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Our Home Learning Plan (Coronavirus)

In the event of your child being unable to attend school due to a confirmed coronavirus case in your household (self isolation for 14 days) or a positive test themselves (7 days), their class teacher will arrange a pack of age-appropriate home learning. They will access this via the existing Google Classrooms system that they have already used in the Summer term of 2020. 

 

If the school is asked to wholly or partially close under advice from the government or a local public health authority, we will return to online learning for all children via Google Classrooms and a letter will be sent to you, reminding you of how the system will work and what the expectations will be for your child. Even though the school site will be closed to children and parents, we will still be open 'virtually' and working remotely, therefore you will still be able to contact us if you run into difficulties or need advice. 

Remote Learning in Lockdown III (2021)

Remote education provision: information for parents- Worstead Primary School

 Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

Yes, we teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Our learning question this term is ‘What does it mean to be happy, healthy and safe?’ the topics our teachers are remotely teaching relate to this topic using learning objectives from The National Curriculum. We follow the ‘White Rose Maths’ scheme of work and teachers will be teaching and providing work from spring blocks. We use ‘The Power of Reading’ to deliver English lessons as well as providing stand-alone spelling, punctuation, and grammar lessons. 

 

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Each day teachers will upload maths work, English work and one other non-core subject. Teachers also expect children to access other learning tools such as Lexia, Tackling Tables and Accelerated Reader. Children are encouraged to read daily and participate in some form of exercise such as a walk, bike ride, a Joe Wicks PE lesson or playing in the garden. 

The recommended time is stated below:

  • Key stage 1: 3 hours a day, on average, across the school cohort, with less for younger children
  • Key stage 2: 4 hours a day

 

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

We use Google Classrooms to deliver remote learning at Worstead, where it is necessary, including during national lockdowns. The document linked below will help you to get set up. Children all have a school Google login of their own, but if you lose this or have any other queries, please email the office immediately.

If you have any problems with getting online or maintaining access for your children, including broadband or mobile data issues, please do get in touch and we can see if we can help.  

 

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 will take the following approaches to support those pupils struggling to access remote education. 

Please contact the school office so alternate arrangements can be made. We are happy to provide printed materials if needed. 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • activities and tasks set on google classroom with instructions and resources
  • pre-recorded Loom lessons
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

 

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

We expect to see:

  • work being ‘handed in’ on google classroom
  • evidence of work being uploaded on google classroom
  • photos of work being uploaded on google classroom
  • videos of work being uploaded on google classroom
  • parents and children commenting on work that has been set
  • parents emailing teachers work or writing comments

 

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

If we have not received any evidence that your child is engaging with work on google classroom, we will either email or call parents to discuss our concerns and check the child’s/parent’s wellbeing.

 

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

At present, we are not formally assessing the children’s home learning. As education professionals we do not feel it is possible to assess effectively to reflect the true ability and progress of a child’s learning, in these circumstances. Therefore, we are focusing on monitoring engagement and preparing robust and thorough assessment strategies ready for when the children return to school. 

 

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, 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:

  • school SENCO will contact parents and provide individual work and support
  • children will be invited into school alongside the key worker children

 

 

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