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Remote Learning

Remote Learning at Broomwood:

 

At Broomwood we are committed to providing excellent remote learning opportunities for pupils who have to self-isolate due to a class closure or when we are placed into a national lockdown. We recognise how detrimental it can be when children are away from school and therefore our remote learning policy has been designed to ensure that pupils working from home are not at a disadvantage to their peers who are in school. 

 

The designated remote learning lead:

 

The designated lead for remote learning at Broomwood is the headteacher- Mrs Owen. She will oversee the lessons that are being taught and along with the deputy headteacher will monitor the lessons on a regular basis.

 

How remote learning works:

 

  • Pupils from pre-school to year 6 will be offered three virtual sessions a day. After learning from the first lockdown, we recognise that our school community is better supported through 'live' lessons where they can have interaction with their class teacher and peers. The sessions will vary in length depending upon the age of the child. We do however work in line with government guidelines offering KS1 pupils at least three hours and KS2 four hours.
  • EYFS Timetable
  • 9.00 – 9.30

    9.30 – 10.15

    10.15 – 10.30

    10.30 – 11.00

    11.00 – 12.00

    12.00 – 12.45

    12.45 – 1.15

    1.15 – 2.15

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Maths

    Follow up task on SeeSaw and free play

    Drink and Snack

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Phonics

    Follow up task on SeeSaw and free play

    Lunch and some fresh air

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Topic themed Session

    Follow up task on SeeSaw and free play

     

  • KS1 Timetable

  • 9.00 – 10.00

    10.00 – 10.15

    10.15 – 10.30

    10.30 – 11.30

    11.30 – 11.45

    11.45 – 12.45

    12.45 – 1.45

    1.45 – 2.00

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Maths

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Drink and Snack

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Literacy

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Lunch and some fresh air

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Topic

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

     

  • LKS2 Timetable

    9.00 – 9.30

    9.30 – 10.30

    10.30 – 10.45

    10.45 – 11.00

    11.00 – 12.00

    12.00 – 12.15

    12.15 – 1.15

    1.15 – 2.15

    2.15 – 2.30

    Reading time

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Maths

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Drink and Snack

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Literacy

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Lunch and some fresh air

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Topic

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

     

  • UKS2 Timetable

    8.45 – 9.45

    9.45 – 10.15

    10.15 – 10.30

    10.30 – 11.00

    11.00 – 11.30

    11.30 – 12.30

    12.30 – 1.00

    1.00 – 2.00

    2.00 – 3.00

    3.00 – 3.30

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Maths

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Break

    Reading time

    Drink and snack

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Literacy

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

    Lunch and some fresh air

    Live lesson with the teacher

     

    Topic

    Follow up task on SeeSaw

     

  • The 'live' lessons will include a literacy and  numeracy based sessions and then there will be a balance of other subjects taught within the final session linked to what they should be learning at any given time.
  • In addition to the 'live' lessons, teachers will set work from the lessons and put it onto see-saw. Pupils are then free to complete this work and upload it for teacher feedback. As part of our policy, pupils will be given daily feedback via see-saw on the work that they produce.
  • The remote learning lessons are carefully sequenced so that we can continue to build on prior learning. The lessons will mirror what children in school are completing in order that they are not disadvantaged and that key objectives from the national curriculum are still being met. Parallel teachers plan together to ensure this can happen effectively for both children in school and children at home.
  • We ensure that we offer a broad and balanced curriculum overtime. At times, where more appropriate, we block teach certain subjects in order that progression of learning can be managed more effectively.
  • Due to us using either Microsoft Teams or Zoom for the delivery of lessons, we are able to effectively share power points or films to enhance learning further. As we are also able to connect to a visualiser, we are able to model to the children.
  • In order to ensure our remote learners are reading at home, we have invested in the full Oxford Owl eBook Library. Children have their own class log in and can access reading books matched to their individual reading ability. 
  • Children who need to complete remote learning are provided with resources from school to enhance their learning further. Resources include: a white board and pen, a ruler, a pencil and school books so that children can present their work in line with the school policy.
  • There are a number of children where the 'live' whole class lesson may not be appropriate due to individual needs. We therefore provide specific small group virtual lessons or individual virtual interventions for children who have particular needs. This is particularly targeted at those children who have an EHCP.

 

Expected Behaviour during remote learning:

 

We encourage excellent behaviour during remote learning sessions and we expect the children to behave in the same way that they would within school. We have the following rules in place for all children:

  • Children must have their camera on throughout the session so that the teacher can track their engagement and understanding of learning
  • Children must be dressed appropriately and ready to learn
  • Children must have the resources that they need for the lesson
  • Children must only unmute when they are asked to by the teacher
  • Children must only use the chat button when they are asked by the teacher

 

To support the management of this we implement our school zone board and we recognise, on a weekly basis, the remote learner of the week. To support teachers in managing poor behaviour, children will know that 'yellow' of the zone board is a reminder but that persistent poor behaviour will be 'red' and this will result in the child being removed from the lesson. This will be followed up with a phone call from the headteacher or deputy headteacher. Similarly, children can be moved up the zone board for their excellent contributions and the day on 'blue' or 'purple'.

 

See-saw:

 

  • See-saw is an online platform that we use for children to upload their homework on a weekly basis. This platform is also used during periods of self-isolation or during national lockdowns for teachers to upload work for pupils. Pupils are able to upload their responses and then gain feedback from their class teacher.
  • All powerpoints and videos used in the live lessons are also uploaded so that the children can refer back to them.
  • Each child is given a unique QR code and as it is a private platform, it can only be accessed by members of our school community.

 

Families without technology:

 

  • We recognise that a number of families may not have technology to support remote learning. As we are offered technology from the DfE, we offer laptops to those families most in need. Our criteria works as follows: families without any technology; families who only have access to a  mobile phone; families with more than one child but a limited number of devices. 

 

Engagement of pupils on remote learning:

 

  • During self-isolation or any form of lockdown, registers are taken to see which children are engaging in remote learning. Where a pupil is not engaging, families are called by a member of staff to offer further support.
  • Teachers try and work in a creative way to keep online learning lessons as engaging as possible and will employ a range of tools, such as using the chat key, answers on whiteboards, quizzes, active learning to keep pupils engaged. 

 

Remote learning when individuals are self-isolating:

 

  • On a weekly basis staff will be sent a list of children who are self-isolating with their families and work will be set for them on See-Saw.
  • On a daily basis work will be set for literacy, maths and topic and the teacher will provide feedback. This work will be a mixture of White Rose maths, Oak Academy literacy and BBC Bitesize. The teachers will personalise the learning and ensure that it is a continuation of the learning done in school, rather than just consolidation.
  • The teacher will call the pupil twice a week during the absence to see how they are managing and highlight any concerns to the headteacher or deputy.
  • If children do not have access to technology they will be provided with hard copies of the work.

Staying Safe and Well

  • Children will be spending more time online during remote learning and must follow the rules as they would do in school. If you are worried about anything online and want to report it, please follow the CEOP link below.
  • Children and parents who are finding things difficult at home, can call school for support at any time. Alternatively, there are a number of organisations who are there to help - please see the 'Helplines and Support' section.
  • During remote learning, remember to allow your child time to relax - try the yoga link below for a good form of relaxation. 
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