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"Pupils thrive on the positive, aspirational approach"
Ofsted 2017

"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019

"As confident young learners, pupils are ambitious for themselves and supportive of each other." Ofsted 2017

"Worship is invitational allowing pupils of no religious affiliation to contribute with integrity."  SIAMS 2019

"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019

"Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to be curious." Ofsted 2017

"Your team are instilling a passion for learning that pupils find infectious." Ofsted 2017

Let Your Light Shine - Matthew 5:16

​Home Learning

St Barnabas Primary School have thought carefully about the needs of our families when designing our home learning offer to ensure it is accessible for all. This offer has been developed to provide a continuity of high-quality education for all children during any period of school closure.  The home learning is intended to reflect the education provided on a day to day basis in school.


Our Remote Learning Offer

During any period of closure each class will have access to a range of home-learning that reflects the broad, balanced curriculum we teach in school.  This includes:

  • A weekly learning overview outlining the learning for each subject that week.
  • Daily English, maths, and reading/phonics sessions.  These will be supported by pre-recorded input shared on class dojo where the teacher feels it will support learning.

Video inputs may be from your child’s teacher or their year team partner. Please remember that, during the current lockdown, one teacher from each team is working in school full-time to support key worker provision.

Paper copies of all learning are available from the school office from 9am each Monday morning for the week if you prefer to work on paper.

Class Catch Ups

  • Every class will have a weekly live catch up session with their teacher and class. These will take place via zoom. These sessions enable children to engage with one another, as well as their teacher, which we know many of them will be missing. If younger children are reluctant to join the sessions alone then parents are welcome to sit with them.  Zoom links will be sent out on the day of the meeting via class dojo.  A protocol for parents has been sent out to all parents via school email.

In addition to the above, all teachers remain accessible to families for help or support, throughout the working day, via class dojo.

The balance between live and pre-recorded content

There are a number of articles in the media about whether schools are choosing to use ‘live’ or pre-recorded content. If you have a child at secondary school the chances are they are running more ‘live’ teaching sessions which are generally appropriate to the age and stage of the pupils being taught. Like most primary schools, when planning our offer we have chosen to use pre-recorded lessons for the following reasons:

  • They allow the content to be paused and re-played which is often useful with primary age children 
  • Families can choose to work through the content at their own pace and in an order of their choosing (to fit in with children’s mood and preferences)
  • They allow flexibility for families where there is more than one child in a household needing to share a device
  • Where internet connectivity is intermittent due to faults or demands on the system, learning is not interrupted

A class timetable will be provided for families to show what is being taught each day so that they can follow the routine of school if they wish.