Remote Education – In the event of a Covid 19 related absence or school closure.

Our remote learning plan

Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind.  We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.

  • Online learning daily, we suggest in windows of 30 minutes this can be using PurpleMash, Oak Academy, White Rose, BBC Bitesize website, Phonics Play for phonics and Oxford Owl for reading
  • Teachers will address which online resource to be used and when
  • Teacher feedback will be daily or weekly as required
  • In addition, the Headteacher will monitor pupils’ work and feedback as necessary
  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school

We will set out what equipment children will need to access remote learning and learn effectively at home eg

  • A device that can access the internet such as a computer or tablet.  If you are unable to access such a device please let school know, it maybe possible to lend such a device and / or produce hard copies of work where appropriate
  • Notebooks or course books
  • We might recommend a quiet space where children can work with no disruption

Hedgehogs – Nursery & Reception

We suggest two hours structured learning a day

  • Use of PurpleMash or MiniMash as appropriate
  • Activities (not internet based) will be sent home in a folder there will be eight different activities to practise key skills
  • Emails will be sent home with more suggestions

Owls – Year 1 & Year 2

  • 1 daily 45 minute session on English
  • 1 daily 45 minute session on Maths
  • 1 daily 45 minute session on Topic or Science
  • 1 session on PE / family bike ride, walk, tennis, climbing trees, making dens etc

Foxes – Year 3 & Year 4

  • 1 daily 60 minute session on English
  • 1 daily 60 minute session on Maths
  • 1 daily 60 minute session on Topic or Science
  • 1 session on PE / family bike ride, walk, tennis, climbing trees, making dens etc

What we expect from your child

It’s important that your child engages with home learning and keeps to their timetable, if they aren’t engaging with the learning, we’ll use the following strategies to provide additional support:

  • Phone calls home
  • Emails
  • Increase our feedback

What you can do to help

We appreciate that if this situation arises, it may present some challenges for you.  We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time.

Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning.  We ask that you help them as much as you can.

At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers.  But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Our top tips:

  • Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable
  • Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
  • Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active

Our staff will endeavour to make regular courtesy calls in order to stay in touch.  However, please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or of you have any questions.  You can contact the school office or class teacher.

Please access our Facebook page to celebrate your child’s learning too.

Office Email: office@st-leonards-dunston.staffs.sch.uk

Telephone: 01785 712488

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.