Remote Learning Plan
The current situation in schools is challenging and we appreciate all parental support in engaging with the Covid-19 testing where needed. At Highfield, we don’t want any of our children to miss out on learning unnecessarily. It’s really important that children are continuing to learn when they are unable to be in school due to the current Covid- 19 related problems. In cases where children are symptomatic, unwell and off school as a result children would not be expected to engage in home learning until they were feeling well again. The focus for these children, as is always the case with absence related to illness, is on getting better. However, there are other circumstances which may arise where work needs to be set by school linked to isolation.
In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, Highfield has developed a remote learning plan. We are determined to support all of our families in being able to engage in home learning so are providing online learning for those who are able to access it and hard copies of learning for those people who cannot.
Please click here to read the full remote learning plan.
From September 21st, we will be using the Microsoft Teams to share learning that teachers have prepared. There will be planning, resources and online tutorials each day. There is also a simple timetable for the children to follow whilst working from home.
If your child will be working from home, you will recieve a username and password from the school via SMS message.
To access Teams, you can simply visit the website teams.microsoft.com in a web browser. For a better experience, we wouldTo access Teams, you can simply visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/ in a web browser.
For a better experience, we wouldrecommend that you download and install the Microsoft Teams application which is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices. To download the right version for your device, visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads.
If you do not have access to Microsoft Teams, we will still be making work packs which you will be able to pick up from school. This will be the first time we have used Microsoft Teams in this way so please let us know if you encounter any problems.
Completed work can be e-mailed to one the following addresses..
E-mail your work to...
How To Use Microsoft Teams
Please use to following resources to familiarise yourself with Microsoft Teams..
Teams Parent Guide - English
Teams Parent Guide - Urdu
Teams Parent Guide - Romanian
Additional Resources for Children
OAK National Academy - Online Classroom
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
The BBC are developing online lessons and programmes to support children who are learning at home [Available from April 20th].
Dr Chip's daily dose of Science
Here you can find Dr Chip's daily dose of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities - live at 10am Monday to Friday.
This site provides links to the best primary science learning materials on the web, helping children to enjoy science both inside and outside the classroom.
A range of visual resources designed to aid autistic children and young people's understanding of the Coronavirus.
an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.
Document your time at home with the Heart n Soul creative packs!