REMOTE LEARNING CONTINGENCY PLAN
We want to ensure consistency in the approach to remote learning for pupils who aren’t in school for example if pupils need to self-isolate or if there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home.
Following our successful bid to the DfE for funding our intention (if the technology allows) is for all children to have access to Google Classrooms. Following a survey this term (Autumn 2020), parents informed us that on the whole they can access the internet and supporting devices which will allow their child to access online learning. For those families for whom this is not possible the school will support them either through the loan of equipment or by providing paper packs of any work set.
For those children who are off school for a brief period e.g. 2 to 3 days whilst awaiting test results we will have some '2Do's' work readily available in Google Classrooms or on Purple Mash. Children who might be sent home at short notice will be given work to do at home.
Children who are at home because they are unwell will not be expected to complete online learning tasks and parents should continue to inform us of their sickness absence in the usual way.
For children who are off school for longer periods e.g. 14 days the work will be set and delivered through Google Classrooms and be of high quality aligning as closely as possible with in-school provision. This work might be delivered by another member of the Department team, for example if their teacher is unwell. We recognise that lots of our parents will be working from home and will need to manage their day as well as their child’s so will require some flexibility around completing tasks, although the expectation will be that children access learning every school day. Lessons will not be live streamed although we may use this feature in the future to allow smaller groups isolating in KS2 to access key learning in the classroom e.g. the introduction to a Maths lesson, target support etc.... Teachers/Teaching Assistants may also use Google Meets to work in smaller teams for focussed teaching or a Q&A session. We don’t want our young children to spend all day in front of a screen as we do not believe this is in the interests of their well-being. Online learning will be interspersed with ideas for practical, creative and physical activities to ensure that the children are having a balanced learning experience as they would in school.
Teachers may also direct children to other external websites to support the learning from school.
All children from Year 2 to Year 6 have a login for Times Tables Rockstars. This is a fantastic website that supports children in learning their times tables.
Once your child has logged in they should play in Garage mode. This has an automatic training mode which starts with easy times tables and as the children get them correct it adds in more and more times tables. This means that it is pitched at the right level for the children so they're able to practise getting quicker at tables that they know rather than struggling over many that they don't know.
Purple Mash is an online portal containing many activities for a full range of subjects. Each child has their own login and teachers can set tasks for the children. When children complete a task on Purple Mash they can submit it to their teacher who can comment on it.
White Rose Maths
We follow White Rose Maths in school and they are producing many home learning materials that run alongside the scheme that we are following.
If remote learning is required the teacher will let you know which lesson you'd need to look at with your child.
Resources can be found at White Rose Maths Home Learning
We follow Letters and Sounds for teaching phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Videos have been produced that teach Letters and Sounds phonics lessons. In the event of remote learning being required the teacher will let you know which video your child should access. Videos can be accessed here: Letters and Sounds Videos
Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for primary school children in England. It is designed to aid children with their schoolwork. Links are also available to support your child’s well-being during lockdown/home learning.
A free eBook library created to help children aged 3–11 to develop their reading skills at home. You’ll find books from Oxford’s most popular primary school brands including Oxford Reading Tree , as well as much-loved characters such as Biff, Chip and Kipper and Winnie the Witch, you’ll also find some great non-fiction eBooks to help your child explore their world.
All eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or log in to read your book. Please note, the eBooks are not optimised for mobile phones and are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.
Oak National Academy has been set up to produce a full curriculum with linked videos that can be used at home. In the event of remote education being required teachers will provide you with links to the relevant Oak Academy lessons to use with your children that match to the curriculum being taught in school.