Remote Home Learning

Remote Home Learning

Remote education may be needed if:

1. individual pupils need to self – isolate or
2. in the event of a local lockdown or Bubble closure

We plan to ensure any pupils educated at home are given the support they need to make good progress. This plan
has been compiled using government guidance, teacher input and feedback from parents and carers.

All home learning will be available under the Home Learning Section of the website each week.

In the event of a full lockdown where the whole class is learning from home:
Every Monday morning the following will be provided:
* A weekly learning grid.
* Daily Maths lessons using White Rose Maths Hub and daily English Lessons using Oak National Academy.

These will include video instructions, downloadable written tasks and answers so that pupils’ can self-mark
their work.
* Weekly spellings, mental maths and handwriting practice.
* Suggestions for regular physical activity.
* Topic lessons.
* A home learning pack will also be sent home where possible.

The work provided will be in line with the National Curriculum and follow the progression of learning children have
been following in school.

If your child is self- isolating:
You can access the class topic plan on the school’s home learning section of the school website with a section of
Home Learning activities which can be accessed at any time. In addition, the class teacher may add PowerPoints and
other work which can be completed at home when needed.

Pupils in EYFS:
All home learning for pupils in EYFS will be provided through Tapestry. This will include:
* Short videos by the class teacher.
* Learning challenges.
* Stories and songs.
* Games to play at home

What are the minimum learning expectations for pupils during this time?
We realise that many parents may be facing the challenge of balancing working from home, running a household
and parenting more than one child whilst home schooling. It is a government requirement that we provide access to
a broad and balanced curriculum for pupils at home and we would encourage parents to give their children the
opportunity to complete as much of this as possible. However, we also realise that this level of home schooling will
simply not be possible for some parents. With that in mind, we have set out some ‘minimum requirements’ that will
prevent your child from falling behind with the core aspects of the curriculum.

As a minimum, we expect pupils to engage with the following:
* Daily reading.
* Regular Mental Maths practice .
* Spelling practice following the weekly spelling plan, Please test your child weekly.
* Regular writing practice.

How can my child submit work and communicate with their class teacher?
Your child will be able to submit work using the school’s teacher email address teacher@hwood.org.uk.

This could be an electronic document or a photograph of completed work. They will also be able to raise any queries
using this email address. Pupils should self-mark their Maths and English learning before submitting using the
answers available. Teachers will then offer further feedback on this work where needed.
As a minimum expectation, we would ask pupils to submit at least one piece of Maths and English learning per week
(preferably the end of the week tasks) so that teachers can assess pupils’ understanding.

What support will be available?
You can use the teacher@hwood.org.uk email address to contact your child’s class teacher with any queries you
may have. You can also request a phone call from your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss anything
further.

If you require pastoral support, you can contact the pastoral team on Pastoral@hwood.org.uk

School staff will ensure that all families receive at least one phone call from school in the event of a local lockdown.

Pupils with Special Educational Needs:
We recognise that some pupils who have special educational needs may need additional support and/or
differentiation to access the curriculum from home. Our Special Needs Co-ordinator will work with class teachers
and parents to adjust home learning provision to best meet the needs of these pupils.

How can we continue to be part of the school community?
The best way to engage in the school community is to ensure that your child regularly submits learning.
In addition to this, in the event of a local lockdown, we will also:
* Deliver, record and share a weekly assembly.
* Award weekly ‘Star of the Week’ certificates to two children in each class. These will be emailed home.

These certificates may be awarded for overall engagement with home learning or for a specific piece of
work. If your child is self-isolating but continuing to complete home learning, they will still be considered for
the weekly certificates alongside the children in school.
* Ensure that all our families will receive at least one call from school staff.
* Share messages of support and encouragement on social media.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding remote education, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would like
to take another opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your support with home learning, it is invaluable to your
child’s education and we are incredibly grateful.