Remote Learning Information
We acknowledge most parents are not trained teachers and so we are working hard to try to ensure that we are striking the right balance between maintaining purposeful learning, and ensuring student/family wellbeing. Following our most recent review (January 2021) we are satisfied that our balance of live ‘face-to-face’ teaching (Zoom) and interactive content on Seesaw is the best way to support the majority of our learners.
We are mindful that many of our families are sharing a device between several siblings and others have weak wi-fi signal so it is important that our provision retains flexibility around when tasks are accessed and completed.
When in school our learners receive approximately 4 lessons per day, each lesson consists of a 15-20 minute teacher-led element and then a 30-40 minute session in which the children work on a task independently with the teachers/teaching assistants offering 1:1 support when and where required. We feel that our current provision mirrors this approach by encouraging independence whilst safeguarding our learners from excessive screen time.
We remain committed to a varied and creative curriculum which sees learners actively and physically engaged with their work.
The Department of Education recommends that primary aged pupils complete 3-4 hours of home learning per day. If you are currently spending longer than this we suggest that your child only completes what is realistic within the timeframe of a lesson (e.g. no more than 50 minutes spent on an activity). If they submit an incomplete activity with a note to explain they ran out of time we will mark the work done but not return the task to be finished. We would recommend that children in Reception and Year 1 work for no more than 3 hours a day and that where possible this is split into short sessions throughout the day.
Above all, we want to make sure that our learners are happy and safe during this lockdown and as parents you will know best when your child has completed enough work for one day, so please do assist your child in managing their workload and communicate with class teachers, or myself where you have concerns.
Please read the following documents for a more detailed breakdown of our Remote Learning Provision.