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Remote Learning Offer & Expectations

Please find our Remote Learning Offer developed with REAch2 below, along with our expectations of learning to ensure that all pupils and staff remain safe online.

 

Remote Education Offer

Information for Parents:

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

Your child will be given a home learning pack via school email in the first day or two of pupils being sent home. Alternatively, you will be able to collect a printed copy from school.

Pupils will be directed to lessons through websites such as Oak Academy, White Rose, BBC Bitesize and other online learning platforms that directly link to their in-school learning.

You will be updated when further provision is available through the school’s social media, email, text and/or phone call.


 

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 have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example:

  • Children in Nursery and Reception will receive packs to support home learning and upload their work to Tapestry while continuing to follow the Early Years curriculum.
  • Reading in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will focus on phonics and pupils will access live Read Write Inc lessons taught by a teacher through Microsoft Teams.
  • Reading in year 2 onwards will be adapted with a focus on comprehension available on Microsoft Teams. Groups of pupils will be invited to have a guided session online with their teacher once a week.
  • Writing and Maths will be taught daily by a teacher through Microsoft Teams. Work samples and task will be available through the platform. Both subjects will continue to follow our school curriculum.
  • Horizons will be aligned with your child’s regular learning via National Oak Academy’s online resources, and some teacher made resources.

Remote teaching and study time each day:

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:

Number of hours

EYFS: 2 hours 30 minutes daily

KS1: 3 hours

KS2: 4 hours

Breakdown of hours


EYFS

  • Read Write Inc every day for 30 minutes
  • English – 10 minute live input daily + 20 minutes of work
  • Maths – 10 minutes live input daily + 20 minutes of work
  • Horizons – Independent activities with the use of Oak Academy, White Rose and BBC Education 30 minutes daily
  • Opportunities for small group work online with an adult

Total: 2 hours 30 minutes daily

KS1

  • Read Write Ink. every day for 30 minutes
  • English – 15/20 minute input + 30 minute task daily
  • Maths – 15/20 minute input + 30 minute task daily
  • Horizons (x 2 Geography, Art, Music, P.E., French) – 50 minutes daily set through Oak Academy and other learning platforms.

Total: 3 hours
 

KS2

  • Reading Comprehension  daily for 30 minutes (Each class is split into groups who have live guided reading online once a week)
  • English – 15/20 minute input + 40 minute task daily
  • Maths – 15/20 minute input + 40 minute task daily
  • Horizons (x 2 Geography, Art, Music, P.E., French) – 1 hour and 30 minutes daily set through Oak Academy and other learning platforms.
     

Total: 4 hours

 

Accessing remote education:

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

Links to external websites will be provided via Microsoft Teams and the school’s website. For example:

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://whiterosemaths.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

For additional guidance on how to access the above links, please check the school’s social media page, website, or alternatively contact the school.

 

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:

We will contact families who would benefit from paper packs of learning and provide these where devices are unavailable. These will be posted or available to collect from the school site at set times.

Where possible and families are eligible, we will request additional devices such as laptops from Government schemes.

Please contact the school for support and guidance.

Tel: 01502 574586

Email: office@phoenixstpeter.org

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:

  • Live teaching (online lessons) through Microsoft Teams
  • Worksheets, assignments and tasks accessed via Microsoft Teams or home learning packs.
  • Websites to support the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences (e.g. White Rose, Oak National Academy lessons, PowerPoint slides etc)
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers

Engagement and feedback:

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

To support learning remotely:

  • Provide your child with a daily routine, including logging on to the Teams platform at the correct time to connect with their teacher and classmates
  • Support your child to upload work daily to Tapestry or Microsoft Teams
  • Completing daily work on paper packs where this is available in lieu of online learning
  • Support daily reading
  • Prioritise your child’s wellbeing; take regular breaks and daily exercise outside wherever possible
  • Contact the school with any concerns or queries

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

Your child will be expected to check in daily with a member of staff if working online. This may be the form of a video, phone call or a submission of work. This will allow staff to maintain a regular form of communication.

Additionally, your child’s engagement with remote online learning will be checked daily. Where there are any concerns surrounding your child’s engagement, a member of staff will contact you, offering support where necessary.

Where pupils are learning remotely but offline, members of staff will complete check ins via phone at least weekly and will be able to discuss learning completed and ongoing needs or support required for subsequent weeks.

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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

Learning submitted via Microsoft Teams will receive feedback through the Microsoft Teams platform.

This may include:

  • A comment from a teacher
  • Questions marked correctly or incorrectly
  • A suggested next step
  • Scaffolded support to address errors
  • An arranged phone/video call, where necessary.

Where appropriate, this will be used to inform your child’s assessment.

Learning via paper materials rather than online should be emailed to the school through homelearning@phoenixstpeter.org or the email address provided to you by your teacher e.g. year3@phoenixstpeter.org. Feedback and marking will then be communicated back to you.

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 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:

Remote education for self-isolating pupils:

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

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 take every reasonable step to ensure individual pupils self-isolating are taught a planned and well-sequenced curriculum with meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects, including providing feedback.

Pupils will be given Home Learning Isolation Packs that outline their daily lessons in English, Maths and Horizon topics such as Geography and Art. Pupils will access video lessons and submit their work to homelearning@phoenixstpeter.org. A teacher will then be able to acknowledge, mark and/or provide feedback for the work.

Further Information:

Further information can be found by contacting the school office on 01502 574586 or  office@phoenixstpeteracademy.org

 

Expectations of Remote Learning

  • All staff and pupils will be appropriately dressed.
  • Polite language always used.
  • Please check the background of videos before joining and ensure that these are always appropriate.
  • Please attempt to keep background noise to a minimum.
  • Mute your device if this is not possible.
  • Make sure you have an adult nearby to help with any technical issues and to supervise your use.
  • Remember to leave the session at the end when the lesson is complete.
  • Only accept invitations for meetings from your class teacher.
  • Do not create your own meetings.
  • Lessons should not be recorded and pictures should not be taken.
  • Your teacher will respond to any questions via Microsoft Teams but will not answer any calls.
  • Parents and pupils can send questions via the messaging function.
  • You can turn your camera off and microphone off at any point if this is necessary.