Remote Learning

Remote Learning

Home 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 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

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?

You will be provided with home learning planning for the week. This will give you information on what your child is learning, links to websites and activities for your child to complete at home.

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 wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For P.E., Music, Computing, History and Geography we will send you links and work for your child to complete at home without a live teaching session from the class teacher. The completed work needs to be sent using:
  • Tapestry for EYFS
  • Seesaw for Year 1
  • Email to the class email address
  • Your child will be sent an invite for a reading session with the class teacher. We use Rising Stars online reading programme. Your child’s class teacher will assign books for you to read at home with your child.


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 the following number of hours each day:


9.00-9.20 – Phonics live teaching

9.20-10.30 – Time to complete task and upload on to Tapestry

10.30-11.00 –  Literacy/Topic live teaching

11.00-12.00 – Time to complete task and upload to Tapestry

12.00-1.00 – Lunch

1.00-1.30 – Maths live teaching

1.30-2.45 – Time to complete the task and upload to Tapestry

2.45- 3.10 – Story time and Handwriting live teaching

Year 1:

9.00– 9.30 –  Phonics – live teaching

9.30- 9.45 –  Movement break

9:45- 10:30 –  Literacy – live teaching

10.30- 11.00 –  Break time

11.00-11.45 –  Maths live teaching

11.45- 12.15 – listen to readers in school

12.15- 13.30 – Lunch

13.30-14.00 – Foundation subject live teaching/Oak Academy and 1:1 readers

14.00-14.15 – Movement break and 1:1 readers

14.15-14.45 –  Story or game and 1:1 readers

14.45-15.30 –  1:1 readers

Year 2:

9.00 -9.30 – Spellings and phonics

9.30- 10.20 – Literacy live teaching

10.20- 10.30 – Movement break

10.30- 10.50 – Teaching of reading

10.50- 11.20 – Break

11.20- 12.15 – Maths

12.15- 12.30 – Story

Pm- 1:1 readers and

Monday – Computing (purple mash)/Music online video

Tuesday – Science live teaching

Wednesday – Geography- Oak Academy/ PE

Thursday – PSHE live teaching

Friday – Art/PE

Accessing remote education

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


Google Meet for live teaching sessions

Google Meet for individual reading sessions

Tapestry for uploading of work

Rising stars


Busy things

Purple Mash

Oak Academy

Class email



Year 1:

Google Meet for live teaching sessions

Google Meet for individual reading sessions


Rising Stars


Oak Academy

Purple Mash

Class email



Year 2:

Google Meet for live teaching sessions

Google Meet for individual reading sessions


Rising Stars


Oak Academy

Purple Mash

Class email


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:

  • Parents are requested to email to inform us if they need support with devices or resources
  • School will contact parents and where possible lend devices from school. This will be either an IPad or computer. Parents are required to sign an agreement to ensure the safe use of the device.
  • Printed resources will be made available for pupils without online access.
  • For children without online access their completed work needs to be returned to the school office. The work will be quarantined for 72 hours before the teacher will view it.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • CGP textbooks for Literacy and Maths
  • 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?

  • Where possible pupils are expected to join in with each of the live teaching sessions If pupils are not able to engage with the live teaching sessions, we expect them to complete the home learning tasks which are sent home each week.
  • We value the support of our parents and carers with home learning. Establishing daily routines to fit in with the normal school day are beneficial as well as being in close proximity to your child as he/she completes their learning.

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

  • We will take a daily register to monitor pupil engagement with remote education.
  • If we are concerned that your child is not engaging you will be contacted in the first instance, by the class teacher. Following this, if engagement does not improve you will be contacted by the Family Worker who will support you and your child to engage in remote learning.

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:

  • Over the course of the week your child will receive detailed feedback on one piece of work detailing their strengths and their next steps for learning.

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:

  • Individual planning/activities for your child
  • Pre-recorded lessons focusing on your child’s targeted areas for 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?

You will be provided with Home Learning planning for the isolation period. This will give you information on what your child is learning, links to websites and activities for your child to complete at home.



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