Aldersbrook Primary School Spring 2021 Remote Education Plan
Guide for Parents – Nursery to Year 6
All remote education will be posted on your child’s SeeSaw account. This will be accompanied by morning and afternoon Zoom sessions for live teaching with their class teacher as well as ‘opt in’ Music, French & BookClub Zoom sessions.
Please contact the school office or class teacher if you have lost your SeeSaw login .
Please note that we do not expect work to be completed by children who are unwell.
This is what you should expect to receive:
Individual child/class is isolating:
- Work will be set daily on SeeSaw. This will provide Maths, English and other subject activities in line with your child’s curriculum.
Individual class / year group is isolating or whole school is required to switch to remote education :
How will my child be taught remotely?
- Pupils will be taught through a range of approaches. These will include:
- Live Teaching Sessions. Teachers will inform pupils when their Zoom sessions will happen. This will give an opportunity for a class teacher to interact with the class for example introducing a topic, teaching new skills or reading a story. Please note that teachers will not be expected to ‘live’ teach all day, every day.
- Recorded teaching e.g. from the class teacher or other sources
- Work Assignments via SeeSaw across all curriculum areas
- Reading books that pupils may have at home
- Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subject or areas, including video clips or sequences (please see website for many great examples you could use)
What would a ‘normal’ day of remote learning look like?
- 30 mins before your Zoom ‘SeeSaw Starter’ session Activities will be available for your child so that they can look at these and see if there is anything they think they might find difficult or have a question about before coming to the Zoom session.
- 9:30-10:30 - Seesaw Starter Zooms: Children will have contact with their class teachers to set them off. Teachers will explain the day's tasks and model new and existing concepts. These will be staggered to help families with more than one child at school.
- 10:30-2:00 - Pupils will work on SeeSaw tasks at home. Teachers will respond, mark work and send voice messages throughout the day. Usual daily subjects that would be taught at school will be covered wherever possible. Pupils can choose which subjects they start first however a suggested day timetable has been sent out for each class.
- 2:00-3:30 - Seesaw Summary Zooms: This will be an opportunity for teachers and children to check in, ask questions and share good work. This session is optional but we would suggest your child attends so that they can clarify anything they found difficult during the day and get a chance to interact with others.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
- A weekly timetable has been sent to parents as a guide. This is to help structure your day however allowing your child to tackle the tasks in their preferred order will help keep engagement levels high and match our Curriculum Intent areas of: Confidence, Independence, Curiosity & Involvement!
- Pupils will be expected to work at least 3 hours each day in Key Stage 1 and 4 hours in Key Stage 2.
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
- It is vital that all pupils engage in remote learning. We would encourage all parents to try to keep to a good routine and schedule however we do understand that this is not always possible.
- All pupils will be asked to submit daily work. The school will contact parents if we are aware that pupils are not engaging. We will offer support and advice.
- The Learning Mentor (Mr Lewis) and Senior Leadership Team will work closely with class teachers to monitor and support engagement from all at home.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
- Feedback will take many forms and may not always mean written comments on work. For example, whole class feedback or feedback on quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods.
- Staff will provide feedback throughout the day via written notes on work, audio feedback, emails or calls home where suitable.
- The afternoon SeeSaw Summary Zoom session is an ideal place to provide feedback and address any misconceptions and to share great work!
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. If you need support with a device or with online access, please contact us.
- Ipads will be loaned to families that have limited/ no access to devices and all Pupil Premium families will have a Chromebook offered to them for use at home.
- Support with Wifi is available through Vodaphone SIM cards if required- please contact the office.
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?
- Any child with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) or considered to be vulnerable will be offered a school place to work with staff.
- 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:
- Teaching staff will differentiate work on SeeSaw to meet the needs of pupils (where appropriate)
- The school SENCo will call EHCP parents weekly to check on pupils and families if they are not in school.
If your child needs to access their SeeSaw or Zoom and has trouble logging in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see our website for many more sites and resources that can be used to supplement your child’s online learning beyond the work set by teachers.
Here are some wonderful online learning links that your child may find interesting:
- Oaks Academy - over 10,000 free lessons
- BBC Bitesize
- West Ham United - Virtual Holiday Hammers (link)
- PE with Joe Wicks – Weekdays from 9am (link)
- Dance lessons with Oti Mabuse - Weekdays (link)
- Bear Grylls 100 indoor survivial challenges (link)
- Tate museum online (link)
- Natural History Museum virtual tours (link)
- Carol Vordermon Maths Factor daily quizzes, currently free (link)
- David Walliams daily activities (link)
- Atlanta Zoo- Panda Cam (link)
- San Diego Zoo daily feedings (link) and live cameras (link)
- Monterey Bay Aquarium live cameras (link)
- Smithsonian Virtual tours (link)
- NASA (link)
- British Museum virtual tours (link)
- Audible open access audio stories (link)
- CBeebies Radio (link)
- Transum maths games (link)
- BrainPop activities for curious minds (link)
- The Kids Should See This – child friendly science videos (link)
- National Geographic Kids (link)
- Blockly – educational programming games (link)
- Scratch programming (link)
- TinkerCad – 3D design app (link)
- Oxford Owl – free ebooks ages 3-11 (link)
- TED Ed - educational videos for all (link)
- Toy Theatre (link)
- Red Ted Art – arts and craft for children (link)
- The Imagination Tree – arts and crafts (link)
- Blue Peter Badge Challenges (link)
- Edinburgh Zoo live cameras (link)
Some wellbeing activities if your child is struggling with the isolation:
- Young Minds advice to parents and children (link)
- Mind.org advice for parents (link)
- Action for Happiness resources (link)