During the Covid 19 pandemic Government guidelines meant that school could only be open for Keyworker families and children in Foundation stage, Year 1 and Year 6 which meant it was necessary for many of our families to remain at home. Throughout this period our teachers worked hard to support remote learning for those unable to attend school and provided a variety of learning activities and resources including pre-recorded videos of lesson inputs for families to access via the following link:
The Colleton Community
The weekly activities set by the teams were planned to cover areas of key knowledge, concepts and skills to support the next stage of the children’s learning. These were carefully chosen to develop all important areas of learning and to link together to further your child’s understanding.
Each week resources were added with a suggested timetable for families to follow. These remain available for families to access during the Summer break in order to revisit any of the learning opportunities provided.
Throughout these restrictions during term time, teachers in each team were available to support children and parents with this learning via email during 9-3 each day.
Whilst children were encouraged to submit work for comments and feedback we recognised that our families would have different individual circumstances and needs and that wellbeing should remain the priority throughout this period.
We set up a family support email address offering support for families during this period which will remain available when we return to school in September
Regular communication with families not in school was maintained via various methods including a daily briefing initially. This included recommendations for learning and wellbeing activities. We continued to send this twice weekly from June. Copies of this can be seen in the parents section of our website.
Whilst all of this was set up quickly to address an immediate need, we continue to work on our remote learning provision proactively so that should the need arise to provide this in the future we will be well placed to do so.