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Remote Learning Key Questions

The Remote Curriculum: What is Taught to Pupils at Home


A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.


What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Students will be able to access our learning platform Seesaw immediately, where home learning tasks linked to the planned curriculum will be available. 


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?

Wherever possible, we teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school however, we may needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in areas such as PE or Music where specialist equipment is required, some topics may be adapted.


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 - Up to 3 hours a day
Key Stage 1 (Y1-2)  -  3 hours a day
Key Stage 2 (Y3-6) -  4 hours a day


Accessing remote education

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

All of our online remote education is accessed through the learning platform, Seesaw.

The children have had experience of using this in school as it is used for setting homework in all year groups. 


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. The school has a limited supply of laptops which it will loan to families as needs are identified. 


How will my child be taught remotely?

We use the following approach to teach pupils remotely:


Recorded teaching - teachers will prepare pre-recorded lessons and activities, including teaching inputs and key points which are shared via. SeeSaw.  Children are expected to respond to each session by submitting work. Teachers feedback directly to each child and future planning can then be adjusted to address any misconceptions that may arise. 

We may link to commercially available websites, through Seesaw, which support the teaching of specific subjects e.g. BBC Bitesize, White Rose Maths.

Further online support for reading at home, with access to online books, is provided by Bug Club and times table recall is supported by Times Table Rockstars.

Each class will meet regularly (at least once a week) via. video conference during which reflections on learning may be shared.  


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?

Provide a routine to the learning day

Ensure your child engages with the planned learning on Seesaw

Build in breaks (physical activity, getting outside, playing games)

Manage parental controls related to online safety and screen time


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

We will monitor daily engagements and keep in touch with pupils who aren’t in school and their parents if there is a concern around the level of engagement of a pupil/s. Parents should be contacted via telephone to access whether school intervention can assist engagement. Class teachers will track this regularly and Senior Leaders will follow up where improvements are not seen.


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

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. 

We will assess and give feedback in variety of ways:

Feedback will be given on daily basis; individually and to a whole class via Seesaw.

Feedback will be a combination of written, audio and video recordings.

Teachers will use questions and other suitable tasks to gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum. Ongoing assessment of pupil's work will enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupil understanding.

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 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, may not be able to access remote education without extra support.  We will work with families to support in the following ways:


  • Offer a school place to any child who is identified as having an EHCP.
  • Immediate and regular contact with our SENCo (Mrs Maticheccia) to identify barriers to remote learning and to discuss additional support that can be provided from school.