It's time for School!

Welcome back to your online school!  From Thursday 7th January 2021, learning is moving online.  We’re here to help you keep learning during lockdown.

Don't forget, if you need to talk to us about:

  • Compuer loans (Years 3-6)
  • Parenting support
  • Wellbeing
  • Or accessing the foodbank

Speak to a member of our team - we're here for you throughout lockdown


Top Tips for Remote Learning

  • Stick to a familiar routine as much as possible with your child, including set wake up and bedtimes.
  • Design your day in a way which best suits your family/work commitments/lifestyle.
  • Create a daily timetable in order to complete the set lessons for the day (see year group schedules below). 
  • Ensure that your child takes regular breaks from learning activities and screen time. 
  • Remember - Short bursts of learning with regular breaks is much better than a long, unproductive learning session.


Years 1 to 6

Every day, children will be provided with a task for each of the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • Phonics/Reading
  • Writing
  • Sport and Fitness

Additionally, children will complete one task from the following subjects each day:

  • History/Geography
  • Science 
  • Computing
  • PSHE
  • Art/Design Technology
  • Music
  • French (only Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)


Nursery and Reception

While at home children will be provided with daily tasks for each of the following subjects:

  • Maths (including number formation where appropriate)
  • Phonics
  • Writing/Mark Making (including fine motor activities and/or letter formation where appropriate)
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Storytime

Children will have weekly tasks for the following:

  • Understanding the World 
  • Music
  • PSHE
  • Communication and Language
  • Art/Design and Technology


Weekly Remote Learning Timetables for Spring Term Home Learning



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Wellbeing Wednesdays

Entering the 5th week of remote learning, we have decided to introduce Wellbeing Wednesdays.  On a Wednesday afternoon, we will all take a break from screen time. 


On a Wednesday afternoon you could, for example: play a board game; go for some daily exercise; cook; complete a good deed for someone in your family; read a book; write & perform a song/dance/play; create your own workout to share with Mr Blair; art & craft; get creative with Lego…the possibilities are endless!


If you're stuck for ideas, we've put together some possible activities for you to do on a Wednesday afternoon: Wellbeing Wednesday Ideas.pdf


How creative can you be?  Send some pictures/videos/notes of what you've done to your class teacher via Seesaw.


Wellbeing Wednesdays includes teachers who will not respond to online learning or Teams messages on a Wednesday afternoon.  They also need a break from their screens as they are online from 8am-5pm daily!



Daily Class Catch-Up

Your child will be invited to join their class for a daily catch-up via Microsoft Teams.  This will be a 10-15 minute live session where they can see their friends (including those in school attending the Community Classroom) and hear from the class teacher to discuss learning, share class news and do a short activity such as hear a story.  Your child will receive a link to this daily session either via Seesaw (EYFS and KS1) or Teams (KS2).

Class Time
Nursery 10:00am
Reception 10:00am
Year 1 11:10am
Year 2 10:30am
Year 3 10:45am
Year 4 10:30am
Year 5 10:15am
Year 6 Bristol 10:00am
Year 6 Sheffield 10:00am


Calls Home

Your child will receive a 1:1 call from their class teacher every week.  This will provide a dedicated opportunity for your child's teacher to discuss how their learning is going and any additional support they might need.  Your child may also receive learning support calls from their Co-Teacher or Learning Support Assistant.  These calls will be based on individual needs and to provide further support with learning.  In addition, Miss Zadi will be making regular calls for children with Special Educational Needs and Miss Burton will be making calls in her role as Pastoral Support Manager.  


KS2 Pupils - Email and Microsoft Teams

All pupils in KS2 (Years 3-6) now have an Ark Swift email address.

This email address will give your child access to the full suite of Microsoft Office applications (Teams, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint etc).


Please click on the link below to access a user guide to get set-up.  


Parent Guide Getting Started with Teams & Outlook.pdf


If you require any further help, please call the school office on 020 8743 2514 and we'll talk you through the process.



Head to the Ark Swift YouTube Channel for weekly assemblies:

Tuesday: Theme Assembly

Friday: Celebration Assembly


Other Useful Resources

As well as our own online learning offer, further resources to help parents navigate this difficult time include:

Brain Pop - animated videos on topics in maths, science and English

Tynker - coding lessons

YouTube's Free School - videos on diverse subjects

And the BBC has just announced it will show curriculum content on TV every weekday from Monday, 11th January, including BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily, from 9am-12pm on CBBC.

Joe Wicks will recommence his PE with Joe series from Monday, 11th January.  Sessions will be live Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am on YouTube.