Remote Learning FAQs for Parents

  • What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

    On the first day of home learning, your child will receive a pack of work to support them at home. This will include work to complete for maths and English plus links to online resources for the wider curriculum. You will also receive information by text, phone call or email about what will be provided after the first couple of days. We will contact you to arrange collection or delivery of a Chromebook and additional resources where this is needed.

  • Following the first few days of immediate education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum remotely 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 the following adaptations:

    • For art and design technology, we have made adaptations to the practical parts to make sure that children can complete tasks using what they have at home.
    • For science, we have adapted some of the practical work for the same reasons as in art and design technology.
    • For enrichment activities which take place within school and would be difficult to recreate virtually, we have provided a list of links to our subscription based, online enrichment sites e.g. PurpleMash, TT Rock Stars, Education City. Individual login details have been created for all students and these have been sent home.
  • How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

    Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 = 3 hours

    Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 = 3-4 hours

    This will be broken down into daily live lessons with follow up and enrichment activities via other remote platforms.

    Lessons will take place between 9 - 3 pm with no live lessons before 9am or after 3pm.

  • Accessing remote education

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

    We use Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Your child has their own Office 365 account for emails. Your child has been shown how to use a Chromebook and how to access Teams.

    You will have received information to help you support your child with logging on to this, including passwords and login details. For pre-recorded work, we use Microsoft Sway and you will receive links to these in the information from school.

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  • How will my child be taught remotely?

    For year 1 -6

    • Live teaching (online lessons) via Teams
    • Pre-recorded lessons using Microsoft Sway
    • Links to Oak National Academy lessons where these match what we are teaching in school.
    • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. Mental Maths workbooks, worksheets)
    • Reading books pupils have access to at home e.g. Rising Stars
    • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences e.g. Education City or White Rose Maths

    For Nursery and Reception:

    • Live teaching of phonics and small group work.
    • Information for parents to support learning at home, including information on Microsoft Sway.
  • If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

    If your child does not have access to appropriate technology, they will be given a Chromebook and 4G data dongles if needed.

    You will be given a time to collect these from the school office.

  • 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
    • Your child is expected to complete the work set.
    • We expect parents to support their child’s learning by ensuring that they are available and online for any live teaching each day.
    • If your child does not log-on when expected, we will contact you immediately by text or phone call to support you in accessing the lesson. 
    • Your child’s teacher will explain what the expectations are at the start of each lesson.
    • If you have any difficulties with supporting your child, please contact school as soon as possible.
  • How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
    • There will be daily live teaching sessions which will allow teachers to check on your how well your child is doing, by taking a register at the start of each lesson.
    • If your child is not online when we expect them to be, we will make a phone call home to check if you need any support with logging on. 
    • We will offer smaller group sessions to support some pupils.
    • If your child is not completing and submitting work, the class teacher will contact you to discuss this.
  • How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
    • We might ask your child to send their work back via an upload link. The link will be shared through Microsoft Teams. A photograph works well for this, but your child’s teacher will let you know what we need.
    • We will sometimes use online quizzes to check if your child has understood what they have been learning.
    • Your child will have the opportunity to speak to their teacher about their work during the live streamed lessons, or it might be in a small group tutorial time.
    • Your child will also receive feedback on any online enrichment activities completed. e.g. To Dos in Purple Mash.
  • Additional support for pupils with particular needs

  • How will you work with me to support my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
    • If your child has special educational needs and/ or disabilities, we will speak to you directly about their support. They will continue to be supported by the adults who work with them in school through live teaching or additional recorded information. This work will match what they would access in school as far as is practicable. There might be some circumstances where this is not possible, but we will speak to you directly about this.
    • For younger children in Nursery and Reception, we will invite them to some live teaching in small groups for phonics and small group work. We will help you to get them online for this. We will also send information about activities you can do at home to support your child. This will include some pre-recorded lessons and stories.
  • Remote provision for self-isolating pupils

  • If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

    If your child is not in school because they are self-isolating, we will follow the same approach as above.

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