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Remote Learning for Pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 with Microsoft Teams

We know that you are as committed as we are to making sure that the current situation does not hamper your child’s progress. To support you and your child, this letter outlines how our staff will communicate learning and activities that can be completed at home, in the event of any future disruption to school attendance caused by Covid-19.   It also clarifies our expectations regarding remote learning. 

 

What is Remote Learning 

Remote learning refers to work set for children to complete at home during periods of absence from school.  Whereas homework traditionally extends and enhances learning in school, we use the term `remote learning’ to describe work which replaces school learning for a limited time.   

 

Remote learning may take the form of a physical `Learning Pack’ but it is now more likely to take the form of online learning.   

 

What will Remote Learning include? 

We will publish a weekly overview of our remote learning, which will include links to online lessons.  Sometimes these links will be to external providers, such as Oak National Academy, Pobble or White Rose Maths, or they may be links to lessons directly taught by our own staff.  Every day, we will provide links to a high-quality English lesson and a Maths lesson for those children who need it.  We will also provide a link to a lesson in science or a foundation subject.  We expect the materials will provide 3-4 hours of home learning each day. 

 

When will Remote Learning be offered? 

We will provide remote learning for any child who is required to self-isolate due to Covid-19. 

 

We will also provide remote learning to children affected by the closure of a `bubble’ or a wider group.  

 

Microsoft Teams 

Microsoft Teams will play a central role to this online provision.  The vast majority of remote learning will therefore be online. 

 

All pupils will have a login for Microsoft Teams and instructions on how to access the platform from home.  It is important that these details are kept safe.  We have accessed Teams together in school, so this is already familiar to your child.   Younger children will need your help in accessing Teams. 

 

During periods of self-isolation or partial school closure, children will be expected to log in to their Microsoft Teams account daily to access ‘assignments’.  These assignments will link to the content of lessons being taught in school.   

 

Teams provides children with direct contact to their class teacher, so any questions or feedback can be shared via a `post’, similar to Facebook Messenger.   

 

It is our intention to begin to use Microsoft Teams for some weekly home learning too. This will eventually replace much of our traditional homework.  Class teachers will provide further detail once this is available. 

 

Feedback 

Each week, teachers will set aside time to give feedback on work submitted via Teams.  Staff may follow up with a phone call home in certain circumstances, for example, to explore why work has not been submitted or to offer additional support where needed. 

 

We hope you will find these arrangements helpful and as always, please keep us informed of any issues arising so that we can continue to improve our offer.   

 

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