Remote education

Attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age.

School will provide remote education to pupils covered by the direction where their attendance would be contrary to government guidance or legislation around COVID-19, e.g. a child is isolating due to COVID-19 infection or has been identified as a close contact through NHS test and trace.

Children in Y1-Y6 have been provided with their own email address and password in order to access work through Google Classroom.  Children in Early Years (Nursery and Reception) will continue to use Tapestry to support their blended learning.

This is what will happen in the following situations:

  1. If your child is absent with COVID-19 symptoms and is awaiting a test result:

We will either provide a printed pack for your child to take home with them or email a pack of work to you. Work completed should be returned to school.

  1. If your child is isolating because they have been identified as a close contact through NHS test and trace and they have been told to isolate:

We will either provide a printed pack for your child to take home with them or email a pack of work to you.  Work completed should be returned to school.

We will also support home learning via Google Classroom (see below for more information on Google Classroom).

Years 1-6 children will be using Google Classroom for their home learning activities, EYFS children will use Tapestry.  (Please see the section ‘Google Classroom’ and ‘Tapestry’ below for more information.)

If your child is absent due to illness (not COVID-19 related), no work will be sent home as we will presume they are too unwell to complete it.


‘Google Classroom’

Every child in Y1 to Y6 will have their log in details in their Planner and teachers will use this to set and collect work, and deliver recorded lessons.  We are currently rolling this out across school for the setting and completion of weekly homework where relevant.  This is so that the children get chance to use it regularly and become familiar with it.  Teachers are also using it during lessons for extra practice.  This online facility will be our way of delivering the curriculum remotely and we ask that you also check each teacher’s web page for details of suggested timetables and other activities that you may find useful.


This is already well established in Nursery and Reception and our staff in Early Years will use this to support home learning should it be needed.  They will also post advice and further activities on their class pages along with a suggested timetable.

Should you require support or clarification about the work provided, please contact your child’s Class Teacher via Google Classroom or Tapestry.  Please remember, that if the teacher is still at school and teaching during the day, replies can only be sent outside of normal school hours.

Work completed at home will be used to assess their progress along with their work done in school. For this reason, it would be helpful if you could encourage your child to work independently.  When support is needed, make a note of this on their work for their teacher to see.

If you are unable to access our online materials please let school know as soon as possible and paper packs can be provided for you to collect from school. We will contact you to discuss a mutually convenient time for collection.

Please make sure school has your up to date email and contact details


Contact Us

Plantation Primary and Nursery School

Hollies Road, Halewood, Knowsley L26 0TH

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