If we are in lockdown and school is closed, or a class or group of children are required to isolate at home, or if you are awaiting test results, self-isolating or quarantining, you can access online learning throughout the period as long as children are well enough to complete it.
Supported by the government, Oak National Academy has created a very easy-to-use resource, allowing parents and children access to a broad and balanced curriculum on any device, tailored to their year group across a variety of subjects.
Should your class have to isolate, class teachers will direct you to lessons each day via Microsoft Teams. These meetings will usually take place from 9.30am and 3.00pm each day unless your class teacher has notified you otherwise. The meetings will be recorded and therefore available via the Teams 'Activity' link at any time should you not be able to make it according to the set schedule. Details of work to be completed will also be available on class pages. This will ensure that children's learning is as close as possible to what it would have been in school. However, given the vastly different circumstances faced by each family we recognise the need for flexibility. If you find it difficult to access daily contact with your class, using Oak Academy's own schedule is a solid broad curriculum for children from Reception through to Year 6 and beyond.
There is no login required but we recommend emailing your class teacher to ask any questions and to receive feedback. As there is no login required you may choose to include photographs, screenshots or simply writing about the work you have been doing as teachers will need this to give accurate feedback.
Children spend roughly half of each lesson in school working independently so we strongly encourage parents to support children similarly and work with them to develop their understanding. Helping them understand the videos, reading the questions and checking if there are any misconceptions should allow for some independent time.
The content of Oak National Academy is by far the strongest tool to support children learning at home as long as it is accompanied by regular contact and feedback from teachers along with supportive parents.
please contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions during the period of home-learning. Contact details are available on our Class Pages in the PARENTS menu.