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Remote learning and contingency plans

Children will have access to remote learning in the following circumstances:

  • Their year group bubble has been told to self-isolated (due to exposure to Covid).
  • The local area or UK has a more general lockdown and schools are closed to all but essential workers and vulnerable children (most children at home).
  • They are self-isolating but their bubble/school remains open.

Please note that we will not provide work for children who are awaiting results of a test.  We would not expect a child who is sick with Covid to complete any work.

Please see our provision for the different scenarios. There is also a PDF of the information to download.  All work is delivered via your Child's class teacher  on Teams and this includes Live Lessons.  Also included on this page is the school's remote learning policy and contingency plan.  

 

ACTION

WHO

WHAT/WHEN

BEFORE CHILDREN GO HOME (for a lockdown either 14-day or full lockdown).

Children pre-identified as having no remote access to be given English and Maths books. These are not related to current work but match overall learning objectives for that year group.

Teacher

The day the year group finishes

Reading books

Teacher/TA

Reading scheme books: send old ORT books minimum of 2 books per child

Library books: children select minimum of 2 books

Lockdown Wallets sent home containing lined exercise book and maths book. Children to take home pencil cases and any other stationary they may need.  

Teacher/TA

Hand out books and stationery for children to use at home.

Ensure children have been told what times lessons are and when to  log on e.g. for registration the next day.

Reception: ensure children know you will upload videos.

Teacher

Explain to children

Put on teams for parents.

Possibly print out instructions and hand to children on exit.

DURING 14 DAY LOCK DOWN

All lessons go live the next day (see Policy for full details of lessons) delivered via Teams.

Reception/Y1: Recorded videos to be uploaded each day onto Tapestry.

Teachers

TA Support

At least 1 live lessons  per day. 7over a week.

 

R/Y1: At least 1 pre-recorded video per day. 7 over a week.

Teams Chat open at key points to answer any queries or comments.

R/Y1: Comments on Tapestry or emailed checked regularly by staff.

Teachers/Support

Open at lesson times:

9-10.30

11-12.30

1.30-3pm

All children to register virtually at 9am and end the day virtually as a class at 3pm. These lessons will be max. 15 minutes each.

R/Y1: At least 1 phone call a week to establish how children/families are coping.  

Teachers

TA Support

9 AM: Register/checkin

3 PM: Round up the day/story

Y2-Y6: All work uploaded on Teams including powerpoints and instructions. Children encouraged to use books sent home and avoid printing off excessive sheets.

R/Y1: All work/instructions uploaded onto Tapestry.

 

Teachers

TA Support

Upload all work to Teams IR Tapestry folders. Work should include writing in books and avoid unnecessary or additional printing.

Children should be taught according the medium terms (it should be seamless): very practical lessons will need adjustments or postponing.

Teachers

Teachers amend planning as needed.  

Any issues with log-ins/password please email the year group and the teacher will help.

Teachers

Teachers should have the complete list of username/passwords to support children who have forgotten

Other IT issues not resolvable with a login/password will be passed onto our ICT support.

IT Dept

Teachers to log.

FULL SCHOOL LOCKDOWN (either directed by Government or Local authority).

Teachers may be required to support classes in school (essential workers) this may mean your child’s class teacher changes if they are asked to work in school.  Most children will have their usual class teacher and support staff

Headship

Parents/carers informed of any changes.

All lessons go live the next day (see Policy for full details of lessons)

R/Y1: Record videos to be uploaded each day.

Teachers

TA Support

At least 1 live lessons per day and 7 per week.

 

R/Y1 at least 1  video uploaded a day and 7 per week.

Lessons to be scheduled to try and support families with siblings (so classes don’t clash).  Children should continue to do work at other times of the day.

Teachers

The following schedule will be put in place:

R/Y1: Pre-recorded videos

Y2/Y3: 9am-11am

Y4/5: 11am-1pm

Y6: 1pm-3pm.

The Teams Chat should be open and active during the day for queries and general support (see below for how support staff can help)

Teachers/Support

Open at lesson times:

9-10.30

11-12.30

1.30-3pm

Pastoral live lessons (2 or 3 times a week): Replaces Top/Tailing which would not be possible in a full lockdown due to issues with families with siblings.

R/Y1: Weekly calls to check-in.  

Teachers

TA Support

Pastoral check-ins to ensure children are engaging.

Upload work including PowerPoints.  This includes offline work such as Art etc.  We will only upload work to Teams (or Tapestry for R/Y1) and we will not be using Arbor or the Website.  

Teachers

TA Support

Upload all work to Teams and Tapestry folders. Work should include writing in books and avoid unnecessary or additional printing.

Lessons and learning should follow the planned sequence (it should be seamless). Some adaptations may be made to very practical lessons that cannot be done in the home.  Subjects  other than English and Maths are taught in blocks e.g. History over 2 weeks not once a week. This will remain the same during a lockdown.

Teachers

Please see individual subjects on the website for our planning overview.  

Teachers will continue to inform you of the plans for your child’s class.

TA/HLTA Support staff: Support staff will support classes on their usual rotas.

Teachers/Support staff

Support staff will be directed by teachers.

LOGGING ISSUES

Any issues with log-ins/password please email the year group and the teacher will help.

Teachers

Teachers should have the complete list of username/passwords to support children who have forgotten

Other IT issues not resolvable with a login/password will be passed onto our ICT support.

IT Dept

Teachers to log.

Contingency Planning (tiers relate to the 4 tier plans for schools).

Remote Learning Policy

Information for parents on remote learning

Remote learning enquiry form

Use this form to ask any questions about our remote learning provision.

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