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Remote education provision: information for parents

 

Old Clee Primary Academy provide access to a full National Curriculum via our school website at www.oldcleeparimaryacademy.co.uk. Under the ‘Home Learning’ tab, each year group posts a full weeks learning for all National Curriculum subjects in line with what is being taught in school. All year groups upload daily teacher led maths and writing videos which guide pupils and parents throughout the week. In addition, we have included a virtual phonics, reading, maths and PE classroom whereby a wealth of resources can be accessed.

 

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

 

Pupils will be expected to complete the daily maths and writing teacher led activities as well as a home reading and phonics activity. The rest of the week can be timetabled to ensure other curriculum subjects are completed by the end of the week.

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, pupils in school may complete a hands on design and technology lesson whilst remote learning may focus on the design or evaluate aspect of DT.

 

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

Pupils are expected to complete a minimum of 3 hours learning each day.

Key Stage 2

Pupils are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours learning each day.

 

 

Accessing remote education

 

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

 

Pupils will access the full weeks learning via the school website. This is uploaded in advance ready for a Monday morning at 9am. All lessons from the previous week are deleted by 12pm on a Monday. At Old Clee Primary Academy we acknowledge that pupils will benefit from a flexible timetable when learning from home, therefore, all learning remains on the website for a full 7 days.

 

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:

 

Paper versions of all our home learning are available to collect from 8.40am – 2.30pm. Packs are updated each week, replenished every Monday morning and can be collected from just inside the main gates on Mondays and Tuesdays. From Wednesday onwards they can be collected from the school office. Our front gates remain open so that you can ‘drive in’, collect a pack and drive straight out without having the need to find a parking space. We hope you find this helpful. 

Each pack includes a full week of lessons and links to all the home learning pages on our website.  We strongly encourage you to access our:

 

•           Daily teacher led video for writing.

•           Daily teacher led video for Maths.

 

 The teacher directs children through their learning and models their expectations.

 

 

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?

 

 

At Old Clee, we appreciate that home learning will be challenging and require some timetabling throughout the day. All teams are on hand to provide remote support through zoom, via telephone calls and email. Teams have provided an example timetable for you to follow, however, we appreciate all families are different therefore it is the responsibility of parents to decide what works best for their household. The following support is available:

 

  • A member of each teaching team have been inviting your child/ren to a daily live ‘check in’ meeting through zoom. We will continue to do this throughout the lockdown period. If you would like your child to attend, simply email the teachers using the year group email address requesting an invite code. Your invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting starting. 
  • Daily zoom timings are as follows:
  • Nursery 11am
  • Reception 11.30am
  • Y1 12pm
  • Y2 12.30pm
  • Y3 1pm
  • Y4 1.30pm
  • Y5 2pm
  • Y6 2.30pm

 

  • A member of each teaching team is also monitoring the year group email throughout the day. If you would like feedback on your child’s work, please contact the year group’s email address and a member of the team will be in touch within 48 hours. The address is your child’s year group followed by oldcleepa.co.uk.  For example: Year1@oldcleepa.co.uk. Simply adapt this to the year group you would like to contact.
  • A member of your child’s teaching team is also making weekly wellbeing phone calls to all children at home. This is a lovely opportunity for the teacher to ‘check in’ and for your child to speak with them and ask any questions they may have. Please note that not all teachers will be in school when making calls, therefore it will show as a ‘private’ number. If you miss the call and phone the school, they are likely to be working from home.  You can contact them using the year group email address.

 

 

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

 

 

All year groups will monitor pupil engagement weekly. Our aim is to speak with every child over the telephone to provide wellbeing and academic support. In addition to this, all children are invited to a ‘teacher check in’ zoom meeting daily and encouraged to return their work via email for marking and feedback. Paper packs can also be left for marking and will be receive feedback via email.  Any pupil who has not been in contact with staff  by Friday morning will receive an email/text via our parent mail platform.  Any remaining pupils the team have not been able to contact by Friday afternoon will receive a letter through the post asking them to get in touch.

 

 

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 SEND pupils attending school will receive their full entitlement to intervention via the SEND team.
  • All SEND pupils working from home will receive a phone call from the SEND team every two weeks, this may be more regular if a child has more significant or complex needs.
  • Log in details for SEND pupils that access intervention programmes such as Nessy or Lexia sent to Parent/s Carers, pupils that are struggling to access these sites can be supported with paper based copies of the resource sheets.
  • A zoom session can be made available to support a child that is struggling with any aspect of using the Nessy or Lexia.
  • For any child that normally receive support for motor skills, packs are available with fine motor skills activities that can be completed at home.
  • An email address is available for parents or carers to contact the SEN team, the address is learning@oldcleepa.co.uk
  • The SENCO will continue to liaise with external agencies that provide support for a child.
  • The SENCO will continue to make referrals to external agencies if required.

 

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

 

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

 

 

If a pupil is required to self-isolate, a paper copy of the full curriculum is sent via post immediately. All activities are available via the home learning page on our school website at www.oldcleepriamaryacademy.co.uk.

 

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