Home Learning with Google Classrooms
If your child has a positive test for Covid and needs to stay at home, we will provide work on Google Classroom once you have let the school know.
If we have to move to remote learning for any reason the plan is below:
Each morning by 9am Monday to Friday, a new activity will become available for Maths and English on your child’s Google Classroom*. The activity is age appropriate and is taken from the national Curriculum objectives for their year group. There is no need to print the activity as it is accessible to view on screen (please note the pdf's are view only and therefore cannot be completed online). Paper and pen/pencil will be needed to complete some of the activities set. Practice activities do not need to be submitted to teachers but if you wish to photograph the work and send it in, we will look at it.
Some of the work must be submitted to the teachers and these will be marked and the children will be able to see the comments.
These email addresses should only be used to share any work from home!
If you have any questions or concerns about anything not learning related, please email the office - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to keep you updated with online learning and appreciate that it can be challenging and stressful at times for you and your child/ren. Please do not allow the stress of remote learning to cause friction or problems within your family. If it feels too much, then take a break and let us know and we will try to help.
* Google Classroom information, Details on Off Line access and Troubleshooting can be found here - or watch the video below.
All KS2 children have a login for TTrockstars. This is a great and fun way for them to continue to practise their times tables. The times tables they need to complete are set weekly by their teacher, but they can also challenge each other and play against their friends.
Purple Mash is an online learning platform which all our children have access to. The password for this for your child and information about how to access this has been sent home, additional support can be found via the parent portal.
There are many activities that your child can access on Purple Mash as additional learning to those set by their teacher through Google Classroom. just visit: www.purplemash.com
Reading - Please encourage your child to read widely and as much as possible. All children have access to Rising Stars reading books online.
Working closely with St Marks Church in Pennington we are able to access Collective Workship Services dedicated to our school. You can view the latest playlist here:
In addition to the above, we also recommend the following links for valuable resources to support learning at home
If you feel you would like additional online learning - this can be accessed at any time via the Oak National Academy - launched in April 2020, the curriculum is designed to develop high quality lessons, in the most popular topics, to match as many schools’ curricula as possible. You can select your year group here.
Looking after our physical and mental health will be vital over the coming weeks so here’s a couple of links that should help with this -
Join us on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PenningtonJuniorSchool
When accessing any of the resources online it is important to remember to be safe online - please report any broekn links or concerns to us as soon as possible - so that we can deal with any issues that arrive outside our control.
We have asked families via our social media page to email us or share with us examples of their remote learning set up - we know that evey families situation is different and unique, but we feel it is really benefical for everyone to see different and real examples of what remote learning may look like..
We believe in all our families.. all their achievements matter, and every member of their family matters too. It is great to see that everyone is doing their best to "Be the Best they can Be"