Remote Learning Education

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 if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

As you are already aware from what has been set from September, we use Google Classroom and for EYFS all work will be set and uploaded for pupils via Tapestry. The work will be uploaded to Google Classroom/Tapestry by 8:30am at the latest each day. We will continue to use the same deadlines for the work, however we will be extending these to accommodate those families who prefer to upload their work at the weekends. The amount of time for each activity is written below and it is important that this is kept to as much as possible in order to ensure the children do not feel overworked and it becomes a burden on you as parents.

Subject

EYFS

KS1

KS2

Reading

20 minutes

20 minutes

30 minutes

Maths

30 minutes

1 hour

1 hour

Handwriting

Hand- writing

10 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

Spellings/Phonics

Spellings / Phonics

20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

Inquiry / Other

30 minutes

1 hour

1 hour

Max Total

1 hour 40 minutes

3 hours

3 hours 30 minutes

 

If you are finding that your child is spending more than these times on their work, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the class teacher via the communication channels outlined below. They will be able to offer some tips and hints to motivate and focus your child and clarify their expectations further for you.

Live Lessons

To provide continuity and maintain our high standards throughout lockdown we are going to be continuing with live lessons with the children. These will provide the opportunity for your child to communicate and interact with their class teacher and peers in meaningful ways to support their learning. Live lessons are conducted through Google Meet. They may be instructional, discussion based, feedback focussed or well being focussed. They may also be a follow up to a recorded instructional video to which the children need to respond to and then feedback during the live lesson. The time of these will be communicated with you in good time but attendance is expected. The frequency of these will increase depending on the age of your child and will not be for the same duration as a normal lesson.

Class

Duration

Year 1

1 X Phonics session. (20 mins) 

1 X Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

Year 2

1 x Phonics session (20 mins) 

1 x Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x Writing or PYP input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

Year 3

1 x Reading session (20 mins) 

1 x Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x Writing or PYP input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

Year 4

1 x Reading session (20 mins) 

1 x Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x Writing or PYP input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

Year 5

1 x Reading session (20 mins) 

1 x Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x Writing or PYP input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

Year 6

1 x Reading session (20 mins) 

1 x Maths input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x Writing or PYP input. (15 – 20 mins) 

1 x end of the day sharing/answer question session (10 mins)

You will receive notification and a suggested timetable of daily activities from your teacher each day and this will give you the timings for when the live lessons will take place. You will receive a Google calendar invite for your child’s live session so that they can attend.

Google Classroom

Your child’s work will be set on their Google Classroom every day by 08:30. They are expected to hand in and upload their work every day. They will then receive feedback from their teacher. They can also interact with their friends on the Google Stream.

Accessing the Google Classroom

https://sites.google.com/latrust.org.uk/g4school/home

Google slides

Handing In and Uploading Work

We would like your child to virtually hand in their work in the Google Classroom. It gives us the opportunity to track levels of engagement and identify where we may need to contact parents to offer support. This can be done by clicking on the MARK AS DONE / HAND IN button before the deadline set by the class teacher.

Please be mindful that it is going to be extremely challenging for work to be marked or to be given feedback to the same level as the normal classroom situation. This means that it is worth providing timely praise and encouragement to your child to motivate them to engage with their learning. We are mindful that you may also be required to work from home and therefore we have aimed to ensure that the tasks are as independent as possible.

Live Lessons and Google Meets

As part of our strategy for remote learning, it is important that children also maintain an amount of live interaction with not only their class teacher but also their peers.

There will be daily opportunities for your child to attend Google Meets to therefore be able to take part in live lessons. Attendance to these is expected. These may happen as a whole class to promote collaboration or they may take place in small groups for more direct instruction. The times and theme of these will be communicated by the class teacher in advance of the lesson. Staff will be unable to call you as they will be working from home but please do contact the office as they will try to support or can put you in touch with a member of SLT or support staff that can ring you from school. 

Paper Work Packs 

We appreciate that not all families may have the technology to be able to access the Google Classroom or Google meet for live lessons. If you are unable to access the technology to do this we ask that you please notify the school so that a paper copy of work can be created for your child. The paper packs will be created each week and will be available to collect from outside the office once arranged with a member of staff As your child will not be able to share their work with their teacher on Google Classroom or Tapestry, please feel free to email the office pictures of their work or with any questions you may have and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible with a response. 

Access to devices

We will also be able to offer laptops to those pupils who do not have devices at home and will do this with immediate effect when going into a lockdown so that children have something to work on immediately. We are also able to offer a dongle if internet access is needed at home.

A suggested timetable

Keeping routines will help your child to be successful whilst they are learning at home and it is important that you ensure this supports you and your unique circumstances. Only you will know how this will work best. We highly recommend putting a timetable in place which finds a balance with structured and unstructured time. Please see below an example timetable you could follow:

 

09:00 – 10:00

Learning Time

Choose from the selection of tasks that your teacher has set you

10:00 – 10:30

Morning Break

A healthy snack and indoor/outdoor Physical Activity

10:30 – 11:30

Learning Time

Choose from the selection of tasks that your teacher has set you

11:30 – 12:00

Well-being Break

Take part in a relaxing activity such as: some yoga using ‘Cosmic kids’, do some mindfulness colouring or read quietly.

12:00 – 12:30

Get Active!

Indoor/Outdoor Physical Activity

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch Time

Keep it healthy!

13:00 – 13:30

Creative Time

Lego, drawing, crafting, playdough, cooking, baking, painting

13:00 – 14:00

Learning Time

Choose from the selection of tasks that your teacher has set you

14:00 – 14:30

Quiet Time

Reading, sewing, drawing, puzzles, nap

14:30 – 15:00

Learning Time

Choose from the selection of tasks that your teacher has set you


Exercise

Using the Joe Wicks’s 5 Minute Move and his ‘PE with Joe’ are really useful opportunities to promote access if going outside is not an option. There may be other YouTube videos that will promote being active without needing to necessarily go outside. ‘Cosmic Kids’  and ‘5 a day’ also have YouTube videos that the children can follow such as dance lessons with Oti Mabuse. The children could also make their own games such as throw and catch with socks or make their own circuit – I am sure you will be surprised how creative they can be. Chores are also a great way to encourage your child to engage in mild exercise.

Wellbeing and Mindfulness

Colouring and meditation are also really good strategies to rest the mind and take a break. Adding to this, talking to your child using some of the games below are a great way to aid discussion:

  • Would you rather…? Would you rather be a detective or a pilot?
  • Favourite – what is your favourite food? What is your favourite view?
  • If I were – . If I were an animal I would be….. because?
  • Today I feel….. because

Virtual Assemblies

Virtual assemblies may be available at different times and will last no longer than 15 minutes. The class teacher will share these details via the Classroom. Pre-recorded assemblies will be shared via the Google Classroom Stream.

The same etiquette described above applies to our virtual assemblies if they are live.

Learner Profile Attributes of the Module will be focused on in some assemblies and celebrations will be shared in Celebration Assemblies

Tracking engagement

Teachers and Support Staff will carefully check pupil engagement throughout the day and week, reporting back to school leaders at least weekly. Concerns will be reported as soon as possible to the leadership team regarding individual pupils so that parents can be contacted to see if there are any barriers that staff can support with.

Communication

Communication with the class teacher, SENCo, Principal or office staff should be via the office email address in the first instance: parentenquiries@allhallowsprimaryacademy.org.uk Parents should avoid contacting teachers via Google Classroom as messages could be missed if delivering lessons for example.

Staff will also make wellbeing calls home during the lockdown period. This may be in response to a lack of engagement and interaction on the Google Classroom for certain children so that we can see if there are any barriers that we may be able to help with. 

Provision for Vulnerable Pupils and Pupils with SEND

Pupils with an Educational Health and Care Plan will be invited into school. If a parent or carer does not wish to send their child into school they must communicate this with the Principal. Appropriate work will be provided via Google Classroom and regular check-ins phone calls will be made to provide support as necessary.

For pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their teachers are best-placed to know how the pupil’s needs can be most effectively met to ensure they continue to make progress, even if they are not able to be in school. In the first instance, if you have questions around Remote Learning for a pupil with SEN, please contact the Class Teacher who will be able to provide support and suggested activities. Where possible, SEN assessments will continue to take place with services who are still able to visit schools. If you have any questions about support from external agencies, please contact the SENCo via the office.

Resources To Support Pupils With SEND During Remote Learning

 

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