Dear Parent/Carers,

Further to the letter sent on Monday evening, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that schools will remain closed until February half-term, I am writing to update you on the remote learning that went live on Wednesday 6th January. You will have also received a call from the teaching team last week to share the key information.

The team at Hob Moor Road Primary have been working hard in readiness for the possibility of switching to remote learning at any point. We were therefore able to react quickly to ensure we were ready and prepared to deliver high-quality remote learning from Wednesday 6th January to all our pupils from Reception to Year 6. We have also had some pupils accessing their learning from school due to being children of critical workers or deemed as a vulnerable.

These are challenging times for everyone and I ask that you remain patient with us during this time as we support some of our families with any difficulties they experience with accessing remote learning. As always, all staff will be working tremendously hard to ensure that all Hob Moor Road pupils continue their learning whilst isolating at home.

Remote Learning from Home – Years Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

A full remote learning timetable is in place for all pupils and has been delivered by the class teachers from Wednesday 6th January 2021 via Microsoft Teams or Tapestry in Reception. We have designed the timetable to ensure that not all pupils need to be online at the same time to allow for a laptop or tablet to be shared at home as much as possible. (Please see the timetable below for each year group).

Teaching Timetable for pupils learning remotely (from home)

Year R

Reception pupils are following a flexible schedule with pre-recorded lessons using Tapestry as a medium.


Tapestry Online Learning Journal


The following lessons will be available on Tapestry every day from 9:00am:

·         Phonics

·         Literacy

·         Maths (Number)

·         Story time

Lessons are recorded, not delivered live, so can be paused and re-visited as necessary to support your child’s learning.

Parents can add questions or comments for staff in the comment box below each video.


Paper work-packs

·         Maths (Shape, Space & Measure) PM Tapestry Session

Work Packs contain tasks linked to the weekly focus for Literacy, Maths, Phonics and Topic. Reception pack can be collected every Wednesday for the following week.

Please complete the tasks in the work pack and upload photos of the completed tasks to your child’s Tapestry account for staff to review

Year 1 & Year 2



8:30am – 8:35am


8:35am – 9:00am

Guided Reading

9:00am –10:00am


10:00am – 10:15am




10:45am – 11:45am


11:45am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 12:45pm


12:45pm – 3:00pm

Tasks will be set by the class teacher with a weekly work pack available to collect from the school office for the following week.


Offline Learning – Phonics, Number facts, SPaG, Handwriting and Non-core

Y1 pack can be collected every Thursday

Y2 pack can be collected every Friday


Year 3 and Year 4




Offline Learning – SPaG, Times tables and Non-core

11:30am – 12:15pm


12:15pm – 12:30pm

Registration and Assembly

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:15pm

Shared Reading


Year 5




Offline Learning – SPaG, Times tables & Arithmetic and Non-core

11:30am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 12:15pm


12:15pm – 12:30pm


12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:15pm

Shared Reading


Year 6



8:30am – 8:40am


8:40am – 10:00am


10:00am –10:45am

Shared Reading

10:45am – 11:00am


11:00am – 12:15pm


12:15pm – 12:30pm


12:30pm – 1:15pm


1:15pm – 3:10pm

Offline Learning – SPaG, Times tables & Arithmetic and Non-core


Spanish Lessons – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Spanish lessons will be delivered via a live remote lesson taught by the pupils’ regular Spanish teacher – Ms Morell. Pupils will receive an invite to the lesson – see timetable below:



·         4P – 8:45 – 9:45 

·         4G – 10:00 – 10:45

·         5BH – 10:45 – 11:30

·         6S – 1:20 – 2:15

·         6SH – 2:15 – 3:10 


·         3B – 8:45 – 9:45

·         3M – 10:00 – 11:00 

·         5B – 11:00 – 12:00



PE Lessons

Teachers will set a PE lesson for pupils. We are organising for a recording or live PE lesson to be led during offline learning – more information to follow.

Y4 Music Lessons

Y4 Teachers will share the time/recording of the remote music lesson, which will continue to be taught by the Music Service. The lesson will take place during a morning session when pupils are offline.

After-school and Friday afternoon Intervention Sessions

Teachers and Teaching Assistants will continue to deliver the after-school and Friday afternoon interventions at the normal time in a live lesson via MS Teams to ensure your child does not miss out on these sessions.

Years 3, 4 and 5 will have their Friday afternoon intervention at a set time on Friday morning which will be confirmed by the class teacher and will be a recurring meeting/session each week. This will avoid clashing with their live remote learning on Friday afternoons.

Resources for learning at home

We are currently in the process of organising a pack for your child that can be collected from the school office that will include an exercise book, pencil and white board. We will confirm when this pack is ready for collection.

Some year groups have already received an exercise book from a bubble closure which they can use again during this lockdown, e.g. Y6.

Weekly Welfare Calls

Pupil wellbeing is incredibly important to us so we will be making a weekly phone call to speak with pupils and share any key messages with parents. Please note this call is likely to come up as a withheld number; your child’s class Teaching Assistant will give you a regular day to expect this call so you know the withheld number is likely to be Starbank School.

During the school closure:

  • Vulnerable pupils (including pupils with EHCP) and critical keyworker children should attend school during this period – these pupils will access the same remote learning as pupils learning from home.
  • Any vulnerable pupils, who choose to access remote learning, will receive regular calls (2-3 times a week, some daily) from members of SLT, FACE Team or Learning Mentor.
  • All SEND pupils, who choose to access remote learning, will receive a weekly call from Mrs Perry.
  • Every pupil will receive a weekly call from their class Teaching Assistant or Learning

Class Email accounts 

To facilitate communication with parents during lockdown, we have created dedicated class email accounts which will be attached to Teachers and Teaching Assistants; these are now active.  

Here are the email addresses for each class:



Email address

Class Teacher

Teaching Assistant



A.Pearce/ Samera Afzal


R. Kausar/ K.Khan /

F. Hudman/ J. Begum

Year 1


M.Dhadley/ C.McGrath /H. Rudd


K. Kalcutt/ R.Akbar/ F.Begum

Year 2


V. Baller/ A.Ryan


J.Rai/ J. Begum/ A.Jahan

Year 3


S.Bowen/ S.Kika


S.Moosa/ D. Gardiner

Year 4


Maria Gulshan/ D. Gardiner


Neelum Parveen/ N. Lunt

Year 5


Sima Begum/ D. Chawdry


K. Bhalru/ U.Hassan/ A. Gaffar

Year 6


M. Steele/ S. Dad


S. Silverman/ U.Hassan/ Y. Akhtar


  • Please use this email account for any queries about learning in your child’s class including any MS Teams login
  • Please avoid sending repeat emails to class email
  • The Teaching Assistants/Learning Mentor will try to respond to your emails as soon as possible. Depending upon the number of emails received and other teaching commitments during the day, there may be a short delay before you receive a Please do not expect to receive a reply on the same day.
  • We kindly request that all parents use this class email facility



Yours sincerely,

Mrs N. Malhi

Associate Principal


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