Remote Home Learning

Broadfield Primary School Remote Education Provision: Information for Parents

To view the policy for remote learning click here

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For further details, see our Remote Learning policy.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Each year group has an overview plan providing learning activities. There are maths, English and topic lessons to complete for each year group. In addition, there are activities set on Purple Mash and Times Table Rockstars.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?

We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make changes in some subjects. For example, P.E will take the form of exercise rather than team sports.

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:

EYFS A minimum of 3 hours to be accessed as appropriate for the age/stage of the pupil
Key Stage 1 A minimum of 3 hours of remote learning will be set daily
Key Stage 2 A minimum of 4 hours of remote learning will be set daily

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

EYFS Learning is accessed via Tapestry.

KS1 learning is set via an interactive plan (daily/weekly) accessed via the Home Learning’ blog on Purple Mash.

KS2 learning will be set mainly through Google Classroom.


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:

Ipads or Chromebooks are available to borrow from school for any child without a suitable device. Parents need to complete the loan request/agreement available at the school office.

Dongles are available to families who require them. Parents need to complete the loan/agreement form.

Additional printed material will be provided to support off line learning.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • EYFS will be sent learning via Tapestry and are expected to submit evidence of participation.
  • Daily register at 9.00am
  • Tasks set on Google Classroom and Purple Mash.
  • Small group or whole class live sessions via Zoom with a focus on engagement and feedback.
  • Recorded teaching from Oak Academy.
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home.

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?

Pupils are expected to attend their lessons each day. Pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 have to register at 9am and complete the tasks set for the day. Parents will be encouraged to establish routines at home to support their child’s learning.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

A call will be made or an email sent if a child does not attend their live lessons or engage with their learning.

Engagement and completion of tasks is monitored by all teaching staff.

If there are continued concerns over lack of engagement a home visit will be made by the Pastoral Worker to see if any support is required.

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 is as follows:

  • Verbal feedback during our live zoom lessons.
  • Comments or scores on Google Classroom or Purple Mash.
  • Conversations through phone calls.

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 in the following ways:

  • Children with EHCPs will continue to receive individualised support during a closure and will be encouraged to attend school.
  • Teachers and support staff will arrange for individual tuition or booster groups to continue during a closure via Zoom either for individuals or small groups.
  • Home visits or weekly/twice weekly phone calls will be made to vulnerable children who are not in school to offer emotional support.
  • We are trying to provide as many video clips as possible for our younger learners so that they are able to see and interact with the teachers rather than completing worksheets.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, they will be sent home with a paper pack of work and then they will be able to continue to access their learning through Google Classroom or via Purple Mash. They should continue to return work to their teacher and they will provide feedback as appropriate.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above? 

The work they receive will be broadly the same as what the children in class are receiving, however, recorded lessons or explanations from the teachers may not be available as the teacher will still be teaching the rest of the class.

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