This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if children need 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.
The first day or two of remote education will be delivered through a work book/ activity pack suitable for the child’s age/ stage of development. This will be sent to parents via emails as soon as possible after notification of self-isolation/ bubble closure/ lockdown.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, art sessions may be different in case resources are not available at home. Likewise, for PE sessions.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
KS1 3 hours – including live lesson and 3 main activities. KS2 4 hours – including live lesson and 4 main activities
All pupils will use Microsoft TEAMS to access remote learning. We will use it to share resources, pre recorded lessons/ audios and live lessons. All pupils will have their own login and will be assigned to their class.
Pupils will also use SEESAW to upload and share work and teachers will provide feedback
We as a school and trust have accessed through the government scheme digital devices to enable those at home without (or limited) technology to access online learning. In the short term if pupils are unable to learn at home due to device issues, we may be able to offer them a school device
The school are also able to provide printed resources for safe collection or posted to you upon request.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help to access remote learning or call the school
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
• Pupils may have a live teaching session daily
• We may use recorded teaching sessions or DfE approved Oak Academy lessons to upport their learning
• Workbooks will be provided where needed to support home learning
• We will select and direct you to high quality online resources including BBC bitesize to support learning, watch videos and use interactive content
• In key stage 1/ early years pupils will have 3 main activities each day – literacy, maths and wider curriculum. Plus they will have daily activities for spellings, reading and arithmetic.
• In key stage 2 – pupils will have 4 main activities each day – literacy, maths and 2 wider curriculum subjects. Plus they will have daily activities for spellings, reading and arithmetic.
• Pupils • We expect pupils to attend live sessions daily • We expect pupils to engage in work – upload to seesaw/ teams (at least weekly), complete assignments/ quizzes (key stage 2)
• Parents • Support pupils to logon and access learning • Encourage pupils to engage and participate • Ensure pupils share examples of work • Feedback to school if they are having a problems/ difficulties
• Registers will be taken in live sessions each day
• Work shared/ uploaded will be logged to ensure children are engaging with learning and to provide valuable feedback
• If pupils are not engaging (no work uploaded/completed in a week/ a live session missed with no explanation) parents will be contacted by email/text
• If it continues a phone call will be made to parents to see how we can support you
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 shared/ uploaded to TEAMS/ Seesaw will be reviewed by teachers
• Pupils will receive feedback on the work they have shared
• Whole class feedback will be given during live sessions about common errors/ difficulties and to share progress
• Key stage 2 will also use Kahoot/ Teams forms for quizzes and assessment of the week’s work
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:
• Class teachers/ SENCO will communicate with individual families about specific needs and support – this will happen on day 1 of remote education
• Additional resources/ alternative activities will be provided where necessary for individuals
• For younger pupils – staff will create videos to support with demonstrations and breaking down learning processes that parents and pupils can you use at home. Support materials for parents of younger children will be found on the classes’ TEAMS page
• Parents can contact class teachers and discuss their child’s progress and additional support/ resources can be provided to help
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