Remote Learning Plan – Tickton Primary School

What should children expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home? Maths and English activities posted on Tapestry (YR) or Seesaw (Yrs 1 – 6) Individual reading book  
What curriculum is available remotely? We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate.  However, we may make some adaptations by including more PE/Art/Music/PSHE lessons during the week as we are in school for more than 4 hours each day.  These lessons are also accessible to parents/pupils working from home as they are provided with the same web-links as are used in school.   

Accessing remote education

How long is it expected work set by the school to take children each day? 
YR – towards 3 hours
KS1 – 3 hours
KS2 – 4 hours
How do children access online remote education you are providing? 
Through Tapestry (YR) Through Seesaw (Yrs 1 – 6). We provide links to other sites we use regularly e.g. My Maths.   The ‘home learning section’ on our website includes links to other sites such as BBC Bitesize, Charanga etc  
If children do not have digital or online access at home, how are they supported to access remote education?
We can loan laptops or ipads to children who cannot access a device at home. We ask parents to sign a loan agreement before we hand over the device.  Parents who feel they need to borrow a piece of equipment contact school via phone, text or email. We may be able to request an increase in mobile data or access 4G wireless routers from the DfE for families who do not have internet access.   Parents contact school if they feel they need this help. Class guided reading books/individual reading books for younger children can be collected from school by parents.  We supply paper packs of work for those children who cannot access online learning.  These can be collected by parents, dropped off or posted.  Paper packs of work for marking can be placed in drop off boxes where they will be quarantined for 72 hours before marking.  Feedback will be given via a phone call.  

Engagement & Feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home? 
It is expected that children complete all online learning wherever possible.  We are well aware that remote learning is a very difficult situation for parents to manage, who will also have lots of demands on their time.  Parents are encouraged to contact teaching staff at the earliest opportunity should there be any difficulties in supporting their child to engage with or access the curriculum.
How do we check whether children are engaging with their learning and how are parents informed if there are concerns? 
We will be checking Tapestry and Seesaw posts regularly throughout the school day. Work posted after this will be checked the next day. Parents will be phoned to offer support if we have any concerns. 
How do we assess child’s work and progress? 
Comments on Tapestry/Seesaw. Daily feedback ranging from positive acknowledgements through to more detailed comments. Detailed feedback will be given at the end of a unit of work. Progress will be assessed through the evidence we can see in the work. We may ask for the work to be re-posted if it is not clear to read.  Where possible, assessment information will be added to our ongoing assessments through our usual assessment system (FLiC or Tapestry).

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will we work with parents to help children who need additional support from adults at home to access remote education? 
We will be in regular contact with parents. We will send differentiated work that suits your child’s needs. We will send resource packs, including physical resources, to enable your child to access their lessons. We will personalise the work for theses children so that their individual targets and needs identified on their support plans are met.

For children in YR & Y1 We recognise that learning needs to be age appropriate and play based. We will be encouraging less screen time and more activities which are hands-on and creative and outdoors where possible whilst ensuring the development of basic skills continues. 

Remote education for pupils who are self-isolating (not due to lockdown)

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above? If well enough, we expect children to engage with online learning outlined above.  We will send a 10 day pack of work based on the learning theme in school.  White Rose maths activity sheets which are the same area/method being taught in school.  Work consolidating skills, especially focusing on basic skills in English, New phonic sounds for YR & Y1 – matching the class work.  VIPERS activities for KS2 – matching the class work. Guided reading and spelling activities – matching the class work. Tasks will be as similar to those in the classroom as possible and where appropriate.

Tickton CE Primary School.    September 2021