Remote education provision: information for parents
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
- They will be sent login details for online learning platforms (Seesaw / Tapestry / Maths Shed / Spelling Shed / Read Theory / Times Tables Rockstars).
- They will be directed to learning resource websites.
- The class teacher will set work and activities either through email or a learning platform.
- We will check your child has access to online materials, exercise books and writing materials.
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, the content of our Maths teaching is exactly the same but in school we use ‘Power Maths’ resources and at home we use White Rose resources as these are more accessible without face to face support. Science, History, Geography, Music, RE and PSHE follow Oak National academy lesson plans whereas in school this is slightly different. Our English and Computing curriculums are very similar in school as they are at home.
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:
|Key Stage 1||3.5 hours.
30 mins Phonics.
45 mins English.
45 minutes Maths.
15 mins Reading.
15 mins Physical activity.
30 mins A Foundation subject. (RE, Science, Music, PSHE, History etc)
30 mins Additional activities.
We also provide an Assembly and Story time each day.
|Key Stage 2||4.5 hours.
60 mins English.
60 mins Maths.
20 mins Reading.
20 mins Physical activity.
50 mins A Foundation subject. (RE, Science, Music, PSHE, History etc)
60 mins Additional activities.
We also provide an Assembly and Story time each day.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
In Reception, the Learning Platform we use is called Tapestry.
For all other year groups, we use Seesaw to deliver lessons, receive work and provide feedback.
We also use a video cloud-based video conferencing service for live assemblies.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
- We will work through any technology barriers families have to engage with this approach, finding solutions for devices or connectivity.
- We provide every child with exercise books and writing materials to complete work.
- Every case is unique and we would urge families to contact us immediately if they have any difficulty in accessing learning.
How will my child be taught remotely?
- Recorded teaching, Class Teachers, Literacy Tree, White Rose Maths, Oak National Academy lessons.
- Scanned sheets, activities and workbooks.
- Daily Announcements and instructions for work.
- Exercise books and writing materials for pupils at home.
- Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences.
- Learning platform feedback.
- Learning Games. Maths Shed / Spelling Shed.
- Live sessions to review learning and to share in Collective Worship.
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?
- We expect all children to log in and access work each school day.
- English (including Phonics) and Maths should be prioritised and class teachers will expect to see an upload of this work each day so feedback can be shared.
- Younger children will require more support to navigate the learning platforms but our aim is for as much learning as possible to be accessed independently.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Throughout the school day, teachers are on hand to monitor pupil work, provide feedback and help guide learning. Teachers will check to see each child has logged on and accessed the priority work for submission each day.
- Where there are barriers to accessing work, teachers will make direct contact with families to support and find solutions to engagement.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
- We will monitor and provide individual feedback on uploaded work.
- Digital quizzes.
- Whole class feedback.
Support for pupils with particular needs
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 by:
- Providing simply structured activities which can be repeated throughout the week.
- Providing regular phone contact with families to discuss approaches and provide ideas.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
For individuals, we aim to keep the experience as similar as possible to whole cohort isolation. Pre-recorded content will be delivered which is broadly in-line with the school curriculum. Activities will support this and will be delivered through the learning platforms. Teachers will receive and feedback on work in the same way.