Bedgrove Infant School has remained open for learning throughout the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, mostly remotely for the majority of our children.
We identify and provide places and/or resources for pupils who meet the government’s criteria for ‘vulnerable’. In challenging circumstances, we have been able to provide high quality learning to all pupils ensuring that no child was disadvantaged during this time.
Our Virtual Classroom
In the event of a school closure, either due to a lockdown or due to shutting down a class ‘bubble’, our teachers will provide a virtual lessons through the use of Seesaw. We will also provide lessons to individual children who need to isolate due to contracting Covid or are awaiting PCR results. All children have a login that will give the children access to offline lessons. Seesaw is a fantastic app which allows teachers to upload videos of themselves teaching and create interactive tasks for the children to respond to. Once a child has responded to this task, the teachers can mark and provide feedback to continue the vital learning relationship between teacher and pupil.
How do I access Seesaw?
All children have a QR code which is their own personal login. Please contact your child’s teacher via the class email address if you have not received yours. Your child will need access to a device; tablet, desktop or laptop (a smart phone is possible but less ideal as the screen is so small.) If you require any support with technological resources, please contact the school and we will do everything possible to support you.
Getting started with Seesaw: (191) Getting started with Seesaw - YouTube
Mental Health and Well-Being
We appreciate that home schooling is very challenging, particularly for parents who are also attempting to work from home. If you are struggling, please contact your child’s class teacher via the class email address if you and your child need any support, encouragement or resources and we will be happy to help. All of your efforts to continue the children’s learning at home is very much appreciated.
Times are tough right now and we recognise the challenges lockdown and learning from home can have on mental health and well-being of the families in our school community. If you feel overwhelmed at all by any of the obstacles that you face at home, please get in touch with use and we will do our best to help.
You can also find useful advice, information and resources via this website:
Other resources for learning at home:
- BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary(Lots of activities, games and videos across all age ranges and subjects)
- Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/(Printable resources and information for parents.)
- Ted Ed: https://ed.ted.com(All sorts of engaging educational videos)
- The Kids Should See This: https://thekidshouldseethis.com(Wide range of educational videos)
- Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/(A range of educational resources across all subjects)
- Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio(Listening activities for the younger ones.)
- British Council: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find(Resources for English language learning)
- Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/(Lots of free resources for Primary age)
- Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
- Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb(Password protected, email your child’s class teacher for your child’s details if you do not already have them)
- 123Maths: co.uk
- Blockly: https://blockly.games(Learn computer programming skills - fun and free)
- Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/(Creative computer programming)
- Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com(Free science lessons)
- Crest Awards: https://www.crestawards.org(Science awards you can complete from home.)
ARTS & HUMANITIES:
- National Geographic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/(Activities and quizzes for younger kids.)
- Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com(Learn languages for free. Web or app.)
- Big History Project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home(Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.)
- Geography Games: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html(Geography gaming!)
- Red Ted Art: https://www.redtedart.com(Easy arts and crafts for little ones)
- The Imagination Tree: https://theimaginationtree.com(Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.)
- DK Find Out: https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/(Activities and quizzes)
- The Artful Parent: https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/(Art activities for young children)
- Book of Beasties: bookofbeasties.com(Free mental health and well-being card game)
- WWF:Link here (Webinars and talks from experts about wildlife and the natural world)