Home Learning Area


 A Parent’s guide to Home Learning 

 

Expectations

As a school, we have plans in place for home learning to start immediately after a partial or whole school closure. A questionnaire went out to families to assess any barriers for home learning so we can address and support you as much as possible. The expectations for a second closure are slightly different than the previous closure and follow the Governments guidelines for home learning.

 What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Following a pupil, or pupils (in the event of the closure of a bubble) being sent home for a period of isolation learning will move online. Where this is an individual having to isolate, children will be able to access their learning via their eschools login, this will mirror the work that the rest of the class are completing in school.  During the first 48 hours of isolation an adult working in your child's class will be in touch to support you with home learning.
 
In the event of the closure of a bubble and both pupils and the teacher are isolating then remote learning recorded video lessons will resume within 48 hours of the closure. For example: bubble closes on Monday remote learning video lessons will resume by Wednesday.
 
Where pupils do not have internet access, printed copies of the work that the children need to complete will be made available from the school office. Further details of how this works are found later in this document.
 

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

 We aim to teach a similar curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Each day there will be a Maths and Literacy lesson, these will be taught from the class teacher via a pre-recorded video with consolidation work attached. The content will be new learning following on from the day the bubble was isolated/ school closure. There will also be additional projects each day around the wider curriculum which links to the children’s current class Topic. However, we will need to make adaptations to some subjects. This is mostly where lessons require specialist facilities such as Computing, Music and PE. Where the curriculum has had to be adapted then these areas of the curriculum will be addressed on the pupils return to school.

 

McKie Mastery

As a school we have followed the McKie Mastery approach since September 2019. The children are used to this way of teaching so online lessons will continue in the same format to ensure learning is consistent and purposeful. 

 

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, this is based on the government latest advice:

 

Pupils in Key Stage 1: 3 hours per day

Pupils in Key Stage 2: 4 hours per day

 

Accessing remote education

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

Work will be uploaded onto eSchools under the class tab. If you are having problems logging onto eSchools please contact the school immediately. Children will need to log-in to eSchools using their log-in and password. These are found in your child's home-school reading record. If you are unable to locate this then please contact the school office at the earliest opportunity. For further support please watch the video -the link is at the bottom of this page.

 

Submitting work

The content of the online lessons will be new learning so teachers will require work to be submitted. This is for two reasons.

  1.        To assess if the children will need any extra support and input on return to school
  2.        To ensure the children are receiving regular feedback during the closure.

There are two ways in which you can submit the requested work.

  1.        Take a photograph and send it via eSchools direct to the class teacher -this is the preferred option.
  2.        There will be a box outside school for work to be dropped off each Friday. This work will then be marked (following a safe period of quarantine) and feedback provided.

Expectations for submission of work:

Online work is to be submitted to your teacher daily, this is so that your child's teacher has the opportunity to mark your child's work, provide feedback and set future learning.

  • Year 1 Maths and phonics/ literacy
  • Year 2 -6: Maths and Literacy daily (5 times per week per subject). Topic 3 times per week. For the other 2 afternoons please complete additional curriculum subjects but they do not need to be uploaded.

 

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how can we support them to access remote education?

How we will issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils:

In the Autumn term we contacted all families to identify where families may be struggling to access remote learning due to barriers created by insufficient computing/ technical equipment. As and when additional laptops or tablets become available we will contact these families to offer further support. If your situation has changed since this questionnaire and you have insufficient access remote learning, please let the school office know. Please be aware that in the event of a whole school closure this may take some time and any equipment that is loaned will be subject to a a NYCC loan agreement. We will also prioritise families based on the information that is shared.   
 
 
 
How pupils can access any printed materials needed if they do not have online access
 
Where pupils need printed material to access remote learning these are printed ready for collection from the school office each Monday morning. Resources will be available to collect from 10.30am, please if at all possible, contact the school prior to coming to collect resources so that these are ready to be collected.
 
Home learning completed on paper must also be submitted to for marking. This is so that your child's teacher has a good understanding of their learning.  Paper copies of pupils work must be clearly named and left outside the school office by 3.30pm on Friday. Over the coming week the work will be marked and feedback provided.

 

Engagement and feedback

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

 On a daily basis your child's teacher will be checking that work has been submitted, teachers will also mark work and then provide feedback via eSchools. Where there are concerns that work is not being completed your child's teacher will be in touch at the earliest opportunity to try and provide support with remote learning. Where work is being submitted on paper this will be done on a weekly basis- with feedback being provided as part of the marking of the pupils work or through a phone call with your child's teacher.

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 recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils. Please contact the SEN leader Mrs Kaufman via the school office or by email: r.kaufman@thirsk-pri.n-yorks.sch.uk

 


 

A Parent’s guide to Home Learning for EYFS.

 

 Expectations 

As a school, we have plans in place for home learning to start immediately after a partial or whole school closure. A questionnaire went out to families to assess any barriers for home learning so we can address and support you as much as possible. The expectations for a second closure are slightly different than the previous closure and follow the Governments guidelines for home learning.  

 

Weekly Routine 

Work will be uploaded onto Tapestry by Mrs Wall each day at 9 am. This will consist of Phonic and Math work. There will be a Teaching Video and then a follow up task for you and your child to complete at home. 

There will also be additional projects around the wider curriculum which links to the children’s current class Topic, these are based on a focus story.  On some occasions there will be work to support Topic uploaded to Eschools for you to download. 

 

Submitting work 

The content of the online lessons will be new learning so teachers will require work to be submitted. This is for two reasons. 

1.       To assess if the children will need any extra support and input on return to school 

2.       To ensure the children are receiving regular feedback during the closure. 

There are two ways in which you can submit the requested work.  

1.       Take a photograph or video and upload it directly to Tapestry. 

2.       There will be a box outside school for work to be dropped off, the office will then scan and email it to the class teacher the same day. 

 

 

Expectations for submission: 

·         Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Phonics 

·         Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - Math 

·         Friday - Topic 

 

McKie Mastery 

As a school we have followed the McKie Mastery approach since September 2019. The children are used to this way of teaching so online lessons will continue in the same format to ensure learning is consistent and purposeful. 

 

 

These resources are part of the Free Home Learning Packs that have been developed by Classroom Secrets  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/