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Remote Learning Plan

Antingham & Southrepps Primary School Remote Learning Plan

Updated: 14.9.21

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This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local or national restrictions require the school or individual pupils to remain at home.


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The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?

Pupils who are self-isolating at home will receive the same curriculum as those children learning in school. Subjects including Art, DT, Spanish, PE, Music and Computing may need some adaptions made to ensure they meet the needs of the child who is learning from home.

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

From Day 1, we will ensure children have access to their usual daily timetable this includes the daily teaching of English, Maths, Reading and /or Read Write Inc. Phonics. These lessons will be a combination of live lessons via Teams, pre-recorded videos, the use of learning websites and the use of email.

 

We use White Rose for our Maths teaching, Oxford Owls, 1decision, Language Angels, Kapow and Ruth Miskin.com. Please ensure you have a copy of your child’s term on a page as this gives you a detailed overview of what your child is learning each term. Paper copies of this can be requested as and when needed. In addition to the above online learning platforms, please see the final page of this document for our school agreed websites to support our remote learning.

If your child is going to be away from school for more than a few days, we will prepare a learning parcel for you, if you need one. This will contain levelled reading books, library books, a White Rose Maths workbook/work pack, an exercise book to record work in, a white board and pen, guided reading or RWI books and any other learning resources which may be needed.  Your child’s teacher will keep in touch via email and telephone during the time of absence and via Teams for regular face to face catch up times with the class.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum 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 may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in PE, Spanish, Art or Design Technology where parents may not have the necessary resources available at home. Mrs Land has a PE Teams page and Mrs Ollivier has an Art and DT Teams page for all children to access.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

In line with government expectations it is expected that schools provide on average 3 hours of work per day for KS1 pupils and 4 hours of work per day for KS2 pupils. This could be longer to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum. Our homework and daily reading expectations will remain the same.

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

All remote learning will be accessed through Teams. Pupils have their own login information to access this. Learning will be uploaded to Teams daily and will always begin with a welcome pre-recorded video or live welcome from the class teacher at 8:50 every morning. This welcome will outline your child’s learning for the day as well as communicating any extra information that we feel is needed. Every lesson for each day will be available on Teams by 9:00 each day. Any planned Team meet session codes will be communicated in advance via Teams and you child can join these sessions via their calendar on Teams. Parents/Carers will receive their child’s weekly timetable every Friday before the start of each week.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

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:

 

If you are unable to access digital or online resources at home, please contact Mrs Flatman via the school office on 01263 833282 in the first instance. We will identify the best way to support the needs of the children which may include considering one or more of the options below:

  • Lending school devices to families
  • Preparing printed packs of resources for collection and return
  • Scheduling regular keeping in touch meetings via the telephone with you, your child and their class teacher
  • We do not expect parents/carers to print out home learning resources and will always try to keep our home learning resources required to a minimum.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

Some examples of remote teaching approaches used in delivery of learning may include, but is not limited to:

  • Pre-recorded daily welcome message from your child’s class teacher outlining the learning for the day
  • live Maths sessions via Team to model, recap and consolidate learning
  • White Rose Maths videos, PowerPoints and workbooks
  • Live weekly celebration assembly led by the Head teacher
  • Reading books and library books regularly sent home
  • Pupil subscriptions to Bug Club (reading and comprehension), 1decision (PSHE), Oxford Owl (reading matched to our Read Write Inc phonics), Times Table Rockstars, daily use of ruthmiskin.co.uk
  • From Monday to Thursday there will be the opportunity for your child to attend an end of the day Teams drop in session with class teacher. This will run from 2:45-3:15 and allows an opportunity for you child to ask any questions relating or answer any misconceptions relating to the work set from the morning and see and speak to their friends from their class.
  • Once a week there will be a longer Teams class meet up. This is an opportunity for the class to meet up and see each other. This will be led by your child’s class teacher.
  • There is a school agreed list of websites to use that will support your child’s learning at home, please see the final pages of this document for this list

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

As a school, we will do all we can to support pupils and families in remote learning. However, we require the support of parents for this to be flexible.

  • We expect pupils to try to complete the tasks set
  • We expect parents to support pupils by setting up a routine for learning and ensuring pupils have a suitable working environment
  • It is our aim for children in upper KS2 (Year 5 & 6) to be able to access their learning with greater independence. We understand that our younger learners will require a considerable amount more adult support from both home and school and our learning and approaches are tailored to match these varying needs.

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

Our Monday to Thursday, our end of the day check in sessions allow an opportunity for your child and their teacher to check and discuss any work set. All work set with be through Teams Assignments. This enables your child to not only access their work but to submit it back to their class teacher with confidentiality. Class teachers will provide verbal feedback whenever possible, usually during live Teams sessions and written feedback to pupils via Teams Assignments as a comment returned via Teams assignment. During our maths live sessions your child has an opportunity to ask their teacher questions from the video and PowerPoint for each lesson. In addition to this we will also:

  • Keep a register of children who have commented or replied back to the morning pre-recorded message sent by class teachers. It is expected pupils reply back to this every morning by 9:15
  • A register will be kept of attendance to all live sessions as well as completed work
  • If we are concerned that a pupil is not engaging or registering in the morning a welfare telephone call will be made by the class teacher and/or member of the SLT
  • If your child is ill and can not access their remote learning please report their absence in our usual way either via parent mail or by calling Mrs Flatman in the office.

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

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. In addition to the above feedback:

  • will vary according to the work set but will be given using Teams.
  • Sometimes, may be given over the telephone, 1:1, to a parent/carer or verbally in a Teams meet if this is deemed necessary.

We will always ensure our feedback is positive and supportive. 

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

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. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • If your child is supported on our SEND register they may be provided with specific learning activities to meet their individual needs.
  • If your child has an EHCP they will be invited to attend school to complete their learning, unless they are unable to do so due to self-isolating.
  • Where appropriate, regular contact will be made with parents and carers by the SENCO and class teachers to support the remote learning of these pupils at home.
  • If your child has 1:1 support and not in school their 1:1 support will maintain regular contact with parents and will offer additional Teams sessions as/when necessary to further support their learning and well-being from home
  • set learning that will match the ability and interests of the pupil being taught in school, but may defer in delivery and content due to the availability of resources and the inability to work alongside peers

We will maintain our high expectations for all our SEND pupils. Their learning will continue to be tailored and adjusted to meet their needs on an individual case by case basis. Examples of adaptations and extra support your child may receive are, an adult may hear them read more frequently, tasks may be set over a number of days with slightly extended deadline dates for work set and we may offer more guidance for parents. Our SENCO will continue to monitor the provision for our SEND pupils and will be available to support our parents and pupils when required. We will continue with our cycle of target setting and reviews, maintaining our SEND cycle alongside our robust pupil progress cycles.

My child is in Early Years. What remote learning will be provided?

We will provide remote learning for ALL children in Reception and Nursery. Nursery use Tapestry as their communication and learning platform, whilst Reception use Teams.  Our Reception children will have a Microsoft 365 login that they will be able to use to access Teams. Mrs De Neve and Mrs Millin will set daily reading, writing, phonics and mathematics learning linked closely to what they would be doing in school. They will also give parents/carers ideas for learning activities which match the curriculum content being delivered in school. We will make sure that we try to maintain continuity of all learning, particularly in phonics and reading. A daily pre-recorded welcome ensures your child gets to see their teacher on a daily basis. In addition to this twice weekly class Team meets will be scheduled and EYFS children are invited to our Friday celebration assembly at 10:00. Class teachers will also make weekly calls home to parents/carers and use class email another form of communication between home and school.

Our remote teaching and learning resource list

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Your child will already be familiar with the majority of the teaching and learning resources we will continue to use as part of our remote learning. As a school we have chosen to use the following websites to support our teaching and learning. These can be used at home by our pupils and parents/carers too.

 

White Rose Maths for our maths learning - www.whitetrosemaths.com

Bug Club for our reading and comprehension learning - www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login

Oxford Owl for our reading learning - www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Twinkl is a really good general resource for all curriculum subject areas - www.twinkle.co.uk  

BBC Teach videos are often good for Maths and English - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize  www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary

CBBC have announced that they will have a three-hour block of primary school programming from Monday 11th January from 9am - www.cbbc.co.uk  

Oak Academy - we will continue to use parts of this to support our learning - www.thenational.academy  

Ruth Miskin - we will use www.ruthmiskin.co.uk to support our Read Write Inc phonics learning

Nessy is a great tool for reading, phonics, writing and spelling. It was originally designed to support children with dyslexia, but it is used for by children - www.nessy.com/uk  

1decision is used for our PSHE learning - www.1decision.co.uk  

Classroom Secrets have put together a range of resources which support the BBC Bitesize lessons. You will need to sign up to use the FREE resource  - www.classroomsecrets.co.uk  

Explorify at home is a weekly supply of activities for parents and carers to do with their children at home. It is based on the primary science curriculum, but easy to do at home - www.explorify.wellcome.ac.uk  

Research - the following two websites are great for carrying out research with children - www.kiddle.co.uk www.dkfindout.com.uk  

Childhood 101 which is a coding site for children with 12 free coding games for teaching programming skills www.childhood101  

The World of David Walliams are offering free daily audio stories for children to listen to - www.worldofdavidwalliams.com  

Horrible Histories offer episodes and clips as well as games to play and songs to sing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories

3d Geography provide fun ideas to help with learning about Geography with free teaching resources to help make learning fun - https://www.3dgeography.co.uk

Bring the Noise from the BBC offer music ideas and activities to do at home -https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

Science Bob has a list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do at home or at school https://sciencebob.com

 

 

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.