St Oswald’s C of E Primary School, Guiseley

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Home Learning at St Oswald’s Primary

At St Oswald’s Primary we believe that we have taken on the challenge of delivering effective and engaging home learning opportunities for the children unable to enter school.

Setting morning work
Each day, staff as a minimum will set three pieces of work using the Seesaw online learning tool. These pieces of work will have attached a voice recording from the classteacher, explaining the concept and modelling the learning and skills required to complete the task.

For Years 2-6, the work set will be English, Maths, and one Foundation subject.

For Early Years and Year 1, work will be based around a story, promoting early reading work, phonics, key word recognition, and number.

As well as the work set, pupils will also have the opportunity to partake in an online PE session created by our PE provider- MVMT and also various collective worship sessions and the Monday celebration assembly.

Afternoon feedback sessions

In Years 1-6 each day, teaching staff will conduct between 2/3 video afternoon video calls with designated groups of children using the Microsoft Teams conference call.

These sessions will run Monday-Thursday each week.

In Reception, teachers will organise individual family telephone calls throughout the week to check up on their well-being.

Teams meetings with groups from your class and a TA. The groups can be organised in any way you like, however, I found ability grouping the easiest way to manage these video calls.

Teachers use the sessions to address misconceptions, expand learning further, but also to catch up in a pastoral capacity with children and ensure that their well-being is catered for.

A standard day…
Teachers will upload the three pieces of work to Seesaw by 9.30am and then will spend the rest of the morning giving written feedback to pupil responses.

In the afternoon, the rough timings for the Teams groups are:
Group 1 > 1:30 – 1:55
Group 2 > 2:00 – 2:25
Group 3 > 2:30 – 3:00


Accessing Seesaw




Accessing Teams

  • Access Microsoft 365 through the web browser or app
  • Your child’s username and password should have already been sent by school
  • Once logged on, there should be a link inviting your child to the Teams afternoon call (this will be the same time everyday)



To adher to Safeguarding regulations, staff and children must ensure the following:-

  • No 1:1s, groups only. In cases where 1:1 tuition is essential, staff must seek formal written agreement from a senior manager and the pupil’s parent. 
  • Staff and children must wear suitable clothing, as should anyone else in the household.
  • Where staff are working remotely any technology used for communication should be in appropriate areas, staff need to be mindful that backgrounds do not compromise personal confidentiality or breach the guiding principles of safer working practice guidance for staff working in educational settings.
  • Our school reserves the right for staff members to record live streamed sessions with pupils as a log of the activity. By joining the learning session parents give permission for this to happen.
  • Live classes should be kept to a reasonable length of time, or the streaming may prevent the family ‘getting on’ with their day.
  • Language must be professional and appropriate, including any family members in the background.
  • Staff should record, the attendance of any sessions held


Other useful sites

To assist further with home learning the following websites can be accessed by parents:-

Miss Willis has created a Padlet with many websites on offer-



The CBBC channel will have a three-hour block of primary school programmes from 9am. This will include programmes from BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch. - Also on iPlayer.


White Rose Maths videos follow the same maths given to the children for extra practice or clarification -


Hit the button game - Number bonds -


Top Marks maths games -Counting Ordering and Sequencing Place Value, Odd and Even Addition and Subtraction




Phonics play are providing a free log in this January — Username is jan21 and Password is home  —




Oxford Owl have free e-books—


Storyline - videos of stories being read with animations and subtitles




Cosmic Kids Yoga -