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Remote Learning Plan October 2020


 

Remote Learning Plan - October 2020     

In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of full closure, bubble closure and self-isolation Marden Lodge Primary School & Nursery has developed the following plan. This plan offers remote learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households have limited access to devices and require paper copies of work and resources.

This plan will be applied in the following instances:

  1. An individual/number of children is self-isolating because of a positive test within the household or symptoms.

  2. A whole bubble or cohort is self-isolating because of an outbreak of coronavirus

  3. Short term whole school closure except for childcare provision for key worker children

 

The plan complies with the expectations and principles outlined in the DFE document Guidance for Full Opening of Schools

Software and online platforms

Within all plans, teachers will set appropriate work in line with our current curriculum, primarily supplemented by a range of resources provided by Class Dojo, TimesTables RockStars, White Rose Maths, NCETM, Oak National Academy, Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc and Tapestry. 

Children will remain in contact with their Class teacher through Class Dojo or telephone. 

Rationale

The platform Class Dojo has been selected to support remote learning in Years 1-6 as it is currently being used in school within our behaviour system in these year groups. In Nursery and Reception, Tapestry has been selected as it is currently used for their online learning journals. Class Dojo will support our school in offering online learning with the opportunity for the children to communicate with the teacher via a safe online platform. Teachers, children and parents will be able to message one another to share information and offer support. Children’s work will still be celebrated in weekly assemblies. These assemblies will also give everyone the chance to feel a sense of community again.  

Maths: The GLF Scheme of Learning, White Rose Maths and NCETM resources will be used as they are matched to our current maths curriculum and children are familiar with using these resources. TimesTables RockStars will be utilised to support the acquisition and retention of basic core maths skills. 

English: Vocabulary Ninja, Oxford Owl & Spelling Shed will be used to support reading, spelling and punctuation. 

Foundation Subjects: Our Marden Curriculum will continue through the use of Class Dojo. Resources will be familiar to the children and will follow the same learning sequence as if they were in school. 

In preparation for home-learning, parents and children have received logins and password information for the following platforms:

Class Dojo (Y1-6 only), TimesTable RockStars, Charanga and Tapestry (Nursery & Reception only).

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents must understand that engagement in home learning is compulsory, as is the expectation that Marden Lodge Primary School & Nursery makes that provision available and accessible to all. However, if children themselves are too ill to attend then they should not be expected to engage in home learning and remote learning will not be provided.

Nursery/reception provision

Marden Lodge Primary School & Nursery will look at the most suitable ways of engaging children in the EYFS with their learning. This will include the use of Tapestry to share and respond to learning opportunities. 

 

Learning in Reception will focus on Communication and Language, PSED and Physical needs as well as language, early reading, maths, phonics and vocabulary development. The children’s learning needs in these areas will be met through activities to develop gross and fine motor skills, basic, everyday skills, language and conversation skills, daily phonics, mark making, video sessions, storytimes and number activities. Activities which provide for real life, play-based learning that can be done as a family will help give meaning and context to the children.

 

Opportunities for both teacher-led directed tasks and child-led activities will be provided to match the curriculum requirements of the EYFS and we will use Tapestry to communicate these activities to your child.

 

Worksheets and practical resources

If a child is isolated from school (the child is sent home from school to either receive a test or self-isolate as someone in the household is being tested) they will leave school with a paper pack of work, prepared by their teacher for their year group. This will provide them with the immediate opportunity to continue their learning at home. 

The work packs will include basic skills tasks that would be relevant at any stage of the year i.e. arithmetic, spelling, reading, writing (with a visual prompt) and handwriting.


 

Remote Learning


Pupil needs to isolate because someone in their household is symptomatic or tests positive

Ongoing Support

Safeguarding/SEND

A paper pack of work will be sent home immediately with the child upon isolation for the first 5 days (see above for details). 


If children return to school after negative test results, bring paper copies in, quarantine for 72 hours before receiving verbal feedback from the Class Teacher.


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Whilst pupils are at home, if well enough, they should access the following through the Class Dojo:


  • Marden school lessons/slides or Oak Academy lessons for English & Maths through Class Dojo for Y1-6 and Tapestry for EYFS. (Phone or device required for Oak Academy / TTR / Numbots)

  • Marden or Oak Academy lessons for non-core subjects through Class Dojo and Tapestry for EYFS

  • Phonics activities with Read Write Inc. (online)

  • Reading (using book provided by the school)

  • Times Table Rock Stars (TTR) or Numbots


Paper or exercise books will be provided (if needed) to complete tasks. Pupils can upload their work to their Dojo portfolio for marking.


If pupils cannot access Class Dojo or Tapestry, paper copies will be provided for all lessons. These can be collected or posted. 


Work uploaded to Class Dojo will be responded to each day with a short comment.

Staff will make contact with the family (once a week) in order to see how the child is getting on with the work. This will be done via Class Dojo or telephone.


School office to contact parents to ensure a Covid test has been taken.

If a child is entitled to FSM, ensure food parcels/food bank vouchers are made available.

If a child is vulnerable in any way, the DSL will ensure that appropriate agencies are notified and arrange for regular safe and well checks via a phone call from the DSL. Staff will make contact once a week to families with any vulnerable children. 

SENCO will support the provision provided by the class teacher and will ensure provision is in line with the child’s EHCP or SEN support plan. Class teacher and/or SENCO will contact the parents/child weekly. 

One remote, if a child does not engage with home learning, the class teacher will call the parents to discuss barriers.

If a child normally has a 1:1 Thrive session, Thrive practitioners will make contact with the parent/child over the phone and provide suitable tasks to work on at home once a week. 

 


A whole bubble/cohort of children is isolating because of an outbreak of coronavirus

Ongoing Support

Safeguarding/SEND

From the first day of bubble/cohort isolation, when pupils are at home, if well enough, they should access the following through the Class Dojo:


  • Marden school lessons/slides or Oak Academy lessons for English & Maths through Class Dojo for Y1-6 and Tapestry for EYFS. (Phone or device required for Oak Academy / TTR / Numbots)

  • Marden or Oak Academy lessons for non-core subjects through Class Dojo and Tapestry for EYFS

  • Phonics activities with Read Write Inc. (online)

  • Reading (using book provided by the school)

  • Times Table Rock Stars (TTR) or Numbots


Whole bubble/cohort closures will also receive the following:

  • Class story video being read by class teacher

  • A daily morning welcome video from the class teacher, briefly explaining the tasks for the day

  • Assemblies will also be recorded and uploaded to Class Dojo for the pupils to watch. This will encourage children to keep working, celebrate successes and promote a togetherness. 

Work on Class Dojo and Tapestry will be uploaded by 9am each day.   

Paper or exercise books will be provided (if needed) to complete tasks. Pupils can upload their work to their Dojo portfolio for marking.


If pupils cannot access Class Dojo or Tapestry, paper copies will be provided for all lessons. These can be collected or posted. 


Work uploaded to Class Dojo will be responded to each day with a short comment.


If the teacher is unwell, the bubble/cohort will be supported by a designated member of SLT. 

Staff will make contact with the family (once a week) in order to see how the child is getting on with the work. This will be done via Class Dojo or telephone.


School office to contact parents to ensure a Covid test has been taken.

If a child is entitled to FSM, ensure food parcels/food bank vouchers are made available.

If a child is vulnerable in any way, the DSL will ensure that appropriate agencies are notified and arrange for regular safe and well checks via a phone call from the DSL. Staff will make contact once a week to families with any vulnerable children. 

SENCO will support the provision provided by the class teacher and will ensure provision is in line with the child’s EHCP or SEN support plan. Class teacher and/or SENCO will make regular contact with the parents/child. 

If a child does not engage with home learning, the class teacher will call the parents to discuss barriers.

If a child normally has a 1:1 Thrive session, Thrive practitioners will make contact with the parent/child over the phone and provide suitable tasks to work on at home. 



 


 


Short term whole school closure except for childcare provision for key worker children

Ongoing Support

Safeguarding/SEND

From the first day of a short term whole school closure (except for childcare provision for key workers), when pupils are at home, if well enough, they should access the following through the Class Dojo:


  • Marden school lessons/slides or Oak Academy lessons for English & Maths through Class Dojo for Y1-6 and Tapestry for EYFS. (Phone or device required for Oak Academy / TTR / Numbots)

  • Marden or Oak Academy lessons for non-core subjects through Class Dojo and Tapestry for EYFS

  • Phonics activities with Read Write Inc. (online)

  • Reading (using book provided by the school)

  • Times Table Rock Stars (TTR) or Numbots


Whole bubble/cohort closures will also receive the following:

  • Class story video being read by class teacher

  • A daily morning welcome video from the class teacher, briefly explaining the tasks for the day

  • Assemblies will also be recorded and uploaded to Class Dojo for the pupils to watch. This will encourage children to keep working, celebrate successes and promote a togetherness. 

Work on Class Dojo and Tapestry will be uploaded by 9am each day.   

Paper or exercise books will be provided (if needed) to complete tasks. Pupils can upload their work to their Dojo portfolio for marking.


If pupils cannot access Class Dojo or Tapestry, paper copies will be provided for all lessons. These can be collected or posted. 


Work uploaded to Class Dojo will be responded to each day with a short comment.


If the teacher is unwell, the bubble/cohort will be supported by a designated member of SLT. 


Provision will be reviewed after the first two weeks.

Staff will make contact with the family in order to see how the child is getting on with the work. This will be done via Class Dojo or telephone.


School office to contact parents to ensure a Covid test has been taken.

If a child is entitled to FSM, ensure food parcels/food bank vouchers are made available.

If a child is vulnerable in any way, the DSL will ensure that appropriate agencies are notified and arrange for regular safe and well checks via a phone call from the DSL. Staff will make contact once a week to families with any vulnerable children. 

SENCO will support the provision provided by the class teacher and will ensure provision is in line with the child’s EHCP or SEN support plan. Class teacher and/or SENCO will make regular contact with the parents/child. 

If a child does not engage with home learning, the class teacher will call the parents to discuss barriers.

If a child normally has a 1:1 Thrive session, Thrive practitioners will make contact with the parent/child over the phone and provide suitable tasks to work on at home.