During this period of national school closure, your child’s learning is very important to us and we will do our utmost to continue to help them to learn.
Over the summer term, all our tasks will be set online via the Google Classrooms that Mr Carden has set up for every year group in the school. Please see the section below explaining how to access the classrooms and if you need any further help, please email email@example.com and we will try our best to help you.
Class teachers will be setting weekly tasks for children to complete via Google Classrooms and we suggest that your child completes three hours of focused schoolwork per day (see our suggested learning timetable on this page). Here you can find the worksheets for each week (please note you may need Adobe PDF to view these files).
We’re using Google Classrooms to continue delivering lessons, assignments and messages to the children. This is a completely secure communication channel open only to members of our school, and regularly monitored by Burdett-Coutts staff.
In Google Classroom it is possible to see messages, work assignments as well as classwork posted by the teachers. Your child will also be able to ‘chat’ (by text) on the Classroom Stream with their friends. Our Keystage 2 children have been using this platform for several years now and we are confident that it is safe for your child to use.
Logging into Burdett-Coutts Google Classrooms:
- Using Google Chrome or your favourite search engine, go to https://classroom.google.com/
- Click on the Go To Classroom button.
- Sign in using your child’s details which we have sent you e.g. (user-id) firstname.lastname@example.org and (password) foal1234 PLEASE NOTE: It is important to use the unique login details we have sent to your child. You will not be able to login with any other Google account.
- When you are logged in, you should automatically be directed into your child’s Google Classroom, which will have the same name as their real classroom.
We know that this period of school closure will be difficult for families, especially those who are isolating due to symptoms or underlying health conditions. If possible, you may find it useful to create a structure for each day so that the children know what is expected of them and have opportunities to continue their learning even while at home. We have drawn up a suggested timetable but please modify it to suit your family best.
|Wake Up||English activity||Exercise||Lunch – children
|Art activity||Exercise||Video call
friends & family
|Breakfast||Maths activity||Movement||Clear up kitchen||Science activity||Movement|
Speech & Language:
Our speech & language therapist, Anthony Wright, has gathered together a set of advice & resource packs for parents who would like to do some fun language-based activities with their child.
These resources are not designed to target specific skills but are mainly tried-and-tested games that we know help all children to develop their core communication skills, such as listening/attention, auditory memory, vocabulary, sentence-building, story-telling and conversation skills.
- Everyday activities to develop your child’s talking (EYFS) – Advice and resources on how to develop early language skills during everyday life.
- The first of five packs on Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Sentences, Storytelling and Conversation (EYFS & KS1) – I have taken relevant sections from a brilliant resource called ‘The Communication Cookbook’ and added in other things I have gathered from elsewhere to create themed packs that target different skill areas.
- The second pack on Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Sentences, Storytelling and Conversation (EYFS & KS1)
- The third pack on Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Sentences, Storytelling and Conversation (EYFS & KS1)
- The fourth pack on Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Sentences, Storytelling and Conversation (EYFS & KS1)
- The fifth pack on Attention and Listening, Vocabulary, Sentences, Storytelling and Conversation (EYFS & KS1)
- Listening and auditory memory games (KS1) – Advice and resources on activities such as ‘barrier games’.
- Word games for supporting vocabulary (KS2) – Based on advice from the people who developed the ‘Word Aware’ program, with some additional ideas from elsewhere.
- Creating a Communication Friendly Environment (for all age groups) – Basic principles taken from ‘The Communication Cookbook’.
- Links and downloads (for all age groups) – A selection of other online resources that might be useful for parents looking for specific things.
The school has sent home a pack for each child with some activities and ideas to do at home, along with an exercise book. You can download many of them here (please note you may need Adobe PDF to view these files). Kindly note that Year 6 pupils have been given textbooks to take home.
Our prayer for the week:
We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs,
for as long as it takes
wherever you call us.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the Children’s Services Team on
- 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm weekdays)
- or outside of these times, the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388.
If you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.
For the school’s safeguarding procedures during the Covid-19 crisis, please read our Safeguarding Addendum here ›