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School Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Government’s most recent Covid-19 update on Sunday 10th May it is important to note that there are no immediate changes in the education or child care provision made by schools.

Therefore, schools will continue to provide distance learning support for students and child care for Key Workers who have provided 24 hours notice of their intention to use the child care facility. 

 

As you will be aware, the government has announced the expectation that Primary schools will begin a phased transition to school based learning from 1st June for Years R, 1 and 6.

We are working closely with the Local Authorities and the Department For Education to ensure the most effective and safe return to school for students and staff. We will be in contact you shortly to update you on our plans.

 

Please continue to check your mailboxes and this website for updates.


Thank you for your continued support.

 

We have put together a strategy/plans to help children continue to learn while they are at home.  This can be found at https://www.cedarchildrensacademy.org.uk/curriculum-overview/home-learning/

 

Home Learning

As of Monday 23rd March 2020 we would welcome and ask you to support us in the continuation of your child’s education due to the challenging times we currently find ourselves in.

The following will provide you with valuable information about the online learning platforms we are using to support your child’s learning experience.

Seesaw

What is Seesaw? How do I access it?

We will be using an online learning platform called SeeSaw.  SeeSaw is a secure online journal where students can document and reflect on what they are learning in class. Teachers will set work for children to access. Your child will then be able to add their work, including photos, videos, worksheets and drawings. Teachers will then feedback on work through SeeSaw.

This can be accessed here:

https://web.seesaw.me/     or can be downloaded as an app on most devices App.Seesaw.Me

If you wish to download the app from the app store or play store, please download SeeSaw class.

You should have received further details via ParentMail about how to log on and your child’s access code.

 

How does seesaw work?

There are a number of guidance videos for seesaw available on you tube.

Here is a parents guide: Seesaw Parent Guide

There is also a recommended video and the link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9FyB1SCbeM&feature=youtu.be

If you have trouble please contact the school office.

 

What will your child need to do?

  • We will provide activities for guided learning for approximately 3 hours per day, covering Maths, English and other subjects.
  • We expect children to continue with their reading (10 – 20 minutes minimum, dependent on age of child).
  • Children in Year 2-6, should be accessing Times Tables Rockstars regularly. If your child does not know their log on details, please contact the office.
  • Where children have already been given packs of learning, please take photos of their work and upload it to SeeSaw or Tapestry.
  • Nursery and Reception will continue to use Tapestry.

 

What else could my child do? Are there any other activities we could do?

  • We will also provide suggestions of extended learning activities for parents and carers. These will be uploaded here each Monday and we would love to see any photographs of these either on Seesaw or they can be sent to office@cedarchildrensacademy.org.uk

This weeks extra home learning ideas:

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What could a day of home learning look like?

Keeping routines in place will help your child to be successful whilst they are learning at home.  We highly recommend putting a timetable in place to support them.  Please see below an example timetable you could follow:

Home Learning Example Timetable

Time Activity Ideas
8:00 – 8:30 Wake up Wash, make your bed and get dressed for the day
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Morning Walk/Exercise

 

Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

 

9:30 – 10:30 Learning Time

 

Completing activities such as on seesaw, tapestry or on paper
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break Eat a piece of fruit or healthy snack

Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

11:00 – 12:00 Learning Time

 

Completing activities such as on seesaw, tapestry or on paper
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Time  
12:30 – 1:00 Quiet Time Reading, sewing, drawing, puzzles, nap
1:00 – 1:30 Chore Time Help around the house by cleaning surfaces, tidying, dusting, sweeping or doing dishes
1:30 – 2:30 Learning Time

or project/experiment time

Completing activities such as on seesaw, tapestry or on paper

 

Perform science experiments, history research projects, virtual field trips or DT model

2.30- 3.30 Creative Time Legos, drawing, crafting, playdough, cooking, baking, painting
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Walk Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

 

4:00 – 5:00 Free Time
5:00 – 6:00 Family Dinner
6:00 – 8:00 Free Time
8:00 Bed Time Bath or shower, brush teeth, bedtime story

 

I don’t have access to the internet or technology- what does my child do?

If you do not have any access to the internet or technology, please let us know and we will make other arrangements that will start on the week beginning Monday 23rd March.

 

How do ensure my child is kept safe online, while working from home?

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