Remote Learning at Mousehole

Remote Learning Plan

The information on this page is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require cohorts of children to remain at home.

 

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects.

 

All pupils are provided with learning tasks and assignments. The length of time each child needs for different tasks will obviously vary and we ask families to focus on core work in Maths and English communicate with the school where the work is not taking up the appropriate amount of time. We endeavour to provide adequate activities and resources to ensure each child is engaged for the expected daily times as detailed below.

 

Key Stage 1 

3 hours of learning per day. This should include physical activity and will always include Maths and English work - phonics learning in particular.  We provide weekly science learning and a variety of activities in the wider curriculum.

 

Key Stage 2

4 hours of learning per day. This will include physical activity and will always include Maths and English. We provide weekly science learning and a variety of activities in the wider curriculum.

 

We also provide opportunities for social interaction via Zoom; this is available for all children as follows:

Monday:

Yoga with Miss Lowe

Tuesday:

A class Zoom-along - with age appropriate activities and games

Thursday:

Don’t stop the music with Miss Judge

Friday:

A class Zoom-along - with age appropriate activities and games

 

In addition, support staff are available each day for 1:1 or small group Zoom calls offering extra curricular and pastoral support.

 

The teachers use a variety of media for engagement in learning via Seesaw including the following:

 - Regular reading of class texts with follow up discussion ideas

 - Reading comprehension work

 - Daily maths lessons via White Rose Maths - associated workbooks are available for collection from school.

 - Game based learning and consolidation with apps like TT Rockstars, Phonics Play, Hit The Button and Nessy.

 - Grammar based activities

 - Creative writing tasks and prompts

 - Practical tasks, usually adaptable for different resources available at home

 - Whole lesson resources from external sources e.g. Oak Academy, BBC Bitesize etc

 

Mousehole School Remote Learning Policy

If you require more details then please see our Remote Learning Policy: available to download from our Policies page.

 

Accessing Home Education

Our main platform for remote learning is Seesaw. Parents are able to track their children’s learning via the Seesaw Family app/website and children have direct access to their journal via the Seesaw Class app/website.

Where there are issues for families with accessing Seesaw we provide:

 - iPad or laptop loans

 - Prepaid 3G wifi dongles

 - Paper copy packs for weekly distribution and collection

 

Assessment

Feedback from teachers and support staff is provided for learning tasks submitted via Seesaw. This happens daily and provides the opportunity for constructive (formative) assessment. We also use quizzes and focussed tasks to inform our teaching.

 

Engagement & Feedback

Teachers and support staff are available online each school day from 8.30am - 12.00pm and then again later in the afternoon depending on specific teachers commitments in school.

 

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.

 

One of the most effective forms of feedback is when children are able to recognise which parts of their learning need more support and ask for help independently: we encourage children to engage in this reflective learning and for parents to ask for direct support when needed. This support is then provided by adjusting activities, offering prompts and reminders and by direct instruction from a member of staff.

 

Our Remote Learning offer is a new and untested aspect of our school’s curriculum. It will continue to be monitored and reviewed in order to develop strong school-wide practice and promote positive outcomes for all children. The information on this page outlines the structure and likely scenarios for Remote Learning and class teachers will provide greater detail on class-specific routines and practices. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.