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Remote Learning at St Mark's
Please see our updated Remote Learning Policy. This document is to provide clarity of our remote learning offer at St Mark's, in the event of a child having to isolate due to Covid 19 symptoms, or a partial closure (e.g. class, key stage bubble or for pupils other than those deemed vulnerable or children of critical workers).
Families who may require support from the school in terms of equipment loans or technical advice are required to contact the school office. We have a list of families who may need devices from the information gathered in Autumn term 2020. If circumstances change please inform the office or your child's class teacher by email.
Here is our handy how to use Google Classroom Guide for families sent out in November 2020.
The video below shows you how to log onto Google Classroom:
HOME LEARNING GUIDES
Here are some easy steps you can take to build a great home learning routine with your child. Point it out when your child is doing something right and say well done! Find out more here.
Have fun with reading. Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together. Short or long, it’s time well spent. Don’t worry about what your kids are reading: recipes, cereal packets… It’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by. Reading to kids of all ages is helpful. Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why? And ask them to summarise when you’ve finished. When you see your child reading, praise them! “I love to see you reading.”
Follow this guide here on reading using the TRUST approach to helping your child with reading.
You will find a summary of tips and ideas for how you can support your child at home here.
SUPPORT FOR WELLBEING: Useful Information
Children, staff, governors and parents/carers voted for the theme for our new class names.
The unanimous winner was "Sea Creatures". Every class is now named after a sea creature. We use this as a learning opportunity to find out facts about our creatures.
Our class logos were designed by our head teacher's dad, who is a professional artist - Stuart Spencer, and Mrs Fendley has created a mural using these designs, to welcome our sea creatures to their new home here at St Mark's.
Click on the class tabs to find out more about each class.