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Remote Learning

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire bubbles to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

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?
Work is available immediately on Google Classroom/Tapestry. The teacher posts this each week before the start of the school day on Mondays. This work reflect what is being taught in the classroom and can be instantly accessed should your child need to learn remotely. The work reflects what is being taught in the class that week and covers all curriculum subjects.

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?

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.
  • PE may be slightly adapted – we will use our Amavon scheme where possible but also encourage children to take regular physical activity to maintain fitness.

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 3 hours each day in EYFS and KS1 and 4 hours in KS2.

Accessing remote education
Work can be accessed through:
Class R: Tapestry
Classes 1-6: Google Classroom

If we have any issues loading documents or connecting to these platforms work will be sent by Parent Mail. If you have any issues accessing work, please let the school immediately by contacting stoneadmin@stone.bucks.sch.uk

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. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • We have surveyed parents to find out who does not have access to a device or Internet access. Please contact the school office by email if you are in this situation office@stone.bucks.sch.uk and have not already let us know.
  • The children without a device will be loaned one, if available.
  • Printed material is available where we are unable to provide a laptop. Please contact the school office if you need paper copies office@stone.bucks.sch.uk
  • Where devices are issued, parents will need to sign an agreement and will be expected to return the device on the child’s return to school.
  • Work can be submitted to teachers through Google Classroom or Tapestry or by emailing to the Class email addresses which have been provided to parents.
  • If pupils do not have online access, work can be photographed and sent to the class email address or taken to school.

How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • KS1 and KS2: a daily live online lessons. Children are expected to attend the live lesson. If children are not present, the teacher will call the parent to understand why and provide support and advice if required.
  • EYFS: daily pre-recorded video of introductions for each subject will be uploaded on to Tapestry
  • EYFS and KS1 daily recorded phonics session uploaded onto Tapestry/Google Classroom.
  • EYFS: daily recorded story session uploaded onto Tapestry.
  • Teacher slides.
  • Pre-recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy/White Rose lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • Online learning programs such as Reading Eggs, Sum Dog and Night Zoo Keeper
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers if required
  • Reading books pupils have at home
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

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?
Your child is expected to:

  • Attend and participate in online lessons.
  • Complete all work set to the best of their ability and return as directed.

Parents are expected to:

  • To support their child with accessing the work. To ensure they know their child’s password for Google Classroom.
  • To provide a suitable place for their child to work
  • To encourage their child to complete the work
  • To inform the school if their child becomes unwell.
  • To inform school if they have difficulty with remote access.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
In this section, please set out briefly:

  • Teachers will take a register during the live lesson to check who is present. Parents will be contacted by telephone/email if their child is not present for the lesson.
  • During the live lesson, the teacher will outline expectations for work until the next live lesson.
  • Children’s work should be submitted and teachers will monitor this daily.
  • Parents will be contacted by phone or email where engagement is a concern.

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.

  • Teachers will regularly use quizzes or tests to assess core content and give feedback.
  • Feedback on work submitted will issued at least weekly through Google Classroom or in whole class live lessons.

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 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:

  • Where pupils have an EHCP, their Teaching Assistant will offer to contact daily to provide support to the pupil/families.
  • The TAs will also attend live online lessons to help support the children.
  • We will support younger children i.e. Reception Class/KS1 with their learning by providing:
    EYFS with short daily pre-recorded videos of introductions for each subject uploaded on to Tapestry
    EYFS and KS1 with daily recorded phonics session uploaded onto Tapestry/Google Classroom.
    EYFS with daily recorded story session uploaded onto Tapestry.
  • Regular contact will be maintained with all families to ensure learning is being accessed. We will make:
    At least weekly wellbeing phone calls home to parents with children who have an EHCP.
    Weekly wellbeing phone calls home to parents where there is social service involvement.
    Phone call home to all parents at least once every 2 weeks.
    Phone call to parents where pupils are not engaging with learning.

Remote Education for Self-Isolating Pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

  • Work will be posted on Google Classroom for Year 1 – 6  ready for immediate access by pupils.
  • Class R will be provided work via Tapestry ready for immediate access.
  • There will not be a live remote lesson each day as the class teacher will be teaching the class but work will reflect what is being taught in th classroom.
  • Learning resources may include: teacher slides, Oak Academy/White Rose video lessons, websites, online learning programs such as Reading Eggs, Sum Dog and Night Zoo Keeper.