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Remote Learning

Below are the guides for both parents and pupils on how to access the Class Dojo platform.

Remote Learning Guidance

Remote Learning 

Remote learning refers to learning that is completed away from the physical school building. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many children will be required to learn remotely during the academic year 2020-21. The overall purpose of remote learning is to minimise the disruption to pupils’ education through providing access to learning that mirrors what would have been provided in school.

At Newport Primary School, we understand the need to continually deliver high quality education, including during periods of remote working whether for an individual pupil, a specific bubble or for the whole school due to a local or national lockdown. We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of school life and ensuring that all pupils have access to the learning resources and support they need to succeed.

How will this be provided?

A child, family or group of children could be required to isolate for up to 10 days. Some children may be ill during this period but the vast majority will be well and isolating as a precaution to break the chain of transmission.

Government guidelines require schools to provide education for children who are in isolation.

At Newport we aim to do this by:

  • Using ClassDojo as our main platform for setting & responding to work and communicating with the children;
  • Make use of our on-line subscription services to support the learning. These include TT Rockstars and Reading Plus;
  • Where appropriate recommend other apps and web based learning to enhance our provision;
  • Align remote education, to ensure pupils can move between physical and remote education;
  • Where new material is required to be taught, provide this through school created videos of lesson inputs, third party videos or annotated notes on ClassDojo. This will vary according to the age of the child, the curriculum area and the number of children isolating at the time.

We will also Provide contact with the pupils through: 

  • Daily work feedback via ClassDojo;
  • Recorded lessons (where appropriate);
  • Weekly phone conversations with nominated member of school staff (known to the pupil);
  • Door-step visits when necessary

How long your child’s work should take

EYFS2 – 3 hours daily (including time for practical tasks)
Key Stage 13 hours daily
Key Stage 24 hours daily

Support to access remote education for children who doe not have digital or online access at home

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 are able to loan laptops to families who would not otherwise have access to remote on-line learning. A loan agreement needs to be signed by parent/carer. There is an expectation that devices will be returned to school at the end of the period of closure/isolation.
  • School has the capacity to apply for additional data for parents/carers of children in Years 3 – 6 who meet all 3 of the following criteria:
    • School has the capacity to apply for additional data for parents/carers of children in Years 3 – 6 who meet all 3 of the following criteria:
    • do not have fixed broadband at home
    • cannot afford additional data for their devices
    • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:

  • EE
  • 02
  • Sky Mobile
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Three
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodafone

If increasing mobile data is not a suitable option for some children, or if a request for additional data is unsuccessful, there is the possibility that school can apply for a

router from the DfE. However, this is only in exceptional cases whereby other solutions cannot be reached as these are strictly limited.

There may be rare occasions where we are unable to support on-line learning. IN these cases, it may be that we can provided a work pack or we will work with the Local Authority Ethnic Minority Acheivement Team (EMAT) to provide work packs.

If you require support to access remote learning, please contact the school office on (01642) 861911 or email admin@newportprimary.org.uk.

When will my child receive remote learning? How will they get feedback?

SituationWhat remote learning will be provided?What feedback and contact can I expect?
Child is ill with a ‘standard’ childhood illness e.g. cold or chicken poxNo remote learning is required. 
Child is ill enough not to be in school therefore should be recovering.       Teacher should ‘catch up’ child as per normal practise for a short, couple of day absence 
Contact as per attendance policy from the office staff
Child is isolating, awaiting a test result or awaiting a test result of a household member Short term absences 1–4 days – no work required         Suggestions of activities to allow your child to practise their basic skills will be put up on ClassDojoNo feedback provided 
A single child, or a small group of children, are isolating because they have had a positive test, or a member of household has had a positive test, – 10 day absence likely. A child is isolating due to contact with a positive case and contact from the track and trace system – 10 day isolation period. 10 days of remote learning hosted on ClassDojo·         
Learning could be one day behind the rest of the class to allow for manageability.        Expectation that learning completed will be comparable to that completed in school
Feedback through ClassDojo from the class teacher assisted by the Teaching Assistants as required
Whole class bubble is isolating due to positive test within the bubble. Adults are well but isolating Teacher and Teaching Assistant will post daily activities aligned to the learning being completed in school ·         Work set for children to complete in ClassDojo and feedback given to children via this means.Feedback through ClassDojo from class team.    
Whole class bubble isolated and adults are not well.As per above but with adults unwell, feedback could be from an adult external to the child’s class.Via ClassDojo  
Local lockdown.Decisions on remote learning will be in line with Government Guidance and will incorporate the methods used above   To be decided depending on severity of the lockdown and the number of staff required in school 

Below are the guides for both parents and pupils on how to access the Class Dojo platform

Expectations for pupils engagement and the support from parents and carers at home

We expect that children will be logging on to ClassDojo and completeing all tasks set daily. We wouls ask parents/carers to support their child to log on and support them to understand the tasks that are asked of them. It is helpful to follow a daily routine – teachers have provided suggested timetables via their class page to help you to implement this. We do not expect children to work beyond the usual school day (9am – 3pm).

It is improtnat that children have regular breaks and also take physical exercise. We have provided activity links below to help you support your child’s physical well-being whilst at home.

We recognise that supporting your child’s learning at home is challenging; we ask that parents/carers contact the school to discuss any issues or concerns so that we can provide support and advice.

How will we support children 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 in the following ways:

  • Provide suitably differentiated work that is within the child’s ability but also provides a level of challenge
  • Ensure you have any equipment that your child usually uses at school (e.g. special pencil grips, coloured overlays etc.)
  • Access to messaging via ClassDojo or weekly phone calls to qualified teachers to provide advice/support
  • We will continue to make referrals to relevant agencies and liaise wth professionals such as Speech and Language and implement recommendations as appropriate
  • Ideas for practical activities to meet learning objectives

For younger pupils, such as those in Reception, we will ensure we provide ideas for activities that enable the children to be active and require less ‘screen time’.

Activity Links

  • Eco Schools

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