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Covid-19 Remote Learning Plan

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Pupils will be sent home with a remote learning pack. This pack includes some guidance for logging on to online learning platforms as well as login details for these. It will also include an exercise book and a pencil. A letter from the Head Teacher will be included detailing arrangements for the closure.

Parents will be contacted to see if they have access to the internet and/or a device in order to completed home learning online. If they do not, laptops/iPads will be made available. School is currently looking into DfE support for parents with lack of internet. Paper based work packs are available if parents have internet issues. 

Day 1 of learning will be uploaded on to the website and this will be taken from the National Oak academy. This will also be uploaded on to SeeSaw for children to access.

During day 1 of the closure, staff will send out details to parents to enable them to log on to live lessons through Microsoft Teams.  

Day 2 will start live lessons. Children will have 2 hours of live lessons per day and 2 hours of recorded online learning per day. 

 

 

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

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, where we do PE in school - we have suggested videos online that will provide a similar experience. In addition, we understand that some families may not have access to certain resources that would be used within the school setting. Where possible, we will adapt lessons for this or provide an alternative. 

 

 

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Primary school-aged pupils

All children will have 4 hours of work set by their teacher daily.

Children in Key Stage 1 And Key Stage 2 will have two hour long Live lessons each day. Additionally, they will have another two lessons per day that is presented by the teacher via a voice over PowerPoint or SeeSaw The children are expected to complete independent work after these sessions.

 

 

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Children will be able to access two live teaching lessons a day through the use of Microsoft Teams. For most children, one of these will take place in the morning and one will take place in the afternoon.

All work will also be uploaded on to SeeSaw where the children will be expected to follow up the lesson by completing their activity online. The children will then submit this to the teacher and feedback will be given on a daily basis.

We will also provide work on our school website under the class page section – home learning. Some files may not be compatible for SeeSaw or may be too large, therefore, they will appear here.

School also have a number of devices that are available to loan out to children. We have laptops and iPads to ensure that children with no or limited devices are able to access online learning.

We are currently in the process of investigating ways in which we offer access to those families who do not have internet access at home.

 

 

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

IPads and laptops are available from school on a loan basis for the children to ensure that they are able to access home learning. When a bubble closes, parents will be contacted to see if they have appropriate resources in order to access home learning and support will be provided. Parents will need to consent by signing an acceptable user agreement.

For the small number of children who have issues accessing the internet or have arrangements where they are not able to access the work online, we have printed work packs available. These paper packs are to be brought back in to school on a weekly basis so that they can be marked and given back to the child the week after.

We are currently in the process of investigating ways in which we offer access to those families who do not have internet access at home.

 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

Live teaching lessons take place twice a day. These will take place on Microsoft Teams. Each live lesson will be 1hour long. There will be 30 minutes of live teaching and then staff will work with pupils in a breakout room where they will be able to receive smaller interventions. Pupils not required to be in a break out room will stay on Teams with support staff and complete their work. All pupils will get back together towards the end of the lessons to discuss work and teachers will use this time to assess pupils understanding.  

All work is posted online on the school website as well as SeeSaw. Pupils are expected to complete this work and send this back to the teacher. This will then be marked and sent back to the child on a daily basis. Pupils can use their class email to communicate with their teacher anytime during the school day.  

As well as these, an additional two lessons will also be uploaded to SeeSaw and the school website. These lessons will include a voiceover from a member of staff that will talk the children through their main teaching and will explain the activity required.

Printed work packs are made available to those who require them. These packs mirror the work being uploaded on to the school website as well as SeeSaw. Children will complete these at home and return them to school once a week, the teacher will provide marking and feedback and these will be given back to the children.

 

 

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

All children are expected to attend daily lessons on Microsoft Teams. They are also expected to complete activities online daily and submit these to the class teacher via SeeSaw or the class email address. Well-being phone calls will be made to families as well as calls to those children who are not accessing learning online.

Each class have been provided with a timetable of events so parents are aware of expectations for that day.

Staff share our school home learning expectations at the start of every online lesson.

 

 

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

Engagement is checked daily through Microsoft Teams and SeeSaw by school staff. This participation is logged onto our daily registers which is monitored by year group staff as well as SLT. Parents of pupils who fail to engage in live lessons and/or online learning will receive a phone call.

If no contact is made, the pastoral team will conduct home visits.

 

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Pupils who engage with online learning through SeeSaw will have daily feedback from a member of staff. This will follow our Feedback to Learning policy. Staff may also use the record feature to record a message back to the child/ren for feedback. This may also be used to explain a next step or to go over a misconception. Staff will follow the school marking policy for SeeSaw when marking work online.

Children will also have verbal feedback during whole class teaching and small group interventions on Microsoft Teams. Each child will access this during the week.

Staff will continue to use DCPro in order to assess the children in Maths, Reading and Writing. This will be updated regularly. Following on from this, staff will use this in order to plan subsequent lessons.

In addition to this, staff will also use SeeSaw to assess the children using the ‘skills’ section. Learning support will assist with this. Each task that is assigned to the children on SeeSaw will be linked to an objective. These will be graded as not met, working towards, mostly achieved and achieved. This will support our overall assessment of the children.

Children who are completing work based paper packs at home will receive weekly feedback once their work packs have been returned to school and marked by a teacher. It is expected that a teacher will give feedback on at least 3 pieces of work (1 English and 1 Maths), this will then have follow up work that is in the child’s next work pack.

 

 

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

Children with additional needs will be offered an in school device if they do not have access to one at home. They will also be provided with specific work packs which have been produced following their individual targets.

Staff who work with those children on a one to one basis and have an EHCP will complete daily sessions online over Microsoft Teams to help provide some consistency. Work will be differentiated three ways to ensure that any pupils with SEND or in the bottom 20% can access work. If children struggle during the live TEAMS lesson, they will be offered additional support after the main teach.

All SEND pupils will have weekly check-ins with the school SENCO to see if we can support you further in any way. A number of other children have also been identified for pastoral support. Work packs will be sent home will be altered where appropriate to accommodate for particular needs for certain pupils.

We understand that the bottom 20% of pupils may find it difficult due to their needs to learn remotely. We will endeavour to make online sessions fun, engaging and clear and offer any advice necessary to support parents during weekly welfare calls.

 

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

If a child is not in school due to self-isolation, they will be able to complete work online using SeeSaw. This work will mirror the work that is being completed in school. There will not be a live teaching element on Microsoft Teams however, regular telephone contact will be made. Parents can email class email address during school hours for additional support.

School will be able to provide devices to these children in order to access the work online. In the case of a family having to self-isolate, the pastoral team will deliver resources at a safe distance.

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