Good afternoon everyone, apologies it has taken until now to make contact with you all today but, as I am sure you can appreciate, we have been very busy in school today making arrangements for our key worker children to be in school tomorrow.
Key Worker Places
If we have been able to offer your child a key worker place, during the period of school closures, you will have been contacted directly today by a member of staff and you should have been been informed of the arrangements for tomorrow. If you have any questions, please contact school via the admin email address. Staff will be on duty in the playground tomorrow morning to direct you to the classrooms and answer any questions you may have.
We appreciate that remote learning is still relatively new for most of us and we anticipate that there may be teething problems within the first few days. Please be patient with us whilst we adapt to this newer way of learning.
Unlike the first lockdown, the National Curriculum has not been suspended this time and there is an expectation that all children engage with their learning on a daily basis. If you have contacted us about the loan of a device then Mr Smith should have made contact with you already about this. As we adjust to remote learning, initially teachers will set work on Class Dojo, as this is the platform that most of the children are used to using to access their homework. We will then develop this further by moving on to using Microsoft Teams.
If you are struggling to access the remote learning then please message your child’s class teacher via Class Dojo and they will support you as best they can.
We will also contact you directly if we notice that your child is not engaging with their remote learning to discuss and address any issues you may be having.
The best thing that we can do is support each other through these challenging times. Please know that we are here for you as a family throughout this period of school closures and if there is anything that we can do to support you we will. Please be kind to yourselves. I know from personal experience that it is not an easy job to balance supporting your child with remote learning and fulfil your own work responsibilities and commitments.
Please keep safe and hopefully we will all be back in school together after February half term. We will of course be in further contact with you when and if things change.