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 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?
During the first morning, your child should spend some time reading, whether this is a book or via Reading Plus (KS2) or Reading Eggs (KS1). By lunchtime, your child will be invited to a Microsoft TEAMS meeting so that they can join in with class teaching remotely.
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?
Yes. The work set for home learners will be the same work that the children in school will be completing, with the exception of certain lessons which may not be appropriate for a child to access without adult guidance e.g. relationships and sex education. In these exceptional cases, pupils will be set alternative lessons to complete at home within the same curriculum area. Another example where the content may be different, under certain circumstances, is PE where teaching may include a link to a live stream lesson in school or a link to a video PE lesson via Oak National Academy.
All children will access 1 mathematics, 1 English, 1 reading/phonics and at least 1 foundation subject lesson each day.
Where possible from Y1 to Y6, we will invite children to join the class for live lessons via Microsoft TEAMS.
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
3 – 4 hours
Key Stage 2
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
In Reception, online remote education is provided through Class Dojo. You can access lessons uploaded and send evidence of your child’s learning via this platform.
In Year 1, lessons and activities will be uploaded via Microsoft TEAMS and parents can send evidence of learning back through Microsoft TEAMS or via Class Dojo.
In Years 2-6, lessons will be uploaded to Microsoft TEAMS and children will turn their work in and receive feedback.
Any resources needed for the lesson will be uploaded onto Microsoft TEAMS as well as a blank Word document on which pupils will type their answers.
Children will be expected to upload their completed work via Microsoft TEAMs each day so that teachers can provide written feedback the following day or before the next lesson for that particular subject.
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:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
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?
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
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:
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:
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?
Y1-6 If a child is isolating at home but the rest of the class remain in school, the teacher will send a link to a Microsoft TEAM meeting so that the child can access learning live from the classroom.
EYFS - children will be sent activities to do at home via Class Dojo.