Remote education provision: Information for Parents
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.
Longer periods of remote teaching will take the following form. A daily live session (for 15 minutes). This is where children can ask questions and teachers are able to give hints and tips for the work ahead. It is also an opportunity for pupils to connect with members of their class and feel part of the school. Class teachers will prepare a weekly timetable that will contain Maths, English and Foundation subjects. This will be shared via Teams Classroom. Parents can request that paper copies are made available.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
We will provide some worksheet based activities and where on our internet based resources the pupil should focus (Mathletics/Times tables Rock Stars/Read theory). We may, if appropriate send children home with a set of worksheets to complete.
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 aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in Art and Design and Technology where children may not have the correct equipment at home or appropriate technology.
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 numbers of hours each day (these guidelines are inline with the government guidelines:
|EYFS||Minimum 3 hours||This will include time to consolidate prior learning such as counting and practicing letter sounds and names|
|KS1||Minimum 3 hours||This will include time for 1:1 reading with an adult – this is important to ensure your child continues to develop a readers voice|
|KS2||Minimum 4 hours||This will include 15 minutes of times tables rock stars, 15 minutes of Mathletics and 15 minutes of Read theory daily|
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Each Friday afternoon the week's work will be placed on Teams Classroom. This will include all the instructions, links the children need for activities and links for Collective worships. Class teachers will be available via class emails to answer any questions and to give support if required.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
How will my child be taught remotely ?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, White Rose maths)
- Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- Short-term project work and/or internet research
- Use of platforms such as Mathletics, Times tables rock stars, Read Theory as used during our normal teaching
- Use of parent emails to share work and advice and guidance as required and/or Use of Teams Classroom
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?
EYFS pupils will need parent support to complete and organise their learning. Parents will be expected to send some photographic evidence of pupils work to show engagement.
KS1 pupils will need parent support to access their learning grids and the correct support materials. There will be sections of their learning that they will be able to complete their learning independently. They will require parental support to share their work via photos or uploading documents and sending it to class teachers via email.
KS2 Pupils are expected to complete each of the pieces of work set for the day. The order that they do them is unimportant. The pupils may need help to understand the tasks set and some limited levels of help but will be able to complete the majority of the work themselves. They will need parental support to share their work via email with their class teachers. They will move to submitting work via teams and may need help initially with this.
In all cases parents are advised to ensure you child has clear work times and a quiet space to work in.
If class teachers have not received any contact with an individual child by the end of each week, then a telephone call will be made to ensure that there are no issues and support can be given if needed.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and it will be dependent upon the piece of work completed. However, we will use a variety of feedback methods including:
- Whole class feedback, quizzes and child-led checking of answers.
Pupils will receive their feedback through direct comments in emails/on Teams from teachers as well as instant feedback from online quizzes.
- 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?
Pupils with identified SEND needs within our school will continue to receive bespoke individualised planning as they would within school.
Plans will give opportunities for practical activities that will develop your child’s learning as appropriate.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school our remote education will follow the same guidelines. However, due to staffing our response to emails will be slower as staff within school will be teaching other pupils directly. Teaching staff will endeavour to respond to all emails within two working days.