During the lockdowns or 2020-2021, Eden Primary moved to remote learning. The school remained open for key worker and vulnerable children.
Eden provided an outstanding educational offer and an excellent level of communication and pastoral care during the lockdowns. Every class received a range of work every day via Seesaw, Google Classroom and remote live lessons. As well as individual class learning there were whole school academic challenges and community events. Highlights included English – Poetry video week, Science – talk about your pets week, the Shtillim Year 2 virtual sleepover, Anafim Year 3 virtual camping trip and Prachim Year 5 virtual trip to Antarctica.
Our Friday ‘Kabbalat Shabbat by Zoom’ Friday afternoons were a wonderful way of continuing the Jewish heart of the school and being together even when we could not be together.
Our policies on return to school were meticulous and comprehensive with children and staff working, eating and playing in class ‘bubbles’.
Eden’s staff and leaders made use of all the available resources and advice from a wide range of our partners in public health, safeguarding, education, mental health and the NHS.
Thoughtfully planned whole school projects launched on our return to school helped children to deal with the social aspects of returning to school and the challenges they faced. One was based on The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy and the other on Rain before rainbows by Smriti Halls.
Please see below all documents relating to covid-19 and remote learning: