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Covid-19 Remote Learning

January 2021 Lockdown and School Closure

Due to the national lockdown and subsequent school closure, and following DfE advice, all learning for children will be delivered online. This will take a different format to what was previously provided. We have tried to ensure that as much of the learning as possible matches the intended learning for each year group in school this term.

Provision for learning during this lockdown for all children is as follows.

Class contact with teachers

Morning year group Zoom with class teacher - during this Zoom, teachers will introduce children to their next learning activities.

Afternoon whole class Zoom with class teacher - this will be an opportunity for children to share and discuss the learning they have done during the day and for teachers to provide feedback.

Individual contact with teachers

In Rabbit Class, children can contact Mrs Askew via their Tapestry account.

In all other classes, children can message their class teacher using DB Primary.

Parents can make contact with class teachers, with any queries regarding children’s learning and well-being, via class email accounts.

These will be monitored during school hours only (Monday to Friday 9:00-3:15). For any general enquiries, please contact the school office as usual.

Please be aware that in addition to planning and delivering remote learning, all teachers are in charge of a Key Worker bubble throughout the school day. Therefore, they will respond to any contact as soon as they are able to. 

TA Support and SEND children

We aim to put in place teaching assistant support for those children who would usually require more support with their learning. This will be arranged individually between class teachers and families once remote learning routines have been established. If you require extra support for your child with their remote learning then please don't hesiate to contact your child's class teacher.

Learning Activities

In Rabbit Class, learning activities and planning are sent weekly via Padlet. The link to each week’s Padlet is sent via class email and also added to Tapestry. A suggested timetable is emailed out each week to support parents who may have children in school part-time as key workers (so they know what has been covered in school). Tapestry is used for parents to upload and share work, to share the learning of key workers in school, to give feedback on work, to add weekly story sessions read by Mrs Askew.

In all other classes, learning activities can be accessed by the children on their class page on DB Primary, our school's usual learning platform. They will be shown how to do this during their first Zoom call.

There will be a range of learning activities to complete online and in children’s Remote Learning Books.

Children who are attending school as part of the Critical Worker and Vulnerable groups provision will join their class Zoom calls and access the same learning activities as children working at home.


This system of remote learning is new to everyone and it is inevitable that there will be teething problems for us all. As ever we appreciate all the support you give us and we are looking forward to working with you over the coming weeks. We are acutely aware that everyone’s family situation is different and would urge you to contact us for extra support if needed.

ARCHIVED -  October 1st 2020

Over the next few weeks and months there may be times that children or staff are unable to come into school due to having symptoms of Covid-19, awaiting the results of a test or having a positive diagnosis of the virus. We have put in plans for the continuation of the children’s learning, depending on the particular circumstances.

If the children are unwell, we of course don’t expect them to complete any learning. In the same way, if parents, carers or other family members are unwell and unable to support children who are unable to work independently, then we understand that it may not be possible for them to complete their home learning tasks. Please note that this learning will only be sent home when Covid-19 is the reason for the absence; if children are too ill to come into school they will be unable to complete learning at home.

To access the contingency planning that is in place to support the children’s continued learning in differing circumstances, please see the letter below. This has been sent to all families and all children should have brought home a 'Remote Learning' book to complete their work in.

If you have any queries then please contact Mrs Bedford, or your child's class teacher through the school office.

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