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Brookwood Primary School

Brookwood Primary School

Brookwood Primary School

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Remote Learning

We were incredibly proud of the remote learning provision we provided during school closures and in the event of bubble closures throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

I have outlined our continued vision, values and approach to remote learning below.

Vision: To provide a broad and balanced curriculum where wellbeing remains at the centre of all we do. We want to create a calm, structured and purposeful learning environment for your child at home.  Our aim is to generate daily opportunities of togetherness, laughter and creativity where every member of our community feels valued, appreciated and connected.

Approach to Remote Learning

Each day will start and finish with a whole school assembly on Microsoft Teams at 8.45am.  Teachers will upload a suggested timetable on Seesaw each Monday morning and families are asked to check their child’s account each morning.  In addition, there will be an over-arching theme to support each week to provide engagement and excitement.

Each year group will be provided with a balance of daily live lessons, pre-recorded lessons and directed tasks uploaded to Seesaw.  Your child’s teacher will also provide instructions and guidance on accessing additional online learning such as: Times Table Rock Stars, Bug Club and Readiwriter Spelling.  Each child has been sent a reminder of their log-in details in order to access these packages.

Learning will continue in line with the curriculum sequence and expectations in the same way that it would within the classroom.  Children’s knowledge and skills will be built incrementally so that they can then complete set tasks and assignments via Seesaw.

Teachers will check and acknowledge all work and give more in depth feedback at least once a week. Assessment and feedback will be used to adjust the pace of learning or level of difficulty as necessary, with further learning then adapted as a result.

Remote teaching and study time each day

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 1

3 hours per day

Key Stage 2

4 hours per day

 

Accessing Remote Learning

Children will be provided with access to their personal Microsoft Teams and Seesaw accounts.

Additional support for children with additional needs

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:

  • All children, regardless of ability or disability, will have the same access to a broad and well planned curriculum as they do in school
  • All children on an EHCP are invited into school fulltime and are given the same statutory provision that they receive in ‘normal’ school time
  • Where a child with an EHCP is shielding or a parent has chosen to keep them at home, a member of the inclusion team will be the point of contact for the family to provide, in partnership with the class teacher, a tailored home learning provision. Where appropriate, the child’s class home learning education will be the backbone of the provision
  • All children on the SEND register are encouraged to access all of their class’s home learning provision. Where the learning is not appropriate, because the child is working well below that curriculum level, the inclusion team will contact parents to arrange alternative recorded lessons at the level the child is working at for reading/phonics, writing and maths
  • The school’s inclusion team will make special arrangements for those children who would be receiving interventions (e.g. SEMH, academic, physical and sensory) if the school was ‘open’. This may take the form of external professionals making contact through Teams calls, 1-1 teams call with school intervention leaders and, where absolutely necessary, professionals visiting children in school.

Communicating during partial school closure

Mr Gunning will deliver fortnightly meetings for parents beginning on Friday 15th January up until Friday 12th February, and again after half term if the school closure continues.  In addition, please use the below lines of communication dependent on your query:

Concern

Contact

Covid-19

david.gunning@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk & office@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Safeguarding

david.gunning@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk & Amy Swan swana@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Special Education Needs

Jaime Gridley  senco@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

swana@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Attending School

office@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Accessing Seesaw, Microsoft Teams and other learning applications

office@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk

Questions about your child’s learning

homelearning@brookwood.surrey.sch.uk