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School Closure - January 2021
The school is currently closed to all pupils except key worker's children and vulnerable children. This follows guidance issued by Central Government to control the spread of coronavirus. Remote teaching and learning will be provided using Google Classroom.
Click the link below to access Google Classroom where you will find the link to live teaching using Google Meet.
Work will be added every weekday and live teaching will take place between 9am and 12pm.
Remote Learning Timetables
Please click the link below for timetables of daily activities for each year group. Here you will find timings for when your child can access live teacher lead lessons and recommended independent tasks. Specific tasks can be found within the child's google classroom.
Joining a Class with a Join Code
22 January 2021
RR Abi Gregory
RF Tristan O'Brian
1M Leo Lowes/Isabelle Addison
1L Evie Goundry
2N Rose Colecombe
2B Olivia Robinson
3L Joey Crossley
3D Joseph Knighton
4MB Izak Best
4G Alfie White
5A Sophie Scott
5H Christy King Belshaw
6O Samantha Davison
6T Laila Hall
Thank you once again for your support this week. We have now got around 80% of children either accessing or watching recorded lessons and returning work to staff. This is phenomenal and we really could not do it without you!
I do have a plea for the small minority of families who are not engaging with us. We have now tried everything. We have offered laptops, provided technical support as well as welfare support and checks. Lessons are live which means that children can engage with the teacher freeing you up. Teachers have also provided one to one sessions for children. I know and understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for everyone. However this is now our school for the foreseeable future. Children are learning and progressing in their virtual classroom. If your child is not participating in all lessons, they risk being left behind and are reducing their life chances. Please carefully consider the impact that not taking part in learning will have on your child for the future.
Have a lovely weekend everyone and let us hope the weather improves.
Each week this new resource will provide a book for children to read. This week it is “The Story of Tracy Beaker.”
As we finish the end of our second week, I want once again to say a big thank you to teachers, children and parents for making our remote learning something to be proud of. Having researched other primary schools and heard anecdotes, I can honestly say that together we are doing a great job. This week we have averaged 77% of children attending live lessons and 90% of children who are taking part in some form of remote learning. We are following up children and families who are not engaging.
Although I don't have a crystal ball, I think we have to accept that we will be doing this for a while. When children are in school, we spend a lot of time rewarding behaviour and attitudes to learning with our dojo system and normally the class with the most dojos gets a treat at the end of the half term. From Monday all teachers will be tailoring their dojo system to fit the remote classroom. They will set out their expectations next week so that they are clear and appropriate for each class. At the end of the half term, rather than a treat, the child with the most dojos in each class will receive a £20 book token.
Have a lovely weekend
15 January 2021
Tomorrow we will order the hampers for the children who wanted them this week. If there is anyone else who needs a hamper or if you do not require your hamper please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9.30am tomorrow (Thursday) We cannot order any after this time.
We have received notification tonight that the government is to introduce the national voucher scheme for free school meals starting next week. We will be told when we can access the portal to order them. I am sure you can remember all the teething problems there were with the voucher scheme in the first lockdown. Please be patient- we will get them to you as soon as we are allowed to order them. We will send out the information so please do not contact the office to find out where they are!!
We have now given nearly all our laptops out. We realise that some families are sharing devices between their children. We just want to make you aware that all lessons are recorded. Perhaps it might be a good idea for children to alternate between which child participates in the live lesson or the recorded lesson. This option hopefully help parents who are working from home as to when the child does the work. From next week class timetables will be available on the website.
Our headphones have arrived! They will be available from the main entrance from Tuesday 12th January. Please only take one set for each child you have at Crook Primary for Reception to Year 6. We have only bought enough for our children. Please do not take them for children at other schools. We will also leave out some stationary. Please help yourself if you need some.