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Remote Learning - Summer Term 2021

In the uncertain times that we are currently living in, it is important that we are fully prepared for the possibility that we may have to have a full or partial closure of school depending on the local Covid-19 situation. 

 

There will also be instances where individual children will be self-isolating because they or a member of their household has at least one of the three COVID-19 symptoms and are waiting for the outcomes of a test.

 

In this instance as long as they are well enough, we would expect children to complete the lessons set on the Remote Learning Plans which will be made avaialble if an absence lasts more than two days. The Remote Learning Plan replicates the series of lessons - as much as possible - inline with that being taught in the classroom. Children can also practice the spellings and time tables relevant for their age as well as using the website links to support their learning.

 

All activities can be completed on paper, in a book or electronically. Please contact us if you need any further support or resources. Your child will need to bring any completed work back to school on their return or they can send any work to the class email address.

 

In the unlikely event the Remote Learning Plan is not available, additional activities can be found be found on the Intermediary Remote Learning Plan by clicking HERE.

 

The Department for Education expects that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following:

 

Key Stage 1 – 3 hours a day

Key Stage 2 – 4 hours a day

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

 

In addition to uploading a Remote Learning Plan to the school website, children have access to Times Tables Rock Stars and MyMaths. Further links can be found in the Remote Learning Plan to other websites and high quality videos from White Rose Maths, BBC and Oak National Academy to support their learning.

 

We understand the necessity of children having regular contact with their peers and adults in their class and so class teachers aim to host one Zoom Meeting a day for every child not in school. These are delivered in small groups of approximately 10 children. Smaller groups allow each child to have more personal contact with the class teacher and their peers, a greater opportunity to contribute to sessions and receive feedback.

A Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode will be sent via ParentMail to confirm each child’s group and time of their daily meeting.

 

Teachers may also provide short pre-recorded videos.

 

Additional documents and worksheets, where appropriate, are also on the website to support the Remote Learning Plan. Printed packs are provided for those children when requested or where there is lack of engagement.

 

Engagement and feedback

 

It is expected that all children at home will engage with their teachers and their learning on a daily basis (however, we know this isn’t always possible). This could be in the Zoom Meetings, phone calls or by emailing work to designated class email address.

 

A register of every child’s engagement (Zoom Meetings and other forms of contact) is kept on a daily basis. If a lack of engagement is noticed, the child’s teacher will make contact with the family to ascertain what other support you might need.

 

If engagement is still a concern, this will be escalated to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

 

Feedback will be provided through Zoom Meetings, responding to emails and/or phone calls if necessary. 

Class emails are monitored between 8.30am and 3.30pm. We will aim to respond to all emails received during this time in the same working day.

Some responses will be general acknowledgement of the work sent in and others will provide more detailed feedback.

MyMaths will also be monitored and feedback provided as and when appropriate.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

 

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), 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 some of the following ways:

 

  • Regular weekly phone calls from the SENCO to determine any additional needs or areas where extra support would help. This may include dedicated Zoom Meetings.
  • Differentiated packs of work delivered to children if deemed more appropriate than, or additional to the Remote Learning Plans.
  • All children are encouraged to participate in the Zoom Meetings with their teachers even if just to socialize with their friends before completing differentiated work.
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