“Home Education”

New information for January 2021

There is an expectation that children complete at least 3 hours of school work each day at home: 1 hour of maths, 1 hour of English and 1 hour of topic work e.g. history, geography, science. Pupils’ work will be closely monitored to ensure that they are making sufficient progress whilst learning from home.

All of the essential work will be set on Purple Mash, as before, but have now included some videos by experienced teachers, which use the teaching methods we use at school. Feedback will be given regularly, again this will usually be via Purple Mash. The work set online will also be completed by those pupils who are working in school. We have taken the decision not to use zoom or teams for live lessons due to safeguarding and GDPR concerns.

Here are the class timetables for remote learning:

Nursery Remote Learning Timetable

Reception Remote Learning Timetable

Class 1 Remote Learning Timetable

Class 2 Remote Learning Timetable

Class 3 Remote Learning Timetable

Class 4 Remote Learning Timetable

Class 5 Remote Learning Timetable

Class 6 Remote Learning Timetable

To help parents support their children with Purple Mash we have uploaded some helpful guides here.

As well as using Purple Mash to set work, we will use the class blogs and Purple Mash email to encourage children to keep in contact. If your child manages to complete the essential work on Purple Mash, they could go on TTrockstars, Spelling Shed, IXL, Lexia or any of the other websites suggested on the curriculum pages below as a reward. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on!

As well as the curriculum-based websites that St James’ have provided, there are many other external websites which some of our children have already been using and enjoying.

BBC Bitesize have created fun lessons for each Key Stage that children can get involved in:

Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Oak National Academy

The government have updated their guidance to help parents keep their children safe online, especially during the Covid-19 outbreak: Keeping children safe online