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Remote Learning

Our school aims to provide high quality learning opportunities for all our pupils including in the event of a school closure or when a pupil is required to stay at home due to self-isolation. More information about the facilities we use can be found on this area of our website.

We have a Remote Learning Policy which was written following consultation with our staff and governors, the policy document can be found below.

Microsoft Teams

During self-isolation or a closure, our aim is to make your child’s learning experience at home as close to normal as possible. We use the digital learning platform Microsoft Teams, a purpose-built technology ideal for remote learning. Teachers can communicate directly with pupils, set individualised tasks, let pupils work together, and easily give personalised feedback.

We, of course, cannot replicate a full day of school at home but the Government have made it clear that all primary schools are to provide a minimum of 3 hours of core learning each day which can be a mixture of resources, worksheets, activities and videos/games. There is no requirement to provide ‘live’ learning but we feel this is beneficial for all children, particularly those at home.

Every pupil at Monksmoor Park has a unique login for Microsoft Teams which allows access to their class team and also the whole school team for whole school assemblies.

Support for parents

Login to Microsoft

Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) & Numbots

Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots are carefully sequenced programmes of daily times tables number bond practise.  It is essential children acquire rapid recall of these number facts to support their fluency and progress in maths.  This fun game allows children to practise at their own level and the system will automatically move them on once they have mastered a level.

Access to both TTRS and Numbots is via a web browser, and they can be used on a computer or mobile device.

Times Table Rock Stars login page:

Numbots login page:

Spelling Shed

The Spelling Shed helps children to practise spelling via a simple game. The game gives four different degrees of support in the form of difficulty modes; Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. Higher levels allow a higher score to be achieved, but children can practise as much as they like on lower levels before trying to gain high scores.  Assignments will be set by your child’s class teacher and will give them an opportunity to practise spelling rules previously taught at school. 

  • To access spelling shed at home, please use the QR previously sent home. There is also an APP available in the app store for £2.99, but it is not necessary to purchase the APP as access can be gained via a web browser.
  • The game has been developed to be ‘dyslexia friendly’ using the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font and has three levels of difficulty to support pupils of all abilities through the spelling lists with appropriate degrees of challenge.

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home. 

Find out more here:

What should you do first?

To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.

We suggest the following:

  • Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.
  • Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
  • Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
  • Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum
  • Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race
  • Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers
  • Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum
  • Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo
  • Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model
  • Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)
  • Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).

Login page:

Tutor Bot

Tutor Bot is a free resource containing free online maths games where children can practice their mathematics skills.  It features over 100 different customisable games which children will find to be a fun and new way to improve their mathematics fluency, accuracy and speed. 
Please note, links to external websites have been checked however Monksmoor Park CE Primary School accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites, or for any ongoing links that they may offer.

Useful Documents

Remote Learning Policy - Hyperlink to policy on ‘Policies and key documents’ page.