We were really looking forward to seeing all the children back in school and we are very sad that this is not possible. As you are aware, school has closed and only a small number of pupils are being educated on site. For all other children we will be providing remote learning.
If your child is in Reception or Year 1, we will be using Seesaw as our online tool. If your child is in Year 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 then we will be using Microsoft Teams as our online tool. Your child’s class teacher will be emailing you details about how to download and log into these apps.
Learning will be uploaded to these apps for your child to complete. This will include:
- A timetable for the week along with an overview of each lesson which will be uploaded by 3pm on Friday afternoon
- Daily English and Maths lessons (including online presentations) which will be uploaded by 8:30 each morning (Monday to Friday)
- Presentations, resources and guidance for other lessons (e.g. Science, History, Geography, French etc.) which will be uploaded daily according to the timetable.
Your child will be expected to upload the learning that they have completed at the end of each day so that the teacher can mark and assess this learning. If necessary, they will then be in contact via email the following day to provide further challenge or support based on their assessments.
We will also ensure that the teachers are in regular contact with all children to encourage and motivate them. This will be through a weekly email and a fortnightly phone call.
Further information about using our remote learning apps can be found on the 'technical information' pages and we will also be using these pages to the share the successes and achievements of our Grove community during this challenging time.
If you have any queries regarding remote learning, please contact your child's teacher via the class email address. This has the following format email@example.com.
If, for any reason, you have difficulty accessing the online resources, then please contact the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so that an alternative solution can be found.
We thank you very much for your patience and support as we try to provide all our children with the best education in these challenging times.