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St Christopher's Churchof England Primary School

Journey.Strength.Pride.

Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination, Equality in our distinctly Christian environment

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St Christopher's Churchof England Primary School

Journey.Strength.Pride.

Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination, Equality in our distinctly Christian environment

FAQ's

How can we keep in touch with teachers when working from home?

 

Learners and teachers will be able to keep in touch with one another through the use of our online learning platforms ClassDojo. This can be achieved through the ‘message’ function on the platform, by using the whole class/ whole school ‘class story’ pages, or by sending work and feedback through each individual child’s portfolio. Please see our ClassDojo guide for further information.

Staff Email Addresses

Will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

 

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school with staff delivering lessons to both those children working remotely at home, and to those learning face-to-face in school simultaneously.

 

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:

Year Group

Minimum Amount of Remote Education

Reception/ Year 1/ Year 2

3 hours a day

 

Year 3/ Year 4/ Year 5/ Year 6

4 hours a day

 

                                           

We are aware that the above advice is challenging for some families and therefore request that you engage daily with Tapestry/ClassDojo and achieve as much of the learning as is possible for your family circumstances.

Below are some proposed timetables that you may wish to consider. Please note these take into account the DfE requirements of schools and their remote learning provision. We have devised these simply as a guide to support families.

 

Early Years

 

KS1

KS2

9:00

Wake-up, Shake up

9:00

Phonics

9:00

Maths

9:15

Literacy

9:30

English / Maths

10:15

Reading

10:15

Maths

10:15

Break

10:45

Break

 

Breaktime

10:30

English /Maths

11:00

English

11:15

Phonics/Reading

11:15

Storytime

12:00

Reading for pleasure

11:45

Lunchtime

11:45

Lunch

12:15

Lunch

1:15

Topic

1:15

Topic /RE/PSHE/PE

1:15

Topic /RE/PSHE/PE

1:30

Fun task/ Welly Walk Outdoor Learning (Wednesday)

2:00

Numbots

2:15

Timetable Rockstars

Spelling Shed

2:00

Google play storytime

 

2.45

Collective Worship

2.45

Collective Worship

2:45

Collective Worship

 

 

 

 

 

How will my child access any online remote learning the school is providing?

 

All online learning will be made available through ClassDojo for which each child has their own login. Teachers will ensure that the learning planned and the corresponding resources will replicate, where possible, what the day would be like if a child were still in school. Teachers will use the year group's Medium Term Plans and our Curriculum Framework to ensure the learning is carefully sequenced and builds on the children’s previous knowledge.

Whilst it would be our preference for all children to be in school all of the time, the provision we are offering for remote learning is as close to the children being in school as possible. It will still provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to make progress, whilst keeping them engaged and motivated to learn.

 

If my child does not have digital or online access, how will the school support them to access remote education?

 

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • We ask families with limited access to remote learning to notify class teachers, as hard copies of learning resources can be produced on request.
  • Should wifi or mobile data be an issue, families need to contact the school as we may be able to support this.
  • The school has secured a limited number of laptops to loan out to identified children known to having difficulties accessing the school's online provision.

 

What are the expectations for my child's engagement and the support that we as parents/carers should provide at home?

 

Children will be expected to login to ClassDojo every school day. Parents/carers need to work with their children in order to follow our Remote Learning Policy.

If your child is ill, they must take the time to rest and recover and are not expected to work from home. Please notify the school office by email, or your child’s class teacher via ClassDojo message so that we are aware that children will not be able to engage with their learning. However, if a child no longer feels ill, but are still considered contagious (10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms), parents and carers should make contact to notify the school that children will be engaging in their learning again.

 

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

 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants will keep a daily record of children engaging with remote learning. Should there be any concerns, teachers or a member of our SEMH team will contact parents via ClassDojo messenger or telephone call to check in to see how they are doing and what support can be offered.

 

Will my child receive contact with their teacher whilst they learn from home?

 

Our teachers will be available each day to provide feedback to children working remotely at home. Staff members will try to respond as quickly as possible however there may be a short delay whilst they oversee face-to-face teaching in school to our Critical Worker and Vulnerable groups.

 

How will the school assess my child's work and progress?

 

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:

  • Where a child submits work via ClassDojo, Teachers and Teaching Assistants may provide a written comment online.
  • Pre-recorded videos from teachers may be used to address any misconceptions, or to provide targeted feedback or support where deemed necessary.
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How will the school 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 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access our remote education provision 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. All children who have identified special educational needs will have been supported and may have additional resources posted to their ClassDojo account. Pupils with EHCPs will have at least daily contact with their designated Teaching Assistant and one other member of staff. Bespoke resources and supporting materials will be supplied to children so that they are able to access learning effectively. Teachers will monitor children throughout this period to help plan appropriately to ensure every child is able to achieve.

 

How do I keep my child safe whilst accessing remote learning?

 

Parents/carers need to make sure that children are supervised whilst using the internet to ensure that they are only accessing content that is appropriate to them. Children have had online safety lessons in school and should be aware of how to keep themselves safe online and what to do if they don’t feel safe.

 

It would be a good idea to ask your child to tell you ways in which they can keep themselves safe while using the internet so that you as a parent can ensure that they understand. It is also important that you consider the amount of time that your child is spending online and sitting at a tablet/computer screen. Make sure that you build in time for breaks so that children are not looking at a screen for prolonged periods of time.

 

National Online Safety have produced guidance for parents when supporting their children with remote learning.

St Christopher’s has also applied a Covid-19 Addendum to its current Safeguarding Policy. Within this document, parents can see an outline of protocols within school as well as factors and risks to be aware of and managed.

 

We will also be partaking in the Online Safety Day on the 9th February where all children will be supported to gain a better understanding of the potential dangers of using the internet and tips as to how to use it in a safe way. There are also further links to extra support available on our website.

 

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