Remote Learning Plan - 2020/2021
Every child is expected to attend school from 1 September 2020.
Remote learning is how pupils will continue to access the year group’s curriculum at home if they are unable to attend school due to COVID related issues. It is important that pupils remain engaged in education, even when they are not attending the school site and to support this a Remote Learning Plan has been put in place by the school in line with government guidance.
Pupils, staff and families should self-isolate if they display any of the following symptoms:
- A continuous, dry cough
- A high temperature above 37.8“C
- A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
- Have had a test and this has returned a positive result for Covid-19 or has been told to self-isolate by a medical professional
In the event of a child not being able to attend school due to COVID related circumstances, we are asking that you assist your child/or children with their learning at home during this time. We understand that this is not always easy. This plan is designed to help parents with home learning so that no child misses out or falls behind in any aspect of their education
- In the event of an individual child/children from the same family needing to self-isolate for 14 days OR until a negative COVID test is confirmed.
- In the event of a ’Bubble’ being closed for 14 days following a confirmed positive test and under the advice of Public Health England (PHE).
- In the event of localised Lockdown.
Individual pupils who are isolating due to health issues (based on government or medical professional advice) and choose not to return to school in September will be supported on a case by case basis. As far as possible the work will what is being taught to the rest of the class in school in addition to online learning resources.
We have used research from the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) to help us with our Remote Learning Plan.
Keep to a routine as much as possible so that your child knows what to expect. This includes getting up and dressed at the regular school time and keeping regular bedtimes. The Weekly Learning Plan provided by your child’s class teacher will help you to do this.
- Keep active - ensure your child is getting enough exercise and incorporate this into their daily routine.
- Use different methods to assist learning, e.g. online programs and documentaries.
- Stay sociable — arrange to stay in contact with family and friends. Conversations are important but remember to stay safe on social media and online.
- As much as possible, children should carry out the tasks independently, as they have been taught how to do this in school.
- READ, READ, READ (magazines, story books, comics, recipes, leaflets and brochures, The Argos catalogue!)
- Try different ways of doing things to suit your child’s learning needs.
Barton Junior School knows that there has been much disruption to children’s education and, therefore, is committed to ensuring that all children continue to receive a quality education should the need for remote learning arise.
The activities provided can be carried out online and some can be completed onto paper. Barton Junior School will use Class Dojo will allow you to view pre-recorded slides and learning created by your child’s class teacher. Additionally, you can follow the links on the Schools website https://www.bartonjuniorschool.org/ to online learning tools including:
- Oak National Academy
- BBC Bitesize
- Oxford Owls
- Times Tables Rockstars
- The Spelling Shed
- Discovery Coding
The weekly learning plan will be the same as the learning that would take place in the classroom.
The remote learning set by the teachers will follow the long-term curriculum plan for their class so that children can continue to access the relevant curriculum for their year and keep up.
Teachers will provide adapted learning resources for children with additional learning needs, i.e. SEND or where English is an additional language.
We realise that:
- Parents may be trying to work from home so access to technology as a family may be limited;
- Parents may have two or more children trying to access technology.
- There may be younger siblings at home that need caring for.
As a general guide, we recommend that each one of your children spend the equivalent of 3 hours a day on their home learning which should be broken down into appropriate time slots.
Teachers will plan lessons that link directly to the curriculum for that year group. They will provide activities and resources for home learners to complete. Should remote learning need to be set for a class or bubble, the work for the week in English, Maths and other subjects will be available on Class Dojo.
The teachers will respond to requests for support from families at home in a timely manner, and only during normal school hours. This should be done via Class Dojo or Parent Mail.
Teachers will receive training and guidance So that they are confident in using the remote learning resources. All staff will be trained in how to use online resources safely and will make sure all children and parents have access to logins.
Where possible, it is beneficial for young people to maintain a regular and familiar routine. A guide to a structured timetable will be made available on the relevant class web page as a guide.
Wherever possible, children will be sent home with their reading book, an exercise book and a writing implement to record aspects of their home learning.
Should anything be unclear in the work that is set, parents can communicate with class teachers through the Class Dojo app or Parent Mail. If using Parent mail, they should make clear which year group and subject the question relates to.
We encourage parents to support their children’s work by viewing the work set together and then making appropriate plans to complete the work. This can include finding a suitable place to work and, to the best of their ability, supporting pupils with work by encouraging them to work with good levels of concentration.
Every effort will be made by staff to ensure that work is set promptly on appropriate platforms, but school cannot guarantee that the chosen platforms will work on all devices. Should accessing work be an issue, parents should contact school promptly and alternative solutions will be made available (e.g. paper copies of work). These will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Teaching staff are required to self-isolate if they show symptoms outlined at the start of this policy or they have been told to shield and/or have received a letter to confirm this. If a member of staff is required to self-isolate, they are expected to:
- Follow normal reporting procedure for planned absence.
- It is expected that staff get tested. Should a staff member be tested, it is expected, as per national guidance, to share the result of this test with school so that appropriate plans can be made.
- If unwell themselves, teachers will be covered by another staff member for the sharing of activities.
- Communication and planning during this time will not be undertaken until the teacher is fit to work.