Remote education provision- information for parents
Different contexts for home learning
We have been speaking with parents about their home learning situation and it might be useful to summarise these as they inform how we need to find the best way for children to learn at this time.
Some parents have access to technology throughout the school day that their children can use
Some parents don’t have any technology or there are others using it in their household at different times
Some parents want as much learning on paper as possible
Some parents are home working most of the day and don’t have much time to help their children with home learning. This is particularly challenging with younger children.
All classes in school have children attending whose parents are critical workers. Teachers are teaching them full time. Some infant classes are half full.
To cater for these different situations we are:
Giving a weekly overview for each class that shows the learning outcomes for children in school and remotely
Rotating school technology to those households who need it
Giving a variety of learning activities that can be accessed at any time. Videos of teaching are recorded for access at any time. We cannot record teaching of other people’s children in class and put that on Seesaw for data protection reasons.
Using a home learning book for each child for continuity for what is learnt between now and when children return
Above all we are checking the response rates to different tasks to get a picture of what is working well and providing more of what works.
Feedback to children
The main thing that is difficult in any remote learning situation is responding to children’s misunderstandings. Normally that is done individually or in groups as the lesson continues.
On Seesaw teachers will mark children’s work and use comment functions.
How long the work will take
The DFE says that work should take a minimum of 3 hours per day for Key Stage 1 and 4 hours per day for Key Stage 2. There are no time recommendations for Nursery or Reception.
Teachers will phone or School Cloud call parents as necessary each week. Much of this conversation for older year groups will be with the children themselves.