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Remote Learning

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

In the first instance parents/carers can expect a workbook of English and maths to be sent home

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, for parents without sufficient internet access or devices we provide Power Maths worksheets and PowerPoint presentations printed out.
  • We also adapt what is being sent for foundation subjects. Those able to work remotely receive links to Oak Academy resources which dovetail with our own curriculum. Others receive paper-based resources which link closely to what is being taught in school.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Primary school-aged pupils

We expect children receiving remote education to work for at least 4 hours a day. They are expected to complete one math lesson, an English session (on grammar or punctuation or writing) and a reading comprehension.

Children should also complete at least one lesson on a foundation subject (geography/history etc.).

They should complete one science lesson a week).

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

We will be using google classroom to upload lessons and links

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

In this section, please provide high-level information (where applicable and ensuring parents know how to contact the school for further details) about:

  • In some instances we may be able to provide laptops and dongles to parents. Please contact Mrs Rayner on 01205 870425.
  • Printed materials are readily available to collect from school. If necessary we can post them or drop them off at your house.
  • Please return work to school either by dropping it off in the entrance, posting it or ringing school to arrange collection

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

 

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

Ideally we would expect

  • Children to take pride in their remote learning
  • Children to engage for at least 3 hours per day (4 for KS2)
  • Parents to be involved with supporting their child with learning and at the very least, setting routines to support your child’s education

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • We will check pupils’ engagement with remote education weekly by emails or phone calls
  • Should your child’s  engagement become a concern, we will inform parents by phone
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How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • All work will be marked
  • Children will receive feedback via google classrooms or, where digital learning is not possible by emails and/or phone calls to parents

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

In the Foundation stage, we deliver remote learning in the form of activities and videos via tapestry. For example, this may be a story or a phonics lesson delivered to the children, singing sessions, set activities and resources needed to complete them, linked to all areas of learning. We also set activities that can be completed online and include these links on tapestry so that parents can access them at home with their children.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

The children will still receive their daily Maths lessons via Google Classroom or paper-based copies of work books and slideshows.

English will vary slightly in that it will cover the same genre and learning objectives as the children are receiving in school but the format will be different.

In science and foundation subjects, the same themes will be covered but by links to the Oak Academy or printed resources