Remote Learning during Covid-19

Remote Education Provision at Green Gates Academy

Home learning: Parents/Carers - Your questions answered

The Remote Curriculum – Key Stages One and Two

Article 28 and 29. Every child has the right to education. Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home.

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we are taking all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote learning when sent home during the pandemic?

Most work will be set on the Purple Mash Portal. Purple Mash is a learning platform. This work is based around the sequential framework of the national curriculum. Alternatively, parents/carers can request paper copies of work which again will be based around the national curriculum.

  • Your child’s tutor will initially direct you to remote learning and provide you with the following:
  • Passwords and log ins to access learning on-line
  • A list of websites links to support remote learning
  • An example timetable of what the remote learning day at home may look like.
  • Signposting to support your child’s mental health and well-being supported by a range of activities on purple mash to support mental health and well being
  • Copy of the 5point scale to use at home and a copy of the sunshine superstars behaviour system
  • The Academy will provide devices and internet data to support your child in accessing online resources. Please inform us if you need support with this. 
  • A copy of sensory and regulations activities for your child to access at home as directed by our occupational therapist from Future Steps. Therapists can also contact parents/carers if further support is required.
  • If pupils are accessing support from ABC Counselling, our play therapist will set up virtual therapy sessions and will be in touch directly with parents/carers

 

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

  • We do see that accessing new learning can be challenging for our pupils.
  • We are seeing most success when we provide learning tasks that support pupils’ retention of knowledge and skills. This has been a key change of focus when planning. We broadly aim to provide learning that matches our curriculum long term plans, but we have to ensure we adapt for maximum impact and engagement.
  • Where possible we will continue to ensure that the work provided supports a child’s sequential learning and mirror what work is being provided in school where possible in relation to national curriculum requirements.

How long can I expect work to be set by school to take my child each day?

  • All children are very different and need very different learning experiences.
  • The amount of work and resources provided will be personalised for each child, but we encourage you to complete work that helps your day. We would encourage you to spend time reading with your child daily as we do in school.
  • We also would encourage pupils to use our recommended online platforms that support learning in English and maths. Progress on these platforms is monitored in school by the tutors of your child. Your choice will depend on your child.
  • You can contact the Academy at any time for additional tasks for your child.

Below is an example of a timetable which reflects the curriculum in school.

Breakfast/

Reading

9-9.30am

English

9.30-10.30 am

Break

10.30-10.45am

Maths

10.45-11.45am

Lunch/Break Time

11.45-12.45pm

Green Gates Gets Better

12.45-1.15pm

Foundation Lessons

1.15-2.15pm

Reward Time

Monday

Reading

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash

Purple Mash/

Times Table Rock Stars

Nessy/

Spelling Shed

Science

(Purple Mash)

Reward Time

Tuesday

Reading

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash

Purple Mash/

Times Table Rock Stars

Nessy/

Spelling Shed

PSHE

Reward Time

Wednesday

Reading

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash

Purple Mash/

Times Table Rock Stars

Nessy/

Spelling Shed

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Reward Time

Thursday

Reading

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash

Purple Mash/

Times Table Rock Stars

Nessy/

Spelling Shed

Art and Design

(Purple Mash)

Reward Time

Friday

Reading

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash

Purple Mash/

Times Table Rock Stars

Nessy/

Spelling Shed

Computing

(Purple Mash)

Reward Time

Parents/carers can use this as a guide. This timetable at home will provide parents/carers with a structure and routine at home which our pupils respond positively to.

How will my child access online home learning?

Below are the links to the online learning resources:

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

The Academy will provide devices and internet data to support your child in accessing online resources. Please inform us if you need support with this. If parents/carers encounter any difficulties with online learning just contact the school and we will offer our support.

How will my child be taught at remotely?

Most work will be set on the Purple Mash portal. This work is based around the sequential framework of the national curriculum.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/greengatesacademy .Work submitted can be accessed by class teachers, who will give individual feedback to children.

Parents/carers can contact the school for paper copies of work to be completed at home

 

What is your expectation for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

Our message remains the same, please only use whatever helps your day. We will be here on your child’s return to make sure progress continues. It’s what we do. If you require something specific or would like to talk to us about how we can support your personal circumstance, please contact us in school. We will get through this together.

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

We will talk to you each week and discuss any concerns you may have in terms of engagement. We will then work together to support engagement at home or discuss access to in-school support if that is your wish. All tutors are able to monitor online learning, see what work children have completed and submitted. Where any issues arise our tutor, teams are here to support the children and their families where possible.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

  • If pupils are using purple mash Work submitted can be accessed by class teachers, who will give individual feedback to children.
  • If pupils are using paper-based copies of work, we encourage you to send any completed work back to us in school. We can collect finished work when we deliver new work packs to your home. You are welcome to send any incomplete work back to us too. This will help us evaluate our own planning and will help inform what we include in future work packs.
  • Extra work can be also accessed from the following link and printed off at home https://greengates.horizonstrust.org.uk/pupil-work-packs

How will you work with me to help my child who requires additional support from a range of agencies?

Our professionals continue to work in school.

  • We can support with specific OT advice. Copies of sensory and regulations activities for your child to access at home as directed by our occupational therapist from Future Steps will be sent home. Occupational therapists can also contact parents/carers if further support is required.
  • If pupils are accessing support from ABC Counselling, our play therapist will set up virtual therapy sessions and will be in touch directly with parents/carers
  • Our Parent Support advisor, Annabel can support with any issues you may be experiencing as a family and signpost to specialist agencies.
  • If you any questions specific to your child or family circumstance, we are here to help. Please contact us directly so we can get this right for you.
  • If parents/carers need further support in relation to e safety, they can contact school for support or access some of the links below for guidance and support.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will they access remote learning?

Most work will be set on the Purple Mash Portal. Purple Mash is a learning platform. This work is based around the sequential framework of the national curriculum. Alternatively, parents/carers can request paper copies of work which again will be based around the national curriculum.

  • Your child’s tutor will initially direct you to remote learning and provide you with the following:
  • Passwords and log ins to access learning on-line
  • A list of websites links to support remote learning
  • An example timetable of what the remote learning day at home may look like.
  • Signposting to support your child’s mental health and well-being supported by a range of activities on purple mash to support mental health and well being
  • Copy of the 5point scale to use at home and a copy of the sunshine superstars behaviour system
  • The Academy will provide devices and internet data to support your child in accessing online resources. Please inform us if you need support with this. 
  • A copy of sensory and regulations activities for your child to access at home as directed by our occupational therapist from Future Steps. Therapists can also contact parents/carers if further support is required.
  • If pupils are accessing support from ABC Counselling, our play therapist will set up virtual therapy sessions and will be in touch directly with parents/carers
Contact
Green Gates Academy
Melton Road
Stockton-on-Tees
Cleveland
TS19 0JD

Email: greengates@horizonstrust.org.uk
Tel: 01642 570104

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