Guidance for parents

  • Work will cover all aspects of learning, there will be flexibility with regards to the times it is completed but we would like children to try their best
  • We will aim to create tasks where children can work independently – age allowing. Children should expect tasks to be challenging and to cover the full curriculum. The demand will obviously vary with regards to the age of the child.
  • Parents to report a child’s illness or absence from being able to work to the Class Teacher via Class Dojo.
  • Parents or children to report any technical issues to the school as soon as possible.
  • Pupils will only use the online learning platforms for their intended purpose.
  • Pupils/ Parents to contact their teacher or class support staff via Class Dojo throughout the day if they have any questions.
  • During remote interactive sessions pupils must adhere to the school behaviour policy at all times.
  • Pupils will not take part in remote 1:1 with their teacher or support staff unless specifically agreed with parents.
  • Sessions must not be recorded by pupils or parents or be duplicated elsewhere

Daily Timetable

Class teacher will post on Class Dojo a suggested daily timetable for the following day the evening before if possible, if not definitely by 8.30am of that day.

Maths

Class Teacher will create a portfolio activity for Maths containing a link to the white rose maths video (for Yrs 1-6) and the corresponding worksheets for the lesson. They will also add any further prepared videos from themselves if needed. The work is to be completed in the work book already sent home, or on the screen, or if you wish to print the sheet out, on the sheet. Parents to send a photo of the completed work back to class teacher or the completed sheet if done on screen via the child’s Class Dojo portfolios. The teacher will then feedback any corrections that need completing after marking. If extra videos need adding for explanation during the day, these will be added to the class story.

English

Work will be set work via a portfolio activity. Work to be completed in the exercise book and parents to send photo of the completed work back to the class teacher or the completed sheet if done on screen via the child’s Class Dojo portfolio. This is the same for Phonics and Handwriting where set, and any Reading activities.

Afternoon Work

Work will be set work via a portfolio activity. Work to be completed in the exercise book and parents to send photo of the completed work back to the class teacher or the completed sheet if done on screen via the child’s Class Dojo portfolio. This is the same for Phonics and Handwriting where set, and any Reading activities.

  • During videos children may be asked to pause it whilst they do something then move onto another bit.
  • Teacher’s may upload videos of a demonstration/modelling of an activity either on the portfolio task or on the class story if parents/children need it.
  • The Government has indicated that Oak National Academy materials can be used. This may be more appropriate for topic and afternoon lesson, however we will not be using this for Maths and probably not for Literacy as we would like to follow the curriculum plans already in place and will only use if they enhance the planned lesson.
  • There will be at least one additional activity set each day such as handwriting, arithmetic, phonics etc. Again, this will be through Class Dojo.
  • Class Teachers have been asked to remember that the majority of parents are not teachers and it is important to make it very clear what is required.

Zoom Group Sessions

We will also be providing fortnightly group session check- ins via Zoom. Details of these will be sent a few days before on Class Dojo. There is also separate Guidance for the running of these Zoom sessions for Parents to read.

Zoom parent user guide

Help with Class Dojo

Click here for instructions on finding work on the portfolio section of Class Dojo – guide 1

Click here for instructions on finding work on the portfolio section of Class Dojo and completing the worksheet online – guide 2

Click here for visual instructions on returning work on Class Dojo – guide 3

9 steps for submitting a photo or video of work on Dojo (from a phone or tablet)

  1. Click on the activities tick
  2. This will bring up your child’s To Do list
  3. Scroll down to MY PORTFOLIO – Click on Create NEW
  4. You will see 4 colourful squares Journal, Photo, Video, Drawing,
  5. Select Photo
  6. This will open your camera and then take the photo, then click the tick if you are happy with the photo
  7. Choose which class to submit the work (if in more than one class)
  8. You can choose to add a caption if you want
  9. Press the blue send arrow in the top right corner

To answer questions or tasks that require a text answer, select ‘journal‘ and then type the answer directly. 

Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

Please click here – This is for individuals, bubble isolation or as a result of a local or national lockdown.

Remote Learning Policy – Embrace MAT October 2020