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Remote Learning Offer

Remote Learning


What sort of remote learning will my child be provided?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, some topics have been swapped over so that those which are trickier to deliver remotely will be saved until children are able to learn in school.


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

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:


Nursery - Activity ideas will be provided - no set time expectation

Reception - 1 - 2 hours, in small chunks throughout the day

Key Stage 1 - 3 hours

Key Stage 2 - 3 - 4 hours


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 will support families on a individual basis, as best we can. We may have laptops/routers which we can lend out to families in need. Please contact the school office if you have any issues accessing the learning.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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


  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • use of Numbots, Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash to supplement recorded lessons
  • directing children to Oxford Owl, Read Theory etc. for reading books/activities
  • live Zoom sessions to stay in contact with year groups/classes throughout the week
  • Purple Mash blogs - to engage with children throughout the week


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

We expect children to be completing the assigned learning for their year group on a daily basis. If your child is struggling to access all of the learning provided, Maths and English should be prioritised. The learning provided for the children is best supported by an adult at home, if this is possible. You may not need to sit with your child for all of the lessons, but checking in with them and supporting them at key points will ensure your child makes the best progress.


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

We ask that children/parents send photos/scans of some of their child's work regularly to the year group teachers, via email/the Purple Mash blog. This allows staff to monitor the children's engagement and progress, and make adaptations/provide feedback to move their learning forward. If we do not receive any work from families, year group teachers will make contact regularly by phone to discuss the learning that is taking place, and if there is any further support required. Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback during Zoom sessions, or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Staff will be monitoring children's work and will provide feedback on some, not all, pieces.


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 on an individual basis, to meet their needs.

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