Handcross Primary

Remote Learning Spring 2021

Continuation of learning during National Lockdown

  • Staff continue to plan and provide high quality remote learning, of at least 3 – 5 hours a day, which will be accessed by children whether at home or at school, if pupils are not able to access remotely, send paper learning packs home or offer iPad loan
  • Handcross Primary School has informed parents/carers of pupils about remote learning to complete:
    • Immediate online learning available e.g. TT Rockstars/ Numbots, Readiwriter, Accelerated Reader, Lexia, Symphony, 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
    • Suggested timetable for daily learning programme
    • Seesaw or tapestry remote learning for main online provision
    • PE activities 
    • Optional 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, PE activities etc.

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 a differentiated home learning plan with the class teacher, or modification of remote learning with support of the SENCo.

Teachers will be providing learning material each day often in the form of videos or voice recordings. Teachers are available to respond to children's work and provide feedback via Seesaw or Tapestry.

Teachers are offering some live sessions for Year 2 to 6 to discuss work, these sessions are small groups of approximately 6 pupils with their teacher/TA so children can ask questions about their learning. Year 1 and EYFS have a session with whole class.

Each class also has zoom PSHE/story sessions on a weekly basis, more in Key Stage 1/ EYFS. This gives children to keep in touch with class friends, share some news and listen to a story ready by the class teachers.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils - where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, 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 daily 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. 

Whole school online assembly with Headteacher, Mrs Bondonno, every Friday. 

The Zoom story/ PSHE session schedule for Spring half term 2021:

Hedgehogs Mondays 10.30am
Robins Thursdays 1.30pm
Seagulls

Thursdays 10am

Caterpillars Thursdays 2pm
Roe Deer Thursdays 1pm
Badgers Thursdays 9am
Foxes

Thursdays 11am

Kestrels Wednesdays 9.30am
Whole School Assembly Fridays 9am

Children also have specific intervention groups, which have been sent individually.

Remote Learning 

EYFS

KS1

KS2

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