Remote learning at St Catherine's
We would like to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure the best possible provision for your children as we move through this half term. Remote learning will be delivered as Blended Learning – a balance of work to be completed online and work which can be completed offline. This is to ensure that children with limited access to devices can still complete the work.
As of the end of the week beginning the 4th January 2021, every child learning from home received a learning pack to support the learning journeys they had started in the classroom. 98% of pupils are consistently engaging each day and sending their work in to school. We are working hard behind the scenes to support all families in order to reach our target of 100%. It is crucial that education remains a top priority in this third lockdown. The teachers are teaching new content to the pupils and it is important that no child misses learning and falls behind others in their class. The teachers may move some of the learning units around so that they can be better accessed from home with resources that will be readily available.
From the start of the lockdown, we have been continuously reviewing our offer based on the needs of the children. Please ensure that your child is punctual to any live meetings as it is important that they get this time to catch up with their classmates and teacher. Each day your child will be set their day's learning tasks on Google Classroom/Tapestry and receive simple instructions or links to online learning. These tasks must be completed by the end of the day and uploaded onto Google Classroom in order for teachers to mark them and plan their next lessons. All tasks will cover a broad range of curriculum content, which will underpin children’s future learning. If you require any further resources to support the learning, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office.
The amount of work provided will reflect the school daily timetable as much as possible and will consist of 4 or more hours of remote learning a day in line with the Government’s Mandatory Guidance: