Remote Education

Remote Education with Mount Hawke Academy

 

In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown or self-isolation, Mount Hawke Academy has developed a plan which offers remote learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households have limited access to devices and would require paper copies of work and resources. 

 

This plan complies with the expectations and principles outlined in the Department for Education document 'Guidance for Full Opening of Schools', and has been written taking into account the Education Endowment Fund’s ‘Best evidence on supporting students to learn remotely’ April 2020 and the DfE guidance, 'What's Working Well in Remote Education' Jan 2021.

 

Our remote learning offer is accessed via Tapestry for children in Reception, Seesaw for children in Years 1 and 2 and Google Classroom for Years 3 to 6.  The designated leader responsible for the quality and monitoring of home learning provision is Catherine Biddick (Head of School). 

 

Our remote learning will mirror provision for those children in school as much as is possible.

 

Our online learning allows school staff to interact with your child, mark their work, as well as set appropriate next steps and address any misconceptions.

 

Learning is set by 6pm the night before at the latest, with a suggested timetable for when to complete activities. We appreciate that some of you may need to juggle your own work commitments, as well as several children’s home learning and therefore may choose to complete it at different times. However, there is an expectation for home learning to be completed by Friday at 3.00pm for that week.  If it is completed over the weekend, it may not be acknowledged for a few days.

 

Similarly, adults within school continue to teach face to face in school through the day, which may mean that they respond to learning at unusual times, and are not usually immediately available. Please bear this in mind should any notifications be active on your devices.

 

Our Remote Learning Offer

This is the minimum that teachers will be setting in the eclassrooms:

 

EYFS - three hours of learning daily

Appropriate learning will be set for your child via Tapestry.

Maths - daily

  •          A daily lesson based on White Rose Maths including video outlining the learning for the session

Literacy - daily

  •          Letters and Sounds phonics delivered via video link from DfE site
  •          A daily handwriting activity linked to the day’s phonic session
  •          A daily reading or writing activity
  •          Phonically decodable  books appropriate to your child's phonics phase available from their Big Cat login

Topic

  •          Activities related to this term’s topic lessons will be posted daily, covering the variety of subjects that we teach every term. These may be supported by a video if appropriate.

 

Years One and Two - at least three hours of learning daily         

Appropriate learning will be set for your child via Seesaw.

Maths - daily

  •          A daily lesson based on White Rose Maths including video outlining the learning for the session
  •          Answers will be uploaded for honesty marking

English - daily

  •          Phonics – a lesson following Phonics Play and linking to the phonics delivered via a video from DfE Letters and Sounds site
  •          A daily reading or writing activity
  •          Phonically decodable  books appropriate to your child's phonics phase available from their Big Cat login

Topic - daily

  •          Activities related to this term’s topic lessons will be posted daily, covering the variety of subjects that we teach every term. These may be supported by a video if appropriate.

 

Years Three to Six - at least four hours of learning daily

Appropriate learning will be set for your child via Google Classroom.

Maths - daily

  •          A daily lesson based on White Rose Maths including video outlining the learning for the session
  •          Answers will be uploaded for honesty marking

English – over the week

  •          At least 1 reading comprehension activity
  •          At least 4 other English tasks using a variety of writing skills and styles
  •          Daily spelling, punctuation or grammar activities

Topic – daily

  •          Activities related to this term’s topic lessons will be posted daily, covering the variety of subjects that we teach every term. These may be supported by a video if appropriate.

 

For all Year Groups – EYFS to Year Six

  •          Please turn in an edited worksheet (you can use Kami in Google Classroom) or upload a photo of work completed so we can celebrate it and comment on it
  •          Misconceptions will be addressed via written or verbal feedback in the eclassrooms

 

Marking

  •          We aim to acknowledge all work returned.  This will be a mixture of positive comments and next steps
  •          Marking is completed regularly and may not be within the school working day.   If possible, please upload your work as soon as you can on the day that the work is set, so that the teachers can respond in a timely way

 

In Addition

  •          Initially we phone all families over the first two weeks of a closure to check on wellbeing and address any initial concerns.  We then hold Google Meets with classes. These are online meetings where learning is celebrated and are also a time to say hello and see friends from within the classroom and at home
  •          Regular video messages are posted in Google Classroom / Seesaw / Tapestry from your child’s class teacher.  These may introduce the day's learning, explain a concept,  teach a session, show the teacher modelling a technique, share a story or a message.

 

Even though your child will be learning from home, this does not mean you are alone.  We are always available if needed.  Please phone us on 01209 890230 or email  hello@mounthawke.org