Online Curriculum

online curriculum 

Online Curriculum

To access our online curriculum, we are using Google Classrooms. This is the same tool that we have used for homework all year.

If you do not know your login details for google classroom, please contact the school office.

What should we expect from online learning?

At Paxton, we are ensuring that children receive a broad and balanced curriculum, even if they are not in the school building.

On a daily basis, children can expect:

-          a morning welcome from the teacher*

-          a Writing lesson

-          a Maths lesson

-          a Reading or Phonics lesson

-          a Foundation Subject lesson (Science, history, geography, RE, PSHE)

-          a class Storytime

On a weekly basis, children can expect:

-          An assembly*

-          PE lessons*

*from Monday 11th January

What is taught to pupils at home?

Remote learning has already begun and is provided on Google Classroom. We aim to teach the same curriculum remotely, as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. We have matched our remote offer to our long term curriculum map wherever this is practical. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, our writing curriculum is not always suitable for remote learning, so this is the area of the curriculum that has been adapted most. This will be taught using learning resources such as Oak Academy. Other practical subjects e.g. PE/Games, art, DT, music will also be adapted.

Remote teaching and study time each day?

Teachers (Years 1-6) will plan lessons that are relevant to the curriculum focus. The class teacher will welcome the children each morning. Work for the week in English, Maths and other subjects will be posted on Google Classrooms by 9.00am each morning. Work is to be completed within google classrooms. Often, you will have the option of doing work on paper and uploading this to Google Classrooms as a picture, or you can complete work digitally. Please choose what works best for you and your child.

The aim is 3- 4 hours a day:

· 45-60 minutes each for English

· 45mins - 60 minutes for Maths

· 1- 1 ½ hours for foundation subjects

· 30 minutes for Reading/Phonics

Classroom Opening Hours

Google Classroom ‘open hours’ are 9am-4:30pm. Teachers will respond promptly to submitted work or comments/questions about work (allow up to three days).

Engagement and feedback

We expect all pupils to engage with the remote learning provided and to complete the minimum hours set as per the timetable above. Parental support required will depend on many factors including the age, motivation, concentration and attainment levels of pupils. We encourage parents to contact us if there are significant barriers to pupil engagement and we will do our best to work with families to overcome these. Teachers will check pupils’ engagement through Google Meet sessions and submitted work on Google Classroom.

Feedback can take many forms and does not mean extensive written comments for individual children. Examples could include:

 · Note form comments

· Comments directly on the work itself

· Comments using the commentary tool

 Teachers will monitor pupil progress and inform parents if there are concerns

Safeguarding

Teachers and parents are expected to promote e-safety in line with the e-safety policy. Any safeguarding concerns should be reported immediately in line with the school’s safeguarding policy, which can be found on our website.

Early Years

In the EYFS much of our learning takes place through carefully planned free choice play based activities that link to the key skills we are working on that week and reflect the Development Matters Curriculum. To reflect this, the home learning includes wider activities from the 7 areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We understand that our youngest children cannot access learning resources online without the support of their adults, so teachers will be understanding of different family circumstances. Many of our activities will need an adult to set up the activity for the child to access it. We bare this in mind when setting expectations. In the EYFS many children’s attention spans will be limited to around 15 minutes, so it is expected that children will intersperse these activities with free-choice play and physical development activities.

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

We encourage all children with Educational Health Care Plans to be in school; however, if you choose for your child to work from home, we recognise that some pupils 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:

Pupils with SEND have varying needs and ability to access the online learning curriculum. Where needed, class teachers will offer differentiated learning resources and activities. These may be offered via the Google Classroom platform or via physical packs. Opportunities to collect further resources to support learning will be made available by school where the need is identified and required.

Families of identified vulnerable pupils will receive check in calls to offer advice, guidance and support where needed. Outside agencies who offer pupils with EHCPs support e.g. speech therapists.