Remote Learning Provision
When will my child need to learn from home?
- Self-isolation: If your child has to self-isolate due to symptoms of coronavirus/a positive PCR result, but is well enough to continue with their learning
- Whole Class Restricted Attendance: If there’s an outbreak and a class closure is implemented as part of our Contingency Plan
1/ Self-isolation: remote learning arrangements
- All children (Y1-6) will use Google Classroom for remote learning.
- Weekly learning plans are uploaded onto Google Classroom on a Monday morning.
- All resources needed will be uploaded onto Google Classroom. Please note that it is not necessary to print any resources, worksheets are used as a guide to present tasks.
- For day 1 and 2 of absence, e.g. children awaiting PCR test results, children should follow the weekly learning plan and should submit work/receive feedback via Google Classroom.
- For day 3 of absence onwards, children may access live teaching via Google Meet for core learning (phonics, English and maths).
- Teachers will contact parents on notification of a positive case to make arrangements for children to access live learning.
2/ Whole Class Restricted Attendance:
- In line with our Contingency Plan, as a last resort if other measures have not yet broken the chain of transmission, a short period of restricted attendance may be necessary.
- Our remote learning will match our in-school provision for the year group.
- All children will take part in lessons online which will include: registration, live lessons (English, maths, topic).
- Children will also be able to connect with their teacher and classmates by commenting in the ‘stream’ – where children will have the opportunity to ask questions to support their learning.
- Children will be asked to ‘turn work in’ and will receive feedback from their class adults.
- Teachers will outline when they are available for any 1:1 Google Meet sessions – where they can meet children to talk through any queries they are having or support them with any questions on their learning.
- We want children to stay connected and keep in touch with school life during any prolonged periods of absence, and, where possible, we will upload recordings of assemblies for children to join in and watch at home too, or post links to join the assembly live.
- If possible, we will send home a learning pack (whiteboard/pen, reading books, exercise books) to support children at home during isolation periods.
Monitoring engagement with Remote Education
It is important that children engage with the remote education provided so that they don’t fall behind with their learning, however we do acknowledge that each family’s home circumstances are unique and there may be factors that affect engagement with home learning. These may include parents working from home or limited access to technology. Communication is essential and we would ask that if there are circumstances that mean a child cannot engage at least partially with the remote education that their parent informs the class teacher. We can then work together to find a means of providing remote education that works for your family’s circumstances.
EYFS – Children can access Tapestry, where they will be directed to activities which will support their home learning. Families can share content on the Tapestry platform and continue to communicate with class staff online.
What can I do to help my child?
Try to create a positive environment for your child to learn at home, for example:
- Designate a working space if possible, and at the end of the day have a clear cut-off to signal school time is over
- Create and stick to a routine, as this is what your child is used to at school. For example, eat breakfast at the same time each morning and make sure they're dressed before starting the ‘school’ day
- Stick a timetable up on the wallso everyone knows what they should be doing when, and tick activities off throughout the day
- Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day to keep your child active. The change in structure to the usual school day may mean children can find it more challenging to motivate themselves and concentrate. Short bursts of learning or breaking down activities can help children.
- Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, to separate school life and home life
We also direct families to Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize which provide online teaching videos and resources in line with each year group’s curriculum, which you may choose to access in addition to the tasks on the weekly plan.
Safeguarding – our Acceptable Use Policy remains in place and outlines the appropriate conduct and behaviour that we expect online. Although many safety features have been enabled by our administrators, it is still the responsibility of parents to monitor what children are accessing online at home. We will continue to promote to children the importance of being responsible digital citizens and accessing age appropriate material and we appreciate parents supporting this at home with their children. If a user is not following our AUP or is behaving in an unacceptable manner, their account will be suspended or removed immediately.