This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. As a school we need to make arrangements to continue the education of your child should there need to be any closures in school due to COVID-19.
The remote education at Shephalbury Park is as close to the classroom curriculum as possible. And, just like our classroom curriculum, it is carefully sequenced and ensures that children obtain the building blocks they need to move on to the next step.
In the event of a whole school closure or the temporary closure of individual classes or bubbles due to a positive case of COVID 19, remote learning will commence online the next working day.
Aims of Remote Learning:
Our aim is for pupils to access the full curriculum learning for their year group using an online platform, either Microsoft Teams or Tapestry.
At Shephalbury Park our remote learning aims are to:
- Provide and engage pupils in the full curriculum
- Allow pupils to maintain daily contact with their teachers and peers
- Support families' mental and physical wellbeing whilst at home
Key Remote Learning Documents
Letters to Parents
If you need to contact your child's teacher during a period of school closure there are a few ways that you may do so.
For pupils in Nursery and Reception please contact your class teachers through Tapestry or Microsoft Teams.
For pupils in Years 1 - 6, please do so through Microsoft Teams or your child's year group email (these can be found below).
If you would like to contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team or the school office, then you can do so through the usual routes. Please note that the school office may work on reduced hours during periods of school closure.
Online Learning Resources:
Times Table Rockstars – All children from Year 2 to Year 6 have a logon for Times Tables Rockstars. This is a fantastic website that supports children in learning their times tables.
Pupils work to improve their speed and mental recall of times tables, whilst earning points and rewards. Children will be set challenges and battles against other classes in school.
Purple Mash - is an online portal containing many activities for a full range of subjects. Each child has their own login and teachers can set tasks for the children. When children complete a task on Purple Mash they can submit it to their teacher who can comment on it.
Big Cat Ebook Library – Our school is using the Collins Big Cat Ebook Library, which provides children with access to over 1000 levelled ebooks. Teachers will assign books at the appropriate level for pupils to read.
Oak National Academy– Visit the online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject. Or visit our About Oak pages to find out more about our work.
BBC Bitesize– Explore our best videos, articles and quizzes for primary and secondary students and discover new Primary Catch-Up Lessons to get back on track. BBC Bitesize covers all subjects
Topmarks– Topmarks has a range of educational resources, games and links to other websites covering all subjects
Toy Theatre– Toy theatre is a collection of interactive educational games covering a range of subjects
ICT Games– Educational maths and English games aimed at 5-8 year olds
Phonics Play– Some free phonic games
White Rose Maths – Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence.
Joe Wicks’ Workouts – Access a variety of different types of workouts to stay active on Joe Wicks’ YouTube site: The Body Coach TV
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Cosmic Kids Yoga are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Each episode is its own story, so you can enjoy the Cosmic Kids series in any order
Go Noodle for Families– A wide range of fun dances for children to learn and help them stay active
National Geographic Kids – Discover cool fun facts about space, bugs, animals, dinosaurs, and so much more!
Horrible Histories – Horrible Histories is a hit CBBC show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school! From the Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians to the Slimy Stuarts and Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories covers the funniest, yuckiest and most gruesome bits of history for kids.
SciShow Kids – SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?” Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!
Hour of Code– Trying an Hour of Code is a simple and fun way to introduce students to computer science.