Remote Learning Curriculum Intent
Our online curriculum design meets the needs of every pupil allowing them to 'Let their light shine' outside of school by accessing the whole curriculum. We promote imagination and creativity through a challenging curriculum where learning is still durable and transferrable to the very changing world that we live in. Children are encouraged to make connections, apply and reason through a variety of live and pre-recorded sessions.
We recognise happy, calm confident learners are able to flourish and thrive due to us ensuring the importance of Well-being sessions throughout all our lessons. We carry on encouraging and promoting positive learning behaviours the 5Rs (Resilience, Reflection, Resourcefulness, Ready, Responsibility) and emotional health and well-being embody the aims of our curriculum. Through immersion in these lifelong learning skills our children will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, which will enable them to become responsible and active members of our diverse society.
Topics will be based on a question and reflect children's interests and their world making learning meaningful. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 on a single year plan.
Use hooks, texts, activities and the arts to bring topics alive.
Develop local, national and global multi-cultural awareness by embedding our Christian and British Values across all learning.
Study people who have contributed to /or had a positive influence on society.
Teachers will use a variety of technologies to ensure that the whole curriculum is delivered.
To use regular meaningful use of locality and school grounds to ensure our community is reflected in our learning experiences.
In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, Audlem St James CE Primary School has developed the following plan. This plan offers remote learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households have limited access to devices and would require hard-copies of work and resources.
This plan will be applied in the following instances:
1. An individual is self-isolating because of a positive test within the household;
2. A group of children are self-isolating because of a case of coronavirus in the bubble;
3. A whole bubble or cohort is self-isolating because of an outbreak of coronavirus
The plan complies with the expectations and principles outlined in the DFE document Guidance for Full Opening of Schools with KS1 doing a minimum of 3hours per day and KS2 doing a minimum of 4 hours per day.
Software and online platforms
Within all plans, teachers will set appropriate work in-line with our current curriculum, although families may supplement this by a range of resources provided by Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize.
Children will remain in contact with their Classteacher through phone calls every week by the class teacher.
White Rose Maths resources will be used as they are matched to our current maths curriculum model. Children are very used to seeing these resources.Numbots, and TT Rockstars will be utilised to support the acquisition and retention of basic core mathematics skills.
Vimeo will support school in offering true online learning with the opportunity for the children to see their teacher through pre-recorded teaching in both English and Maths. Parents and children will be able to communicate with staff through the class emails. Often this will be used so children can 'drop-in' to receive further support. As part of Well-Being the teacher will have a live session with their class in the week using Microsoft Teams/Zoom. This will ensure that the children are able to feel part of the class and school. The teacher will be able to go through and reinforce the learning that week as well as introducing the work for the following week.
Parentmail and class' school e-mail addresses will remain in use as these communication elements have already proved to be invaluable. Teachers and parents will be able to message one another to share information and offer support. The Class page on the website will offer the chance for teachers to celebrate children's work and maintain our school community.
In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents must understand that engagement in home learning is compulsory, as is the expectation that Audlem St James CE Primary School makes that provision available and accessible to all. However, if children themselves are too ill to attend then they should not be expected to engage in home learning.
In preparation for home-learning, parents and children should have received logins and passwords for the following platforms (likewise teaching staff need to be familiar with them):
Class page of the website
Oxford Owl Spelling Zone and My Maths (password protected)
Worksheets and Practical Resources
If a child is isolated from school i.e. the child is sent home from school to either receive a test or self-isolate as someone in the household is being tested, they will provided with pack of work (sufficient for three days learning). Children will have immediate opportunity to continue their learning. Children will be given 2 exercise books so they are able to record the work that they have completed at home.
The work packs should be basic skills work that would be relevant at any stage of the year i.e. arithmetic, spelling, reading, writing (with a visual prompt) and handwriting.
The initial response to any isolation will be to provide children with home learning materials (this might need to be delivered). In the case of whole cohort isolation, resources will be uploaded to the class page of the website and priority children will have packs delivered. This measure will afford teachers a short time to prepare their remote learning resources.