Remote Learning

Following the Department for Education’s current guidance, schools must close under the national lockdown and all pupils not in the Key Worker or Vulnerable categories ‘should learn remotely until February half-term’.  Each week, your child’s teacher will prepare a pack of work which will include English (Reading & Writing), Maths and topic learning (history, music etc.). They will also provide a weekly timetable of suggested times for each activity; these are intended to guide you and provide structure to the day if you wish to use them. For the remainder of lockdown, teachers will email you the next week’s work in advance.  

If you have a specific question about teaching and learning, please feel free to email the teachers direct using the class email addresses provided.  Please do not use these email addresses for anything other than home learning – all other queries should be directed to the school via the main school office email (lothersdale@ycatschools.co.uk) as normal.

The teachers will be online during the school day and will be able to respond to any questions about the learning tasks from children or parents/carers as soon as possible. Please note that there may be a longer response time on the days the teachers are timetabled to be in school to support the children of key worker and vulnerable children. Please note that teachers will not respond to email queries after 5pm or at the weekends but will be online to answer your query the next working day.

Online Learning: Zoom Lessons

Daily Zoom calls provide an opportunity for your child’s class teacher to briefly introduce the day’s learning and maybe show an example of the work being taught; it may be a chance for a sing-a-long and some daily phonics; it may be a chance for the teacher to provide feedback for work which children have completed; or it may be a chance for children to ask questions about the work that has been set. The afternoon sessions give children the opportunity to ask questions about the day’s learning; allowing teachers time to feedback on work that has been submitted during the day; allowing children, particularly the younger ones, to enjoy a story at the end of the school day; and it is intended to mark the end of the school day, to let children know that school work can stop now and they can relax. This afternoon Zoom call is an optional, drop-in session. 

Rec Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
11:30 - 12:00 11:00 - 11:30 10:30 - 11:00 10:00 - 10:30 9:30 - 10:00 9:00 - 9:30 9:00 - 9:30
3.00 to 3.15 2.45 to 3.00 3.00 to 3.15 2.45 to 3.00 3.00 to 3.15 3.00 to 3.15 3.00 to 3.15


If your child is unable to join the morning Zoom call, they will still be able to complete the daily work tasks as full information will be provided by class teachers each week. 

Please click on the links below to access the school's Remote Learning Policy and Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents/Carers.