It is imperative that during Covid-19 your child’s learning does not suffer. Therefore at SS Peter and Paul we will continue to support any pupils, through our remote learning offer, who are unable to attend school for any reason relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including any groups/bubbles of children who are self-isolating.
We will 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 example, PE will be guided to activities you can do at home with limited equipment.
We expect the remote learning set by our staff will take the pupils a minimum of 3 hours in Key Stage 1 and 4 hours in Key Stage 2.
Accessing Remote Education
Google Classroom will be used Years 1 to 6, where children will have access to their daily teaching resources for lessons. By using Google Classroom, the children can submit their work and receive feedback from their class teachers. Google Meet will also be used to conduct live lessons with their classes at set times.
Class Dojo and Google Classroom will be used to communicate with parents when necessary.
If for whatever reason you are unable to access Google Classroom, the work will also be available in your class folder on the website. Nursery and Reception will also be able to access their home learning via the the class folders by clicking the link below:
If you do not have digital or online access
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. For those children, we will provide weekly workpacks – delivered on a Monday and collected on a Friday so that teachers can still deliver feedback and keeps children in that weekly routine of learning.
We will also support, where we can, with chromebook devices provided by the goverment and data sim cards to support with the internet. If you feel you may be entitled to a chromebook please contact the school. If you do lend a chromebook from school, you will be required to sign a loan agreement form.
How your child will be taught remotely
Your child will be taught remotely using a range of approaches:
- Lessons/activities set daily on Google Classroom (School Website)
- Weekly work packs (personalised to your child)
- 45 minutes minimum live lessons daily with their class teacher (Years 1-6) at set times
- Online Reading Books (Oxford Owl) logged on Go Read
- Times Table Rockstars – weekly competitions
- Some recorded teaching lessons via Oak Academy linked to the year group’s area of learning
- Links to other educational websites (Eg. BBC Bitesize) linked to the year group’s area of learning
- Wider curriculum projects
Engagement and Feedback
- Your child/ren should access their live teaching every day – they need your support to do this. We have kept these well planned lessons to a manageable length to find time for.
- Your child/ren should attend their morning lesson to help them access the work set that
- Set a routine for school work with your child. Know when the live lessons of the day are and plan the day from there – make sure breaks and time away from the screen are planned in.
- We expect work set to be completed on the day it is set, and wherever possible within the school working day, this is the best routine to stick to, to keep some normality.
- Work handed in after 4:00pm may not be marked by the teacher – we expect all parents to appreciate that each class teacher is teaching children online and on site at the same time.
- Parental feedback about how things are going will help us support your child or you, ask forhelp when you need it.
- Senior leaders will not be expecting teachers to mark or give personalised feedback to
online work handed in after 4:00pm, because they will be planning for the following day.
- We do recognise households may be sharing devices and have other work commitments, so, to be clear handing the work in is the most important thing
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
It is our expectation that the class teacher will contact each child’s family each week to check in with them. The teacher will provide feedback on the child’s engagement and work, check on the child’s well-being and offer any support where needed.
Feedback on work will be provided daily when submitted via Google classroom and weekly when submitted via workpacks. Where needed, a teacher may contact the parents over Class Dojo or email if immediate support is needed. Classes will also be set weekly quizzes on their learning on a Friday, which will provide staff with an opportunity to assess the child’s learning along with assessing their work throughout the week against the age related expectations for their year group.
Att SS Peter and Paul, werecognise 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:
- personalised learning for that child’s abiltiy provided online or in a work pack
- regular contact from the class teacher and SENco
If your child is self isolating, their remote learning will not differ to what is detailed above – the child will be invited to join a lesson with their class via Google Meet and work will be set via Google Classroom or a work pack if required.
Any support needed with home learning, please email: email@example.com or contact the school on 01902 556447.
Please see our remote learning documents below for further details and guidance: