On the first day of home learning, your child will receive a pack of work to support them at home. This will include work to complete for maths and English plus links to online resources for the wider curriculum.
You will also receive information by email, text or phone call about what will be provided after the first couple of days.
We will contact you to arrange collection or delivery of a Chromebook and additional resources where this is needed.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make adaptations for some of the practical work in science so that the children can complete tasks using materials and equipment that they will have at home.
We expect that remote education provision (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 = 3 hours
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 = 3-4 hours
We use Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Sway and Teams to support and deliver online learning. Your child has their own Office 365 account for emails (log in details can be found in their Planner).
Your child has been shown how to access Teams and will be taught how to use a Chromebook if necessary. You will be emailed a timetable for remote learning that contains links to lessons and resources. Invitations to join live lessons will be sent to you via Parentmail.
You will receive information to help you support your child with all of this and the homelearning email is checked daily in order for teachers to respond to your questions promptly.
Coronavirus Information for Parents
We use a combination of the following approaches to deliver remote education:
For year 1 -6
You were recently asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the access your child has to the internet and suitable devices for online learning. We will use this information to help support your child if they need to engage in remote education.
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 (e.g., Accelerated Reader) are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with SEND, may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their class remains in school, remote provision is likely to differ from the approach for whole class groups set out above.
This is due to the challenges of teaching both pupils at home and in school. Your child's classteacher will be in contact with you throughout the period of isolation by email and phone.
Every effort will be made to enable your child to join live lessons being taught to the rest of their class. Additional remote learning will follow the same approach as that outlined above.
Thank you for your support at this challenging time. We are immensely proud of the response of our school community to these unique circumstances.
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