Continuation of learning during Covid-19 absence
Remote education for pupils
As a country, we have moved to living with Covid-19. If your child catches Covid-19, is unwell and needs to stay at home, we will endeavour to support your child to come back to school and resume learning in person as quickly as possible.
If it is required, our remote education will continue to be provided via Seesaw / Tapestry, with the same sequence of learning during the day as pupils in school. Children at home are taught a well planned and well-sequenced curriculum and meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects, including the staff providing feedback on work completed. There is also access to our remote learning platforms, such as TTRockstars/Numbots, Readiwriter, Accelerated Reader, Learning by Questions. Where families are able to collect, we can also provide reading books and paper packs if required.
- Staff continue to plan and provide high quality remote learning, of at least 3 – 5 hours a day, which will be accessed by children at home, if pupils are not able to access remotely, send paper learning packs home or offer iPad loan
- Handcross Primary School will inform parents/carers of pupils about specific remote learning to complete. There will be:
- Immediate online learning available e.g. TT Rockstars/ Numbots, Readiwriter, Accelerated Reader, LbQ and other learning platforms
- Daily Reading via home school reading book and website links to online libraries, such as Oxford Owl and Epic Reader – immediate access
- Seesaw or tapestry remote learning for main online provision
- Other activities to do, either on seesaw/ website links/ paper packs/ email learning links
- Staff to communicate to pupils via text / email / phone call where appropriate
- Children to have 1 Maths and 1 English activity per day (based on current topics if possible) - this will be added to seesaw / tapestry and families are given access. Staff to check work daily and give daily feedback where appropriate.
- Staff to set additional topic based tasks linked to Foundation areas of the curriculum in rotation
- Children to submit work via seesaw/ tapestry, other online platform or email where appropriate
- Parents have had communication explaining the above, including the expectations from parents to support this.
- Regular updates to website with latest newsletter, learning useful links, home learning page with lots of additional remote learning activities, including DFE Virtual School, The Oak National Academy, which we recommend parents should use to supplement all our remote learning provision, if required.
At Handcross Primary 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 work with parents and carers to support those pupils, for example by drawing up an adapted home learning plan with the class teacher, or modification of remote learning with support of the SENCo.