Thropton Village First School Remote education provision: information for
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to children
and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where
national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please
see the final section of this page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
Children will be provided with a range of online lessons and activities
covering the range of subjects taught at school at an age appropriate level.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first
day or two of pupils being sent home?
In the first day or two of children being sent home we will direct our
Adventurer children and Year 1 Piglet children to our google classroom
remote learning platform where there will be work for those children who
need to self-isolate. There will be work set across the subject areas for
Adventurer children and English work set for Year 1. Year 1 will also have
access to phonics videos and other learning materials via our school website.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught
broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Following the first few days of remote education children will be taught
broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school. The details
of how this is scheduled can be found below.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and
independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours
Early Years 1 hours a day and lots of play based activities
Key Stage 1 3 hours a day
Lower Key Stage 2 4 hours a day
It is important that pupils realise that the work set is to complete during those
hours. If there is some work for that lesson that pupils are unable to complete
during the time allocated there IS NO REQUIREMENT for the pupil to complete
the work. Any issues concerning pupils needing additional time than the
allocated time above can be discussed with the teacher during our weekly
phone calls home to families.
Our half termly remote learning schedule will be posted on our school
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Piglet children will access their learning via the school closure tab on our
school website. Year 1 children will access their English and reading work via
google classroom. Adventurer children will access via google classroom.
Families have been sent access instructions for google classroom and the
school website. If there are any issues accessing our remote learning
platform then please get in touch with the school. Reading books can be
swapped at school on a weekly basis to ensure children always have an
appropriate reading book.
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you
support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some children may not have suitable online access at
home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access
● In the first instance parents/carers should contact the school;
● To support access the school will endeavour to provide an appropriate
device and/or support any issues concerning connectivity
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
● Worksheets; powerpoints and materials will be posted on google
● Content will be taught via recorded sessions by the child’s subject
● Lessons from Oak Academy that have been matched to our school’s
● Daily google meet with class teachers
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that
we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect all children to engage in their remote learning on a daily basis.
We understand the difficulties of learning remotely, alongside working
parents, therefore we know that children will access the daily schedule of
lessons at different times of the day. Each day a morning google meet will be
held for children at 9.30. These morning meets are there to support children
and we hope children can attend. During these sessions we prioritise the vital
importance of making contact with each other as part of our school
community. Teachers will log the children on the meet each day, discuss our
theme of the week and the schedule of learning for that day.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will
I be informed if there are concerns?
Weekly contact with all families will be made by our teachers to discuss how
children are progressing with their work and check that everyone is ok. As
well as this, teachers will make weekly checks as to whether children are
engaging with their work and the school will contact the families of those
children where there are concerns. There is a contact log which is filled in
daily to record the contact we have had with every child/family.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written
comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or
quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and
effective methods, amongst many others. Work handed in via google
classroom will be commented on by teachers and where photographs of
work are sent we will also ensure comment is made as a reply to these. Hard
copies of work sent into school will be looked at by teachers and kept in
school as a record of work completed.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support
from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some children, for example those with special educational
needs and disabilities (SEND), 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 children through regular weekly contact with our SENCO.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual children need to self-isolate, but the majority of their peer
group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ
from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching
pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their
remote education differ from the approaches described above?
In the event of children self isolating at a time when our school is open to all
pupils there will be regular work posted every day in line with DfE guidance.
Please contact the school if your child has any difficulty accessing the