Due to the nature of Education under Covid-19, the possibilities for changing National and Local restrictions and guidance there is the possibility of an individual child, class or year group being required to access learning remotely.
We have plans put in place for immediate distance/remote learning for both individual pupils, class and whole year group so that all children can continue with their education if they are unable to be on the school site and they are expected to remain at home.
- recognise that due to the age of our pupils (3-7 years) they will not be able to access remote education without adult support and in the circumstance of remote learning, this support for accessing learning we provide will be from parents/carers. So we will liaise with families to enable them to know how to share learning with their children that remains broad and ambitious
- consider the learning we set in relation to the children’s age, stage of development or special educational needs, as this would place significant demands on parents’/carers’ help or support. But still ensure that remote online learning follows a curriculum sequence that allows for learning linked to the school curriculum expectations as well as set learning that has meaningful work and activities that challenges that the children access each day across a range of areas of learning/subjects
- send work and activities that provide learning for the amount of time the Government has stated is required for our age group of children (3-7 years); for us this is 3 hours of learning per day.
- provide a timetable via Tapestry (Nursery and Reception) or Seesaw (Year One and Year Two) outlining a daily programme of learning for individual children needing to isolate – this will comprise a timetable of work that will provide a mix of activities and internet links to online video lessons from DfE and Education approved providers (e.g. Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize resources)
- provide online learning via Tapestry (for Nursery and Reception) or Seesaw (for Year 1 and Year 2) if a class or year group has to remain at home
- provide online learning and teacher support via Tapestry (for Nursery and Reception) or Seesaw (for Year 1 and Year 2) if the whole school has to remain at home should we be subject to a Local or National Lockdown that requires this – this online learning would match the learning of those children remaining in school as the child of a critical worker or a vulnerable family
- support families who do not have access to a computer/laptop/device or to the internet and do what we can to support these children.
- The Oak National Academy: Some ‘teaching content’ will be provided to children through age appropriate video content on the DfE approved educational resources site; Oak National Academy website. This provides the equivalent of 3 hours of lessons per day for primary school children. Each lesson is an hour long. They’re delivered by a trained teacher, with a pre-recorded video as well as quizzes, worksheets and creative activities. It is easy to use with no login or password, and you can access the lessons on any device. For these lessons, children only need materials they can find at home.
- When individual children are isolating, Tapestry and Seesaw will be used to communicate learning between school and home – however please note that teachers will be teaching the rest of the class and so there will not be an immediate response from them at that time. The protocols for this are outlined later in the plan below.
- When a class/whole year group has to isolate then the teachers will provide learning and feedback via Tapestry or Seesaw. The protocols for this are outlined later in the plan below.