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Remote Learning at Sheepy Magna CE Primary School

Scroll down for our response during a period of wider restrictions such as a national Lockdown.

In the event of a child / children being unable to attend school because of COVID19, the following procedures will be followed:

Where a pupil is unwell, they are not expected to undertake any remote home learning until they are recovered.

Single child at home awaiting test results for self or member of the household

Pupil will be invited to attend Teams meetings in order to join in with live lessons in school.

Teacher may provide work packs as an alternative to this, where more appropriate.

Resources sent via Seesaw.

Child or household member tests positive

Pupil will be invited to attend Teams meetings in order to join in with live lessons in school.

Teacher may provide work packs as an alternative to this, where more appropriate.

Resources sent via Seesaw.

Small contact group needing to isolate after contact with a positive case

Pupil will be invited to attend Teams meetings in order to join in with live lessons in school.

Teacher may provide work packs as an alternative to this, where more appropriate.

Resources sent via Seesaw.

Whole class bubble needing to self-isolate

Teacher will organise daily meetings via Teams to talk through the daily learning and expectations.

Copies of plans and resources sent via Seesaw.

Teachers will set work that is equivalent to a minimum of 3 hours work for most pupils. We recognise that some will complete work in less time and others may take more.

Small group or 1-1 meetings set as required each day to support work at home.

LSAs will also use Teams to support learning and reading at home.

Teacher may provide videos of self, or provide links to Oak Academy lessons, or BBC resources.

Parents may communicate with teachers and LSAs via Seesaw during normal school hours. Alternatively, they should still email or phone the school office for support.

Pupils should use Seesaw to upload work and to communicate with staff, particularly if they are stuck and need some additional support with learning.

Teacher and LSA will provide feedback through Seesaw.

School will send out letters to parents to inform them of a class / bubble closure. This may be done, in the first instance, by the class teacher using Seesaw. This will be to enable the message to be communicated quickly, whilst school reports the case and carries out contact tracing.

 

Remote learning platforms will include:

  • Teams
  • Seesaw
  • Oak National Academy
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Spelling Frame
  • Times Tables Rockstars

 

Parents may collect printed out copies of all work set, upon request, alongside any resources that school have in stock, which would support learning.

Parents should inform school if they have problems accessing online learning through a lack of digital equipment in the home, as school may be able to help with this.

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Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

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?

 

Your class teacher will set some lessons and upload these using Seesaw. Links will be given taking pupils to platforms such as Oak Academy or BBC.

 

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, we may send videos or links to PE sessions rather than the pupils having the same as in school. Pupils may be directed to online video links rather than their own class teacher.

 

 

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:

Primary school-aged pupils

KS1: 3 hours as a minimum.

We understand that pupils work at different rates and complete differing amounts. Our teachers will make expectations clear for pupils.

KS2: 4hours

Lessons will focus on Maths and English in the mornings. Afternoon lessons will be Science, Topic, PE and RE.

 

Accessing remote education

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

 

We will use Seesaw – the access codes are in the back of your child’s diary.

We will use Teams – the codes / email accounts are in your child’s diary.

Both of these can be accessed on IPads / Android Tablets and laptops / PCs.

 

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:

 

  • Where needed and available we will lend laptops or tablets to pupils. Parents should let teachers know if their child only has access to a phone or is having to share devices with siblings. We will prioritize need and allocate devices accordingly.
  • For pupils with no internet connection at home, we can supply a phone sim card with pre-loaded data. Parents should contact the school office if this may support home learning.
  • Pupils can access any printed materials needed if they do not have online access, by parents contacting teachers, who will print out any materials and made ready for collection or posting.
  • Pupils can submit work to their teachers if they do not have online access, via parents dropping off weekly, or posting.

 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

 

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

 

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?

 

  • We expect all pupils to engage daily, to attend Teams meetings and apply themselves to their schoolwork in the same manner as if they were in school
  • We expect parents to support remote learning through: providing somewhere for pupils to learn; getting them up, fed and dressed each day before ‘school’ begins;  to ensure that pupils are engaging with work; and to keep in touch with school staff to help us all to work together to support the education of the children.

 

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

 

 

  • Teachers and TAs will be checking daily to see if work has been completed by pupils.
  • TAs will contact parents and pupils via Seesaw, in the first instance, to try and establish reasons for work not being completed and to provide further support.
  • The school office / Headteacher will contact the parents of pupils whose education is not being supported and at risk of falling behind their peers.

 

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

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

 

  • 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 valid and effective methods, amongst many others.
  • Teachers and TAs will read work submitted daily and provide feedback.

 

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:

 

  • We will work with families to deliver remote education for pupils with SEND through weekly conversations between our SENDCo and parents to determine what is working and how we can provide further support.
  • We will work with families to deliver remote education for those in Reception and Year 1 by providing workbooks and regular contact through Seesaw. We will set up individual or group Teams meetings to give pupils and parents teacher or TA input.

 

Websites for help support your children's mental health

Leicestershire psychology service has the follow page of links to support returning to school

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs-and-disability/education-and-childcare/educational-psychology-service

 

CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health service) have resources designed to help cope with anxiety and concerns Coronavirus can cause : https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/coronavirus

 

ELSA (emotional literacy support) have some great free resources:

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/category/free-resources/coronavirus-support/

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P.E. at home

Please try to stay active while you are at home, we know how important physical activity is to everyone. 

Every day Joe Wicks is live at 9am and leading a P.E. workout for all children to follow - https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

You can also access his other children workouts through his YouTube channel. 

 

Oti Mabuse also has some great dance classes for children on her YouTube channel here is a link to her Shrek dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btxws8qvYAA 

 

Other places to access P.E. resources at home

Imovement, this includes well being workouts https://imoves.com/the-imovement

Sport England https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

NHS https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups

Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

Leicestershire and Rutland Sports https://www.lrsport.org/HealthyAtHome

 

Prayer and Worship

Websites to visit

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/prayer-spaces-at-home 

 

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