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Remote Learning

Remote Learning Plan January 2021

 

Since 7th September 2020, all year groups have been welcomed back to St Peter’s. Children are taught in separate class bubbles.

Whilst we have all been able to return, this plan has been created to inform you of procedures that are in place In line with government guidance.

Pupils, staff and families should self-isolate if they display any of the following symptoms:

  • A continuous, dry cough
  • A high temperature above 37.8℃
  • A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
  • Have had access to a test and this has returned a positive result for Covid-19

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • live teaching (online lessons) for a minimum of twice a day
  • Small group phonics sessions for year 1 pupils via Zoom
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • spelling, homework ten minute tasks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • PE activities such as Joe Wicks and locality challenges
  • long-term project work and/or Internet research activities
  • Live, weekly assemblies

The following outlines the plan for remote learning for individuals and whole classes

In the event of:

Remote Learning Plan

An individual pupil has been told to self-isolate

  • Work will be set via the school website or emailed and will include:
  • An outline of the maths and literacy task for the day
  • An Independent reading task
  • One other foundation task
  • Children will be asked to practise weekly spellings

Feedback will happen as when the class teacher is able to and will be after school

Class teachers will aim to respond to parent emails within 24 hours - during working hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.

A class bubble has been told to isolate KS1

 

Lesson links will be set via the school website and children will be expected to complete:

  • One literacy and reading task will be set
  • One maths task
  • One spelling task
  • A foundation topic or RE task

Live video link teaching - teachers will aim to provide live video link teaching for a literacy and a mathematics lesson once a day. This will be provided through Zoom. Lessons will last for 30 minutes. 

Teachers will send a class message at the end of each day.

Teachers will respond to parents where possible.

Parents will be informed of the member of staff with responsibility for the bubble and who they should contact, if it is not the class teacher

Children will be provided with an outline of the school day and should receive enough work to cover 3 hours of learning. 

This will include two class teacher inputs of 30 minutes and 20 minutes reading time.

This means that they would be expected to do 1 hour 40 minutes of independent work on the tasks set.

A class bubble has been told to isolate KS2

 

School Website

Lesson links will be set via the school website and children will be expected to complete:

  • One literacy and reading task will be set
  • One maths task
  • One spelling task
  • A foundation topic or RE task

Links to Google Classroom will be on the school website.

Live video link teaching - teachers will aim to provide live video link teaching for a literacy and a mathematics lesson once a day. This will be provided through Zoom. Lessons will last for 30 minutes. 

Teachers will send a class message at the end of each day.

Teachers will respond to parents individual emails where possible.

Google Classroom –

Children will be expected to login to the Google Classroom for their year group, using their Google Classroom username and password. Teachers have given these out to all children.

Google Classroom will be used to set tasks, requiring submission of work to the teacher. This will be at least once a week for literacy and mathematics.

Parents will be informed of the member of staff with responsibility for the bubble and who they should contact, if it is not the class teacher. 

Children will be provided with enough work to cover 4 hours of learning.  This will include two half hour slots of live teaching and 30 minutes of reading. The work set should require 2 and a half hours of independent work

A pupil is unable to access the Internet

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

Pupils who do not have access to a device or are sharing a device with more than one other sibling should contact the office. The school has access to a limited number of devices that may be available.

Parents should also contact the school office if they do not have access to the Internet. Paper copies of work will can be sent in and a member of staff will call to briefly discuss work.

Pupils should not need to print out a lot of material. Pupils are encouraged to copy work into the work books provided. 

 

Google Classroom

We intend to offer a blend of learning through Google Classroom and the school website for Years Three and Four. There will be more of an emphasis on the Google provision for Years Five and Six, in order to help support them for work being set in such a way at secondary school.

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?

  • Pupils are expected to engage. Teachers will call parents if children do not participate to discuss any support required.
  • Pupils will be expected to complete tasks. Tasks can be submitted via Google classrooms (Years 5 and 6)
  • Pupils are encouraged to send in photographs / images of completed work. Teachers will check in with pupils to ensure that work is completed.

 

Expectations for Parents

Online learning places a strain on family life. It is particularly difficult for parents trying to work from home. Whilst we wish to do all that we can to support families, we ask that parents support their children in logging on to sessions and completing tasks set, particularly in maths and literacy.

We ask that parents ask for help if required. Support is there if needed.

 

 

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

  • Pupil engagement will be checked daily. Those not logging in, will be contacted.
  • Parents of pupils not submitting work on Google classrooms will be contacted.

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

  • Teachers will provide weekly feedback to pupils where work has been in.emailed in.
  • Teachers will also ask children to show work during live sessions and will provide verbal feedback
  • Google classroom will enable teachers to provide feedback once tasks have been submitted.
  • Teachers will also use online platforms to set mini tests and quizzes
  • Accelerated Reader will be used to assess reading comprehension skills

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

Some children will require additional support which could include an intervention with another member of staff or the use of a specific resource. For some children, with an identified high level of need, an intervention or support provided by an external agency could be required. If this is the case, parents will have the time to talk this through with Mrs Davis (SENCO/Inclusion Manager)

  • Teachers will differentiate work to suit the different levels of need within each class.
  • Packs of work will be sent home where needed.
  • Mrs Davis will call SEN pupils each week whilst they are learning from home
  • Certain interventions such as counselling and some speech and language support may be able to happen remotely.