In the event that the school is temporarily closed, this plan will serve as our guide for providing instruction remotely. Please understand that this plan is flexible and must adapt to changing circumstances. We must ask parents to be patient and understand that in implementing this plan, it will take time, and there will be a learning curve. 

The implementation of this plan will depend on the circumstances presented. There may be situations where remote learning may not start for several days, where remote learning may be interrupted, or where the school determines that it can no longer continue remote learning and a future date for resumption of remote learning will be announced. 

Should the decision be made to close the school building and transition to remote learning, Mrs Ele Dobson, Headteacher will send email communications to both parents and staff making this announcement and setting forth a timeline for implementation. 

The purpose of this document is to provide clarity around Greenfield’s approach to remote learning, the platforms being used, the responsibilities and expectations for our parents, children, and professional community, as well as any other considerations that need to be taken into account. 

Remote Learning at Greenfields

Remote learning cannot replicate the learning experiences our students have when they are in the school building. We have to think differently about the way our children will learn through remote learning. It cannot and should not be children simply sitting on a computer all day watching their teacher; it is not developmentally appropriate nor logistically feasible. Our goal is for children not to be solely reliant on computers, but to engage in learning that also incorporates reading, communicating, authentic learning experiences, while also taking time to be physically active. 

Keeping our school values in mind, as well as the challenging circumstances presented, teachers are encouraged to think through their lessons and consider how they can best support their childrens’ learning, how can they utilise available technology, how can these challenging circumstances present learning opportunities, how can they support their children emotionally, how can they continue to differentiate for different types of learners, and how will they assess their students learning in meaningful ways. 

Communication & Technology

Remote learning will be a mixture of paper based activities and online learning tasks. To further utilise the technology we have, we are introducing Google Classroom to our children and families in Year 2 upwards. This change will also support us in delivering a high quality remote curriculum in the event of school closure or wider ‘lockdown’ restrictions. Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will continue to use seesaw. Because we are going to be introducing Google Classroom for homework, teachers will be going through this carefully with all Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 children so they are familiar with this learning platform.

The Greenfields Approach

Government guidanceGreenfields Approach ~Short term isolation (2 days or less)Greenfields Approach ~Longer term isolation (over 2 days)
Use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations.OFFLINEYear group appropriate expectations in maths and reading.SEN to have work appropriate to their development and or linked to their IEP. ONLINE/OFFLINESubject leaders have identified the knowledge, skills and understanding that can be covered remotely, with a focus on lower order procedural/fluency content.Higher order learning to be delivered at school. In the event of school closure higher order learning to be delivered via pre-recorded videos to be uploaded to google classroom and seesaw.
Give access to high quality remote education resources.N/AGoogle classroom used as the teaching platform Y2-Y6. Seesaw for Y1 and EYFS.Staff to use online capabilities such as quiz/google forms and docs to capture children’s learning and for teachers to give feedback to children. Pre-recorded videos available of key learning such as early reading strategies. 
Select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback and make sure staff are trained in their use.N/AGoogle classroom for Y2-Y6 and Seesaw for Y1-EYFSCode of conduct for children and parentsCode of conduct for staff includes Safe Working Practice for online learning. 
Provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access.Workbooks delivered to children’s homes on day 1 of isolation. School survey to identify families who require IT support.Pastoral staff to link with class teachers to provide offline resources- exercise books/pens and pencils etc. 
Recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum.Work books are differentiated to meet children’s needs.SENco to work with pastoral staff to ensure that IEP specific actions are supporting workbooks e.g. home have access to resources such as now and next boards or visual timetables. Seesaw for Y1 and EYFS allows for parents to access the full range of activities for both developing the characteristics of effective learning and academic rigour in Y1. 
EYFS curriculum focuses on school values curriculum (amazed, original, brave and bold) and includes pre-recorded phonics teaching videos. Depending upon time of use, will reflect current school practice. e.g Nursery focus on prime areas and phase 1 phonics. However, introduction of RWI phonic set 1 sounds where appropriate towards the end of Summer term 2021. 
Set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects.Workbooks in Reading and Maths. Curriculum overview for the half term with suggested activities for all curriculum areas. All children access:English, Maths, SPAG, Reading, Curriculum, Curriculum daily that links directly with the current programme of study and follows the long term school programme of study for the Greenfields Curriculum Expectation. Teachers plan an additional remote activity for the learning which is added to the remote platform for isolating children and families to access. 
Teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject.A focus on basic skill acquisition in the appropriate year group. Subject leaders to review the factual, recall content from their subjects and sequence to provide year groups with a clear sequence of developmental skills and understanding. In school content to reflect higher order skills and knowledge within a subject. e.g. English- reading, recall and retrieval as a focus for remote learning, inference as a focus for in school teaching and or pre-recorded teacher videos. 
Provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high-quality curriculum resources or video. Simplistic and easy to follow offline workbook.  Staff to provide children with tutorial videos delivered via google classroom. Pre-recorded video in the event of wider school closure.
Gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work.Children can upload completed pages of the workbook (as photo attachments)Children/parents can mark work – answers are provided in the back of the workbook. 
Pastoral team to make daily contact. 
Remote Learning expectation document sets clear expectations for registering for remote learning and completing and uploading completed work. 
In the event of individual isolation, the teacher will provide feedback to the child after each day via google classroom or seesaw between 3pm-4:30pm.In the event of school closure, staff will provide feedback in groups/individuals where appropriate and ‘live’ if possible as children ‘turn in’ their work in line with the school feedback policy. Staff will feedback to children daily before 4:00pm to monitor the completion of work and to make adjustments to work for the next day. 
Enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding. Google classroom allows two-way responses to a task to allow teachers to  track and address misconceptions.Teachers offer daily feedback.Remote learning, planned in line with school teaching and learning policy. 
Plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachersChildren can access the same number of taught sessions as they would in school, to include online and offline activities. 
The curriculum ambition for remote learning matches that of the in school curriculum. 

REMOTE LEARNING AS WEEKLY HOMEWORK

Each week children will receive their current reading book, some number facts to learn appropriate to their year group e.g. times tables and a spelling, grammar or handwriting task to practise at home.  From Friday 25th September we will begin to send this to our pupils using Google classroom and  via seesaw in Nursery, Reception and year 1 so that we can all get used to using the new programme. 

In addition we will be setting families a weekly family learning challenge linked to our school value for the term. This half term we are thinking about:

…be amazed…

~stay curious and follow your dreams. Never lose your sense of wonder~

Families will be able to share this with us by sending a photo or uploading their work to our social media platforms:

@GreenfieldsCPS on Twitter

GreenfieldsCps on Instagram

Greenfields Community Primary School on Facebook

Or via Google classroom or seesaw

REMOTE LEARNING WHILST ISOLATING AWAITING TEST RESULTS

For periods of short term isolation – 2 days or less, school will provide pupils with a workbook for Reading and for maths appropriate to their year group expectations. The TA support the class is deployed to catch up quickly the key missed concepts of any during the period of short term isolation on the return of the child.

REMOTE LEARNING IN THE EVENT OF BUBBLE CLOSURE OR LONGER PERIODS OF ISOLATION

In the event your a bubble is asked to isolate as a result of the risk assessment process carried out by Public Health England, or a child is in an extended period of isolation awaiting test results the class teacher will set the work to be completed via Google classroom in Year 2 and above and via seesaw for Year 1, Reception and Nursery. The work will be available for pupils on the day of the closure . Included in this work will be a timetable for pupils and the expected quantity of work to be completed each day. 

REMOTE LEARNING IN THE EVENT OF SCHOOL CLOSURE

In the event of a wider school closure, teachers will set work via Google classroom for Year 2 and above and via seesaw for Year 1, Reception and Nursery. Included in this work will be a timetable for pupils and the expected quantity of work to be completed each day. 

REMOTE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS – KS2 & Y2

It is important that during a period of school closure or extended isolation, children are not disadvantaged by missing learning opportunities. 

We have designed a programme of remote learning which, in this eventuality, will ensure that children will be able to continue to learn and progress  with access to the same breadth of curriculum as they would have had, had they been at school. 

If your child is isolating for longer than 2 days or they have been asked to isolate as part of a bubble  they will be expected to ‘check in’ to their lessons as they would at school and follow the remote curriculum timetable. 

When your child is ‘checking in’ for the day- they will need to to write their name into the stream post on google classroom so that we can ‘register’ them for remote learning. This must be done by 9:15am. We will be making contact with families and children who do not register each day. 

Activity
English activity
Maths activity
Spelling/Punctuation or Grammar activity or handwriting
Reading activity
Curriculum activity(an area of the foundation curriculum such as history, geography, art, P.E etc)
Curriculum activity(an area of the foundation curriculum such as history, geography, art, P.E etc)

We do not want Greenfields children to be spending hours and hours in front of a computer whilst isolating, so if you would rather complete the work on paper and then simply upload it so that your child’s teacher can assess it, this is fine. 

Completing work

Remote learning whilst in isolation is not optional. The government has made it clear that education for children is not optional whilst at home or school. If you are finding the work or organisation difficult in remote learning, please contact school via:

parentsandcarers@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk 

Whilst you and your child are isolating, we will stay in regular contact with you. 

Children from each class will be able to interact with each other’s comments via the ‘stream’ on google classroom. However, any child who uses this stream inappropriately will have access to the stream denied. The behaviour of your child whilst learning at home remains your responsibility and whilst school can monitor and remove rights and privileges, overall responsibility for online behaviour remains with parents. 

We have issued your child with an email address. However it remains the property of the school. Under no circumstances should your child use this email address to access websites, purchase or set up social media accounts in their name.  The email address is for accessing google classroom only.

Children should not use their email address to send emails.

REMOTE LEARNING EXPECTATIONSEYFS & Y1

It is important that during a period of school closure or extended isolation, your child is not disadvantaged by missing learning opportunities. 

We have designed a programme of remote learning which, in this eventuality, will ensure that your child will be able to continue to learn and progress  with access to the same breadth of curriculum as they would have had, had they been at school. 

If your child is isolating for longer than 2 days or they have been asked to isolate as part of a bubble  they will be expected to ‘check in’ to their lessons as they would at school and follow the remote curriculum timetable. 

When your child is ‘checking in’ for the day- they will need to to upload a note, saying ‘here’ so that we can ‘register’ them for remote learning. How to upload a note is included in the ‘information for parents: Seesaw document’  This must be done by 9:15am. We will be making contact with families and children who do not register each day. 

Activity
Early reading 
Early writing 
Enjoyment of reading 
Early maths 
Curriculum activity 
Curriculum activity 

We do not want Greenfields children to be spending hours and hours in front of a computer whilst isolating, so if you would rather complete the work on paper and then simply upload it so that your child’s teacher can assess it, this is fine. 

Completing work

Remote learning whilst in isolation is not optional. The government has made it clear that education for children is not optional whilst at home or school. If you are finding the work or organisation difficult in remote learning, please contact school via:

parentsandcarers@greenfieldsprimary.org.uk 

Whilst you and your child are isolating, we will stay in regular contact with you. 

Acceptable Use

REMOTE LEARNING CODE OF CONDUCT – KS2 & Y2

Parents/children Code of Conduct using Google classroom 

  • I understand that my child will be using the google platform at school and at home if necessary. The school will provide my child with an email and password to access this. 
  • I will ensure that my child is using google classroom through their account.
  • I will monitor my child whilst accessing google classroom so that I can be responsible for their online behaviour.  
  • Where possible I will apply child safety settings to my home internet. 
  • I will not allow my child to access, purchase or set up social media using the school email address given to them.
  • I understand that the e-safety policy and safeguarding policies still apply in remote teaching circumstances. 
  • I understand that a breach of the code of conduct will result in having the remote learning access taken away from my child. 
  • I have read, understood and accept the parent code of conduct for remote learning. 

Name: …………………………………………………….. 

Signed: ……………………………………………………. 

Date: ……………… 

REMOTE LEARNING CODE OF CONDUCT – EYFS & Y1

Parents/children Code of Conduct using Seesaw

  • I understand that my child will be using Seesaw at school and at home if necessary. The school will provide my child with a code. 
  • I will ensure that my child is using Seesaw through their account.
  • I will monitor my child whilst accessing Seesaw so that I can be responsible for their online behaviour.  
  • Where possible I will apply child safety settings to my home internet. 
  • I understand that the e-safety policy and safeguarding policies still apply in remote teaching circumstances. 
  • I understand that a breach of the code of conduct will result in having the remote learning access taken away from my child. 
  • I have read, understood and accept the parent code of conduct for remote learning. 

Name: …………………………………………………….. 

Signed: ……………………………………………………. 

Date: ……………… 

Subject Leaders have looked at the knowledge and skills for their subjects and thought careully about which skills, knowledge and content could be delivered remotely and which learning would be best to be facilitated by a teacher. Because the staff at Greenfields have a good understanding of the theory behind teaching and learing, it means that in the event of a bubble closure, the staff can quickly select the most relevant objectives which will allow for seamless delivery of the Greenfields Curriculum whether children are learning remotely or in a facilitated way in school.