Information for Parents
A child’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect in their first day or two of being sent home?
We are using ‘Google Classroom’ to provide a continuity of education remotely. There is learning already available in your child’s Google Classroom for them to complete in the first few days. This will be relevant to them, but may not fit in their current learning journey.
Following the first few days, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Your child’s teacher, or a teacher from your child’s year group, will adapt the curriculum that your child would be receiving if they were in school to work in an online teaching environment.
How long can I expect the work set by the school to take my child each day?
In Key Stage 1 we will provide enough work for approximately 3 hours a day (but understand that this may take some children longer to complete than others).
In Key Stage 2 we will provide enough work for approximately 4 hours a day (but understand that this may take some children longer to complete than others).
How will my child access their remote education?
We use ‘Google Classroom’ as our digital platform, but have a number of online subscriptions that your child will also have access to (outlined below).
If my child does not have online access at home, how will you support them?
We recognise that some children may not have suitable online access at home. We work with families to try and overcome their individual barriers to online learning. This may include:
- lending devices to children (with a signed agreement)
- supporting parents to seek further information to enable internet connection
- printed materials that can be collected from, and returned to, school
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a mixture of the following approaches:
- live teaching (this may be lessons, stories, quizzes or ‘check ins’ depending on the age of the children)
- recorded teaching (by your child’s own teacher or external sources that have been quality checked by their teacher)
- subscription websites (e.g. My Maths, Education City)
- printed packs produced by teachers
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect all children to engage with remote learning and complete the work set by their teacher and to seek help when they need it. We expect parents to support their child by notifying the school if their child is ill and unable to complete work, seeking help if they need it and establishing a routine at home that enables their child to complete their learning.
How will you check that my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are any concerns?
Teachers will be monitoring children’s engagement on a daily basis. In the first instance, the teacher will make contact with you via Class Dojo if they have any concerns. If the teacher is unable to resolve this it will be passed on to the Deputy Headteacher to follow up with yourselves.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
We will give children feedback and assess their progress through:
- comments on their work in Google Classroom (this may be on individual pieces or whole class feedback)
- automatic marking in digital platforms (such as My Maths)
- Quizzes (through Google Forms or sites such as Kahoot)
- Feedback to the parent through Class Dojo
We will acknowledge all work submitted. More in depth feedback will be given on one piece of writing, maths and project work each week.
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 children, for example children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) may not be able to access remote education without support from home. We will work with individual families to find an appropriate approach to support them. This will be co-ordinated by our SENDCo.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches above?
Details of this can be found in the ‘Leaflet for Parents’ linked below.