Learning From Home
We are using Teams and Class Dojo as our online learning platforms. Class teachers have shared the weekly timetable and children are expected to log on and watch the lessons and then upload their work ready to receive feedback. A member of staff from each class will be online to support you with any questions you may have about your child's work.
The academy will endeavour to deliver the full curriculum to children, in line with what teaching would be in place should we be at the academy in person. Our curriculum offer will remain broad, balanced, and mirror the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum.
Whilst we will cover the subjects, there may be some adjustments that need to be made to the existing curriculum for more practical subjects (such as PE, Art, Design Tech and Music).
The use of Teams.
As we progress through the term staff will be using Teams more to provide live check in and live lessons with the children.
By half term:
The top of end of Key Stage 2 they will endeavour to provide live sessions three times a day.
Years three and 4 will endeavour to provide daily live check ins and some live teaching.
Key stage 1 will endeavour to provide a daily check in.
The minimum amount of time remote education should be in practice for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) is 3 hours per day. This may be less for younger children. For Key Stage 2 children (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) this is increased to 4 hours per day. This includes pre-recorded video and PowerPoints, the work pupils are set after these as well as other sessions such as times-tables practice and reading. Please refer to your child's timetable for their lesson times.
Pupils will be able to log into and access Teams, ClassDojo, TimesTables Rockstars, Numbots and Mathletics/Sumdog. If you need support accessing any of these, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where pupils do not have access to internet at home, we will be in contact to discuss the support available for either a place in the academy, support we can offer to provide internet access at home or paper-based resources.
We will do our very best to support any children without access to a device or internet at home with the support to rectify this. We are doing this through 4G dongles and tablets / laptops.
If we are unable to rectify this then a child without internet or device access is able to attend our on-site provision, in line with the government guidance.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
We will be checking that children are viewing the lessons on Teams and ClassDojo and that they are uploading their work at the end of the lesson to their portfolio. We will be talking to them through Teams and class dojo. We will be carrying out weekly quizzes to ensure we have a good overview of their understanding and engagement. Feedback from their work will also help us to see how many children are actively engaging in lessons and we will be monitoring attendance of each lesson.
If there are any concerns we will ensure we are in contact with you as parents and carers by telephone or email.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from that of the rest of their class?
Work will be sent through private message on ClassDojo for pupils to complete at home and upload the completed work to their portfolio. Pupils will also have access to their in school apps such as Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars.