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Blended Learning- Oak National Academy

Our approach to blended learning at Newton

Our commitment to ensuring pupils are educated in school and at home during the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-21

 

 

During these uncertain times, as a school we believe it's important to provide every child at Newton Primary School with consistency when it comes to their education.

 

If your child is off school due to illness, we will presume that they are unable to complete work from home. When they make a full recovery, they will return to school and resume their learning as usual. 

 

There may be times when your child is off school due to Coronavirus and they're actually fit and well. An example of this would be a family member in the household is awaiting COVID test results and the household is isolating. In these circumstances, the school would expect your child to continue with their education. In order to provide every child with this opportunity, we are directing parents/carers to the National Oak Academy website. 

 

What is Oak National Academy? 

Oak National Academy is an online resource which features over 10,000 online lessons. These lessons are planned by qualified teachers. The lessons are interactive with many featuring videos, online quiz's, worksheets and guidance for parents/carers. To access this resource, simply click on the link below which will take you to the Oak National Academy website. You will be asked to select your child's year group and will then be provided with a schedule for learning for that day. You can also search by subject to access more curriculum content. All content is taught in line with the national curriculum and should be pitched at the correct level for your child. 

 

If you require any support accessing these resources, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by telephone (01773 872384) or email (togetherwecan@newton.derbyshire.sch.uk). 

 

If your child requires feedback from the work they have completed, they can upload their work onto their SeeSaw journal. Your child should have brought home with them a QR code which will allow you to setup their induvidual online journal. For further information about this, please scroll further down this page. Again, if you need support with this then please don't hesitate to contact school. 

 

 

SeeSaw Online Journal

Once you have completed an activity from the National Oak Academy, you may be able to provide your child with some feedback about how they have performed. The feedback may also come from the activity itself if your child has undertaken an interactive quiz. However, if you feel like your child requires feedback from their class teacher then please follow the following instructions: 

 

1. Login to your child's SeeSaw account. 

2. Click on the 'add' icon and take a picture of the work you require feedback for.

3. Click upload. 

4. The class teacher will then be alerted to the new post added onto the SeeSaw journal. They will aim to respond as quickly as possible. If they are teaching full time, this may take a couple of days. 

 

To download the SeeSaw app, please search for 'SeeSaw' in the apple or android store. SeeSaw can also be used on a laptop or PC. 

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