Home Learning

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At Meir Heath Academy, if your child is at home in term time due to Covid-19, and they are well enough to work, you can access home learning. Please read the below information to support your child at home. 

IF WHOLE CLASS BUBBLES ARE ISOLATING / SCHOOL LOCKDOWN...

IF YOUR CHILD IS ISOLATING...

We will provide a mixture of online live sessions and work set to complete at home. This will range from home learning packs to online video lessons (live and recorded) and shared lesson planning using Microsoft Teams. This will be for both KS1 and KS2. 

 

Microsoft Teams will be accessible by using your child’s login details. Please contact the school office if you need this information. If access to this is not possible, we will use email or post to send copies of work set.

We will provide work which the rest of the class are completing in school through shared files on Microsoft Teams. If access to this is not possible, we will use email or post to send copies of work set. 

 

If you would like to use video lessons with your child, there are daily lessons provided by The National Oak Academy which can be accessed below. Your child’s class teacher can give you advice about which lessons will fit in with the learning in school.

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MICROSOFT TEAMS

All children will have a username and password to access Microsoft Teams. Teaching staff will upload the week's worth of learning onto the shared files for you and your child to access. Microsoft Teams will also be where the live sessions take place.

ACTIVE LEARN PRIMARY

All children will have a username and password to access Active Learn Primary. Teaching staff will upload the week's worth of learning onto the 'Pupil World' for you and your child to access. 

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ONLINE ETIQUETTE

  • Online teaching (recorded or live) will take place via Microsoft Teams. Each child has been provided with an individual username and password. Parents should ensure this is kept secure and not shared.

  • Online teaching will always take place in groups. 

  • Please make sure an adult is present in the room while the session takes place. They do not need to be in view of the screen.

  • Staff and children must wear suitable clothing. 

  • Any computers used should be in appropriate areas and the video option should be switched off unless told otherwise. 

  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including family members in the background.

  • When the children log on, they must stay on ‘mute’ when asked so that the session can begin.

  • Staff may share their screen with children. They may ask the children to answer a question by using the chat function or by asking the children to 'unmute'. 

  • All teams meetings will be recorded for safeguarding reasons and the principal will have access to all sessions.

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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD

The Government guidance; Help primary children continue their education during coronavirus’ (updated 16th July 2020) states that the best way to help children aged 4 to 7 learn is to:

  • sit with them as they work;

  • do active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and listen for long periods;

  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate;

  • take frequent breaks;

  • praise or reward them when they do well.

We recognise that due to the age of our pupils, many activities, including those we provide for in-school learning are of a practical and play based nature and that children often need adult support to complete their tasks.

We know that each child’s needs and each family’s circumstances will be unique. Therefore the tasks we provide for at-home learning are a suggestion for parents to use. Class teachers will be available to discuss each child’s specific learning priorities, and offer other help and support if parents request this.

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E SAFETY

We recognise that with increased uses of digital devices, children may be more at risk from dangers online including viewing inappropriate content, having contact with inappropriate people and be at risk from experiencing or acting themselves with poor conduct.

We recommend parents ask their child regularly:

  • Where they are going and what they see? – this will help talk about content risk.

  • What they do online? – this will help understand any conduct risks and see whether children are chatting on anonymous sites or posting comments about themselves.

  • Who they are talking to? – this will help cover the contact risks, particularly if children’s online friends are people they do not know offline.

Guidance on keeping children safe online is available below. Children of an infant school age should be supervised by and adult when accessing the internet.

Back to School

Meir Heath Academy, Golborn Avenue, Meir Heath, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 7JQ

Office Manager: Mrs R Crump

Telephone Number: 01782 393856

Fax: 01782 392755

Email: office@meirheath.staffs.sch.uk

Children can arrive at school from: 8:45am

School Closes at: 3.30pm

September 2020 Drop off and Pick Up

Reception 8.45am - 3.00pm

Year 1 8.40am -  3.10pm

Year 2 9.00am - 3.20pm

Year 3 8.40am - 3.10pm

Year 4 8.50am - 3.20pm

Year 5 8.50am - 3.30pm

Year 6 9.00am - 3.30pm

Meir Heath Academy is operated by St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number 08735454). Registered office: Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 4TP. **Media is for the purpose of family members only. We do not give permission to any third parties to use or share images/videos from our website. Thank you.