Remote Learning if your child is isolating at home:
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers, about what to expect from remote education if your child has tested positive for Covid but they are well enough to work.
Our aim is to provide a broad and rich curriculum, even if the children may be unable to come in to school.
Children in Years 1 to 6 will be able to join in with their class English and Maths lesson via a link using Microsoft Teams. Any resources needed for the lesson will be uploaded on to Seesaw.
In the afternoon, activities will be set to meet the success criteria of the lessons being taught. In some circumstances it may not always be possible to replicate the lesson at home and on these occasions the class teacher will set an alternative activity but still in the same subject.
During Maths and English, the staff in class will check in with those children accessing the lesson at home. The teachers will also provide feedback against the work that the children submit. Within this feedback there will be opportunities for the teacher to ask a variety of questions to help consolidate learning and to move the children on further.
How much learning is set each day?
Government guidance states that school is required to provide access to full days worth of teaching for children in Years 1 to 6.
Reception and Pre-school: There will be new activities set each day which aim to help the children in all areas of the Early years Framework.
Whilst the school has been set these expectations by the government, our message to you is to do what you can. The activities will stay for as long as you need them however we know that uncompleted tasks can mount up and that this can cause anxiety and worry for the children and for yourselves. It is more important that you balance your home life and the remote learning so please do not feel pressured if you find that there are tasks which remain incomplete.
How children can access the remote learning:
The remote learning will be posted on our online learning platform, Seesaw. This is the same programme that we use to deliver all of our homework so we are hopeful that this will bring some familiarity to you.
The children all have their own individual login and password. If you need help with your login details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
New activities will be posted every morning and will remain accessible until they have been completed.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work will include: tasks on submitted on Seesaw to be marked by the class teacher and written comments provided. Short 'Teams' sessions and the end of the day to review work tasks and to check on well-being.
Additional support available:
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs (SEN), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in various ways. This can include:
Borrowing electronic devices:
- We will differentiate work for individuals who are at the extremes of the ability scale by adapting the year group activities appropriately
- Class teacher will provide on-going email and telephone support for families
- SENCo will communicate regularly with families of children with SEND to ensure their needs are being met
We acknowledge that not all pupils have the same access to electronic devices and that this puts those children at a disadvantage. We are always keen to help so if you require help in obtaining a laptop or a tablet, please contact email@example.com
and we will do our best to provide you with a device at the earliest possible moment.