Thank you so much for the ongoing support that you have shown this term which has helped the children to adjust to the new routines of school life and hopefully enjoy their time back at school.
We remain in very uncertain times and the threat of having to close a class bubble, unfortunately remains an ever-present possibility should the class need to self-isolate due to any positive cases of Covid. We remain vigilant at school with the health and safety measures in place and would appreciate your support in reiterating at home the important messages about how we can prevent the spread of the virus.
In the event of a class bubble having to close for an extended period, we would need to revert to children learning remotely and we thought it would be useful to outline what this would look like for Year 2. If this does happen, you would receive an email from us with a lockdown plan which would outline the format of remote learning for the class and a suggested timetable for each day. We would be using both Microsoft Teams and J2E as our learning platforms. There will be some aspects of live learning although these would be recorded so that if you were working from home and couldn't access them, you could access them later in the day. In Year 2 we would hope to begin each day touching base with children online, outline the tasks for the day and then regroup at 'home time' to read a story.
Work for the day would be given in the form of a J2e blog as we know you are familiar with this way of working and know it works well. Pictures could then be sent to us throughout/at the end of the day so we can see what children have produced. We can give feedback over email as we have been doing with homework tasks.
We appreciate that family circumstances will be different and accessing the online learning may bring challenges for some families. However, we would do our very best to support your child to ensure that they were still able to access some learning at home.
Thank you as always for your support,
Sarah Arnold and Sara Brook