Spring Term 2021 School ClosureDuring the Spring Term of 2021 Plaistow Primary School was closed to the majority of pupils.
The school was still open for on-site provision for vulnerable children and the children of key workers.
Anyone requiring support during the school closure were to contact the school by email or telephone. We provided help for families with food vouchers, access to technology or answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Families were also encouraged to visit the Children's Centre page of our website for help with food, housing, emotional welfare if they were in need of support in addressing domestic violence.
Our team at Plaistow are always here to support our school community as best we can during this challenging time.
Safeguarding During the School Closure
Even though the school was closed to most pupils, the safeguarding of our pupils, whether onsite or learning remotely, remained our priority.
Teachers made daily communication with all pupils via Seesaw. Pupils who were not engaging with online learning were contacted and support was be put in place.
Our Inclusion Team made regular contact with key families on a regular basis.
Now that lockdown has ended, safeguarding remains our priority.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please click on the guidance below:
Staying Safe Online
As our children are spending more and more time online it has never been more important to talk to them about online safety.
If you have an you have any questions or concerns about keeping your children safe online please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Beech on the main school email account.
Whole School Remote Learning Information
We are following guidance from the Education Endowment Foundation in our approach to Home Learning. Click here for more information.
Our Home Learning on Seesaw is of a very high quality. We plan sequences of learning based on our medium term plans and teaching is, to the best of our ability, closely linked to what would normally be taking place if pupils were physically inside the classroom.
We plan sequences of learning following the following structure based on EEF research: Activate, Explain, Practice, Reflect, Review.Lessons will include videos and audio clips from your child's class teacher as well as a range of activities to inspire, engage and support children in making good progress. Teaching teams will be feeding back on pupils' learning in real time. That means that children can ask questions to their teachers and have them answered right away.
Teachers are using the same Medium Term Plans and curriculum expectations that they would be using when face to face teaching in the classroom.
Each day your child will receive:
- A daily maths lesson
- A daily English and reading lesson
- A daily phonics lessons (where appropriate)
- A daily lesson across the wider curriculum
- A daily story session
Each day your child will receive:
- A weekly PE lesson with Miss Rooprai
- A weekly music session with Miss Stokes
Weekly live sessions:
- Weekly Phase Assemblies with Mr Benoit
- Weekly live story time with your child's class teacher
Phase teaching teams will also be sending out weekly practical challenges to pupils. These may include cooking, art or physical activity challenges.
Supporting Your Child At Home
We know that sometimes learning at home can be challenging. We want to support families as much as we can in order to support them in making the move to remote education.
It is important to create a positive environment for your child to learn at home.
- Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life
- Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over
- Create and stick to a routine, as this is what your child is used to at school. For example, eat breakfast at the same time each morning and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day
- Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day to keep your child active
Remember the importance of staying active! You can find some fun ideas to stay active as a family here.