Remote Learning

 

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This page is intended to provide clarity and transparency to parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts to remain at home.

At Christleton Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote learning – whether for an individual pupil or many. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all our pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed.

Aims

Our approach to remote learning aims to

  • Minimise the disruption to pupils’ education and the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Ensure provision is in place so that all pupils have access to high quality learning resources.
  • Protect pupils from the risks associated with using devices connected to the internet.
  • Ensure staff, parent, and pupil data remains secure and is not lost or misused.
  • Ensure robust safeguarding measures continue to be in effect during the period of remote learning.
  • Ensure all pupils have the provision they need to complete their work to the best of their ability, and to remain happy, healthy, and supported during periods of remote
    learning.

Remote learning curriculum

We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. We have had to make some adaptations in some subjects, which are dependent on the availability of specific resources that may not be so readily available within a child’s home environment.

Maths, English and phonics lessons will take place daily for all children. This will involve new learning and consolidation of learning that may have already taken place.

 

Learning / Teaching Timetable

EYFS

(Reception)

We expect our children to be working for three hours per day.
We recognise the importance of structure and routine.
Not all of this learning will be online as we recognise the importance of limiting sedentary screen time. There will be live sessions and tasks to be completed away from the screen. 

English, maths and phonics will be taught daily.

It is important that children have regular breaks during the day and this is planned for in our remote delivery.
A full timetable will be provided by the class teacher. 

 

Key stage 1

(Years 1 and 2)

We expect our children to be working for three hours per day.
We recognise the importance of structure and routine.
Not all of this learning will be online as we recognise the importance of limiting sedentary screen time. There will be live sessions and tasks to be completed away from the screen. 

English (Reading and Writing) and maths will be taught daily.

It is important that children have regular breaks during the day and this is planned for in our remote delivery.
A full timetable will be provided by the class teacher. 

 

Key stage 2

(Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

We expect our children to be working for four hours per day.
We recognise the importance of structure and routine.
Not all of this learning will be online as we recognise the importance of limiting sedentary screen time. There will be live sessions and tasks to be completed away from the screen. 

English (Reading and Writing) and maths will be taught daily.


It is important that children have regular breaks during the day and this is planned for in our remote delivery.
A full timetable will be provided by the class teacher. 

 

Pupil expectations

All pupils who are learning remotely will be expected to engage in live sessions and activities that we are providing. This is to ensure continuity and progress in the learning they are undertaking. Children should adhere to the same behaviour expectations as expected within school.

Staff will remind children of behaviour expectations and e-safety measures regularly.

The teacher will take a daily register of attendance to monitor pupil engagement and punctuality. If there are any concerns over attendance or completion of learning, your child’s class teacher will get in contact with you.

Of course, under the current circumstances, we understand that there may be times that your child cannot attend a session. Please attempt to notify your child’s class teacher if this is the case.

 

Parent Support

Christleton Primary School is committed to working in close partnership withj families and recognises each family is unique. Because of this remote learning will look different for different families in order to suit their individual needs.

We understand that supporting children with remote learning can be very challenging and places a tremendous burden on parents and carers, especially in families where there are multiple school-age children. The school intends to support you as much as it can.

To facilitate online learning, we would ask that parents support pupils by:

  • Where possible, providing children with a workspace that is quiet and safe, with an adult nearby to support if necessary.
  • Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils will require additional support to access live teaching sessions
  • Making sure your children are dressed appropriately for live sessions
  • Ensuring face-to-face communication is only between teachers and pupils
  • Communicating with teachers, using their school telephone number or via the school office if required.

Feedback to your child’s learning

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. There are other valid and effective methods, some of which are outlined below:

  • Verbal feedback on learning tasks will normally be given during live teaching sessions. This may be individual feedback or whole-class feedback.
  • Pupils may be required to complete quizzes or short assessments marked automatically on digital platforms.
  • Pupils will also be able to submit pieces of learning on Seesaw / Google Drive which school staff will provide feedback on (verbal or written).

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Children who may require additional support

For children with additional needs, the closure of school and switch to online learning can be challenging, particularly for those children who rely upon a consistent routine. 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.

Some of these children, including those with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP), will have been offered the opportunity to continue learning in school. This enables them to continue to access their personalised curriculum with their support and other school staff. They are then also able to utilise the resources and facilities at school that are so crucial to their learning and development.

In addition to this, to support families to deliver remote education for pupils who may require further adult support, we will:

  • Teachers will continue to set work appropriate for the child and differentiate learning activities so they are accessible to children’s needs
  • Adjust pace and / or difficulty of sessions as required
  • Provide drop-in sessions where pupils can get additional support from school staff
  • Respond to the needs of children and families on a case-by-case basis
  • Provide resources/visuals to support online learning where possible.
  • Where possible, specific interventions may still be carried out remotely.
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Digital devices and online access

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. The school has access to a limited number of devices for loan to families to support home learning. We have surveyed all families asking them to communicate with the school if they need support with technology provision (devices and internet). Devices will be distributed to every family who request a device. For those who require online access, we will procure enhanced mobile data packages through the Department for Education.

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?

  • Class teachers will post daily activities on Seesaw / Google Drive for the children self-isolating. These activities will mirror those taking place in school
  • Paper packs may be sent home if necessary
  • iPads and internet access will be provided to children self-isolating if needed
  • Parents will need to take a more active role in supporting the child’s learning throughout the period of isolation.

Online Safety

The children will be reminded of how to stay safe online whenever Remote learning is required. For additional information on this important topic please see our Online Safety page

 

Further information about our remote learning provision can be accessed below. 

           
           
           

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