This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education iif your child needs to learn 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.
On the first day your child will have access to maths, English and curriculum learning as well as our learning apps.
We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may make adaptations to some aspects of learning to enable children to acquire, practice and embed a particular skill (eg. practical curriculum subjects such as art, DT or music).
Staff will adapt the curriculum as required so that resources are accessible for parents at home. Daily remote education will take the form of English, maths, phonics (KS1), a wider curriculum activity and opportunities for PE and PSHE.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:KS1: We aim to offer 3 hours of learning: English, Maths, Reading and Phonics daily. Science, RE, PE, PSHE and other foundation subjects across the week.
TEAMS will be the platform through which the children will access assignments, live teaching and other platforms such as White Rose, Oxford Owls RWI.
The weekly home learning grids will also be posted each week on the blog for anyone who has difficulty accessing TEAMS.
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
· If parents need support with devices they should contact the class teacher in the first instance. Devices can be lent out upon completion of a home school agreement.
· We will use our digital access questionnaires and teacher contact notes to decide who has priority when lending out laptops or tablets.
· If parents need support with devices that enable an internet connection please contact the school. We will issue or lend devices that enable an internet connection (for example, routers or dongles) where necessary.
· We will produce packs of printed materials for pupils who do not have online access. Please contact your class teacher to arrange this. These will be available for collection from the Reception desk or by delivery if required.
· Pupils who do not have online access can submit work by post or by requesting a door stop collection. We will also be happy to receive photographs or emails through the use of mobile phones if that is convenient.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
· live teaching (online lessons)
· recorded teaching (e.g. White Rose, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
· printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
· reading books pupils have at home
· commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas
· long-term project work and/or internet research activities
KS1 children are expected to:
· Complete their daily tasks as timetabled on the Learning Grids
· Log in as requested on TEAMs
KS2 children are expected to:
· Register by 9.15 daily
· Attend online lessons
· Submit work to be marked
· Respond to feedback
I· Records are kept of all assignments submitted.
· A register is taken for all online lessons.
· Regular check in sessions will be timetabled.
· If engagement is a concern we will contact parents or carers by phone or email.
· Regular email and phone calls will be made to parents and carers offering support
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:
· Pupils will receive either verbal or written feedback on their work daily.
· For the younger children this may be through contact with parents e.g. email/phone
· Feedback may be given immediately during online teaching, verbally, through chat comments, through individual comments.
· Work submitted through TEAMS will be marked and returned in the same manner.
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:
· Work will be differentiated appropriately and contact will be maintained to ensure assignments are appropriate and accessible
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