Remote Education Provision

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 if 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?

In the event of a class bubble being sent home, remote education will begin on the
first full day of the bubble closure. If the bubble closes whilst the children in
attendance, they will be provided with a paper copy of a daily Home Learning sheet
along with an exercise book. This Home Learning sheet will also be published on the
school website. If the bubble closes whilst the children are not in attendance, the daily
Home Learning sheet will be published on the website and a paper copy will be made
available for collection, along with exercise books if needed. Please telephone the
school (01482 223753) if you would like to arrange to collect these from the office.

 

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?

Home Learning sheets will continue to be published on the school website from 9am
daily, until the bubble returns to school. Paper copies will continue to be available for
collection on request by telephoning the school office.
Whilst children are learning from home, we are keen that we continue to provide an
ambitious and challenging curriculum as far as is possible. We teach the same
curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever appropriate. However, we may
need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we appreciate that
many households would not necessarily have practical equipment for the Science
investigations, Art projects or PE units in our planned schemes of learning for
2021/21.

 

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:

Foundation Stage One: 1 ½ hours
Foundation Stage Two: 3 hours
Years 1 and 2: 3 ½ hours

 

Accessing remote education

 

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

Home Learning sheets will be published via the school website by 9am each day the
bubble, or school, is closed. These will provide all the details needed for the work
which is to be completed during that day, including live links to online events and
resources and activities to be completed. Home Learning Sheets for Year 5 & 6 may
also contain details of Google Classroom work to be completed.
To access the Home Learning sheets via the school website please visit
http://adelaide.hull.sch.uk/ and click on the ‘Home Learning’ tab. In the drop-down
menu, click on your child’s year group and you will see the Home Learning sheet for
the day. Sheets are provided in pdf format, so should open in most browsers.

 

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:

• paper copies of the daily Home Learning sheets are available for collection
from the school on request by telephoning the office (01482 223753)

• requests for the temporary loan of technology, such as iPads, to support
children learning from home can be made by contacting the school office
(01482 223753) or emailing [email protected] . Where the
number of requests for loans is greater than the stock we hold, considerations
will be made on a ‘greatest need’ basis, including eligibility for income based
free school meals of children in years 3-6.

• technology to support learning from home will be loaned on a temporary basis
subject to parents/carers signing a contract and will remain the property of the
school.

• 4G wireless routers to enable internet connectivity can also be requested for
temporary loan by contacting the school office (01482 223753) or emailing
[email protected] .

• free increases to mobile data may also be requested through the school by the
parents of children in years 3-6 who are in receipt of free school meals, if they
are customers of the following mobile phone providers: EE, Three, Sky Mobile,
SMARTY, Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile. More providers may join the scheme at a later date, so please check with the school.

• work, photographs and videos can be submitted to teachers using the correct
year group email address

or simply hand your work in to your teacher at the end of each week, by
dropping it in to the school office.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

• Daily Home Learning sheets produced by our teachers, available as pfds via
the school website or as printed paper copies for collection from the school
office on request. These hold the details of the work for each day and provide
all the links to live lessons, hyperlinks to online resources and the details of the
work the children are to complete each day.

• live teaching (online zoom lessons).

• recorded teaching (narrated PowerPoint recordings made by Adelaide
teachers).

• online reading books: Foundation Stage 2 to Year 4 use Bug Club, Years 5
and 6 use Reading Plus.

• online times table practice for Years 4 – 6 using TT Rock Stars.

• Google Classrooms for Years 4 – 6.

 

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?

There is an expectation that all children will complete the work that has been set for
them whilst school is closed.
We would like parents to support their child to engage in learning from home by
setting routines to facilitate learning and providing encouragement to motivate the
completion of work set. If parents feel they need any support establishing routines,
they may speak to the class teacher or a member of the wellbeing team.

 

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

Teachers and support staff will regularly check children’s engagement in learning
from home by:
• monitoring attendance of any live zoom lesson
• making telephone calls to parents to check access to home learning resources
• monitoring submissions of evidence of work provided by email or dropped off
at the school office.

 

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. Feedback will be provided on a pupil’s work by:

• teachers regularly giving verbal feedback during live lessons.

• teachers sending comments by email every time work has been submitted in
this form.

• teachers making written comments every time any paper-based work
submitted.

• teachers making telephone calls to discuss particular difficulties or praise
outstanding success.

 

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:

Children with EHC Plans will receive individualised work packs to support targets
from their plans.

Children who are unable to access the tasks set for the class will receive bespoke
tasks aimed at their level of access. This will usually be via email, however paper
copies can be made available for families without internet access.

Children in reception have the opportunity to join two short live zoom meetings with
their teachers and peers each day, to sustain community. Teaching of academic
content is via pre-recorded PowerPoint lessons made by their teachers which are
available to access via the school website at a time within the day that is convenient
to life with a young family. Follow up tasks are displayed on the class daily Home
Learning sheets in the usual way.

 

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 does their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

In the case that a child is not in school because they are self-isolating, an individual
work pack will be provided. This will cover Literacy, Maths and either Science or
Topic. Children should also complete daily online reading activities on either Bug Club
(FS2-Year 4) or Reading Plus (Years 5 & 6). There is an expectation that all work will
be completed, unless your child is unwell. Work should be returned to the class
teacher on the child’s first day back in school. After two or three days, a member of
the school staff will telephone to check in and answer any questions.