REMOTE LEARNING

 Your children can continue their learning at home if they are isolating due to Covid restrictions. If this is the case please make sure you have contacted the school and we will provide learning that your child can continue at home.

Your child has a password to Purple Mash- Our Virtual Learning Environment. If you have forgotten your log in details, please let school know and we will send our new details.

If you have any queries regarding how to access your child’s work please call the school office on 0161-770-5752 or email admin@bealvaleprimary.com

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: 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?

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?

Remote teaching and study time each day

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 broadly the following number of hours each day:

EYFS

Reception class – 1 hour of ‘Live learning’ on Microsoft Teams and 1 and a half hours of independent activities to access on Purple Mash.

Key Stage 1

Year 1 & 2 – 1 hour English session and 1 hour Maths lesson conducted through ‘Live Learning’ sessions on Microsoft Teams.

A further 2 hours of independent activities to access on Purple Mash.

Key Stage 2

Year 3,4,5 & 6 – 1 hour English session and 1 hour Maths lesson conducted through ‘Live Learning’ sessions on Microsoft Teams.

A further 2 hours of independent activities to access on Purple Mash.

 

Accessing remote education

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

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:

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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?

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

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:

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:

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.