Remote Learning at Aclet Close Nursery School
The main aims of Aclet Close Nursery School remote learning are in accordance with the expectations and principles outlined in the DFE document Guidance for Full Opening of Schools updated 14th January 2021 and Ofsted’s recent guidance What’s Working Well in Remote Education published 11th January 2021.
Aims and Beliefs
- To keep our children both physically and mentally active through a fun and varied way of learning
- To build on and enhance the early language and communication skills already being formed
- To instil a love of reading, through story, rhyme, role-play and imagination
- To maintain and strengthen parental relationships with school, by focusing on activities that are accessible to the whole family, known experiences, relevant to the local area and community
- To minimise gaps in learning by providing different ways to access the activities
We want to ensure that the remote learning offer replicates the learning the children will have access to in school, guaranteeing a consistency of learning approaches for all.
ClassDojo is the platform on which the learning activities will be uploaded and on which parents can comment and upload photos and videos. This provides a direct communication link to the parents and almost immediate, if not immediate, feedback to both them and their child. Any work sent will be printed off and added to the child’s Learning Journal, to show progression in their learning and create a link from home to school.
This will also be displayed within the Nursery, so that a community of learning is celebrated and both home and school education is appreciated and welcomed.
The following will be accessible to all pupils, in order to provide a broad and balanced curriculum:
- Video recordings of stories being read by staff
- Video recordings of activities and challenges, set by staff
- Links to YouTube, CBeebies, Oxford Owl, Topmarks, Phonics Play – for parents to access the activities set
- Daily Maths activities focusing on number recognition, 1 to 1 correspondence, size and shape identification, matching and sorting
- Daily physical development activities focusing on both fine and gross motor skills
- Daily song time activities focusing on language, rhythm and rhyme, tempo and including number recognition and consolidation of counting – also links to Makaton signs
- Activities which are easily accessed at home and using resources which are easily adaptable i.e. Scavenger Hunts, basic scientific investigations and predictions, baking, seasonal activities (Snow day fun and celebrations i.e. Chinese New Year)
No live lessons will take place for safeguarding reasons. Staff will provide pastoral care and well-being checks through weekly phone calls to parents and children, to gain an understanding of how they are all finding their home learning and to gain any feedback given.
Children who receive Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP), will be provided with a selection of resources that will enable them to partake and enjoy in the activities posted on ClassDojo, therefore minimising a possible gap in their learning, attainment and progression.