St. Joachim’s Remote Learning –
Guidance and Information for Parents
In the event of your child’s bubble isolating, or full or partial school closures, St. Joachim’s will provide an online curriculum through remote learning at home.
Please refer to below for details and information regarding your child’s ongoing education during COVID-19 closures.
Google Classroom (GSuite)
All children (in Years Reception – 6) will need to access Google Classroom daily in order to participate in the remote learning. (Your child has been provided with a username and password.)
Google Classroom lessons and activities will take a variety of forms. These include live lessons (delivered via Google Meet); commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas; video clips or sequences; set written tasks and recorded teaching.
* Please note that children should be given short breaks (5-10 minutes) between sessions (particularly when working online). These breaks should preferably be in the form of brief exercise or at least away from the computer screen.
Daily Lessons and Activities:
KS1 & KS2
Via Google Classroom, the class teacher will prepare and provide daily lessons and activities which will be in line with the current curriculum (this may also include timetabled group reading/intervention sessions with the class TA).
There will also be opportunities during the day for your child to engage directly with the teacher – including feedback and discussions.
Daily provision will amount to, on average, 4 hours of work a day for KS2 and 3 hours of work a day for KS1.
Daily timetable for KS1 & KS2 (via Google Classroom):
Via Google Classroom, the class teacher will prepare and provide daily lessons and activities which will be in line with the current EYFS curriculum (this may also include timetabled group reading/intervention sessions with the class TA).
Daily timetable for Reception (via Google Classroom):
The class teacher will email daily activities and tasks that could be done each day with your child. Parents will be able to photograph their children’s work and email it back to the teacher for assessment to: email@example.com
Engagement, feedback, concerns and learning support:
It is expected that all pupils fully engage with the remote learning and that they are supported by their parents/guardians in order to do so.
If parents feel they need support in this area or that their child needs additional support, please contact the school and the class teacher will be in touch with suggestions and advice.
Teachers and staff will engage with pupils daily via Google Meet and Google Stream, and tasks will be marked and feedback given on a daily basis.
Teachers and staff may contact parents (via telephone) during the remote learning period if there are concerns about a child's engagement and/or outcomes.
Please speak to the school office (020 7476 1658) with regards to access to laptops and/or passwords.
In addition to Google Classroom, our pupils have access to the following online platforms, which they may access at any time:
Bug Club Reading & Grammar
Recommended websites for further learning:
In addition to the platforms above, the following websites will further support your child’s learning at home.
BBC Teach – a fully resourced website offering a wide range of videos and activities across the curriculum
Oak National Academy – a government-recommended website offering a range of lessons across the curriculum
Hungry Little Minds – an EYFS website offering activities and including links to other recommended websites
|English||Top Marks - English|
|Phonics||Letters & Sounds, Phonics Play|
|Maths||Top Marks - Maths, Times Table quizzes|
|Humanities||Nat. Geo for Kids|
|Science||Wow Science, Nasa for Kids|
|MFL||KS2 French - BBC|
|PSHCE||Make Time to Play|
|Music||Primary Music - BBC|
If your child needs to self-isolate but their bubble remains at school, they will be set tasks on Bug Club, Conquer Maths and Mathletics by the class TA, on a daily basis. They should also access the recommended websites as listed on this page.