Remote Education Provision: information for parents

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

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 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
A pupilís 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.

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 may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, families may not have the equipment to do a science test at home, but instead (as far as is possible) we will send links to video clips that the children can watch instead. Or, if we are doing painting at school we may encourage children to create the same effects at home using different media.
We will mostly use Oak Academy materials for specific instruction in English and Maths lessons.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Children have books and resources at home and work for them to do will be sent to parents via email in Years 1-6 and via Tapestry in EYFS.


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

 

Two and half hours (including stories/reading)

 

Years 1 and 2

 

Work will be set on a Sunday evening using Google Classroom - this will be in the form of a weekly overview setting activities to be completed each day.

 

Work each day will include reading (using Bug Club); writing; phonics or spelling; maths and one foundation subject such as science or history.  As well as this we will send out ideas for PE and an assembly activity.

 

Children will be asked to complete the work in their books and highlights can be photographed and uploaded onto Google Classroom for teachers to view and respond to.

 

 

Key Stage 2

Three and a half hours (including reading)

 

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

 

Work will be set on a Sunday evening using Google Classroom - this will be in the form of a weekly overview setting activities to be completed each day.

 

Work each day will include reading; writing; phonics or spelling; maths and one foundation subject such as science or history.  As well as this we will send out ideas for PE and an assembly activity.

 

Children will be asked to complete their work online using Google Classroom so that teachers can mark it and give the children feedback.  We will be asking that the

work be uploaded by 3pm so that teachers can mark it at the end of the day as normal.

 

 

 

Accessing remote education

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

Our remote education will be conducted through Google Classroom for Years 1-6 and via Tapestry for EYFS.

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:

We do have laptops available for families to use on a short or long term basis. Please contact the school office via phone or email if you are having any issues in this area and we will do all we can to help.
If families do not have online access we will provide a printed pack for families to collect from the school office. This can be returned when the next pack is collected.
Staff will call these children regularly to check if they have any questions or problems with their learning and parents are always encouraged to contact us with any queries.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Some live teaching (online lessons) for the older children (Year 6)

Recorded lessons for children in EYFS, particularly phonics

Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

Recorded teaching using Oak National Academy lessons

Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)

Using websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or which provide the information children need such as BBC or museum and art gallery websites.

We will also be sending out links to online resources we have bought into such as TT Rockstars and Oxford Owl.

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?

What you can do to help

All children will be expected to complete the work set each day and upload it the same day so that it can be marked. This marking can be viewed on Google Classroom to show next steps or support with misconceptions.

Children my need some help to get them going with their work and to keep them on track, especially our younger pupils.  We expect that the older children will be more independent.


Please ensure that your child has uploaded their work in good time for  marking.

Teachers are available as a set time each day on Google Meet to help children and parents with any problems as well as provide encouragement and support.  This will be a drop-in session.

We will also hold a weekly 'social session' via Google Meet where children can share their news and join in fun activities for the children both at home and in school.  These set times will be shared in advance.



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

 

 

We will keep a log of all children's engagement with their work.  If we do not hear from them for three days we will phone home to check with parents whether there is a problem.

Equally, parents are free to contact us at any time if they are concerned about their child's engagement, especially if they seem to be getting less involved.

If engagement with learning is a concern, we will talk to the child (either by phone or via Google Classroom) and try to find out what the issues are and do what we can to support them.

How will you assess my child's work and progress?

 

 

We will mark all children's work and give feedback through written comments and  verbally via the Google Meet.

As in school, we will track of how pupils are progressing through a unit, noting successes and struggles.

Part of the children's work will also involve self-marked 'tests' e.g. in mental maths - answers will be supplied so that children can assess their own success and share these with their 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?

 

 

Work will be adapted for our SEN pupils according to their individual needs.

Our SEN pupils who have 1:1 Teaching Assistant will receive a daily phone call to provide support and encouragement.

All SEN pupils will have a weekly phone call to check how they are getting on.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

 

 

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

 

If pupils are well, we would expect them to engage with activities as above  Work will be posted on Google Classroom as above and the expectations will remain the same.  Please note there may be a delay of a day to allow staff to set this up but in the interim pupils can use the work packs sent home.