We find our Holy Trinity community in a difficult circumstance; with school being closed to most children, our lives in lockdown and our school family unable to come together. However, we must ensure that we continue to support children by delivering the National Curriculum and encouraging them to work to their full potential.
Remote teaching and study time each day
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:
Up to 3 hours a day
Key Stage 1
3 hours a day
Key Stage 2
4 hours a day
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
For Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3, remote learning can be found on Class Dojo. This is where you will access the Class story or children’s individual portfolios. Your child’s teacher will record videos or provide links for learning. There will be phonics (RWI), maths, English and a topic lesson set daily.
You have been given log in details for parents and pupils. If you cannot access Class Dojo, please email your teacher.
For Years 4, 5 and 6, remote learning can be found on Google Classroom. This is where you will access teaching videos, resources, quizzes and tasks set by class teacher.
Each child has a Holy Trinity email address which they will need to log on to Google Classrooms.
If you have misplaced your email address, let your teacher know.
The whole school will have access to online worship and reflection (assembly) which will be accessible via their online platform, as well as a weekly Celebration Assembly held on a Friday via Zoom.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you 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:
- issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils, and where parents or carers can find more information
- support parents in an application for more online data for their mobile device if they are eligible
- issue or lend devices that enable an internet connection (for example, SIM cards), and where parents or carers can find more information
- support parents by providing printed materials if they still cannot gain access to online learning
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
- pre-recorded lessons by the class teacher (online lessons)
- recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, BBC Bitesize)
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
- long-term project work and/or internet research activities (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
For Holy Trinity pupils, we expect:
- pupil engagement with remote education
- expectations of parental support, for example, setting routines to support and encourage your child’s learning education
- work to be completed and handed in as set
- parents to liaise and communicate with teachers about any issues faced
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
- Teachers will check pupils’ engagement with remote education on a lesson by lesson and daily basis
- Engagement reports are submitted to the Headteacher and Parent Support Officer on a weekly basis. Reports may be followed by via text or phone call.
- Families will be contacted by telephone weekly by the class teacher as a wellbeing check and to discuss any concerns
- Home visits will be carried out if families continually do not engage or if there are welfare concerns
- Other agencies may become involved such as Traveller Education Service
How will you 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 will be daily, it may include:
- an emoji or brief comment in response to work,
- a more in-depth comment with next steps outlined,
- a voice note from teacher,
- phone call for clarification purposes
- receiving a certificate in our weekly Celebration Assembly
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you 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 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 by offering them a place in school.