Remote Learning

Our School Remote Education Provision

Information for Parents

The Remote Curriculum

 

What will my child be taught at home? Will it be the same as pupils who are in school?

Through the remote education provided, we will teach the same curriculum remotely, and in the same sequence as we do in school. It will include both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently.

Remote Teaching and Study Time Each Day

 

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

Each year group have produced an example timetable which shows how long you should expect your child to be working each day. The specific times provided are only an example and don’t need to be adhered to (except the Zoom live session), but they can help you to organise their daily learning.

Please click on your child’s year group below to view their example timetable. They can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page. 

Nursery & Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

Accessing Remote Education

 

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

Our online remote learning is primarily delivered through asynchronous (non-live) learning using Class Dojo (our chosen online learning platform) and Microsoft Sway. We also host one live Zoom session each day to deliver more challenging input, respond to work done, check in with how pupils are finding work and also to enable us all to see each other.

To access the day’s work, your child should log in to their Class Dojo area where they will find a link posted each morning to their daily Sway. The Sway will include all of the inputs and information that they need to complete the sequence of learning for that day. Pupils can complete the work digitally or on paper, and submit their work using their portfolio section of Class Dojo.

We have also subscribed to various websites to support and supplement our learning. You can find links to these websites on www.lfpa.org.uk/useful-links.

 

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 work with all pupils and families to ensure there are no barriers preventing your child from accessing remote learning by:

  • Providing appropriate and safe devices for pupils to access the remote learning offer.
  • Providing data and internet access where needed in order for pupils to sustainably access the remote learning offer.
  • Providing home packs which include stationary and reading books, so that all pupils can access and continue to learn through remote learning. These resources are aligned to and mirror, the digital remote learning programme in such a way so that no pupil is disadvantaged or will experience gaps in their learning.

If you feel you are need of any of the support mentioned above, please contact the school office and ask how we might able to help you.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

Our remote learning offer aims to achieve the following key objectives:

  • Support teachers in delivering effective remote learning sessions
  • Support parents during times of school closure or isolation
  • Ensure children are safe and have access to remote learning when needed
  • Support learning for all children during remote learning

To achieve these objectives, we will aim to employ a range of strategies to teach your child remotely:

  • A daily live remote learning session in line with age, stage and learning need
  • The appropriate length of live session being in line with age, stage and learning need
  • An effective and informed balance of live and non-live sessions that support learning and engagement
  • Sessions specifically designed for remote learning rather than simply duplicating classroom practice
  • Sessions that support appropriate engagement and interaction
  • Sessions will include daily lessons for maths, reading and writing, with weekly planned sessions and activities covering other subjects, such as science, history, geography, RE, Spanish, PE, music and art.
  • Access to devices, the internet, with enough internet data to access remote learning (where applicable)
  • Quality feedback
  • Differentiated remote learning in line with their learning needs
  • Appropriate reading books provided to support pupils continued development
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

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?

Working together is vital in order to deliver an effective remote learning offer. We expect parents and carers to support pupils in their remote learning in the following ways:

  • Pupil’s attendance and access of the remote learning. This should be to the same levels of engagement as when they are accessing learning in the school building.
  • Pupil’s being on time and ready to interact and learn through the timetabled daily live zoom session.
  • Pupil’s completion of tasks and the submission of these to the teacher. This will allow assessment and feedback to support further learning.
  • Pupils with an area at home to work, that is as quiet as possible, removing distractions for the remote learning to take place.
  • Sessions not being disrupted, including anyone else in the household contributing to the session.
  • Sessions not being videoed or photographed.
  • All stakeholders by raising any issues or concerns with the academy.
  • Pupil behaviour, so that it is line with academy expectations while accessing remote learning.

 

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

Attendance of remote learning will be taken at appropriate intervals during the day.

At times of absence where you have informed us of any technological issues or barriers, we will be in touch that day to discuss and support addressing these barriers ahead of the follow day’s sessions.

Where there has been absence not due to technological barriers, we will make a phone call home. These checks and calls will be performed at least weekly in order to check welfare of pupils and support pupils’ engagement in learning in line with expectations.

At all stages we will work together with parents, carers and pupils to support their engagement and attendance. We will offer support and advice to parents and carers whenever it is required.

 

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:

Pupils receive feedback in several different ways. These are balanced and appropriate to support teacher, pupils and purpose. These include;

  • In the moment feedback during live sessions, through teacher / pupil interaction
  • Process of feedforward to identify next steps for groups within the class, given during live sessions and through Class Dojo
  • General marking and comments of work submitted / uploaded on Class Dojo
  • Video uploaded which identifies misconception with teacher modelling how to address this misconception

Feedback is a vital part of engaging and supporting learning and wellbeing during remote learning. As such we ensure that all children get feedback daily. Deeper forms of feedback, such as verbal feedback and a modelling videos are generally received by pupils as necessary.

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:

  • At all stages, learning is personalised to meet the needs of individuals.
  • Technology and platforms ensure that differentiation and bespoke support is not limited or hindered.
  • Support will be provided to ensure, where possible, all can utilise the technology to support their learning.
  • Where technology itself might prove a barrier for specific learning needs, appropriate and effective alternatives will be provided.
  • Whilst we draw on the trust capacity and expertise, we will also liaise with wider professionals, such as vision and hearing team etc.

Specifically, we will;

  • Send home tools and resources in your work pack (such as coloured books and overlays) if your child normally uses these to support learning at school.
  • Send separate Sway links or additional scaffolds to support your child in accessing the learning set for your class.
  • Respond to those parents / carers who are not able to overcome the barriers to learning for their child/children as successfully as others.

Respond to any other request for support and provide guidance and scaffold as discussed through conversations with parents and carers.         

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