The Government expectation for Remote Education as stated in the DfE "Restricting attendance during the National Lockdown: Schools" is as follows:
The remote education provided should be equivalent in length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school and will include both recorded or live direct teaching time, and time for pupils to complete tasks and assignments independently. The amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:
Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children.
Key stage 2: 4 hours a day
At St Francis, we are very proud to be offering this current provision to our children whether they are at home or school completing their learning:
- Collective Worship: One session per day including a video or a PowerPoint that the children can watch/follow along with. There will also be a reflective task set for the children to complete following on from the session. (30 minutes)
Mrs Pickup -
Introducing the week's theme and discussing a Bible Story
Mr Pugh - Big Start Assemblies
Reverend Gail of St Francis Parish Church
Church of England - Faith @ HOME Series 2
UNICEF Rights Respecting School - Article of the Week.
- English: One session per day, in line with the National Curriculum. Videos and other resources are utilised to aid children's understanding of the topic being taught as well as setting an independent task for the children to complete following the teaching. (One Hour)
- Maths: One session per day, following Maths No Problem as if in school. These sessions will feature a pre-recorded video from the class teacher, in which they will set which worksheets they would like the children to complete. (One Hour)
- Wider Curriculum: One session per day covering the following subjects: History, Geography, RE and Science. Videos and other resources are utilised to aid children's understanding of the topic being taught as well as setting an independent task for the children to complete following the teaching. (One Hour)
- Phonics/SPaG: One session per day. Key Stage One children will focus on Phonics and then spelling and Key Stage Two children will focus on spelling and grammar. These sessions will be delivered through videos, PowerPoint and Bug Club. There will be an activity that consolidates the learning from the sessison. (30 minutes)
- Live Session: 4 times per week where the children at home meet their class teacher using Google Meet. These sessions may include reading a story, whole class feedback or general discussion on wellbeing and remaining positive. It also gives those children at home the opportunity to ask their teacher some questions. (30 minutes)
In addition there will be the following:
- JIGSAW/PSHE: There will be one session per week for the children to access relating to the school's PSHE curriculum. There may be a follow up activity for the children to complete dependent on the session content.
- PE: Children will provided with links to PEwithJOE to complete each week. We actively encourage all families to safely complete their daily exercise.
We also ask that all children complete some reading each day and some number bonds or times table practice using Times Table Rockstars or NUMBOTS.