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Remote Learning at Fair Acres Federation

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents and Carers:

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home. As a school we need to make arrangements to continue the education of your child should there need to be any closures in school due to COVID-19.

The remote education within the Fair Acres Federation (Normanby by Spital and Faldingworth Schools)  is as close to the classroom curriculum as possible. And, just like our classroom curriculum, it is carefully sequenced and ensures that children obtain the building blocks they need to move on to the next step.

The Remote Curriculum- The ‘remote curriculum’ is the broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the children. The way in which our remote curriculum is delivered depends upon what content is being delivered and the age and stage of the children:

  • Online learning where the curriculum is delivered via technology such as Google  Classroom or Google Meet. This can include pre-recorded videos and/or resources to support children’s learning to complete either online or in a paper-based folder at home. Families are encouraged to collect paper resources which complement what is available online. 

  • Work packs are available for all our Foundation Stage pupils.

  • Signposting families to external apps and websites that would further support engagement in remote learning.

Timetable- Teachers will provide a timetable with a summary of each lesson that will take place. Links will be provided in this timetable to where parents and children can find the online teaching videos and resources for each lesson. The expectations of lessons each day will be:

  • A maths lesson

  • An English lesson

  • A phonic lesson (Foundation Stage and KS1)

  • Spellings (KS2)

  • Mental maths activity

  • A lesson for one of the foundation subjects (science, history, geography, music, computing, art, RE)

The timetable will be shared with all parents and carers as well as remote learning information. Teachers will provide relevant logins to the programs that school subscribes to. Remote learning will continue in its present form if a  ‘bubble’ needs to self-isolate as a precaution.

How your child will be taught remotely– In the event of full or partial closure teachers will use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Learning to be shared via Google Classroom , including links to recorded lessons. Some lesson will be accessed via Oak National Academy links and the teachers have personalised some of the learning via recorded google meet lessons or narrated slides.

  • Printed work packs

  • Initially weekly contact phone calls will be made - this will move to every two weeks once remote learning has been established. 

  • A weekly recorded Headteacher Assembly (values themed)

  • Weekly certificates and feedback - outlined below

Engagement and Feedback- Children are expected to follow the work assigned on Google Classroom . A timetable is shared with all parents and carers setting out the expectations for the day. Children can contact their teachers via Google classroom messages - teachers are responsive. 

If a child is not engaging in remote learning the class teacher will contact parents via a phone call. The teacher will offer support and encouragement to assist families to increase engagement.  If a lack of engagement continues then this will be escalated to the Head Teacher. Pupils will receive daily feedback on the work they have completed through Google Classroom.. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

– Teachers will comment on the work your child has submitted. It may be a ‘well done’ comment or a comment to ask them to look again at a question. If your child’s teacher thinks that your child needs more support with a question or area of learning they will use the private message tool or through a phone call.

It is important that children engage with the remote learning activities to continue their education during periods of self isolation, however, we do acknowledge that each family’s home circumstances are unique and there may be factors that affect engagement with home learning. These may include parents working from home or limited access to technology among other factors. Communication is essential and we ask that if parents are finding things difficult to get in touch with their child’s class teacher so we can support and put measures in place.

Celebration - At the end of every week your child will receive a home learning certificate with some specific feedback about what is going well and what targets have been shared.

Individual self-isolation– If a child is self-isolating they will be provided with work on a daily basis via google classroom. The work provided will be similar to what the children in class are covering. Where there is significant new learning taking place in class that requires teacher input, the child will be directed to a relevant lesson on Oak Academy and on their return to school a teacher or classroom assistant will check their understanding and provide further teaching if required.

Access to technology at home– A recent survey completed by parents allowed us to provide access to technology and the internet at home if access was a difficulty. All children can be provided with printed material. We encourage any work completed on paper to be photographed or scanned and then turned in on Google Classroom. 

Logins to online learning resources- The school subscribes to a number of online learning resources which can be accessed at home. It is essential that children and parents have access to the relevant login details from the start of the school year so that they are immediately available in the event of a closure of self-isolation. The login details will be sent home via the class teacher.

Login details that should be included are:

  • Google Classroom

  • Purple Mash

  • Times Table Rockstars (KS2)

 

 

Google Classroom- Every child  in the main school will be provided with a google classroom login. Activities will be posted to google classroom as well as a message from the teacher giving a summary of the lessons that are to be completed each day. Once uploaded they can be completed and then the teacher can mark and feedback directly to the child.

Useful Website Links

Oak National Academy– Visit our online classroom to view all of Oak’s free lessons, searchable by key stage, year or subject. Or visit our About Oak pages to find out more about our work.

BBC Bitesize– Explore our best videos, articles and quizzes for primary and secondary students and discover new Primary Catch-Up Lessons to get back on track. BBC Bitesize covers all subjects.

Topmarks– Topmarks has a range of educational resources, games and links to other websites covering all subjects.

Toy Theatre– Toy theatre is a collection of interactive educational games covering a range of subjects.

ICT Games– Educational maths and English games aimed at 5-8 year olds.

ICT in Schools: Learning at Home – ‘ICT in Schools’ based at The Word in South Shields have collated a range of activities and resources that you will find useful for home learning. Resources are easy to find as they are divided into age groups.

English

Phonics Play– Some free phonic games.

Maths

White Rose Maths – Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence.

Foundation Subjects

PE:

Joe Wicks’ Workouts – Access a variety of different types of workouts to stay active on Joe Wicks’ youtube site: The Body Coach TV.

Cosmic Kids Yoga –  Cosmic Kids Yoga are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Each episode is its own story, so you can enjoy the Cosmic Kids series in any order.

Go Noodle for Families– A wide range of fun dances for children to learn and help them stay active.

Geography:

National Geographic Kids – Discover cool fun facts about space, bugs, animals, dinosaurs, and so much more!

History:

Horrible Histories – Horrible Histories is a hit CBBC show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school! From the Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians to the Slimy Stuarts and Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories covers the funniest, yuckiest and most gruesome bits of history for kids.

Science:

SciShow Kids – SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?” Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!

Computing:

Hour of Code– Trying an Hour of Code is a simple and fun way to introduce students to computer science.

An online safety bulletin and screen time advice has been shared.

Wellbeing Activities

A weekly newsletter will be forwarded from our school SENDCO

Special Needs 

Children with SEN will be supported in a range of ways, during lockdown, dependent on the needs of the children, including providing bespoke provision. Remote learning will be set by class teachers to match the needs of the learners. Class teachers and the SENDco, Miss Flintham, are in regular contact with families of children with SEN who are not in school.

 

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