As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning.
This letter explains our plans for remote learning for children who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions mean that children need to stay at home.
Our remote learning plan
Our remote learning plan/Policy has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.
How many hours a day children will be expected to be learning?
Is there any flexibility in the timetable?
What learning resources will you provide, and how children will access these?
How much contact with teachers will the children have?
Year R 9.40 1.40
Year 1 9.00 1.00
Year 2 9.20 1.20
Year 3 9.20 1.20
Year 4 10.00 2.00
Year 5 9.40 1.40
Year 6 9.00 1.00
How children will receive feedback, and how often?
What will pupils need to access remote learning and learn effectively at home?
If your child does not have any of the above, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help support you.
Please be reassured that we will provide printed resources where pupils don’t have suitable online access for google classrooms or are unable to print at home. This will be ready each Friday pm
What we expect from your child
It’s important that your child engages with home learning and keeps to their timetable as much as they can.
If they aren’t engaging with the learning, we’ll use the following strategies to provide additional support:
What you can do to help
We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. We know that this is a learning experience for all of us at the moment
Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.
At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.
Please do help your child by listening to them read and helping them with their spellings.
Our top tips:
Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable. The timetable is flexible in the day but routine is important
Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active
Do ensure that you child is in an appropriate environment to learn, not in bed. They should be dressed ready to start the day.
Do check your child’s device to make sure that they are on appropriate website, you have your safety filter on and check websites used.
This is a good website for all ages to go through with your children to support online safety https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Video Tutorials for google classrooms will be prepared by Mrs Bird over the next few days so please do bear with us
Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact the school office on 01243 783987 or firstname.lastname@example.org