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Remote and Blended learning

There is every chance that over the coming months children and class bubbles may have to return to remote learning.  This will only happen when absolutely necessary on the advice of Public Health England.

If less than half the class are absent, the class teacher will decide how to most effectively deliver remote learning.

Below is an outline of what will happen.

At KS2- Fire and Earth Classes- the teacher will contact them via Teams to talk through the day’s learning. This can be found on the website home learning page as before.

As we appreciate that children need to share electronic devices, Fire Class will be called via Teams  at 9.15a.m.  and Earth Class at 9.45a.m.

Your child will need their school Microsoft email address and password.

We ask that an adult is in the room when any contact takes place.

When this initial meeting is over, the teacher will make clear what times she will contact groups of children for specific work. This will vary so we will try to make sure you know the times well beforehand.  Again, we will be mindful of when families will be sharing a device.

The older children will have been shown how to upload work to Teams.  All children can submit work the work set on Purple Mash. TTRS will continue and we can see what the children have been doing on this.

All children will have work set on the website through the Class/ Home Learning pages. Mrs Brady and Ms Barker will post appropriate work through the home learning page. We do not feel Teams is the best way to provide learning for these children.

Lessons learned from last time.

You did a good job.

It is hard!

Remember it is not 100% up to you as the parent! By KS2, the children should be able to take responsibility for some aspects of their learning.  You can help build good learning habits.

If one, both, or all of you are getting frustrated, take a breather and come back to it.

Don’t forget rewards.

Curriculum Coverage

Our curriculum is carefully planned.  We have a huge amount of content to cover in all subject areas and subjects can be very cross-curricular.  At this time however, we do understand that some areas are harder to teach at home than others.

Do not expect your child to work a full school day.  It is very different working 1:1, 1:2 or even 1:3, far more intense.

For Air and Water Classes, play is very important. There are stages of play children have to go through to be ready to learn. Please keep scissor/cutting skills, pencil skills, threading, colouring skills going.

The conversation which goes alongside learning is key.  Teachers talk all the time, guiding, encouraging, explaining, challenging and making expectations clear.

Think about handwriting. By Year 2 we are looking at fluent joined hand-writing.

Don’t forget music, art, drama, /role play, cookery, singing, building, making and PE are all part of the curriculum.

Recorded stories are a great way for children to enjoy stories they cannot read for themselves yet. They need to hear a richness and variety of vocabulary.

If you would like an exercise book, please let us know.

 

Maths lessons: will be uploaded to TEAMS or on the Home Learning page following on/mirroring the maths being covered in the classroom at that time and will include the following: Arithmetic practise, Number bonds/Times tables practise and the learning objective focus for the main learning. This will be delivered using a combination of the following: White Rose Maths videos (the scheme used in school); where possible, input from the child’s own teacher Answers will either be provided for self-marking at home after the lesson or work submitted will be marked and feedback given to the child for next steps learning.

Pupils from Y2 to Year 6 all have access to Times Tables Rockstars  https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Your child will have a logon and password to access the above sites (this will be in their Reading/Home diary).

If a child does not have access to online learning a paper pack of learning tasks for all curriculum areas will be delivered, completed at home and then brought back on the child’s return to school.

 

English lessons: will be uploaded to TEAMS or onto the Home Learning page, following the sequence of learning happening in the classroom and will include the following: Daily writing, Reading Comprehension at least once a week, weekly spelling focus and tasks, weekly punctuation and/or grammar tasks and the learning objective focus for the main learning.  This will be completed at home on TEAMS enabling the child to remain in direct contact with their class teacher.

If a child does not have access to online learning a paper pack of learning tasks for all curriculum areas will be delivered, completed at home and then brought back on the child’s return to school.

Wider Curriculum (Science, Computing, RE, PE, Art/DT, History/Geography, PSHE, Music)

will be uploaded to TEAMS or onto Home Learning page, following on/mirroring the lesson being covered in the classroom at that time and will be following the lessons being covered in class that week.  We will try not to expect resources which may be difficult to source at home.

 

Other Useful Websites offering remote learning support:

Oak National Academy (DFE Offer) has launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

 

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:  https://www.thenational.academy/

 

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents across the whole curriculum. BBC Bitesize can be accessed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

Gareth Metcalfe online lessons are excellent for developing mathematical understanding:

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

If the absence is deemed to be unauthorised, learning will not be provided.

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