This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if 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 information.
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.
• 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, in music we might choose to share a warm up and then some resources to support a follow up activity at home; our PE provision is supported by Fit Friday activities and good quality online resources shared; our learning adventure is supported by a variety of mediums i.e. direct input, suggested lines of enquiry, good quality online resources and following child’s own interest.
Staff will use TEAMs, Dojo, Tapestry, White Rose, Oak Tree Academy and other high quality to support remoted learning.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day a sample timetable of these hours is below:
KS1: We aim to offer 3 hours of daily provision:
Daily Morning Learning
Handwriting (linked with spelling)
Learning adventure (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
PE (Mon and Fit Friday)
PSHCE – 1/2 weekly story/circle time live via TEAMS
KS2: We aim to offer 4 hours of daily provision:<
Daily Morning Learning
English – live/pre-recorded via TEAMs/Oak Tree Academy
Maths – live/pre-recorded via TEAMs/White Rose/Oak Tree Academy
Guided Reading – live/pre-recorded/follow on task from reading session
PE – Daily well-being and fitness activity menu
Learning adventure 1 x live lesson/pre-recorded/Oak Tree Academy with follow up activities for 2 further afternoons
Science 1 x live lesson/pre-recorded/Oak Tree Academy with follow up activities
PSHCE 1 x live lesson/pre-recorded/Oak Tree Academy with follow up activities
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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:
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
• live teaching (online lessons): through TEAMs
• In KS2 – children are expected to log in to live lessons and share ideas and thoughts in the comment area as well as contribute to the notebook section guided by the teacher; they are expected to view the recorded teaching sessions and complete work in time across the day and week; children are expected to share their work with the teacher and peers at the end of sessions and in weekly allocated feedback sessions with the teacher
• Teachers will check engagement daily through TEAMS, Dojo and Tapestry
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:
• Feedback on pupils’ work will be given immediately in lessons, through chat comments, through individual comments, through verbal feedback over the phone or separate feedback sessions
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:
• Children with EHCPs will be offered on site support; if this is not taken up these families will be contacted twice a week to offer support. Children will also be offered individual packs and resources to support as well as device support.
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?
KS2 children – will be able to access live and recorded lessons through TEAMs as above.
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