Remote Learning Offer 2021
Field House Infant School
Information to help us share with parents and pupils how we provide remote education in the event of full or partial school closures during the Covid 19 Pandemic
In October 2020 at Field House Infant School all pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were given home learning bags containing a range of text books, workbooks, paper and pencils to be kept at home in the event of any school closure. This covered a range of activities and learning for the whole of the school year. Any child new to the school since that point has also been given a pack in preparation. All registered pupils have access to our online learning subscriptions for Phonics Play, Letterjoin,Music Express, Purple Mash and Big Cat Books.
All parents are asked to sign up to our home school communication tool Class dojo on starting our school. This enables parents and staff to share learning experiences and during any closures all learning can be posted daily and all queries can be privately messaged to teachers.
During this challenging time please remember many of you will be juggling your own job, supporting your child/children with various amounts of school work AND surviving a pandemic. This is a tough ask for all of you so do not be hard on yourself as a parent-just be proud of yourself for all you are doing at this time.
Remember- if your child has loads of microwave meals, stays up too late, plays too much on their x-box and doesn’t finish all their school work THAT’S OKAY.
Provided your child is safe, loved and cared for that is really the most important thing at this moment. We know we set lots of work but all we ask is that you and your child do your best.
If your best is 30 minutes of reading and some pictures and writing to go with them plus a bit of counting in ones, twos etc back and forwards …….. then that’s okay! If you and your child want to do all the work set…. Then that’s okay too. PLEASE do not let school work put any extra pressure on you when you are trying to hold down jobs, earn a living and keep your children safe. Everyone’s circumstance are very different and we appreciate that.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should we expect from remote learning in the first couple of days of any closure?
Information on dojo daily with the learning tasks for that day.
Following the first few days will the curriculum be the same as the children who are attending school are receiving?
The learning at home tasks are the same as the learning in school tasks for all children.
How long should we spend on work set by the school in EYFS and KS1?
The Government require 3 hours a day- this should not be a solid block, it is made up of lots of watching staff video material, listening to stories, watching youtube clips and also carrying out tasks in the workbooks or on paper. Children of this age do not simply learn by being told what to do- first hand experience is vital so there will be playing games, experimenting, being outdoors, using everyday experiences to learn new things. In the early years children learn through play.
It is vital that ABOVE ALL ELSE children feel successful with their learning. If a child is struggling and doesn’t understand they are not going to understand if you make them feel a failure. It can be frustrating but they are not doing it on purpose- take a step back and message the staff to ask what you can do to help them understand.
Sometimes they need that particular learning experience broken down into smaller steps. Don’t worry that’s how we all learn- at difference paces for different things.
How do we access any online remote education set/ delivered by the school?
There will be daily posts onto class dojo – teachers will explain tasks to the children and these can then be carried out in workbooks sent home or practically depending on the task.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how can they access the learning?
Class dojo can be used on a PC or on your phone. The learning is explained directly in video clips by teachers and can be watched on the phone or pc at any time to suit parental commitments.
What is expected from me as a parent in order to engage my child and support their learning at home?
Please try and establish a daily routine that works for you and your child. If you have any difficulties please message the class teacher for guidance,
How will you be checking my child is engaging with the learning you are delivering?
Class staff will be checking the work you post in your child’s portfolio on dojo, once again if you have any issues please message your child’s teacher directly.
How will you as a school assess my child’s work and progress?
We will assess by looking at the work posted in dojo and by reading and responding to your posts on home learning.
If my child needs help to access the learning, is there any support for SEND or those too young to use the technology independently?
We have already sent out the home learning packs and these are used in conjunction with the daily information on dojo. Different children may have different packs of workbooks to meet their individual needs.
Is there any difference if a whole group are self-isolating while some of the group remain in school?
None at all as work is posted daily regardless of whether some or all the children are at home.