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St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter, growing in God's grace

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Remote Learning at St Laurence Church of England Primary

Information provided to parents during the periods of home learning in 2020 and 2021. 

During the Spring 2021 lockdown we asked our parents to complete a survey. We asked the question, “Do you feel that we have kept you well informed about school closures?”


We are extremely proud that 98.6% of our parents answered yes.

Here are some of the comments from our parents:


Communication has been great.

Really good communication and easy to get in touch with

I think it's been brilliant and you have reacted to the closures so effectively!

We keep on receiving emails and texts with important information. We have an opportunity to contact via Google Classroom also.

Communication has been brilliant

I’ve been told about things straight away that’s made me feel 100%

I feel that school have been great with keeping us informed. If I have had any questions I have rang the school and they have answered them straight away or got back to me with the reply very quickly.

Excellent information and support available.


Thank you to all parents who completed the survey and provided constructive comments. Your suggestions are valued and we will continue to work with you to ensure that communication and remote learning runs smoothly. 

How to support learning at home

Follow this guidance to create a positive learning environment at home

  • Be realistic about what you can do! You’re not expected to become teachers and your children aren’t expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household.
  • Be flexible and review what works and what doesn't. Ask your children and involve them too.
  • Share the load if there are 2 adults at home. Split the day into short, bite sized slots and take turns so you can do your own work.
  • Play is fundamental to the wellbeing and development of children of all ages, and a great way to reduce stress in adults.
  • Take care of your own health and wellbeing. This will be new for your entire household, so give it time to settle. Take a look at the links below for some advice on mental health and wellbeing.
  • Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day.
  • If you have a garden, use it regularly. If you don’t, try to get out once a day as permitted by the government.

Google Classroom

During temporary school closure, teaching staff at St Laurence provide learning and keep in touch via Google Classroom. Each class has their own Google Classroom and a timetable of live lessons will be published each week.

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