Remote Learning

This page will be updated and added to as needed during the national lockdown and school closures.

Please see the right hand side of the page for relevant documents. The TPA Guide to Home Learning provides parents/carers with information to support them, including daily timetables for each year group, whilst a majority of our children are learning from home.

Please see below for an overview of our current Remote Learning Offer.

REMOTE LEARNING OFFER - JANUARY 2021

Remote education provision: information for parents/carers

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to children, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require year groups or phase bubble to remain at home.  If your child is at home it is compulsory that they are taking part in the learning.

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?

As we are using Google Classroom for both normal home learning and in the event of any school closures, there won't be any delay in getting remote education up and running. The intention is for that our remote learning or is in line with the curriculum that the children would have been learning in school.

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:

EYFS (Reception and Nursery) - 3 hours a day

KS1 (Years 1 and 2) - 3 hours a day

KS2 (years 3 – 6) - 4 hours a day

Timetables outlining the daily activities for each of the year groups can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Accessing remote education

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

All children in years 1 – 6 have access to Google Classroom.

All children in the EYFS have access to Tapestry.

Information on how to access these platforms have been sent out to all parents/carers.

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 children may not have suitable online access at home. We ask that parents/carers inform us of any difficulties that they are having in accessing the remote learning. This can be through email to their child’s class teacher or email/phone call to the school office.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • recorded lessons
  • live sessions
  • set assignments
  • set activities
  • being directed to websites
  • video clips
  • internet research
  • longer term projects
  • books
  • paper based activities

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?

If your child is at home it is compulsory that they are taking part in the learning.  We expect all children to log on to Google Classroom and access their learning through this platform every day. This will enable daily interaction with their class teacher.

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

Class teachers are monitoring and recording the engagement of all the children in their classes with the different elements of the learning. We will contact parents/carers if there are any concerns regarding engagement and investigate ways that the school can support any issues that you may be having.

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

Feedback will be given to the children as appropriate to encourage continued engagement and motivation in the learning. Feedback can be given in a number of different ways depending on the learning or the individual child.

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 children, for example some children 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 children.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual children need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, Google Classroom will provide these children with the opportunity to stay engaged in the learning that is happening in the classroom and not fall behind. Class teachers will be in contact with you where this is the case.