At Bredon Hancock's CE First School we are dedicated to ensuring that parents, carers and pupils understand the expectations for home learning and how to access this. This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education. Remote learning at home will take place when national or local restrictions are in place, or when bubbles are required to self-isolate.
Our aim is to provide a learning offer which is engaging, supportive and relevant. The curriculum content shared with pupils and parents at home is also delivered to the pupils who are attending school, making our curriculum offer equitable. Please see below the key principles we are using to deliver our curriculum.
The lessons which the children in each year group complete at home are the same as those undertaken at school to ensure the same learning is covered. New work is set each day and includes the core subjects of Maths and English (both reading and writing) as well as a range of non-core subjects such as Religious Education, geography, history and science. Pupils are encouraged to take physical exercise each day and resources are available to support this.
The work is shared through Google Classroom with the format of the work being tailored to the needs of specific year groups. All class teachers provide a clear daily overview of the work to be undertaken by their class. This overview also gives access to the resources required each day. These resources include video instruction developed by national providers such as White Rose Maths and the Oak Academy. These can be accessed at any time, paused when required and re-watched. Worksheets are shared which support these lessons as well as useful links to external websites. Alongside these resources the children have access to interactive online resources such as Times Tables Rock Stars and Numbots. Live lessons will also be provided where possible and links sent out to children. Teachers will also mark work where possible using the school marking and feedback policy and return to the children electronically.
The Google Classroom allows direct communication between home and school. Where the school identifies that specific pupils are not engaging with the virtual learning offer, these pupils are contacted directly and additional support is offered. The safeguarding team will also carry out ‘safe and well checks’ for some pupils.