Distance Learning

Distance Learning for Pupils (Until Monday 18th of January 2021)

As you know, it has been necessary for children to return to distance learning until Monday 18th of January. Even though the boys and girls can’t be in the school building with us, the learning goes on. You will find below a list of ‘daily do’s’ for the children and information about how they can access the work that the school has set for them.

In the meantime, if your child has any worries or concerns, please get in touch with us at the school by emailing melinprimary@npt.school and we’ll do what we can to help.

Daily and Weekly Dos

Nursery and Reception Pupils

The activities for your children can be found on their class pages on the school website:

Click here for the Nursery page

Click here for the Reception page

Year 1 to Year 6 Pupils

Our teachers will be setting work for the children online in J2E which can be accessed through Hwb. If you need any help on using J2E, there are great help guides which can be found by clicking on the link here.

Your child has been given a username and password sheet in September which contained all their usernames and passwords. If you need them, please email melinprimary@npt.school and ask for them.

ESafety Help and Activities

If you’re looking for help, guidance and activities to complete on eSafety, why not follow the link below to the ‘Think You Know’ government website? They’ve got some great activities there which are being refreshed every fortnight.

Think You Know Work Packs

We’ve put together a list of ‘daily’ and ‘weekly dos’ for the pupils while they are learning from home.

Daily Dos (To be completed each day) 

Oxford Reading Buddy – 15 minutes a day

Mathletics (Year 2 to Year 6) or Active Learn (Year 1 to Year 6) – 20 minutes a day

Spelling words (Year 1 to Year 6) 10 minutes practice a day (held on J2E Drive)


Weekly Activities

Literacy work – three activities a week focussing on word, sentence or text level which will be shared on the J2E drive.

Physical Education – Activity of their own, or the Joe Wicks PE Lesson (daily on You Tube from 9 am) Click here for the You Tube channel

Foundation Subjects – Thematic activities shared on the J2E drive.

Creative or ICT tasks – Taken from the Cornerstones homework or ICT lists that will be on the J2E drive.

Pupils should try to respond to the challenges set in the way that the teacher asks, such as ‘share a photo on J2E’, ‘use the computer/iPad’ etc. The teacher will specify how when the task is set.


How to access the J2E drive and different tools

We will be using J2E to hold the activities that pupils should complete. If you’d like to see a guide on how to upload work or find out what the activities are, please select a help guide below.

How to find J2Launch from HWB

How to use JIT 5 (really useful, especially for younger pupils)

How to upload and share files on J2Launch

How to use J2E to write, for art, or for animation

How to upload a file to J2E


How will teachers give feedback to pupils on their work?

Teachers will be setting new activities based on how your pupil has done in the previous tasks. New work will be set on Mathletics and Activelearn. If your child completes the book on Oxford Reading Buddy and any associated quiz, they will be moved onto the next book, or indeed next level.

Teachers will be giving written comments, where age and developmentally appropriate, to pupils on the work that they upload to J2E.

Here is a help guide to show your child how to discuss their work with their teacher.

Feedback on J2E


What if I’m having problems?

If you’re having problems with any of the activities set, email melinprimary@npt.school and we’ll do our best to help or, use the help guide above called ‘Feedback on J2E’ to leave a message for the teacher on individual activities.

Teachers will only be responding to emails during normal working hours so please be understanding if they can not reply straight away.

If you’re worried about your child’s emotional wellbeing, you could contact us at the school for advice and support on melinprimary@npt.school or email our school counsellor, Lesley, on l.saunders@npt.gov.uk. We’ll do the best we can to help at this difficult time.

Our Education Psychology team have put together a wellbeing resource that will hopefully help children to replace their anxious thoughts with more helpful ways of thinking using the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework. It also intends to develop children’s empathy for peers and problem-solving skills to better confront and cope with anxiety-provoking situations and events.

It has been written to be used in the current situation but also ensures that it covers other anxiety-provoking scenarios primary aged children might struggle with. It should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. Click the link below for the help guide.

Techniques to help children with their thoughts, feelings and behaviours