CHESTNUTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Remote learning expectations

Remote learning expectations

Dear Families,

I am writing to let you know a little about what to expect from us over the coming days. 

Spring Term starts on Tuesday

I'd like to be absolutely clear that although the school site is closed for the majority of children, the school term starts on Tuesday. Teachers will be working full time to deliver effective, stimulating and enjoyable lessons to children in their homes, whilst education support staff teach the children of critical workers within school and support teachers in their roles.

Remote learning

The school is in a strong position to build on its experience during the first lockdown to ensure all children have the best experience possible of learning at home. We are adopting a blended approach to remote learning that will include a combination of video lessons given by class teachers; the use of online resources and videos; tasks set with written explanations and interactive pastoral sessions. There will be work to be returned on google classrooms.

Google classroom

For Years 1 - 6 remote learning will mainly take place via google classroom. It is therefore essential that all parents have signed up to Google Classrooms before Tuesday morning, which can be done using the instructions and log-in details sent home last term. Please email your child’s class teacher if you have any problems signing in. 

Morning and afternoon meetings

Your child will need to join daily morning and afternoon meetings. You can find the link to the google meet in your child’s google classroom on the banner at the top. These meetings will take place at the times your child would have been starting and ending school:

Year 1 - 8:45am and 3:15pm

Year 2 - 8:30am and 3:30pm

Year 3 - 8:30am and 3:30pm

Year 4 - 8:30am and 3:30pm

Year 5 - 8:45am and 3:15pm

Year 6 - 9am and 3:30pm

Participation in remote learning

I know that this situation is very challenging for all families and that there will be issues in children joining the remote learning. Attendance will be followed up and children will be expected to join the learning. Please get in touch with your child’s class teacher or myself if you need any support with technology at home etc. 

Thank you all in advance for your support with this task. Whilst challenging, I hope you'll agree that the experience of supporting your children at home can also be hugely rewarding.

With best wishes,

Mrs Horwood