Remote learning overview
Following the second school closure for lockdown in January 2021, we have put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education predominately using Tapestry (Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children) and Google Classroom (Years 2 - 6). When we locked down last year, Remote Learning was something for the future. The staff have worked tirelessly in ensuring that if your child is self-isolating or in the event of another lockdown and the children are learning from home, that their learning continues. We are at the start of a new and exciting journey with this, so please bear with us as we navigate the obvious challenges as they arise.
A copy of the Remote Learning Action Plan, Remote Learning Policy and Information for Parents can be found below:
This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’ which can be found below:
If your child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support them and will provide paper packs of learning. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (eg, laptops) and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. Please make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning. The school has sent out a questionaire to check on access.
Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will continue to use Tapestry which is already established with teachers and parents.
We are are now using Google Classroom to enable all Year 2 - Year 6 pupils to access weekly homework and to learn from home when in isolation or in the event of a lockdown.
Every child has a unique login to the Classroom - they have been using this at school.
Google Classroom is a safe and secure solution for children to access learning materials directly from their class teachers; a location in which they can collaborate with their peers by sharing useful websites and tips to completing assignments; a hub to allow blended learning direct from their school classrooms into the comfort of their own homes.
By clicking the image below, your child will be taken directly to the Google Classroom webpage. On the right, they will see an option to sign-in. Your child has been issued with a school email and password which they have practiced using. Once in, they will be in the class home page which will have learning links and resources to support them at home.
If you require any help or support with your child logging on and accessing please contact their class teacher in the first instance or the school office on who can direct your query to the relevant teacher.
Remote Learning Feedback and Marking
During the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent school lockdowns, the school moved to online learning platforms to teach children remotely. We deliver this learning for EYFS and Y1 through Tapestry and for Years 2 - 6 through Google Classroom. Wherever possible, we apply the guidelines and the spirit of the Feedback and Marking Policy but it worth noting these key points:
There is a shared expectation (by staff, parents and children) that ALL work completed in the morning of a remote learning day, will be checked and in most cases responded to by the teacher. Generally this will be for the core subjects. This may involve a level of procedural marking or a more in depth developmental comment that requires a response.
Marking and feedback will take a number of forms remotely. Main examples include:
computer generated marking - e.g google forms
typed comments on the children’s submitted google docs
children’s work highlighted pink to show successful features or green to show features that require development
teacher verbal feedback embedded into the google document through the Mote App
children can also use the Mote App feature to respond or ask questions.
an email check in
Work for foundation subjects completed and submitted later in the day may have also been marked or fed back using the above features but may just have acknowledging generic comments attached depending on the task. Some work will not be responded to at all.
Where children have been given feedback that requires a response, the teacher will check that this has been done and contact the child/parent if this is not being actioned.
The Road Ahead
Over the next weeks, months and year, we will be developing our Remote Learning and improving it as we learn more about its capabilities. Further information will be added to this site regarding:
The Sticklepath Approach to Learning
E-Safety and safeguarding