Provision Spring 2021
The Government expectation for Remote Education as stated in the DfE "Restricting attendance during the National Lockdown: Schools" was 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 offered the same provision to our children whether they were 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 was also 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 were 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 featured a pre-recorded video from the class teacher, in which they 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 were 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 focused on Phonics and then spelling. Key Stage Two children focused on spelling and grammar. These sessions were delivered through videos, PowerPoint and Bug Club. There was an activity to consolidate the learning from the session. (30 minutes)
- Live Session: 4 times per week where the children at home met their class teacher using Google Meet. These sessions included reading a story, whole class feedback or general discussion on wellbeing and remaining positive. It also gave those children at home the opportunity to ask their teacher some questions. (30 minutes)
In addition there were:
- JIGSAW/PSHE: One session per week relating to the school's PSHE curriculum. There were follow up activities for the children to complete dependent on the session content.
- PE: Children were provided with links to PEwithJOE to complete each week. We actively encouraged all families to safely complete their daily exercise.
We also asked that all children complete some reading each day and some number bonds or times table practice using Times Table Rockstars or NUMBOTS.