Naturally, the challenge with online learning is the inability to see people's reactions and their work in the moment, and thus to change the pace of learning and depth of explanation to suit the task and the children.  For this reason, it is important to give the learner the ability to change the pace of the learning to suit their needs.  For this reason succinct, clear videos provide a far better means of communication as learners can pause and re-watch any element that they require.  Assuming this is accompanied by rich tasks (including some open-ended, investigative elements), a 5-10 minute video can provide a fuller learning experience than an hour of live video teaching.  This is especially true if the learner can feedback the work they have done to the teacher to inform the videos for the following day.

In the event that your child will need self isolation for a period of time, your child will need access to learning from home.

You will need to access the Oak Academy website.

A member of staff will be in contact with you soon after you have informed us that your child is isolating to give us some direction in the learning that can be done.  You may receive slides of the learning that is taking place in the classroom (this will be a range of subjects).

If you don't have access to the Internet then please let us know and we can arrange other resources for you.

It goes without saying that hearing your child reading and getting them to read as much as possible is always good, so please do as much of this as possible. 

If you have any questions regarding the home learning that your child is doing then please get in touch with us and we can support further. 

Support for parents / carers to keep their child safe online include:

UK Safer Internet Centre


Internet matters


Parent info