Learning from Home
Students and parents have access to online homework and tasks for students to complete during the closure period.
Families are encouraged to view online lessons at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects. This page will explain how these work.
How does online learning work?
To the right hand side of this page, you will see each individual class name. Please follow the link for your child’s class but feel free to also explore other classes.
Once the task is completed, please file it away safely and return it to the school on the first day back.
We suggest that you and your child aim for at least one activity in the morning, and another in the afternoon. Reading should take place every day. A daily routine might be helpful.
Please look at your child’s EHCP/PLP for steps towards targets being achieved, particularly personal targets. If your child needs to be able to tie their shoe laces, this could be practiced. Think of useful skills for your child to learn- cleaning their teeth properly, washing dishes, knowing how to use a washing machine – you will know what is appropriate for your child.
Oak National Academy
In addition to the home learning options listed in your child’s class , please take time to view the online lessons available from the Oak National Acadmey. Please follow the Specialist link here; https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/specialist/#subjects where you will find a range of subjects on offer.
Those sessions which will be most beneficial for your child or young person are either Building Understanding or Applying Knowledge sessions. We are very proud that teachers from Woodside are delivering Numeracy lessons every week on the Oak National Academy for the rest of this term.
Coping with Covid isolation - supporting children with learning disability/ASD
The following link takes you to a list of websites that will offer you support across the curriculum:
When will I know if the school is closed?
The school is currently closed. We will update this website accordingly. Frequent updates on the ongoing situation can be found here.
Staying safe online
It is important that you know how to keep your child safe online.
The following organisations all give advice and offer support for families.
- Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
- Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
- Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
- UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
Teachers from Woodside Academy will not be making direct contact with your child either by email or through online learning.
If you or your child are exposed to any unsuitable or worrying online content then please report issues straight away via one of the agencies below:
- Childline - for support
- UK Safer Internet Centre - to report and remove harmful online content
- CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse