Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents and carers about what to expect from remote education where national or 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?
Following school closures, 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, we appreciate the limitations families may face due to lack of resources and equipment, for example in PE or some areas of maths. In these cases, alterations and suggestions will be made for families.
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
A total of at least 3 hours a day, broken down as follows:
Key Stage 2
A total of at least 4 hours a day, broken down as follows:
Your child can access these sites below:
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
All tasks set will be accessed through your child’s Class Dojo account. Any links to other resources will be given through this site.
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:
- For families who have limited access to electronic devices, Chromebooks are available from the main school office. For parents who feel this may apply, they can contact the man school office for more information.
- A small number of data-enabled sim cards are available for parents who have limited internet access within the household. Any parents who are concerned or who feel this may apply can call the main school office for more information.
- Weekly work booklets and printed resources are available to families as an alternative on request. These can be posted out to families or a time can be arranged to collect from the main school office.
- Paper-based tasks completed should be returned to school on the collection of the next week’s tasks. School will make regular contact during each week to ensure children are able to access work and offer support as needed.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
For Maths and English:
- A combination of recorded teaching clips from your child’s class teacher or relevant educational websites may be used. (E.G Oak National Academy Lessons, BBC Bitesize, Corbett Maths etc.)
- Learning Exercises may include activities set through Class Dojo, Purple Mash, TimesTable Rockstars, Lexia and Accelerated Reader.
- Online reading texts and some learning games will be provided through commercially available websites.
- Work set will be based on the school long term plans. The equivalent of 1 afternoon session each week will be uploaded via Dojo and may utilise the Purple Mash website
- Teachers are endeavouring to make it practical where they feel resources would be easy to hand at home.
- 5 weekly words are given and tasks set to match the spelling scheme delivered within school. This is accessed through Class Dojo.
- As a school, we acknowledge the importance of physical activity and the challenges that many families may face in the delivery of PE at home to children across year groups and key stages. ‘Family’ PE lessons and activities will be uploaded to our Class Dojo page weekly with activities which can be accessed by the whole family. Teachers may also signpost other activities which may interest families in an attempt to remain active through the week.
For Foundation Subjects:
(PSHE, Music, French, R.E, History, Geography, Art, DT)
- A mixture of online and practical tasks will be set through Class Dojo. This may include research, reading, construction or exploring activities in one of our learning platforms.
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?
Our school appreciates that every family circumstance is unique and therefore, we believe that families should find a routine which works for you. Teachers offer a suggested timetable for each day for parents who may require support with structuring the school day. It is expected that children will engage with learning at a time in the day convenient for the family. Age appropriate support is required from parents and carers across year groups. We expect that a Reception child would require more adult support with learning than a child in Y6 for example.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Work set is checked throughout the school day and teachers can engage in conversation with students and adults and address any issues they may have. In the event that no work has been submitted, parents and carers will be contacted by a member of staff to offer any support with learning or accessing work set. Parents should be aware that teachers continue to have fulltime teaching responsibilities is school and responses may not be immediate. Teachers are also not expected to respond outside of normal school hours.
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. the methods you will use to assess and feedback on pupils’ work
- All work submitted via Class Dojo will be acknowledged by the Class Teacher. This may include positive comments, addressing misconceptions or the awarding of Dojo points.
- Tasks and quizzes submitted on Timestable Rockstars, Accelerated Reader, Lexia, Purple Mash will be marked and assessed automatically. Results and progress will be monitored by Class Teachers.
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:
A pesonalised curriculum will be delivered to those students who require. This is supplemented by the opportunity to engage in Live remote 1:1 sessions with school staff as regularly as appropriate. This may include Spelling and Phonics intervention; regular reading or interventions appropriate the individual needs of students.
School will continue to liaise with extended SEND services who may offer additional support sessions for families with SEND children learning at home. (SALT, SSSEN etc)