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Remote education

The Government has announced that from Monday 4th January 2021 our classes are learning from home. During this lockdown period your child will be able to continue their education as all our lessons are available online. 

Nursery and Reception pupils have work uploaded daily to their home learning pages on this website - click here for Nursery and here for Reception.

For Years 1-6 lessons are provided on Google Classroom, and all pupils have their log on details for this. Students are already familiar with Google Classroom as this is the platform they use to complete their weekly homework. All pupils learning at home have maths, English and topic tasks each day (according to the subject scheduled on the class timetable for that day), as well as phonics in Reception and Year 1. Pupils must also attend a live daily registration - details of this can be found on your child's Google Classroom.

Advice for parents and pupils on logging on to Google Classroom and uploading work can be found here.

Pupils with additional needs can access their learning on their own home learning website The Meadow, which can be found here.

Frequently asked questions about home learning

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education if 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.

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

Yes, they will have access to the same learning activities, through lessons videos and other resources

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:

  • EYFS and KS1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children

  • KS2: 4 hours a day

How will my child access any online remote education the school is providing?

Nursery and Reception pupils will have work uploaded daily to their home learning pages on this website - click here for Nursery and here for Reception.

For Years 1-6 lessons are provided on Google Classroom, and all pupils have their log on details for this. Students are already familiar with Google Classroom as this is the platform they use to complete their weekly homework. All pupils learning at home will have maths, English and topic tasks each day (according to the subject scheduled on the class timetable for that day), as well as phonics in Reception and Year 1. Pupils are also required to attend a live daily registration - more details of this can be found on your child's Google Classroom.

Advice for parents and pupils on logging on to Google Classroom and uploading work can be found here

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

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. Learning can be accessed through tablets, larger mobile phones, laptops, PCs, Xboxes and Playstations. We support those pupils to access remote education by loaning devices (when these are supplied by the Department for Education), loaning dongles, and following up with phone support.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Our Early Years home learning pages and Google Classroom;

  • Live daily registration in Years 1 - 6;

  • Live sessions for phonics in Years 1 and 2, language enrichment sessions for SEND pupils, and language acquisition sessions for learners who are new to English; and

  • Links to other sites and resources that may be of interest and further enrich learning.

What are the school's expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

You need to support your child to access the learning by ensuring they have access to a device and the internet. If you need support with this please contact the school office. 

You need to ensure your child attends the live daily registration in Years 1-6.

You need to support your child to complete and hand in all their work by the deadline set by their teachers.

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

We monitor work sent in each day, as well as attendance at the daily registration, and keep a record of this. This is how we record your child's attendance each day during lockdown. Our home learning team make calls families to check in and follow up if a child is not attending registration or handing in their work.

How will the school assess my child’s work and progress?

Teachers mark the work and provide feedback to your child. In Early Years feedback is provided by email, and in Years 1-6 feedback is provided directly to your child on Google Classroom.

Teachers have identified some children who would benefit from additional teacher support in maths and reading. We are working with an online tuition company, Fledge Tuition, to provide teacher-led tuition for these children. The programme runs weekly for 20 weeks, with children working with a teacher in small groups of 4-5 pupils. 

How will the school work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

Pupils with additional needs can access their learning on their own home learning website The Meadow, which can be found here

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

If your child is unable to be in school during normal operation because they are self-isolating their lessons will be uploaded to Google Classroom or the Early Years home learning web page. They will need to hand in their work by the deadline set and their work will be marked and feedback provided by their teacher.

Other ways parents can support home learning

The most important thing you can do at home to support your child's learning is to read with them every day. You can read to them, listen to them read to you, and ask them questions about the book you are reading. You can read the books they bring home from school, their Bug Club books, or books you have at home. Reading - in any language - helps a child to learn in many important ways.

As well as their daily reading and weekly homework, the school pays for subscriptions to a number of programmes that you can access at home. Use the links below to access these - your child should know their log on details, but if they need these again please ask their class teacher.

 

 

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