We offer remote learning for all our pupils not in school from Reception to Year 6. All pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 have a Google account to help them do this. We want to get every pupil online and learning. If you are struggling with a lack of devices or connection at home, we can help. Please call us 01293 571893 in school hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A weekly timetable of the live remote learning offer across the school is below. You can use this to help you timetable the learning for your children and when to access live lessons as we have colour coded year groups. The rest of the information is on your classrooms also linked below. Your teaching team will make sure you know what is coming up each week and they are easily contactable via the support emails.
Your year group teaching team will either call you or send you a Google form each week so you can tell us how you are doing and how we are doing. Both help us to know what is working well and what we can do to improve. Don’t forget, you can ask your child to chat with their teacher during your phone call as it helps them feel connected to school and might even help you too if their teacher gives a little encouragement to keep going!
If you need support with anything in your child’s Google classroom, or Tapestry for our Early Years, please email the support addresses below. These emails are manned by a member of the teaching team every day Monday to Friday in school hours.
All pupils can access these classrooms once they are logged into their Google accounts. Alternatively, once they are logged in they can click on the links below. Early Years parents, you are able to continue to use Tapestry with your teaching team as you were prior to lockdown and you also have your own website to access learning. Linked here.
What about keeping physically active?
At The Mill, we strive to keep our children active at all times! All of our children now have access to REALPE at home, where they can login and access a wide range of games and activities to take part in at home. These activities are specifically designed for small spaces with little equipment. Alongside this, our children will be set a weekly, pre-recorded PE challenge. The Mill is also taking part in the Sussex School Winter Games – where our children can take part in a new challenge each week and submit their scores to earn points for our school. We will also be hosting a live PE lesson every week. One for children in EYFS and Key Stage 1, and another for our Key Stage 2 children. All you have to do is look at the links on your child’s classroom and join in with us!
Wellbeing and getting the most out of our remote offer
Wellbeing during these times is very important, for our children, parents and staff. We are able to support you with 1:1 sessions, supporting you with timetabling your weeks to ensure you and your children stay happy, engaged and as sane as possible! We are also here just to lend an ear if you want to talk. Please contact Mrs Jane Crockford on email@example.com, and Jane will be happy to help and speak to you. We also have guidance for how to access sessions and our conduct expectations for our remote class learning here.
Feedback can be given through through live or recorded sessions, or by written response through work submitted to Google Classroom. Teachers can also give your child feedback through their phone calls home to you. Written feedback is as appropriate to the age of the child and the nature of the task, which could be a coloured stamp according to normal school policy, or a longer comment where appropriate. Teachers are encouraged to use Marvellous Me as a way of giving feedback too, as this is a way of saying well done for effort as well as outcome.
Other useful information:
Helping all learners achieve
All work set is accessible and differentiated as appropriate according to need. If your child has an Educational Health and Care Plan, (EHCP) or was being assessed by external professionals prior to lockdown and you would like to discuss your child’s provision, or require some support with remote learning for your child at home please contact our SENDCo Ms Whitington via firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching all learners
If your child is not completing work regularly, the class teacher will contact you to discuss any issues and offer support and guidance. If this continues then either Mrs Gosden or Miss Plant will make contact to discuss and understand what the school can do to give further support, as missing out on any amount of learning will affect your child’s progress significantly. The school may also ask our Educational Welfare Team to contact families who are not engaging with any school contact and will escalate this to a safeguarding concern if necessary.