In the event of whole school or class bubble closure a full programme of remote learning will be instigated by class teachers for home access. This programme will include live lessons, pre-recorded videos, independent learning tasks, welfare check-ins, virtual assessments and feedback sessions, as well as guidance and support for Parents and Carers.
Each child has received a home learning support pack to help with our home learning programme. The pack contains each child's Microsoft TEAMS and Purple Mash Log-in details, a timetable of activities, a code of conduct for learning from home and a range of resources to support home-based learning.
Testimonies regarding our Mead Road Remote Learning Offer, January 2021
I miss my friends but love seeing them everyday on the computer! Plus learning is still fun and we have lots of challenges to get our brains working.
Remote learning is well organised and there is always help available.
The remote learning is really good, it’s helpful to have live lessons so the children can interact with the teachers.
Perfectly timed sessions (both literacy and math), just enough for our daughter to concentrate and study. Very informative lessons.
It’s absolutely amazing to see so far the commitment that the school have invested with the children as well as with us parents.
Thank you all so much for your great efforts. It just reinforces what a special school Mead Road is and why we chose it in the first place. The quality of the teaching and the nurturing attitude makes home schooling enjoyable and productive.
I think Mead Road are doing a great job - well done to everyone!
It has been great to access the learning materials every day - it is well organised, coherent and structured.
Blended Learning programmes
In the event that your child is healthy and well, but can-not access school due to self-isolation or quarantine, then their class teacher will create a bespoke learning programme for them to access from home, which mirrors class based learning for their peers in school. In addition, class teachers will make contact with children throughout the week to monitor their wellbeing, to review their learning and to address any misconceptions and difficulties that may have arisen. Please contact our school office should you require any support with home learning. Thank you.
Online learning platforms to support blended learning
In addition, please see below for details about our online learning platforms, each of which can be used to compliment our home-learning offer.
Each child has been given a log-in to Pearson Education's Bug Club reading programme, through which they have access to a broad range of reading books selected by their teaching according to their reading age. These books can be accessed from home and class teachers can monitor progress remotely and allocate new books, or change reading levels accordingly.
This free website is full of great support for your child in reading and maths. Oxford Owl has been extended to provide practical advice and top tips for children up to age 11 to help you support your child’s reading all the way through their primary school years.
Snapchat has launched a new feature on their app which allows users to see the location of their contacts and allows users to accurately pinpoint where someone is. Please click here for information about how to set privacy settings to keep you and your family safe.
A new resource from Google, giving advice about online safety.
O2 are working together with the NSPCC to help support families to keep children safe online. This link will provide you with the number to call.
Do your children enjoy playing Minecraft? Click here for the NSPCC parent guide giving tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft
Read about ‘hot topics’ (Childnet) for parents around the subject of online safety.
Use this website to review different websites, games and apps that your child might use. The reviews cover what you need to know about the app (including children’s reviews), information about signing up, how to report unsuitable content, privacy settings and safety and support.