Remote Learning- FAQ
In this section we aim to answer all parent questions about Remote Learning to support you during these challenging times.
Will my child be taught the same curriculum as if they were at school?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible, with some lessons adapted where necessary. Lessons we adapt may include learning like Science, where you would need specific equipment.
How long can I expect the work to take my child each day?
The government expectation for all primary age children is to be of a minimum of 3 hours per weekday. This is designed to reflect the usual timetable within the school setting and ensure that children do not miss out on valuable learning while they not in their classroom.
Our Nursery provision is open for all children. However, if you choose to educate your child remotely during this time, your child will be allocated a daily phonics activity, number activities and shape, space and measures. Activities will be provided to support your child in mark-making and developing their fine motor skills. A different topic-related activity will also be uploaded each day, which will include understanding the world, expressive arts and design. We will enjoy reading and sharing stories with children through video.
Your child will have daily phonics through the Read Write Inc. programme. Children will be expected to read, write and spell daily. Children in Reception will continue to practise maths skills each day through number, shape, space and measures. A different topic-related activity will also be uploaded each day, and will include understanding the world, expressive arts and design. We will enjoy reading and sharing stories with children through video.
In Year 1:
Your child will have daily phonics through the Read Write Inc. programme. This will include reading and writing activities. Additional English, Maths, Times tables and mental maths skills, alongside Topic (which in Spring 1 includes- Science, Art, Computing, RE, Music and PE) will also be uploaded and there will be a special story time each day.
In Year 2:
Your child will have daily activities for Maths, Times tables and mental maths skills uploaded each day, as well as English, Guided reading, Handwriting and Topic, (Science, Art, Design and Technology, Computing, RE, Music and PE are all topic related learning). There will be a special story time each day.
How will my child access any online remote learning?
All children have been provided with their own unique QR code/passcode to log in to their remote learning platform. If you have lost these details please contact: email@example.com with your child's name and year group and we will resend these details to you.
Through the use of Seesaw, teachers will assign differentiated learning activities to meet the needs of your child through recorded teaching sessions. The lessons will provide you with the key teaching steps to ensure learning is successful for your child at home, which can be watched multiple times.
Class teachers will also conduct some live sessions for essential parts of our school day such as story times, wellbeing sessions and 'drop in clinics' to allow teachers to remodel and discuss aspects of learning that your child may have found difficult whilst learning from home. The live session links are shared every Friday via Seesaw and are led by a member of teaching staff from your child's year group.
Details about the Live lesson launch can be found by clicking the link below.
If my child does not have access to a device at home, how will they be taught remotely?
At Airedale Infant School, all teachers will contact parents to establish if you have access to home learning devices. If parents do not have access to the internet, school will provide your child with a paper copy or can provide you with a tablet on loan from school to allow all children to access the videos and taught sessions delivered by our teachers.
What support should I give my child?
It is a legal requirement for all children to complete remote learning during periods of school closures or absence.
All learning activities assigned to your child via Seesaw should be completed and returned to your child's class teacher who will provide marking and feedback via the Seesaw APP each day.
If your child accesses their learning through a paper copy pack, please return the completed work to the school office upon collection of a new weekly pack each Friday, where it will be marked and discussed if needed.
Children who do not complete their remote learning activities, will be contacted by their class teacher in the first instance to provide additional support.
How will you support children with additional needs?
If your child has been identified as having additional needs; special educational needs or a disability (SEND) you will be contacted weekly by our SENCO Mrs Lovelock or a member of our Learning Mentor team who will offer bespoke support to you and your child should you require this.
If you require additional support during school hours please contact the school office on 01977 519281 or if this is outside of school hours you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my child is self-isolating?
If your child becomes unwell during school closures, please inform your child's class teacher via the Seesaw APP to ensure their absence from home learning is recorded.
If your child is self-isolating during a period of normal school opening, please contact school to record their absence and home learning will be provided for your child as outlined above.