This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils, parents and carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
The remote curriculum: 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?
At Seven Sisters Primary School we endeavour to provide a similar curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects.
In mathematics, during ‘normal’ periods of schooling we use the materials provided by White Rose Maths alongside various other resources and teaching materials. This system will not alter during remote learning. Furthermore, teachers will use the excellent instructional educational videos supplied by White Rose maths to deliver the curriculum. Other resources, including live and recorded lessons are used in addition to these videos at the discretion of the year group teams to support children’s remote learning.
For the wider curriculum we follow the Haringey Education Partnership (HEP)curriculum as closely as possible for Science, Geography, History and Religion but supplement it with material from other sources such as the Oak National Academy. We will use a wide range of materials, including numerous free resources being released on a weekly basis by national bodies specifically for remote learning, to teach Art, PE and PSHE as well as all other subjects.
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:
In KS1 there is a minimum expectation that pupils receive a range of learning activities that will take a minimum of 3 hours to complete.
In KS2 there is a minimum expectation that pupils receive a range of learning activities that will take a minimum of 4 hours to complete.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Your child will need to access to the following each day:
This list is not exhaustive and class teachers may add new sites to stimulate children’s learning.
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?
All work is posted on Google Classroom each weekday morning.
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:
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 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:
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
Where an 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. For these pupils there will be a reliance upon the work provided by Oak National Academy. Where parents do not have access to online learning paper, packs will be provided.