Welcome to the Ark Academy Primary remote learning page.
SPArk is a new fantastic online learning portal available to all Ark pupils from Year 2 to Year 6. Pupils can independently access a wide range of resources to support and extend their learning. It is a great opportunity to use this resource during the upcoming Summer holiday period.
Learn more by logging in to https://www.ark-spark.co.uk with your Child’s Ark email address and school password.
SPArk content currently includes:
- Curriculum linked content focussed on providing wider reading and curriculum enrichment
- Resources including apps that focus on practising core skills
- Virtual tours, virtual library (e-books and audio books), audio-visual content (plays, talks)
- Music enrichment
- Ark events, celebrating excellence across Ark and connecting our Ark community of students
- Safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing
- Online safety resources
I do hope that your children will enjoy using this new learning resource.
For remote learning, we are using the ‘Seesaw’ platform. You should have received a ‘home learning code’ for your child to log into Seesaw. If you have not received this then please contact the school immediately.
Please click on the link here to access Seesaw: https://app.seesaw.me/#/login
Then, click on ‘I’m a student’ to sign in with your home learning code. You can also download the Seesaw app and login via this.
Please see our parent guide to using Seesaw here:
Remote learning for children unable to attend school
At Ark Academy we know that some children have legitimate reasons why they cannot be in school from March 8th. The document below outlines how they will be supported.
Remote learning in the event of a bubble or school closure
Our remote learning curriculum will mirror the curriculum that would have been taught in school. This means that the children will be introduced to new learning and content. A daily timetable, detailing the learning to be covered and timings, will be sent via Seesaw each week. Children in year 1 and 2 will have at least 3 hours of lessons a day (both the lessons themselves and time to complete them). Children in years 3 to 6 will have at least 4 hours of lessons a day (both the lessons themselves and time to complete them). The following lessons will be taught daily:
- Reading (and/or phonics)
- ‘Topic’ (either history, geography, science, art, DT or exploration tasks)
Teachers will provide a full set of online resources for these lessons including pre-recorded voice-over lessons, associated task sheets and links to online videos or other resources. All children should have received a remote learning exercise book and all learning should be completed in this. Please contact the school if you need an exercise book. Children’s learning will continue to be assessed via daily, responsive teacher comments on their work and through weekly quizzes.
To complement our remote learning curriculum, there are also some high quality online resources which can be found here:
Teachers will also meet with their classes every day for a daily check-in. This will be hosted on ‘Teams’. The link to sign in to the web version of Teams can be found here:
Instructions can be foundhere.
At the scheduled time, please click on the link above, click ‘sign in’, enter your child’s email address and password and then select your child’s class to join the meeting.
All assemblies for while school is closed can be found here.
Online safety advice during Covid-19
Online safety advice can be found here.
Supporting your child in home reading
Please Click here.