Thank you 5.01.2021

Dear Parents and Carers
 
Thank you to everyone who has engaged in the remote learning on Google Classrooms today.  Thank you to those of you who were patient in receiving login reminders,
A good number of children have submitted some of their learning and the teachers have enjoyed giving feedback.  We fully appreciate the various constraints and difficulties families may face with the demands of remote learning.  We are very grateful for the time you are able to support the children in their learning.  Do the best you can and that is all we can ask and expect from you!
Here at school, we are having a few teething problems regarding the teachers’ videos.  For now, these will not be available, but the teachers will post a message to the children at the beginning and the end of each day.
We are monitoring the number of families who are logging on each day.  Let’s see if more families can get involved tomorrow…
Take care
 
Mr Hughes
 
Deputy Headteacher

Arrangements for remote learning 5.01.2021

Dear Parents and Carers
 
Following the preparations put in place in school and yesterday evening’s announcement from the Prime Minister, here are the details about the remote learning arrangements for the children who are not at school:
  • The national curriculum continues to be taught
  • The learning will posted on your child’s Google Classroom page
  • Here you will find the Knowledge Organiser which provides details of the learning for the week
  • Following the guidance, there will be about three hours of learning time, so there you will also find a timetable so that the children at home can follow the same structure of the day as those in school
  • Each lesson will be posted as an ‘Assignment‘ on Google Classroom with instructions and any other resources which may be needed
  • We expect the English and Maths work to be completed in the books which were part of the home learning packs which were sent home before Christmas
  • The same high expectations of neatness and presentation are required
  • Please submit photos of the completed learning so that your child’s teacher can look at what has been completed and give some feedback each afternoon
  • During the last full lockdown, we know that the children missed seeing their teachers so Teachers in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 are going to post a story on their Google Classroom pages at 3pm, whilst teachers in Key Stage 2 are going to post a message to their classes at the beginning of each day 
This is a new way of learning and there may be teething troubles to begin with, but hopefully you will soon be able to get into the swing of things.  Don’t forget video instructions on how to use Google Classrooms are on our school website.  If you have any queries, or you have misplaced your child’s login details, please contact the school using the office2@yaptonschool.org email address.
All the teachers are really looking forward to seeing what the children do at home.
 
Take care
 
Mr Hughes