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Parents & Carers,


In the event of isolating any class or year group, we will resume remote learning, as we did before, providing as close a match as possible to what would have been the day's learning if pupils were in school. We have, however, made further enhancements to this. Please see below the information on Google Classroom. Also, take a read of the attached updated guidance for pupils, parents and teachers. We hope this offers you some reassurance.


The 'home learning' information which follows after our 'digital learning' section was created and used during lockdown. We have kept this content for two reasons. Firstly, it signposts you to many useful resources and sources of support. Secondly, in the event of any unexpected technical difficulties, teachers will revert to their year group's home learning page (see 'red pencil' below) to set activities for pupils learning at home. We were so pleased to have had such positive feedback on home learning from our families during lockdown and we thank you for your continued support at this challenging time.


Home Learning 
  • If we have to isolate a class or year group, your child's daily home learning tasks will now be set using Google Classroom (see information above). However, if we were to experience any unexpected technical difficulties with Google Classroom, we would revert to setting learning tasks using these existing pages (as we did during lockdown). In that case, the red pencil icon below would become your 'go to' for each day's learning. Select your child's year group and you are good to go. 
  • Mindful of the need to keep both our bodies and minds healthy during this difficult period, we have created a new page for our fitness and mindfulness links (orange pencil icon below). A healthy body and a healthy mind contains the links to PE with Joe Wicks, plus other suggestions for physical activity.
  • We are all in this together. We acknowledge that many parents/carers will be working from home while trying to manage home learning tasks and provide online access to all living in the home. Do what you can - you are not expected to become teachers or replicate WJS at home! Consequently, we have moved some of our suggested resources to an additional resources page (yellow pencil icon below). You can't do it all but if your child wants to do more learning and this is feasible within your home, look on this page for further ideas. Not essential but there should you want more than each day's planned lessons.
  • If other resources and services for SEND and specific pupils apply to your family (green pencil icon below), take a look at this page. If services have asked us to signpost their support to you (e.g. speech and language service), then this can be found on a page of its own. These will only apply to specific pupils so we didn't want to overwhelm you with detail if it doesn't apply.
  • As we celebrate what we achieved as we got to grips with home learning, our home learning photographs (blue pencil icon below) are contained within this one page. Remember that if you have sent in a photo, that grants permission to share online. We have celebrated both the academic and physical achievements over this time!
  • Finally, if your child learns within one of our hub classes (Ants, Coyotes, Rhinos or Hummingbirds), then take a look at the hub classes - learning activities page. Mrs Huse and her teaching team will upload suitable activities and ideas for you to try, as you continue to support your child at home.

Guidance aimed more specifically at parents/carers, can be found on our coronavirus page within the 'parents' menu (see link below). This particular page provides links to well-being, advice lines, emotional and community support, e-safety and local services and is a useful directory of guidance to support you at this time.