Remote Learning Plan
12th October 2020
As you may be aware, schools are required to have a remote learning plan in place so that any child who cannot attend school because of COVID-19 does not miss out on their learning.
This letter explains our plans for remote learning for children who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions mean that children need to stay at home.
Our remote learning plan:-
Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.
- Children will have 3 lessons per day, 1 English, 1 maths and 1 other. Over the 2 week period there will be lessons for Science, Art, Maths and Geography. Your teacher may include a PE activity for your child to do.
- We will be using SEESAW as our platform at present because both you are familiar with it, having used it in the Spring and Summer.
- We will not be live streaming lessons but teachers will include videos with explanations about how to complete tasks.
- We will provide downloadable sheets, relevant links and presentations where they are needed.
- If only some of the children are at home (while others in the same class are in school) the teacher will continue to teach in class and provide home learning that closely links to the teaching in class. The timetable may not follow the school timetable but your teacher will let you know.
- If the teacher is unwell, the responsibility for setting work for home will fall to a replacement teacher.
- Teachers will provide feedback (assuming they are well) via seesaw. This may be whole group feedback rather than individual feedback.
- If you have questions about the learning you may contact teachers via SEESAW.
What you’ll need at home
We understand that you may not have access to the technology needed to access the work that we set. We have based our plan on a model that worked for the Spring/Summer terms. We had an excellent response from parents and pupils. However, if your circumstances have changed and you can no longer access the learning in this way, please contact us and we will do everything we can to make sure that you get the work and resources needed. In the event that we revert to this kind of teaching and learning, please let us know as soon as possible if you need anything at all. That could be hard copies of worksheets, printed texts, photocopies, workbooks, pencils etc.
We also understand that there are often multiple children at home and maybe 1 device suitable for home learning. This is why we have not timetabled real-time lessons. Please let us know what your needs are and we will do everything we can to make a transition to home learning, should it happen, as smooth as possible.
What we expect from your child
It’s important that your child engages with home learning. If pupils don’t engage with the learning, the teachers will be in touch with you – as they did in the Spring/Summer terms.
What you can do to help
We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. We ask that you help them as much as you can but, at the same time, we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. However, it will be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning.
Our top tips:
- Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to your timetable.
- Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life.
- Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active.
Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning should we have to revert to this model.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Suzanne Corry