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Remote Provision

Remote education provision: information for parents

Reviewed September 2022

 

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 entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

 

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

 

It is our expectation that children will continue regular reading at home.

a. Children in our EYFS, Years 1 and 2 classes can use https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (this links to ELS phonics) to support reading at home along with the 2 books issued from school as part of our new routine. 

b. Children from Y3 upwards will be able to access Accelerated Reader during the school day to complete quizzes and comprehensions.

 

All children will have the relevant (age or needs appropriate) access to Espresso, ELS resources, Mathletics and TT Rockstars to work on basic English and Maths skills.

Daily lessons for Maths and English can be found on https://www.thenational.academy/

Lessons for other subjects, for each year group, are also available for children to follow. 

Class pages on the school website have a ‘Home Learning’ page with resources to support learning at home including links to the above online resources.

EYFS parents will have access to ‘Evidence Me’ for learning ideas and to upload any home learning.

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

 

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

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 where more specialized teaching, apparatus or equipment is required.

For example,

  • In PE we will recommend websites and activities to maintain fitness levels and encourage physical activity daily.
  • In music we will recommend activities and resources based on listening to music and activities which can be completed at home.
  • In French (KS2 only) or computing web based resources will be recommended.

 

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:

EYFS

2-3 hours of suggested activities depending on age

KS 1

3 hours (on average per day)

KS 2

4 hours (on average per day)

 

Accessing remote education

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

 

The school’s website has pre-links to online platforms the school subscribes to and links approved by the DfE to support learning from home. This can be found on your child’s class page.   https://www.chambersbury.herts.sch.uk/class-pages/

EYFS

Years 1 to 6

EYFS parents will have access to ‘Evidence Me’ for learning activities/ideas and to upload any home learning. They will have access to ‘live’ learning and support through Zoom invite.

Children from Years 1 to 6 will have set activities and suggested timetable added to Google Classroom. They will have access to ‘live’ learning and support through Google Meet.

Support to access Google Classroom and Evidence me can be found on the school’s website.            https://www.chambersbury.herts.sch.uk/home-learning-activities/

 

 

 

What online learning platforms does Chambersbury subscribe to?

Online learning platform

Nur

Rec

Yr 1

Yr 2

Yr 3

Yr 4

Yr 5

Yr 6

Evidence Me

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Espresso - good for all subjects and ages

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mathletics

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Google Classroom

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

TT Rockstars

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

Hour of Code - computing

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

Accelerated Reading

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

** Children have their own passwords for all online platforms except Espresso

 

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:

 

 

Lending Laptops

The school can laptops pupils subject to availability. These families will be identified through school’s surveys, ability to access online learning and criteria set out by the Department of Education.

 

WiFi and Internet Support

The school may be able to support you to boost your mobile data or your WiFi with a Government scheme. Contact the school and we can provide you with more details.

 

Paper Packs or Printing Support

If a child has difficulty accessing technology for learning or accessing their class’s learning, a home learning pack will be provided on request.  This would be collected from school on Mondays and Wednesday or delivered to the main address the school has on file.  This work can be handed back into school using the ‘drop off’ box and will be seen by a member of staff.

 

The school website will continue to share links to the online services for those families who are unable to access Google Classrooms or Evidence Me.

 

 

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 at Chambersbury:

  • live teaching (online lessons and support through Google meet, Zoom or chat);
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers);
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets);
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home;
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences;
  • short-term project work and/or internet research activities.
  •  

Suggested timetables with planning for each year group will be provided to support your child when learning at home. The purpose of this is to support you with home learning during this difficult time and meet the Government requirement of providing up to 3-4 hours of education daily. This includes reading, face to face time, planned activities, physical fitness and use of online resources. Structure and routine is good at this time as it makes children feel safe and it is familiar to them however short sessions are better for learning. Children would not sit for hours at school without breaks, games or practical activities.

 

The planning timetables and links to our online subscriptions (see previous page) can be found on your child’s own class page.

 

 

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?

 

Roles and Responsibilities (Children)

Maintain your excellent progress at school by:

  • Dedicating appropriate time to learning;
  • Making sure you understand your teacher’s expectations of what you are learning and what you need to produce;
  • Trying your best to complete at some of the activities provided on a daily (weekday) basis and to the best of your ability;
  • When you are working at home make sure you choose a quiet space free from distractions (such as TV);
  • Remember you should still do your own work! Parents/helpers/staff can help but not do the work for you;
  • Keep healthy habits and take breaks away from devices between assignments;
  • Be dressed in your clothes not your pyjamas;
  • Be at a table or appropriate working space (depending on your age) where possible;
  • When joining a live chat, put your mic on mute until your teacher asks you a question and keep your camera on;
  • Only use the learning platform between 8am and 4pm;
  • Complete a range of activities daily including being active and having fun!

 

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities (Parents)

  • Support their child(ren) as best they are able given their own home circumstances, health and work commitments etc;
  • Create a routine which allows children to complete a balance of set educational work, emotional need and physical activities;
  • Provide an environment conducive to learning by creating a ‘space’ for the children to access their learning;
  • Seek help from the school if they need it;
  • Respect that teachers will respond in a reasonable time frame but will not be instantly available and will be only working during normal expected working hours;
  • Engage in conversations with their child(ren) on posted materials and assignments;
  • Monitor time spent engaging in online and offline learning, including variables like that of preferred learning times (morning or afternoon);
  • Monitor their online access especially to chatrooms and online sites not controlled by the school.

 

 

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

 

Chambersbury recognizes the need to promote engagement of learning at home and to ensure the school has ‘eyes’ on children to meet safeguarding requirements. Therefore, the school will log participation on live lessons and through work returned to school either through online or paper.

The school will feedback to parents by telephone to explore ways to re-engage and support learning from home after 2 or 3 days of no contact.

Feedback will be used to engage children along with the continuation of the House Point system with certificates being announced weekly.

 

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:

 

Teachers will provide feedback to pupils on the outcome of learning activities/subject by acknowledging work which has been submitted within the deadlines set. This will be daily in most cases depending on the task or the age of the child. EYFS will use Evidence Me to communicate comments directly to parents and email progress as usually half termly.

 

Feedback could be provided in a variety of ways:

  • Acknowledging work has been completed online;
  • Adding comments to the class stream online or adding a message to the individual work;
  • Setting tasks which are self-marking – quizzes and tests;
  • Verbal feedback through live lessons or awards;
  • Acknowledging work has been received.

 

 

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:

 

The SENCO is responsible for coordinating provision for pupils with SEND across the school as set out within the schools Special Educational Needs Policy.  The SENCO will continue to:

  • Lead on liaison with SEND pupils at home and their families;
  • Support with individual timetable or planning;
  • Ensure completion of necessary SEND paperwork and/or applications;
  • Contact parents where needed to signpost support;
  • Monitor work of children with SEND.

Teachers will set out challenges (where appropriate) in order to differentiated learning and engage all learners at home. It is important to be mindful of your child's workload and consider that they may not be able to access all the lesson content in any given day.

Pupils may be offered a place in school so they can be supported with their learning by school staff during periods of school closure.

In school, pupils will have access to the following interventions linked to their individualised learning plan – maths, English, phonics, social skills, fine and gross motor, speech and language.

 

 

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?

 

Individual children from classes

It is our expectation that children will continue regular reading at home.

a. Children in our EYFS, Years 1 and 2 classes can use https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (links to ELS phonics) to support reading at home along with the 2 books issued from school as part of our new routine. 

b. Children from Y3 upwards will be able to access Accelerated Reader during the school day to complete quizzes and comprehensions.

Access to Espresso, Mathletics and TT Rockstars to work on basic English and Maths skills.

Class pages on the school website have a ‘Home Learning’ page with resources to support learning at home. Daily lessons can be found on www.thenational.academy

EYFS parents will have access to ‘Evidence Me’ for learning ideas and to upload any home learning.

Children from Yr 1 to Yr 6 will have activities added to Google Classroom when possible.

Packs (paper copies) will be sent home for those who request or are struggling to access work online.

 

 

 

Whole class sent home to isolate and teacher is unwell 

It is our expectation that children will continue regular reading at home.

Continue regular reading at home – as before.

Access to Espresso, Mathletics and TT Rockstars to work on basic English and Maths skills.

Daily lessons for Maths and English can be found on www.thenational.academy Lessons for other subjects, for each year group, are also available for children to follow. 

Class pages on the school website have a ‘Home Learning’ page with resources to support learning at home. 

A member of staff will ‘touch’ base (if possible daily) with the class to support their well-being and their learning.

EYFS parents will have access to ‘Evidence Me’ for learning ideas and to upload any home learning.

 

"Pupils at Chambersbury Primary School receive a good quality of education. They know staff want them to do well." OFSTED, November 2022
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