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Children & Learning

Remote Education Provision

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Yes, we will continue to teach subjects from the National Curriculum through topics. Our curriculum will follow a coherent sequence to meet key learning objectives. From September 2021, we will be using Oak National Academy resources to provide daily activities for children to follow during periods of isolation from school.

Early Years Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

For families who cannot access this ematerials, please talk to us about support with digital technology or paper-based learning resources.

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

3 hours

Key Stage 2

4 hours

Accessing remote education in the event of my child's class being closed

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

Each day, children's learning will be guided through Class Dojo with lesson sequences provided with Microsoft Sway. Lessons will use a range of videos, usually from White Rose Maths or created by the class teacher. Children will submit work using Class Dojo or Microsoft Forms. Over the next few weeks, we will be increasing the use of Zoom to host interactive lessons with the children. The school has purchased a number of subscriptions to commercial websites such as Times Tables Rock Stars and Accelerated Reader.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

The school will provide iPads to families who do not have access to digital devices. We enable access to the Internet through 4G dongles and supporting applications to mobile providers to extend data access for families. Many families prefer to have paper-based rather than digital worksheets, so we make resource packs available for collection.

How will my child be taught remotely?

Lessons in English and Maths follow a daily routine of teaching through videos or Zoom lessons followed by tasks to apply the daily teaching. Additional consolidation tasks will be assigned to children. In topic, children will be set learning challenges following videos of the class teacher modelling or explaining new learning.

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?

Children of different ages will require different levels of parental support for remote education. We believe that our videos and Zoom lessons will be engaging for the children to follow, but we hope that families will encourage children to follow daily learning sequences and submit work expected by the teacher. It may be necessary to read task instructions or re-watch teaching videos with your child. School staff will answer questions on Class Dojo if your child is struggling to follow the daily learning.

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

Teachers are tracking participation on Class Dojo and Microsoft Forms. They will register attendance in Zoom lessons. When we recognise that children are not participating, or submitted work is incomplete or shows misconceptions; we will contact the child or family. At first, we will contact through Class Dojo and then by calling families to offer support.

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

We will provide different levels of feedback for different tasks and different purposes. Some feedback will acknowledge and celebrate children's participation in daily tasks. Other work will receive a simple comment to encourage or offer simple teaching points. Tasks set through Microsoft Forms will be marked automatically. Some tasks will be assessed in depth and children will be provided with more extensive feedback through Class Dojo or during Zoom lessons.

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?

Our teachers appreciate that remote education may need to be adapted so it is accessible for some children, especially those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Lessons may be adapted by providing alternative videos or tasks. We may also schedule separate Zoom lessons in smaller groups when appropriate. We recognise that families may need additional support and guidance and our staff are available to listen and help parents as well as the children with remote education.