REMOTE LEARNING (primary phase)
Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
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 tasks to complete via email.
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, lessons requiring specific equipment may need to be
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
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
The minimum of 3 hours of learning
enough time please focus on reading,
|Key Stage 2
|The minimum of 4 hours of learning
per day is expected. However, there
is more than 4 hours of learning
provided each day. If you do not have
enough time please focus on English
(reading, writing, grammar and
punctuation, handwriting) and
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Each day there will be lessons and tasks set for your child. All links and necessary
resources will be provided on Google Classroom. Every day your child is asked to
submit their work on Google Classroom so that the teacher can provide feedback and use the work to plan future provision.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
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:
If you do not have access to any device which could be used for remote learning, or if you do not have enough data on your device, please contact the school through email@example.com and we will look at issuing you any available devices.
We will issue each child with a home learning exercise book so all work can be
completed in this.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Some examples of remote teaching approaches:
- Live teaching sessions (online lessons). These will be recorded so they can be accessed at a later time.
- Live story sessions. These will be recorded so they can be accessed at a later time.
- Pre-recorded teaching sessions made by teachers to explain and model the
- learning for the day.
- A range of independent play activity ideas in addition to the usual curriculum
- A weekly, recorded assembly
- A home learning exercise book to record children’s learning
- In addition, pupils may receive printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- Reading books pupils have at home from the school
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that
we as parents and carers should provide at home?
- We appreciate that each family have a unique experience and set of
- circumstances at this difficult time and if you are not meeting the following
- expectations, please let the school know so we can support you.
- Children should engage in the daily activities set. If you find it difficult to
- complete all activities, please focus on English (Phonics in KS1, Reading, Writing,
- Handwriting, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and mathematics as well as activities your child chooses that they will enjoy.
- We expect parents to set routines to support your child’s education.
- We expect your child to share their work at least weekly for feedback.
- We expect you to contact the school if your child is struggling to complete daily home learning so we can find a solution.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how
will I be informed if there are concerns?
- We will check attendance of live lessons and story times
- We will check engagement and the work submitted on Google classroom If we are concerned the school office, class teacher, SENCO or a member of
- the Senior Leadership Team will call and support you to find a solution.
- We will complete regular wellbeing check ins with all children either by
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. 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:
- Whole class feedback via live lessons
- Quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms e.g. Google classroom
- Small group discussion
- Feedback via Google classroom on work submitted to teacher
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support
from adults at home to access remote education?
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 the following ways:
- We will individually tailor our support for children with SEND
- We will set different work if appropriate
- We may provide daily small group teaching
- We may provide a 1 1 tutor from our staff
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups.
This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their
remote education differ from the approaches described above?
If the majority of children are in school but your child is self-isolating, we will still
provide these opportunities but it is likely that recorded teaching will be from other sources e.g. Oak National Academy lessons rather than our own school staff.