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Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents

Dear Parents,

Now we are mid way through the first half of the Spring term and many of you are now fully set up for home learning through the provision of Chromebooks, keyboards, mice, dongles and data to name just a few of the resources sent home, we thought it would be a good time for an update.

Please find below information on the remote education we are providing for our children here at CSA and our expectations for the engagement in learning we expect to see.

Will my child be taught the same at home as in school?

Yes, your child’s planned learning experience has just been adapted for remote learning.  They will still study the same subjects and think about the same ideas.  Their planned outcome may look a little different, for instance, they may make a film instead or put on a play, or create a virtual museum rather than hold an exhibition in school.

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:

Nurseries & Reception Up to 2 hours
Years 1 – 3 3 hours on average
Years 4 – 6 4 hours on average

We appreciate that some children may complete work more quickly than the suggested hours and others will take more time. The number of hours is for guidance only.  Please message your class teacher if your child appears to be spending too little or too much time on their learning in respect of these guidelines.

How will my child be taught remotely?

Your child will have access to:

  • Daily registration / pastoral sessions
  • Live lessons and check ins – whole class and group work
  • Recorded teaching sessions
  • Structured activities in the virtual classroom 
  • 1:1 sessions where there is a need 
  • Recommended websites
  • Home Learning Activity ideas sheets
  • Workbooks / reading books 

 

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

Please encourage your child to attend the morning meet each day and complete the learning as outlined in the virtual classroom/Seesaw.  

Continue to hear your child read at home and read to them yourselves.  

Plan regular breaks for your child(ren) and encourage them to do something physical at these times rather than staying at their desk / table.  Maintaining a balanced diet is vital too.  

 

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

We will keep a daily register of attendance in the classroom and work submitted.  We will use Seesaw or a phone call home if we have any concerns regarding your child’s attendance or learning.

 

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

We will check in at least once a day with your child through a variety of methods e.g. discussions, quizzes, written work, to see how they are getting on and keep a check on their progress.  We feedback to children on their progress after they have submitted their work.  

 

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:

  • Class teacher and SENCo telephone support and advice
  • 1:1 sessions where needed
  • Check ins with 1:1 support assistant

We appreciate that home learning is hard!  You may be trying to work from home yourself, you may have more than one child to organise and support, or your child may not always want to join in with the learning on that day.   Please don’t worry about an off day.  It is to be expected during this time.  We only ask that you try your best. You can always visit our health and wellbeing page for ideas to help get back on track.

If you need any further support please do contact us here at Curledge Street and we will do our best to help.

Kind regards

Mrs Carter

 

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