Remote learning provision
Early Years Foundation Stage
Our remote learning provision for children in our Nursery and Reception classes is offered through Tapestry, an online learning tool with which our families are already familiar. Learning across the curriculum is uploaded daily with videos and activities to support the children’s development. Parents and carers are also asked to upload evidence to demonstrate their children’s response to the learning.
Staff talk to every family at least once a week to find out how the children are responding and developing and to offer appropriate support.
KS1 and KS2
Our remote learning provision for children in years 1 to 6 is offered through Google Classroom and Google Meets.
For children in years 1 to 4 a daily video is uploaded to welcome the children to the day. The teacher reflects on the previous day’s learning, briefly explains the learning objectives and the success criteria for the lessons in the day ahead and outlines their expectations. For children in years 5 and 6 the daily welcome is in the form of a live meeting during which the teacher will take an attendance register.
Lessons in literacy, numeracy and topic subjects (science, art, music computing etc.) are uploaded daily. These are often accompanied by pre-recorded videos, or series of videos, to explain the learning and to cover any possible misconceptions. There is also a phonics or guided reading session for the children to complete and additional reading and maths online activities for the children to access. Children in Key Stage 1 are provided with at least three hours of learning every day and children in Key Stage 2 are provided with four hours of learning every day.
Children are usually expected to submit at least three pieces of work every week (children in years 5 and 6 are expected to upload all their work) and detailed feedback is provided to every child on a piece of literacy, maths and topic work every week with clear next steps in their learning.
Further details about the school’s policies and procedures in relation to remote learning and online safety can be found below.