Remote learning provision: information for parents
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?
After the first lockdown, we carried out a survey of parents. The majority of parents asked for a combination of online learning and physical workbooks that could be completed. We have taken that into consideration when designing our Remote Learning provision.
Remote learning will consist of
Learning packs will be available from school every Friday for collection or delivery and the completed pack should be either returned via email to the class teacher, shared on our secure Facebook page or the paper copy exchanged for the new pack.
What will teachers do to help us?
Class teachers will provide an activity to match each lesson that would normally appear on their classes’ timetable.
Instructions will contain enough detail for the pupil to be relatively independent (age dependent) but should not solely rely on the use of a computer or device as it is acknowledged that this may be needed by siblings and/or parent(s) working from home. Where a whole class is not in school, teachers should provide live lessons or pre-recorded lesson inputs for Maths and phonics. Teachers should not assume that a home has access to a printer to print anything – printed copies of learning packs for English, Humaities and Creativity will be made available for collection or delivery from school;
Provide feedback on work:
Keep in touch with pupils who aren’t in school and their parents
What do we do as Pupils and parents?
How long can I expect work, set by the school, to take my child each day?
EYFS/Key Stage 1 – 3 hours
Key Stage 2 – 4 hours
Each class has a suggested timetable that include guidance on the length of each lesson.
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Each will have their own access details which will only be shared with those invited to attend.
Phonics sessions, additional challenges such as sports challenges and science week challenges, as well as daily bedtime stories will be on our school Youtube site.
There will also be links made to Spelling shed, Numbots and TT rockstars, which the children already have their login details for.
If my child does not
have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access
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:
We have secured laptops from the DfE, Bosco Trust and donation from the wider community. We have a finite number of resources and these will be distributed where the need is greatest.
Where families are having to rely on tethering from mobile phones, we have secured data SIMS from Vodafone with 30GB of data for 90 days. Families are able to request a SIM to support access to online learning or a class teacher will request a SIM on their behalf.
Differentiated learning packs – these can be collected from school every Friday afternoon or will be delivered to your doorstep on a Friday morning.
Parents are able to take a photo of the completed work and send it to the class teacher via email or Facebook group or can return the printed pack when a new one is collected/delivered. The class teacher will then acknowledge receipt and provide feedback via email, Facebook or Marvellous me depending on how they have received the work.
Remote learning for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote learning 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?
For children having to self-isolate for a short period of time, whilst waiting for covid test results, children may be given a research project that runs alongside the learning the children are doing in class.
If a class closes for self-isolation, all children in the class will receive a paper based learning pack to complete at home.
Contact will be made with self-isolating families to provide support as and when needed, to ensure learning continues at home. We are conscious of the fact that learning at home when a member of the family has tested positive for covid can be very difficult – in some instances looking after a child’s mental health takes priority and the school will support that as much as possible whilst providing reassurances to the family that we will ensure children catch-up on any missed learning.