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Isolation of whole class bubble

Where a positive case is identified within a class bubble, Public Health England may advise that all children and adults within that bubble must isolate for 10 days.


In this situation, the requirement to isolate will mean that all adults and pupils (including vulnerable pupils and the children of critical workers) must stay at home for the duration.


The overview below sets out the learning provision we will provide in this scenario.

Our offer [Isolation of a whole class bubble]


[Please note (Day 1 of isolation): As class bubbles will close immediately after the confirmation of a positive case, we will be unable to provide our usual remote provision for the first day of isolation. On the first day of isolation, pupils will access external online learning resources appropriate to their phase. These resources include Spelling Shed, Times Tables Rockstars, Numbots, Accelerated Reader, Oxford Owl, etc. Links to relevant resources can be accessed by logging into Showbie or visiting the school website's Learning ZoneFrom the second day of isolation, children will access the school's remote learning provision, as outlined below.]


  • Morning activity e.g. morning maths or spelling
  • Live daily video check-in
  • Four lessons per day
  • Daily act of collective worship
  • Daily story time or reading 


Your child will be set remote learning to access daily. This will broadly reflect the normal school day but will also include flexibility; we acknowledge that each family's circumstances are unique and we want to ensure all pupils can access remote learning. As such, the majority of our provision will take the form of pre-recorded lessons and learning content so that pupils can access this at different times throughout the day. 


Each day your child will be set four lessons with the length reflecting their curriculum phase in school.  For our youngest pupils, these may be shorter sessions which focus sharply on core learning whereas for pupils in Key Stage 2, these will be longer and approximately one hour each. 

Children will also be able to access a daily morning learning activity (e.g. morning maths or spelling), a daily act of collective worship and a story to end the day. This provides our children with the familiar structure of our school day to help sustain learning routines.  


Children will also have at least one daily live check-in opportunity to interact with their teacher and classmates. This is a lovely opportunity to continue to connect with and build our school community and also for teachers to ensure children understand their learning and expectations and also offer feedback when needed.      


Alongside opportunities for live interaction, your child will be able to access their daily pre-recorded lessons. These will be created and prepared by our teachers with clear introductions (including lists of equipment needed, etc.). Our provision will be balanced with the use of recorded lessons from external providers whose resources support and complement our school curriculum.


Teachers and teaching assistants will provide remote support to pupils throughout the day, offering feedback on work submitted, responding to questions and, where appropriate, delivering support via phone or video chat.