John Stainer

Remote Learning

Please view our Remote Learning Policy which outlines our remote learning response for all eventualities from individual children needing to self-isolate, to bubble or whole-school closures.

Our primary channel of communication for all forms of remote learning is via Seesaw

How to access Seesaw
At the start of each academic year, you will receive a new login for Seesaw which will be used for homework  and remote learning. It was set out with the following letter and some basic instructions

You can access seesaw via the website or via an app. If you are accessing Seesaw via an app, please note that the app that you need to download is called  the Seesaw Class app.

If you are using the app, please also ensure that your child's device is set to automatically update to the latest version of the Seesaw or check regularly for update notifications (this is not necessary on the website version). Older versions of the Seesaw app may mean that your child does not have access to all of the latest remote learning features. Click here to check you have the latest version.

How to use Seesaw

Here is a video for parents on how to use Seesaw and a more detailed set of instructions for the different ways to respond to work . This visual is also handy as it shows all of the tools within the canvas which is where children mostly respond to or create activities.

Updated Seesaw Videos

What feedback will you receive?

Teachers and Teaching assistants can provide a range of feedback on Seesaw ranging from digital acknowledgements, to ticks or typed or audio comments. 


If you need support with internet access or devices that are compatible with Seesaw, please contact the office:  

If you have limited access to devices, some families find it helpful to download the app on a mobile phone to view  the tasks and the children can complete them in their book and upload the work as a photo, later on in the day.   

If you did not receive a  login or have any  device or workload issues, please contact us so that we can help: 


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Useful websites to explore for additional resources:

The following websites have continued to offer excellent home learning resources:

 Ready-made Learning packs that you can print

  • Classroom Secrets have created free learning packs for all year groups including EYFS.
  • TTS have put together free EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Learning packs.

 In addition, we recommend a range of resources:

  • LGFL Online Portfolio of resources   Search by subject or key stage. As some resources are designed to be teacher led, a new filter has been added in the subject drop down menu, allowing you to select an option for Home Learning. You can also use key stage dropdown to highlight resources that are  are age appropriate for home learning. View the BLOG for ideas and advice.
  • Busy Things - Fun educational resources especially good for Early Years and KS1. Parents can register for a 7 day free trial.
  • BBC supermovers - great ideas for learning whilst keeping your children active.
  • Topmarks - interactive games and resources across the curriculum.
  • ICT Games - interactive Maths and English games.
  • Newsround - keep up-to-date with the latest news.

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    Online Resources by subject area
  • We have an extensive collection of educational links per subject if you would like to focus on a specific subject.

 Online Safety  Resources during Remote Learning

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SEND support - links to recommended support services

Please see our SEND page but you might also find the following information useful:

    • The Lewisham Educational Psychology team have set up a phone line. - EP Connect is an easy access phone-line service direct for parents and carers to link with the Lewisham Educational Psychology Team. We are here to discuss any concerns about education, learning at home, and emotional wellbeing and will be available on Monday afternoon 2pm until 5pm and Thursday mornings 9.30 until 12.30, starting from the beginning of May." Call 07377 913538 or 07377 976518 
    • Lewisham SEND support have provided the following document containing useful links to SEND support services. These may be particularly useful for pupils with an autism diagnosis or social communication difficulties. They are organised under the headings - Education Support, Home Learning Support, Mental Health, Social Story Support and Sensory Support and include practical resources, crisis support numbers and information on the Coronavirus. 
    • A simplified pictorial story to explain the virus (Useful for all children but particularly those with ASD or children who are who experience social communication difficulties.)


Every year, private tutors help children catch up with missed work or address area they are struggling in, or with extra-curricular activities. Lockdown has led to major growth in this area, especially online, and this is expected to continue with further bubble and school closures.

But anyone can become a tutor, so it is important to keep your children safe by making sure you ask the right questions and do the right security checks. To help you with this LGFL's Digisafe have created a set of safeguarding guidelines for selecting online tutors.

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