National Lockdown January 2021
Following the Prime Minister's announcement, school is currently closed for the majority of children. On this page, you will find information regarding how to access Remote Learning for your child(ren). If you have any questions, please contact us via our dedicated support email address: email@example.com
During this period of school closure, school staff will be providing three daily lessons for each year group via Seesaw (KS1 & KS2) or Tapestry (Nursery/Reception). There will also be a daily Zoom check-in each morning where children will be able to say hello to their teacher and classmates. During these most difficult of times, school staff understand the additional pressure that families may be under and respectfully request that any concerns or questions are raised with school directly rather than via social media.
If your child is in receipt of Free School Meals, please contact the school to discuss how you can continue to receive support during school closure.
Remote Learning Provision
Nursery & Reception
Year 1 - Year 6
Your child will has their own journal where they upload their work. Class teachers view children's work remotely and provide regular feedback. Please contact school if you require login details for your child(ren).
Safeguarding - please ensure that, in any images/videos, people are fully clothed pictured in family spaces in the home (NOT bedrooms/bathrooms).
Keeping in Touch
Maintaining strong links between home and school is incredibly important at Hob Hill. Keeping in touch with the whole school community, always a key priority, is especially important during lockdown.
Families are welcome to join us from home or school for Collective Worship every Monday and Friday at 2.30pm via Zoom (login details have been sent to all families securely). Children can also check-in with their teacher and classmates every day at 9.15am via Zoom (separate login details have been sent to all families securely).
Safeguarding: please ensure that all attendees are fully clothed and are not joining from bedrooms or bathrooms.
Additional Learning Activities
Remote Learning Information for Parents
From 25.01.2021, all schools are required to publish details of the arrangements for remote learning during partial or full school closure. Please see the document below for details of remote learning provision at Hob Hill. This will be reviewed regularly, as we develop practice and reflect on stakeholder views.
Half-term Well-Being Activities
The resources below, which have been shared by Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education, are aimed at supporting pupil well-being during the half-term break. Why not have a go at these fun activities?
Top Tips for Remote Learning
Planning a Daily Routine
Establishing a simple, daily routine can be beneficial for parents and children at home. Setting small achievable targets, chunking the day and even eating meals at the same time each day can really help to create a familiar rhythm and ease tensions.
Well-Being Support Resources
Resources from Mentally Healthy Schools
Resources recommended by the Educational Psychology service:
Resources from the Emotional Literacy Support team (ELSA):
Resources from the Autism Outreach Team:
This book has been written by a group of mental health professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended for parents and carers to read with their children.
This fantastic children's book illustrated by the nation's favourite, Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo, Snail and the Whale etc.), helps to explain the virus, how it spreads and how to keep safe. It would be great to share with your children as it includes his familiar drawing style and presents information in a relatable way for the children.