Remote Learning

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What is our remote learning provision?

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, we will not be delivering RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) lessons remotely. Instead, we will move forward other topics and units and will resume this content on return to face-to-face teaching. The same will happen should pupils be studying subjects that requires specific in-school resources, e.g. specific computing programmes, science or technology tools.


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: A series of short activities to be completed during the course of the day. This will include a phonics and a maths lessons lasting 15-20 minutes each. Children have also been provided with home learning resource packs. These can be topped up on request.

KS1: in line with national guidance, a minimum of three hours. Generally, this will split into 1 hour of maths, ½ an hour of phonics, ½ hour of writing and 1 hour of topic work

KS2: in line with national guidance, four hours. Generally, this will be split into 1 hour of maths, 1 hour of English (including phonics and spelling) and 2 hours of topic work


We will continue to use the following digital platforms and online tools for delivery and assessment:

EYFS and Reception


Oxford Owl Reading

Google Classroom

Google Meet

Discovery Espresso resources


Google Classroom

Google Meet

Oxford Owl Reading

Maths Whizz

Discovery Espresso resources

Nessy Learning



Google Classroom

Google Meet

Oak Academy

BBC Schools Bitesize

Oxford Owl Reading

Maths Whizz

Discovery Espresso resources

Classroom Secrets

Nessy Learning


How do we ensure we support all our families?

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:

Lend tablets to pupils who do not have electronic devices at home – To be confirmed

Lend devices that enable an internet connection – To be confirmed, this is something we are looking into as a school presently.

Provide printed copies of work and any materials required for learning at home – Please contact the school office on 01493 700 271 or should your child require this support. Alternatively, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Provide feedback over the phone to pupils who do not have online access – If your child is completing work on hard copies, these can be returned to school. These will be quarantined for three days and then given to the class teacher who will then provide feedback to your child over the phone at least once per week.

Provide weekly feedback and support over the phone to families – Each week staff will phone families to check in with progress and wellbeing. This will be recorded in a document to track.

How will we teach children at home?

Depending on the age and key stage of pupils, we use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Recorded teaching (both videos/ audios made by teachers, as well as those made by other sources such as Oak National Academy)
  • Live teaching (online lessons)
  • Google Classroom assignments
  • Some commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, for example, Maths Whizz.

How will we assess and provide feedback?

We expect all pupils to engage with remote education on a daily basis. Whilst we acknowledge that some days may be more challenging for families to complete set tasks, we expect the minimum requirements to be met (i.e. a daily phonics/reading activity, maths and a topic learning job). The pre-recorded videos and live lessons should support pupil engagement.

We expect parents and carers to support children in setting routines to support their learning. Your child’s class teacher will provide you with a suggested daily timetable which we recommend you follow to help to keep your child in a good routine. If parents/ carers are struggling to meet these expectations, we would expect you to make contact with your child’s class teacher so that we can identify support that we can offer.


How will we check whether children are engaging with their work and how will we inform parents, if there are concerns?

We will be checking pupils’ engagement with remote education daily and a register of this engagement will be maintained, in each class. In addition, for live teaching sessions a register will be taken of those in attendance.

Where engagement is a concern, we will contact parents and carers either by telephone or the email address you have provided to the school to identify ways in which this can be improved.

How will we assess children’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

Tapestry -Written comments via the Tapestry platform .

Google Classroom – Written comments sent via Google Classroom will be sent at least once per day

Live teaching – Instant feedback will be provided to students during live teaching either verbally or using the chat facility (if operational).

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

  • Identify how IEP targets can be met and supported at home when writing pupil IEPs
  • Provide differentiated learning tasks, scaffolds or other resources to support pupils to complete tasks set for them as independently as possible
  • Some pupils may be provided with additional manipulatives or resources to take home to use during remote learning. This will be at the class teacher’s discretion