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Remote education provision: information for parents 

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire class 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

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.

 

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Should there be prior warning of a national lockdown learning for the day will be uploaded to Seesaw (Year 1-6) or Tapestry (Reception) by 8.30am on the first morning of lockdown. Parents who have requested hard copies of the learning will be able to pick these up from the school by 8.30am from the drawers clearly marked with their child’s year group. Families who are shielding will have copies delivered to their home by midday. (Families living a distance from the school will receive their pack by post.

 

If there is little notice of a lockdown then remote learning on the first day of the lockdown maybe delayed until midday.

 

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 practical subjects. For example, PE has been adapted so it may take place in a small space inside. Class teachers will also make suggestions on alternative equipment e.g. making a ‘Frisbee’ from card. Alternative suggestions for exercise have also been included e.g. a local walk. Some science investigations will be modelled by staff or links made to other websites when specialist equipment may be difficult. More emphasis on investigations that can be carried out at home. E.g. In a unit on Forces and Magnets children’s practical work focused on friction using vehicles on ramps. In Art alternative mediums were suggested e.g. paint was replaced with coloured pencils.

 

 

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:

Early Years Foundation Stage

2.5 hours

Key Stage 1

3 hours

Key Stage 2

4 hours

To assist parents class teachers will indicate how long each task may take.

 

Accessing remote education

 

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Online remote education will be delivered via two virtual learning platforms. Seesaw for Year 1-6 and Tapestry for reception. Live lessons will be delivered via Microsoft Teams Education.

 

 

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:

 

If your child does not have access to an appropriate device, please contact the school as we are able to lend laptops to families in need. If you do not have internet access please also contact the school as it can be arranged for you to have a temporary increase in your mobile phone data allowance at no extra cost.

Some children may prefer to work using hard copies of the learning. Hard copies will be available from the school on a Monday morning. This pack will contain lessons for the week. Families who are shielding may have their packs delivered either by hand or post.

Parents should return the completed learning pack to the school as they collect the pack for the following week. Alternatively, for those families whose pack is delivered completed packs should be left out ready for collection on the day of delivery.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

 

  • live teaching (online lessons) via Microsoft Teams Education
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, NCETM lessons video recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • online reading book library

 

 

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 that children will engage with remote learning for times appropriate to their age (see above) completing the work set. We expect parents will want to support their children in their remote learning but fully appreciate that they will be juggling working from home with this responsibility. It is important that good habits are developed right from the start so parents should establish routines and expectations. (E.g. getting up and dressed at an appropriate time.) If possible set up a designated learning area that is free from distractions. Ensure your child’s learning is uploaded to either Seesaw or   Tapestry. Support them in acting on feedback given by the class teacher.

 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

Seesaw and Tapestry will be checked throughout the day so that misconceptions can be addressed promptly. All work uploaded will be acknowledged by the class teacher and where appropriate feedback will be given.

If your child is not uploading their learning the class teacher will contact you and will support you in resolving the issue.

 

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. 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 uploaded to the digital learning platforms will be acknowledged by the class teacher and where appropriate either written or verbal feedback will be given. Your child will access feedback via the digital learning platform.

 

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:

 

Remote learning will be differentiated to meet the needs of the learner. Some children will receive a tailored learning pack to encourage independent learning. Younger children will be invited to small group live lessons to deliver targeted support.

Where there is a barrier to remote learning for a child with SEND they may be offered a place in school to learn alongside key worker and vulnerable children.

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education 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?

Learning for children who are self-isolating will be uploaded to Seesaw or Tapestry. It will be the same learning that is being done by their peers. There may be some adaptations in practical subjects such as PE, art and science so the objective may be achieved whilst in the home. Hard copies of the learning may be delivered. Children may join their classmates via Microsoft Teams Education for some lessons.

Welcome to our home learning zone!

 

You can access Seesaw using your child’s Home Sign In Text Code through the website: https://app.seesaw.me/#/login or by downloading the ‘Seesaw Class’ app on your mobile/tablet.

 

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/

https://www.thoughtco.com/top-chemistry-projects-for-bored-kids-604324

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/specialist (for children with additional needs)

https://nrich.maths.org/

 

 

 

Sites which we use at School 

Your child should already be familiar with these sites and they will have a login which may be found in the front of their reading log. If your child does not know their login then they can contact their teacher on Seesaw.

 

Please note you may need to find the school on these websites for your child to access them using their school login.

The school’s post code for this is CO10 0RR.

 

Additional resources

 

On this page we would like to offer some additional resources which you may want to use to support your child’s learning.

Please note - the use of any of these resources is optional, but we hope that you will find them useful.  Please click on the icons below to be taken to links for each subject.

We are also aware that some celebrities are streaming daily activities and events for children:

ONLINE SAFETY

 

We are aware children are accessing and using online facilities more than usual. There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links:

 

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC) 
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