St. Boniface R.C. Primary School

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The Remote Curriculum at St. Boniface RC Primary School

 

What is taught to pupils at home?

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

  • For day one of isolation, your child should complete the work in their remote learning book which you currently have at home.
  • From day two onwards, all learning activities will be on Google Classroom.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, your child will not be able to take part in team games (PE) or you may not have the essential equipment to carry out science experiments at your home. 

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Nursery and Reception 2 hours per day
Year 1 and Year 2 3 hours per day
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 4 hours per day

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

  • Your child’s work will be on Google Classroom - your child is already enrolled in the correct classroom.
  • Live lessons will be taught through Google Meet – this can be accessed through your child’s Google Classroom page.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • If your child does not have a suitable device, or is sharing a device amongst several siblings, we will issue you child with a device which will be lent to them for the time of isolation.
  • If your child does not have Wi-Fi connection we will lend them a device which has access to mobile internet.
  • If you wish to discuss loaning a device, please contact the school office (0161 921 1865) and press option 3 to speak to Miss Campbell.
  • All your child’s work will be online as we feel this provides your child with direct access to their teacher, the greatest range of resources, learning opportunities and meaningful feedback. This is something paper based work packs cannot offer.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

 Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • live teaching: - Your child’s class teacher will teach lessons live through Google Meet (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching: pre-recorded lessons by your class teacher and pre-recorded lessons by external organisation i.e. Oak Academy.
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • workbooks and worksheets produced by teachers
  • ebooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

 

Engagement and Feedback

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

  • It is expected that all pupils will fully engage with all aspects of their learning the same way that they are expected to when at school.
  • Remote learning is difficult. As a parent you are expected to have your child ready to engage in learning.  This could be by supporting your child with daily routines, being enthusiastic and ensuring they have access to technology.

 

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

  • Your child will be expected to hand work into their class teacher on a daily basis as well as attend all live lessons. If your child is not engaged with their learning, their class teacher will contact you to discuss any difficulties they may be having.
  • If engagement does not improve you will receive a weekly phone call where strategies will be put in place to improve levels of engagement.

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Pupils will receive ongoing verbal feedback during live lessons where teachers will be able to support your child’s learning
  • Pupils will receive feedback on all pieces of work they submit – this will vary depending on task – please bear in mind that teachers are supporting pupils in school as well as at home so feedback may not be instant.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs
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:

  • Your child’s teacher will aim to provide work in a way which your child can access – they may provide verbal instructions, or set tasks which look different to others pupils in the same class.
  • Your child may receive additional support in terms of 1:1 or small group live lessons.
  • Your child may receive additional support from external agencies such as EMTAS.
  • If your child has additional needs linked to remote learning, such as working online, please contact your class teacher or school and we can help provide support.  

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

All work will still be provided on Google Classrooms, but there will be no live lessons on Google Meet. Teachers will provide lessons and resources which match as closely as possible those which they are teaching in class.  When this is not possible, alternative lessons will be provided which match our school’s curriculum aims.  Although your class teacher will provide individual feedback and still be available to support your child – this may not be possible at times when they are teaching in class.  If you have any urgent issues please contact the school office (0161 921 1865 - press option 4.) and the relevant member of staff will be able to assist you.