E-Safety & Remote Learning
St Bartholomew’s Primary School is committed to ensuring that high quality learning continues even when children are required to self-isolate due to the Coronavirus. Whilst the school building may need to be closed at times to these children, learning itself is never ‘closed’ at our school. Remote learning and on-going communication and feedback between teachers, pupils and parents is important at St Bartholomew’s.
As a school, we want to promote the safe and positive use of the internet and technology for our pupils and it is our intention to use various platforms to support the children’s learning in school and at home.
For those children home schooling, the topic may generate questions and discussion points, which we would encourage parents/adults/carers to support their children with.
One website we will be using in school and which parents can use at home is ThinkUKnow. The Website is partitioned into 3 age groups. Please click on this link to access this website thinkuknow
This is a government and law enforcement backed, interactive, learning platform, that provides games, videos, and question-based scenarios involving characters.
The website also has a number of areas and links to support parents to keep their children safe. Please feel free to look around this web site, to feel confident in the content. We hope that you will find this website helpful in supporting your child’s understanding of how to use the internet safely.
All children in Years 1 - 6 have a unique login for ItsLearning (itslearning login link) where they can gain access to lessons and homework.
Foundation Stage use Tapestry as a means of communicating learning information to parents and our parents have a unique login to access this tapestry login link
Please contact the school office if you have any queries re these learning portals.
Class timetables are available from our school website which parents may find useful.
Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help your child/children to master the times tables!
Login provided for children in years 3 - 6.
Lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning suitable for ages 3 – 16+. Included are useful links and expert advice to support your child's wellbeing and learning in a changing world.
The school will offer immediate remote education if:
- Individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate, but the rest of the school is still open; or
- There are local or national restrictions that means most pupils need to stay at home, as they did during the initial school closures in March 2020, lockdown and the partial opening of schools in June 2020.
The Department for Education frequently updates guidance on their website and indicates where schools have to make constant changes to procedures during this unprecedented time. Please see the following guidance on remote learning from the DfE.
Schools’ duty to provide remote education
Where a pupil, class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, DfE expects schools to be able to immediately offer them access to remote education. Schools should ensure remote education, where needed, is high-quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.
The Secretary of State has given a temporary continuity direction in order to require schools to provide remote education for state-funded, school-age children unable to attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This came into effect on Thursday 22 October 2020.