understand that engagement in home learning is compulsory, as is the expectation that SSMJ Primary School makes that provision available and accessible to all. However, if children themselves are too ill to attend then they should not be expected to engage in home learning.