Primary School

Remote Learning Offer

The remote curriculum:

What is taught to pupils at home?

The ‘remote curriculum’ is the broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the children. At Willington Primary School our ultimate aim is to follow the intended curriculum whether pupils are in school, working from home, or a combination of the two. Where this might require resources not available at home, our preference is to provide alternative lessons that follow the curriculum where possible, from other quality online opportunities such as White Rose Maths Schemes and the Oak National Academy. These are available to all schools and have been developed in partnership with a wide group of teachers and school leaders to develop lessons that match the curriculum being taught in schools.

How will we deliver remote learning?

We will use the website/ app Seesaw as the platform to deliver remote learning. Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what’s happening in the classroom. It gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes.

How to use Seesaw

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

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils approximately 3 hours per day at Key Stage 1 and 4 hours per day at Key Stage 2.

A suggested timetable for the week has been provided by each class teacher to ensure that they are given routines in order to learn at home. Children thrive with routine and structure so this may help when learning at home. We understand that this cannot be followed at all times.

What activities can I expect the class teacher to set?

Activities will be assigned daily at 9am by your child’s teacher. These will include:

  • Maths lessons uploaded to Seesaw. This may be a combination of white rose maths videos (the scheme used in school) and resources/worksheets used in the classroom. Answers will be provided for self-marking at home. In addition, pupils should be accessing TT Rock Stars (Y2-6).
  • English tasks uploaded to Seesaw following the sequence of learning that would have been happening in the classroom. The quantity will be dependent on age/stage of your child. Some/all of these will be ‘handed in’ to your child’s class teacher on Seesaw for marking. This will include spelling and grammar.
  • Reading: Pupils should be reading daily. A link to the Oxford Owl free e-library is provided on the home learning section of the website. Key Stage Two pupils can still access Accelerated Reader quizzes through the home learning section of the school website
  • Topic task(s) will be uploaded to Seesaw for children to complete and hand in virtually. These will be lessons your child would have had in class this term which can be most easily adapted to remote learning.

What are the expectations for children:

  • Each child should complete as many Seesaw activities as possible each day. Children will be expected to complete at least the Maths, English, SPAG and reading tasks posted daily
  • Pupil’s responses should be sent to the teacher via Seesaw, who will provide feedback to their work as and when needed.

What feedback will my child receive?

Teachers will be able to monitor a child’s engagement in activities and their level of understanding and may send feedback to the child or write comments.

Teachers will be available from 8.30 until 4pm to respond to messages.

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 there is an issue with access to a device to complete remote education, please let us know immediately.
  • We will do everything we can to support remote education and have a limited number of devices that we may be able to loan as well as helping to resolve any issues with connecting to the internet.
  • We recognise that some pupils may only be able to access Seesaw on a device with a small screen, such as a mobile phone. We are happy for pupils to complete any work set on paper instead of on a computer if needed and upload a photo of their work.

Should you be unable to achieve the connectivity suggested above please contact us and we will move to an alternative. This however, will not provide your child with crucial contact with their teachers which is our preferred delivery

Home learning websites may support home learning.


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