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COVID19 Behaviour Addendum

Letter to Parents - Behaviour Expectations

Reception - Remote Learning

Year One - Remote Learning

Year Two - Remote Learning

Year Three - Remote Learning

Year Four - Remote Learning

Year Five - Remote Learning

Year Six - Remote 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 when local or national restrictions require entire Year Groups (or bubbles) to remain at home.

 

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?

Greenholm subscribed to an online package called Classroom Secrets that is designed for customized learning for each pupil. We also have our usual online software packages; Spellzone, MyMaths amongst others. All pupils have accessed these and practiced using these resources in advance of further school closures.

 

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?

Greenholm’s online software package ‘Classroom Secrets’ is aligned with the National Curriculum and has been checked as appropriate by senior phase leaders. There will be supplementary resources in the form of zoom lessons and online materials linked to the curriculum and wellbeing.

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

The Government guidance suggests that children must be spending on average 3 hours per day on learning from home.

 

Accessing remote education

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

Children at Greenholm have access to the following resources whilst in School and from home.

 

RemoteSoftware

 

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognize that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. Government guidance has been updated so we are able to offer places in School to those with no digital access.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas (as detailed above)
  • Reading books pupils have at home
  • live teaching, where necessary
  • long-term project work and/or internet research activities

For further learning resources;

  • Oak National Academy
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Letters and Sounds for home and school
  • BBC : Reading daily for pleasure

 

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?

We take the education of pupils seriously and continuing our children’s learning is paramount, now more than ever. We would like all parents to follow the government recommendation of on average, 3 hours per day of learning. We realise that each child is different and will need specific routines to suit their new learning environments. This may involve a 3 hour session, three one hour sessions or multiple 20 minutes throughout the day. The School is available to help if you contact the class teacher. There will be Physical Education materials regularly provided by our PE team, however we encourage you to ensure your child is exercising for 60 minutes per day.

 

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

Work will be checked daily and feedback provided where necessary. Parents will be contacted directly if there any concerns regarding engagement.

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feed back 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.

 

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 recognize that some pupils may have additional needs, for example children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). SEND pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) are entitled to attend School as normal. In addition to this some children may not have access to ICT equipment, these pupils will be allowed to attend School. Please contact the School directly if you have any queries.

 

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. Those isolating whilst their year group/class bubble are in School, will receive direction by a class teacher for a targeted approached to their remote learning.

 

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

In the case of a pupil isolating, all the above resources may be used self-guided. These may be used alongside the other resources we signpost to website, including: 

  • Oak National Academy
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Letters and Sounds for home and school
  • BBC : Reading daily for pleasure
  • Times Table Rockstars