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Remote Learning

October 2020

In order to ensure that learning is continued if an individual pupil or group of pupils are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 we have worked hard to develop a remote learning plan that will support pupils, staff and parents in understanding the expectations for remote learning.

If an individual pupil is self-isolating but the rest of their class is still in school. 

If the child is unwell with symptoms consistent with Covid-19, parents should inform the office immediately and work will not be provided. As with all illnesses, the child should rest and make a full recovery before they resume their learning.

14 day self-isolation

If your child is self-isolating because of a positive test within the household and they will be absent from school for 14 days please call the school office to let them know.  The class teacher will email a timetable which will include links to Oak Academy lessons, White Rose Maths or Read Write Inc. 

If a whole class group is required to self-isolate because of a case of Covid-19 in their bubble.

Staff will send an email to the parents with a timetable and to inform them of the home learning expectations which are compulsory. 

Class teachers will provide daily resources for their class via emails. 

For further details and our full Remote Learning Plan, please click here 


To access some of the online learning, pupils will have to login to their USO account. The video below shows how to login




Below are some of the top sites we know of who either always have free resources or have offered their resources and sites free in the event of mass school closures.


Twinkl provides resources and downloads for all curriculum areas. Usually their premium content requires a subscription but they are offering all resources free in the event of school closures.

Teacher’s Pet is another site offering lots of free printables for download across a wide range of subjects.

Online Learning

Talk for Writing 


Teach Your Monster to Read is a wonderful game made in association with leading educational experts and follows phonic phases 1, 2 and 3 in separate games. Perfect for EYFS through to KS1. Apps are available and paid for but the online website version is always free. Your child can follow their monster around and learn without realising how much they are learning to read!

Pobble is an online writing platform. They post a free picture a day with prompts for discussion and writing.

BBC Bitesize is always free and has videos, lessons, and games covering the whole curriculum all the way up to GCSEs.

Oxford Owl provides free ebooks all the time for children of primary age.

Duolingo is a free website made for language learning. One for all the family. Not specifically made for schools and you can pick whichever language you like. An initial assessment helps to pick up your current level if you want to improve rather than start from scratch.

Handwriting practice a bit a day will be essential for infant and junior age children. Handwriting Heroes has premium content and apps but their letter formation videos are always free so will help remind children of the right formation while practicing.

We will continue to update this list regularly.