Penclawdd Primary School online & continuity for learning:
Our Continuity of Learning Policy & procedures during School Closure
We have devised a robust and sustainable approach to our home learning system for all learners to continue their academic development and support for their wellbeing. All logins for online platforms are reissued at the start of a new academic year, when required through the year or before a forced school closure. Our home learning system includes:
White Rose Maths/ J2E TT Blast :
Class teachers will set relevant units per week.
Accompanied by an online marked activity to complete.
Teachers will feedback via Hwb.
Older learners are able to self-evaluate their progress.
Oxford Reading Owl/J2E SpellBlast:
Class teachers will set a focused spelling via J2E SpellBlast per week.
Accompanied by word list (within the online activity).
Teachers will set an online reading book at the appropriate level.
Learners will also be able to play numerous games via J2E with other children logged in to Hwb.
Class teachers will set these activities via their Teams Class Page.
This will be focused on research, questions, links to websites or ideas for the use of Office 365 & J2E.
Teachers will provide personalised feedback via J2E to celebrate achievements and create a dialogue between the class teacher, learner and parents/carers.
Work is celebrated and uploaded to the class pages. This also develops a sense of community amongst the learners and their class teacher.
Additional Learning Needs and Support:
Children with severe and complex needs receive more specific, tailored learning plans including personal video support. More frequent communication between the class teacher, ALN leader, parents/carers and outside agencies (where required) to feedback, evaluate and plan next steps of their learning.
PPS Virtual & Home Learning Links:
HWB - The Curriculum for Wales and free educational tools and materials: https://hwb.gov.wales
At PPS, most of our online learning happens here, the resources are outstanding.
Each pupil has online access to:
Office 365 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, OneNote, Sway and more
J2Blast: Learning tables and spelling through fun games
White Rose Maths: this offers interactive lessons and good quality homework, along with a wealth of resources that will help support confidence and fluency in maths.
Oxford Owl : This great library makes learning to read accessible, with vast sets of online reading books at all stages
Letter Join : a great online tool for both developing and practising cursive handwriting. There are games and opportunities practice spelling.
Additional Online Resources:
Oak National Academy: Online Classroom - Supporting every teacher to support every pupil.
Phonics Play: Here you will find lots of information for parents about phonics including; what exactly phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. You will also find lots of games and ideas to explore with children at home.
World eBooks: World eBooks have made many of their online books available for free!
Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
MakeCode: BBC Microbit support and ready-made projects to help you develop Coding skills.
BBC Bitesize - Foundation Phase :Foundation Phase is the statutory curriculum for primary school pupils aged 3 to 7 in Wales.
BBC Bitesize - Key Stage 2: Key Stage 2 is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 7 to 11 in England and Wales.
Swansea Library Online: Our libraries may be closed but our services are still open! Find the latest news about reading downloads, our online resources and activities.
100 Home Activities: These are fun and creative craft and game ideas for children of all ages.
Twinkle Parent Hub: Support your child at home with even more free resources.
BBC iPlayer Lockdown Learning: Curriculum based programmes for all ages.
Sprinkle some sparkle with Mrs D - join in with our very own Mrs Davies - singing , disco dough, ribbon rumba, stories and lots of fun !