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St Peter ChanelCatholic Primary School

Inspire, Challenge & Empower so through Christ we make a difference

Home Learning

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The majority of our home learning information is on DB Primary our virtual learning environment. Every parent and child has log-in information for this (it is the same as your SchoolPing). The children use Db Primary in school so should be able to access the learning.  However some families have reported difficulties in being able to find the information so we have created a number of guidance sheets and videos to support you and your children in being able to access this. The work can either be done on a computer, laptop, tablet or on paper. It can either be attached to an email and sent to the teacher, uploaded as a document to their individual or class page or recorded on paper and brought into school when the child returns. 

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Laptop Loan

We have managed to secure 20 laptops to loan to families if they are self-isolating to support children in accessing our online learning. This is available for all families with priority given to families who are entitled to Pupil Premium Funding. We are looking to obtain internet dongles to come with the laptop if there are any families who do not have internet access but this is not quite ready yet. We have a signing out system which includes a Conduct Agreement. All families will be notified of this offer on the first day of isolation. The laptops will need to be collected from the school and returned on the day the child returns to school. In the event of a wider lockdown, either class or school wide, we would have to work on a priority system but we will let you know the details of this if it becomes necessary.

Free School Meals

We are now offering vouchers for Tesco for our families who are required to self-isolate who are entitled to Free School Meals. Following the notification you will be sent a voucher to cover the cost of meals on a week by week basis. Most children are back to school within one week and will then resume receiving their meal at school. We have chosen Tesco because they offer a delivery service for familiies who are unable to leave their house and we felt this would be preferable to providing food parcels for collection. 

Expectations

During this pandemic there will be times when children need to stay at home even though they may feel well enough to attend. This is because either they or a member of their household is showing one of the main symptoms for Covid. These are: a temperature, new, persistent cough or a loss of sense of taste or smell. If this is the case, children will need to be off school until they or the person with symptoms is tested. During this time they will be expected to complete home learning. 

Parent Support

Daily Expectations

We know many families are finding home learning diffiuclt for a number of reasons and we do not want to put any unnecessary pressure on you all. However it is important that the children do work hard at home so they do not fall behind in their learning. We feel we have come up with a good balance for them. On the Home Learning page there is an English and Maths lesson for each day for every year group, each class has a tab.  There are also tabs with additional activities and support for parents. On top of this all classes have additional activities on their class pages for specific revision. All children also have log-in information for a number of learning apps designed to further their learning in a fun way: RM Easimaths, TimesTable Rockstars, Reading Eggs, Letterjoin, Spelling Shed and PurpleMash. On top of this, from this week we have purchased every child a pack of revision books that can be collected from school to work through if your child is self-isolating. This is particularly useful if access to the internet may be limited. These should be returned to school following the absence as they are also used as part of class-based learning. This provides a wide range of opportunities to allow children to do as little as the Maths and English lesson each day up to as much as they like.

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Change in Circumstance

If your circumstances have changed and you would like to check your child's eligibilty for Free School Meals, please contact the school office. 

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