This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education their child needs to learn 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.
On the first day your child will have access to maths, English and curriculum learning as well as our learning apps such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics.
We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may make adaptations to some aspects of learning to enable children to acquire, practice and embed a particular skill (eg. practical curriculum subjects such as art, DT or music).
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Key Stage 1= 3 hours+ per day
Key Stage 2= 4 hours+ a day including additional extracurricular activities that you can complete and additional resources for those who require learning challenges.
We use Microsoft Teamsto support children in learning from home and recommend that you download this app onto your device.
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:
If you do not have access to a device or have other technology problems, then please contact the school to inform us of this. We may be able to lend you a tablet/laptop or devices to boost a poor internet connection.
Printed copies of the home learning can be available if you do not have online access. Again, please contact the school if you require printed copies.
If you are unable to submit the work online, pupils can bring their work into school when they have finished when they return to school.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
You will receive a timetable to guide you with their learning including live lessons/video-based lessons throughout each day.
Your child is expected to engage with the daily learning provided by their class teacher. If this is proving challenging, please contact us and we can help in providing some solutions.
Children will be required to check in with their teacher at least twice a day. Children are required to submit at least one piece of work or evidence of learning for English, maths and the wider curriculum (including PSHE and PE) per week. Other informal methods will be used to monitor pupils’ learning including online sites such as Mathletics. For some lessons (particularly writing) they may be asked to submit their work a couple of times that week to support with providing feedback to help with their writing.
We will ask for 3 pieces of work to be photographed and submitted via the pupil’s direct chat on Microsoft Teams each week. If this is not possible, these pieces of work can be sent via email. We will also provide feedback to the children through the direct chat function, with any possible next steps included, where applicable. We may sometimes assess understanding through marking pieces of work together and quizzes marked automatically.
Where children may be working at home for an extended period of time, we will provide SEND pupils with a parent friendly provision map to support parents with accessing remote learning. When this has been provided, class teachers will follow up with a parent consultation to discuss the provision map and any other support their child might need during lockdown. This will enable an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle to continue even though pupils are at home.
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