Remote Education – Information for Parents and Carers

What should my child 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  
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would in school? 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 can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day? YR – towards 3 hoursKS1 – 3 hoursKS2 – 4 hours   Although we are required to provide this amount of work, there is no expectation that the children should complete it all.  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.  Please do not cause yourselves any extra stress and just do what you can.
How will my child access any 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   Home learning section on our website includes links to other sites such as BBC Bitesize, Charanga etc  
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education? We can loan laptops or ipads to children who cannot access a device at home.  As we have a limited number of these, we have to prioritise to those in receipt of pupil premium, households which cannot access any devices and families with several children and a limited number of devices.  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 should 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 should 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? We recognise that parents are in a very difficult situation and have many demands on their time other than remote learning and may need to prioritise these.  Each family has their own set of unique circumstances, there is no ‘one size fits all’. Although the 3 – 4 hours of work is set, there is no expectation that the children have to complete it all, every day.  Just do as much as you are able to do.  Some parents may prefer to include other practical and/or creative activities; this is also fine.  We will support the decisions you have to make to manage your own priorities and demands on your time.  Contact us if you need any support or advice.We will phone families who we are not having any contact with; this is a supportive call to check that everyone is well and safe, not to put pressure on the family to post work online.  We are conscious that good mental health is the main priority.  Please prioritise English & maths lessons if possible. If your child attends school for part of the week, please encourage them to complete their English and maths lessons on the days they are at home.  This will help them follow the sequence of learning.   
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be 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. We will phone you to offer support if we have any concerns.  
How will you assess my 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  

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education? We will be in regular contact with you. 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 amount of work for your child. Prioritise the work to reflect your child’s personal targets in their IEP  

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  

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? We will send 2-week pack of work based on the learning theme in schoolWhite Rose maths activity sheets which are the same area/method being taught in schoolWork consolidating skills, especially focusing on basic skills in English New phonic sounds for YR & Y1 – matching the class workVIPERS activities for KS2 – matching the class workGuided reading and spelling activities – matching the class workTasks as similar to those in the classroom as possible and where appropriate  

Tickton CE Primary School.    January 2021