Whitehill Primary School & Nursery
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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 where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or 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

 

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

If your child and their class are self-isolating, they will be directed to Google Classroom.  All pupils have access to Google Classroom.  If your child does not know their username and/or password please contact Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com and they will send you the information they need.  On Google Classroom, teachers will post daily work which matches the objectives the cohort would have been covering in school.  The same curriculum will be taught remotely from the first day of absence.

 

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.  Pupils also have access to the following:-

MyOn 

For those on the Accelerated Reader programme,

For any questions regarding MyOn including login details please contact Heidi Baillieu baillieuh@whitehillprimary.com 

TimeTable Rockstars

For any questions regarding TimesTable Rockstars, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Sumdog

For any questions regarding Sumdog, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Charanga Music

For any questions regarding Charanga, please contact Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

 

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Following Government guidance, we expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

EYFS (Nursery and Reception) – Up to 3 hours a day. This will include; Phonics, Learning challenge, Reading and Child Initiated Activities
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) – 3 hours a day. This will include Reading, English, Maths and a foundation subject.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) – 4 hours a day.  This will include Reading, English, Maths and  foundation subjects.


Accessing remote education

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

Google Classroom

Please see the Google Classroom Guide for Parents for all the information you and your child need to access and use Google Classroom.  If you have any questions or queries, contact Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com

 

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:

If your child needs a Chrome Book to access Google Classroom and/or Tapestry or you do not have any access to the internet at all please contact the school on admin@whitehillprimary.com

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

We use Google Classroom to post work and to look at finished work children have posted.

In Nursery and Reception, Google Classroom is used to post work and Tapestry is used for parents to upload finished examples of work for staff to look at and comment on.

Staff provide content with pre-recorded videos from White Rose etc to support learning.

Staff provide regular feedback to children and children (and parents) are able to ask questions to enable us to support their learning further.

Pupils also have access to the following:

MyOn 

For those on the Accelerated Reader programme,

For any questions regarding MyOn including login details please contact Heidi Baillieu on baillieuh@whitehillprimary.com 

TimeTable Rockstars

For any questions regarding TimesTable Rockstars, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Sumdog

For any questions regarding Sumdog, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Charanga Music

For any questions regarding Charanga, please contact Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com

 

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?

It is expected that all pupils will engage with remote learning.  This will be monitored on a daily basis and engagement calls and/or home visits will be carried out.

It is vital that parents set routines to support your child’s education.  Staff members will be available on Google Classroom, throughout the day to answer questions, queries and to comment on work

If your child needs a Chrome Book to access Google Classroom and/or Tapestry or you do not have any access to the internet at all please contact the school on admin@whitehillprimary.com

 

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

    • Your child’s engagement will be monitored on a daily and weekly basis.
    • If we have any concerns we will call you to check on why your child is not engaging, so that we can offer support, to get them engaged.
    • If we are unable to make contact with you, we will initiate a home visit, whereby a member of staff will visit your home to check on why your child is not engaging, and offer appropriate support.
    • If you have any worries, questions or concerns regarding your child’s engagement, please contact either Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com.  We will be happy to help.

 

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. 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:

Staff will monitor Google Classroom and Tapestry (for Nursery and Reception) and work submitted on a daily basis.  

They will comment on work submitted and also offer feedback on how well they have done and what they could do to improve or progress further.  

It is important the children check on work submitted so they can see comments staff have made and know what they need to do next.

 

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:

Work is differentiated in all areas of the curriculum to support all children’s learning and, where, appropriate, contains visuals as well as written word to support children’s learning e.g. communicate in print etc.  Manipulatives will be sent home to support learning in key areas e.g. Maths.

There will be modelling and demonstration lessons for parents/carers to allow them to support home learning (particularly if there are specific methods that need to be taught)

Teacher feedback will be given in different ways to support children’s understanding of how they are getting on (voice recordings, mini videos etc).

Specialist TA’s will offer online interventions e.g. Speech and Language, ELSA, social groups etc.  Those children who use IDL will have access to this to support work in Google Classroom.

Resources will be signposted to support children and families will be available on the school website

 

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? 

If your child is self-isolating and is an individual within a class, you will be directed towards Oak National Academy  and White Rose Maths, where there are lessons which match the objectives being covered in school.

Your child will still be able to access the following and are encouraged to do so:

 MyOn 

For those on the Accelerated Reader programme,

For any questions regarding MyOn including login details please contact Heidi Baillieu on baillieuh@whitehillprimary.com 

TimeTable Rockstars

For any questions regarding Times Table Rockstars, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Sumdog

For any questions regarding Sumdog, please contact Mr Shaw on shawa@whitehillprimary.com

Charanga Music

For any questions regarding Charanga, please contact Miss Bates batesa@whitehillprimary.com or Mrs French frenchh@whitehillprimary.com