Documents relating to the full opening of Marlborough Primary School – 7th September 2020*
* Please note – the documents below will be updated on a regularly. Therefore these may not be the most current versions.
Remote Learning 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
What should my child expect from immediate remote education of pupils being sent home?
Our remote learning provision is ready to be implemented immediately upon any closure. Technology and data is readily available for all families along with other adaptable solutions so that all children can fully access remote education. Children should expect to learn, differently but to the same standard, whilst working remotely. A document detailing expectations is available.
Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as in school. However, at times activities and lessons may be adapted to suit remote learning. All subjects will be taught weekly. As the children are using technology daily to access these lessons and need to understand and manipulate the technology to be able to do so, discreet computing lessons are not taught. Daily Guided reading, English, Maths lesson are taught. Science, Foundation Subjects, Spanish, Art, P.E, Music and spellings are taught weekly. For Early Years, Year 1 and any children that require it, daily phonics sessions are taught.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
The day will be designed so that a combination of teaching input, independent work, and reading will take approximately the amount of hours stated below:
|EYFS (Our Nursery remains fully open to all children)||Reception: 2 hours a day|
|Key Stage 1||Year 1: 2.5 hours a day
Year 2: 3 hours a day
|Key Stage 2 ( Years 3-6)||4 hours a day|
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
We use Google Classroom or Tapestry for all our remote learning, with every child being provided with a login for these platforms, as well as, Literacy Shed, TT Rock Stars, Oxford Owls, Big Cat Collins and Spelling Shed. Live lessons, drop ins, interventions groups and assemblies are taught through Zoom or Google Meets. All children will be sent links prior to the lessons starting and weekly timetables are available.
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 be able to access online learning at home. In order to support these pupils we offer the following:
- We are able to lend Chromebooks to any pupil in Key Stage 2 who needs access to a device.
- We are able to lend iPads to any pupil in Early Years, Key Stage 1 or Anstruther House, who needs access to a device.
- In addition, for families who need data, we offer a SIM card or an increase in their data allowance through the government scheme.
- Where remote learning is impossible, children will be given printed materials either by post through a safe arrangement for collection. Parents can take a photo of work and upload it to Google Classroom or if necessary email this back to a teacher for feedback.
How will my child be taught remotely?
Every week the children will have access to:
- Live teaching three times a week (online lessons through Zoom)
- Drop in sessions and interventions as necessary.
- Teaching videos recorded by the class teachers for lessons that are not ‘live’.
- All children have access to Oxford Owls, Big Cat Collins or Literacy Shed depending on their reading ability.
- A variety of online websites and Apps are accessible to aid and support learning.
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?
- We expect the same level of effort from every child and for them to engage in the daily learning schedule.
- Parents/Carers are encouraged to set a routine with their child in order to accommodate lessons including live sessions.
- It is expected that completed learning is submitted through Google Classroom or during interventions and group work sessions.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Google Classroom records all children’s submitted and missing work. The class teacher and/or partner teachers assess all work daily.
- Parents/carers are contacted through a phone call and/or email if a child’s work does not meet our expectations or if incomplete or missing.
- Regular feedback and drop in sessions are available throughout the week.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback will be provided in one of the following forms:
Written feedback with comments and next steps where needed.
Any misconceptions addressed through feedback or follow up sessions, live sessions or teaching videos.
Teachers are in weekly contact with all children and families where feedback and next steps may be discussed.
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 will support your child with an individual programme of teaching and learning designed to support them to achieve their individual targets. This will be delivered through:
- Multiple daily teaching sessions,
- Activities and resources provided to support the learning objectives,
- Guided sessions with parents and carers,
- Therapy sessions continuing online,
- Be available to offer advise and guidance daily.
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?
For any children having to self-isolate daily teaching slides and activities are available and uploaded to either Google Classroom or Tapestry (depending on the phase they are in) for them to access. Children can submit any completed learning through these platform or via email. The children all have a Wonde login so that all online resources and Apps are accessible to them at all times. Feed back will be given on all learning.