Our Remote Education  Provision

Information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire bubbles to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this document.

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?

  • Reading books made available
  • Information about current topics being taught to be used for independent research.
  • Logins for online learning systems used by the school, to allow for practice e.g. of maths skills, including times tables practice
  • Resource packs delivered

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 may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in DT projects we may suggest a simpler project for parents to assist with at home and for which they are more likely to have the materials required.
  • For most children the curriculum will be delivered via Google Classroom so written material will be provided to replace the teacher input in class.
  • Reading books will be delivered weekly to pupils in KS1
  • Text books will be delivered if appropriate to KS2

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:

Key Stage 1 Year 1 – 2.5 hours

Year 2 – 3 hours

Key Stage 2 4 hours

 

Accessing remote education

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

EYFS – Tapestry

Years 1-6 – Google Classroom, Purple Mash, Times Tables Rock Stars, Mathletics and Charanga

 

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:

  • families who have insufficient IT equipment at home may borrow school laptops, please contact the school office on admin@finboroughprimary.co.uk to request this
  • we have no facility to loan devices giving internet access, but families who have no internet access can request printed home learning packs to be delivered
  • pupils using printed packs can have these exchanged on a weekly basis, the work completed being collected when the next week’s work is delivered.

 

 How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • lesson packs uploaded to Google Classroom. These may documents for core teacher input/instruction, worksheets, information on how the work completed should be uploaded for returned.
  • reading books (lower school) delivered weekly.
  • Textbooks (upper school) delivered as necessary
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas (see above)
  • weekly online class meetings (Google Classroom)

 

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?

  • as a minimum we expect all pupils to read every day and to engage with any numeracy and literacy tasks set
  • we ask parents and carers to set routines to support their child’s education and to encourage the children to work independently (as appropriate to their age)

 

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

  • for pupils using Google Classroom we will check the work completed on a daily basis
  • for pupils using paper learning packs we will check these weekly when they are collected
  • teachers will make calls to parents/carers on a weekly basis and any concerns on either side  can be addressed during these conversations

 

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

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • pupils using Google Classroom will receive feedback within Google Classroom in a similar way to marking done in books
  • pupils will receive feedback as a minimum twice a week
  • option to book online reading and phonic progress reviews will be offered

 

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:

  • all work differentiated to meet the needs of the children including SEND
  • access to online support programs for needs such as Dyslexia.
  • weekly packs of additional support material prepared by the SEND Lead and delivered to homes.
  • additional resources supplied such as special coloured paper etc.
  • regular contact calls by SEND Lead to parents/ carers

 

 Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

As far as possible remote education for self-isolating children will follow the pattern described above. There may be some variations to allow for the additional teacher workload of producing a home learning pack alongside classroom teaching, e.g., feedback a little less frequently, or excluding lessons with a more practical basis which require materials or tools not always available in the home