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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.

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

Please see our parent guide to remote education at Greenfields below.

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. 

In addition we will be setting families a weekly family learning challenge linked to our school value for the term.

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 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.

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 carefully 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 learning, 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.