Remote Learning - Parent and Pupil Views
Some pupil comments from 2021 include:
"I really like the feedback because it tells me what I could try and do next time to improve my work. It makes me feel good when my teacher says well done."
"I know I am getting better at my learning when my teacher shows me what I have improved on. I have the time to attempt layer 4 of greater depth."
"I can find out the answers faster than before."
"If I get a question wrong then the next day I get it right I know I have learned it more.
"Because my my hand writing getting better! :)"
Blended Learning is the phrase used to refer to the learning that we will provide if your child must isolate and stay away from school. The health and safety of the Wallington Primary community is paramount and therefore in addition to Government guidance, there may be instances where children, although well in themselves, have to remain at home due to their family being in isolation.
The Remote Curriculum
Our remote curriculum mirrors our current curriculum provision as closely as possible ensuring that teachers deliver lessons to all pupils (both in school and those learning from home) following the subject’s long-term planning. This means that pupils have the ability and opportunity to catch up from the last National Lock Down whilst acquiring new knowledge from current learning.
Remote Teaching and Study Time
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:
To ensure children have a balance between learning and active exercise we encourage all year groups regular fitness breaks and mindfulness across the week as part of the children's curriculum offer.
Minimum of 1.5 hours directed learning encouraging similar time for independent activities.
Key Stage 1
Minimum 3 hours of learning - This includes Maths, English, Phonics, SPAG plus a foundation subject.
Key Stage 2
Minimum 4 hours of learning - this includes English, Maths and Reading/Spelling plus a foundation subject.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- Teachers will provide lessons by recorded teaching. Additionally, they may utilise other resources such as Oak National Academy, White Rose Maths, videos from other trust schools and e-books where activities reflect our long-term planning.
- At present we are not delivering live-lessons for whole class teaching.
How will my child's work be marked?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
- Children will self-mark or self-assess some tasks such as fluency, maths and comprehension tasks.
- Teachers will aim to mark one piece of writing and maths which is submitted or ‘handed in’ work via Microsoft Teams; this allows them to focus on live feedback, which will be of more informative to pupils during blended learning. Foundation activities will be acknowledged and where possible no stakes quizzes will be utilised to monitor progress.
- In KS1 and KS2, assessment quizzes will take place online; we would ask parents to encourage their child to complete these quizzes as independently as possible to ensure we have an accurate assessment of learning. We can then support and extend pupils learning accordingly.
Please read the policy in full for more details.
Blended Learning for pupils with SEND
Please take a look at these useful websites.