Remote Learning Plan
The information on this page is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require cohorts of children to remain at home.
We 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, for subjects such as Art and PE we have adapted the activities to enable pupils to learn without groups activities or where homes might not have the same resources available.
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 of learning per day. This will include at least 30 minutes of physical activity and will always include Maths, Reading and Writing/Spelling.
Key Stage 2
4 hours of learning per day. This will include at least 30 minutes of physical activity and will always include Maths, Reading and Writing/Spelling.
Accessing Home Education
All pupils have access to their digital classroom which is hosted on Google Classroom.
Families will also be contacted by email from their child’s class teacher to provide log on details and/ or learning resources. Parents can request paper based resources if internet broadband is not available and can request the loan of an Ipad if digital devices are not available.
All pupils are provided with learning tasks and assignments on Google Classroom, pupils will have access to some key websites which will be used as learning resources. (eg Maths & Spelling Shed, My Maths, Oak Academy, BBC.) Teachers will provide face to face live lessons from time to time using Zoom.
Feedback from teachers is provided for submitted learning tasks on Google Classroom. This provides the opportunity for constructive (formative) assessment.
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 education:
- Ipads can be lent to pupils on receipt of signed loan agreements.
- pupils can access any printed materials needed if they do not have online access or printers by arranged collection form school. In some cases teachers are able to deliver printed materials to pupil’s home.
- if pupils do not have online access, work can be submitted in the same way, either by delivery or collection.
Engagement & Feedback
Teachers are available online each school day from 8.40am - 4.00pm.
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:
- Feedback from pupls and parents can be posted on Google Classroom assignments.
- Parents can communicate with teachers by email.
- Paper based activities can be delivered and collected to and from school
Our Remote Learning offer is a new and untested aspect of our school’s curriculum. It will continue to be monitored and reviewed in order to develop strong school-wide practice and promote positive outcomes for all children. The information on this page outlines the structure and likely scenarios for Remote Learning and class teachers will provide greater detail on class-specific routines and practices. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.