Fountain Primary School

Putting learning at the heart of all we do

Fountain Street, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 0AW

0113 8878235

info@fountainprimary.org

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:

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, maths is taught by videos from the White Rose Maths Hub with worksheets attached, PE is taught by video from PE partner and Real PE schemes, where appropriate some subjects will have videos from Oak Academy Trust.

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:

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) A minimum of 3 hours to complete all tasks.
Key Stage 1 A minimum of 3 hours to complete all tasks.
Key Stage 2 A minimum of 4 hours to complete all tasks.

 

Accessing Remote Education

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

All online learning is provided on the SeeSaw app.

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:

Laptops are available to loan from school. Parents should contact the pastoral team at school via phone or through info@fountainprimary.org.

If support with internet access is required we can provide BT hotspots via our cluster services. Again, parents should contact the pastoral team at school via phone or through info@fountainprimary.org

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

Lessons follow the Fountain curriculum.

Where required the class teacher will upload a video of themselves modelling content or explaining tasks.

Books that we read in school are uploaded and read out for children to follow along. Examples of writing content are given.

Where a video is not required teachers will upload a voiceover to explain a task or write a brief summary of what to do.

Additional videos are linked in on the seesaw app from, oak academy trust for some subject specific learning, the white rose maths hub and BBC bitesize.

Engagement and Feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement?

Home learning is provided daily at 9am. As this is via video it can be accessed at any point throughout the day.

 

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

Remote learning is marked daily

Engagement is monitored by class teachers and the leadership team; phone calls are made if engagement is a concern and support is offered.


How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

Remote learning is marked daily (within the working day). If home learning is uploaded after working hours it will be marked the following day.

For correct work children will receive a ‘like.’ Comments will be received for some corrections.

Lessons are adapted in line with the progress made by pupils. Work is differentiated as required.

 

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?

Pupils with SEND needs have remote learning that matches with their individual pupil passport and their APDR grids (assess, plan, do review).

Children in early years and year 1, have modelled work they can complete at home by listening to the teacher. They may initially require support to access the Seesaw app.

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

If an individual child is isolating the day after informing school the class teacher will upload daily learning for the child to complete.