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South Camberley Primary & Nursery School

South Camberley

Primary & Nursery School

Contingency Plan for Remote Learning

‘A collective drive to raise standards and create a school of excellence where children are safe and want to learn.’

Our Mission:

Our aim is to provide opportunities for every child to succeed through high quality teaching and the development of an engaging and relevant curriculum. We nurture each individual to become confident, ambitious lifelong learners who are responsible, kind and are prepared for the future.

Our core principles of positivity, urgency, resilience and equity underpin all we do.

P.U.R.E. Principles:

  • Positivity - We have a ‘can do’ attitude and recognise and harness individual talents
  • Urgency - We are pro-active, and know the importance of every moment
  • Resilience - We are curious to try new things and confident to challenge ourselves
  • Equity – We value and celebrate differences and develop individuals

We are committed to providing high-quality teaching and learning and we dedicate ourselves to raising the achievement of every child to ensure that all children are challenged to realise their individual talents through a broad and varied curriculum. Children should encounter a range of opportunities and experiences that will foster a continued life-long love of learning. We seek to develop the children intellectually, emotionally and socially. We encourage the children to have effective learning behaviours, which they can apply to any situation. We encourage strong partnerships with parents and our wider community, and we believe that collaboration leads to greater benefits for all.

Department for Education Guidance for Schools

We use the following DfE guidance to inform our principles in guiding our home learning strategy:

  • use a curriculum sequence that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations
  • give access to high quality remote education resources
  • select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback and make sure staff are trained in their use
  • provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access
  • recognise that younger pupils and some pupils with SEND may not be able to access remote education without adult support and so schools should work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum

When teaching pupils remotely, we expect schools to:

  • set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built incrementally, with a good level of clarity about what is intended to be taught and practised in each subject
  • provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high-quality curriculum resources or videos
  • gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks and set a clear expectation on how regularly teachers will check work
  • enable teachers to adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding
  • plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, ideally including daily contact with teachers

We have distilled the DfE principles into the following aims:

  • To provide easy access to online remote education
  • To provide access to online learning platforms
  • To provide engaging and interactive lessons including using video
  • To provide feedback
  • To provide a teaching sequence that is linked to the year group curriculum
  • To provide access for all

South Camberley Primary & Nursery school will seek to provide remote learning for all in three phases:

Phase 1

Some children will need to stay at home for various reasons, including self-isolation. The interim arrangement for these children will be the following:

  • Access to familiar online platforms through pupil’s Wonde dashboard: Bug Club, TTRockstarsPhonics Play. Pupils will be able to use these resources which link to their individual profiles to continue reading, practising phonics and practising their times tables.
  • In addition to the above, children can continue online learning through daily lessons with The Oak Academy, which caters for an extensive range of subjects and topics for every year group, as well as BBC Bitesize which also houses a broad selection of interactive learning opportunities for varied age ranges.

Phase 2

At times, the school may need to close a ‘bubble’ or a year group. In this instance the following plans will take effect.

  • Continued access to familiar online platforms through pupil’s Wonde dashboard: Bug Club, TTRockstars, Phonics Play. Pupils will be able to use these resources which link to their individual profiles to continue reading, practising phonics and practising their times tables.
  • On the first day of a bubble closure, pupils will complete ‘get ready packs’ online through Google Classroom for KS1/KS2 and Tapestry for EYFS. These packs support more generalised year group outcomes for the initial day of closure. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 will access Google Classroom through their Wonde dashboard. An overview will also be available on the SCPS Home Learning Website.
  • From the second day of a bubble closure onwards, teachers will set home learning lessons and activities through Tapestry for EYFS and Google Classroom for KS1 and KS2. Lessons will be available from 8am on Google Classroom and an overview will also be available on the SCPS Home Learning Website.
  • There will be daily English, Teaching Reading and Maths lessons. These lessons will contain video/ audio explanations from teachers within that year group.
  • Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, Computing, PE, Art and Topic will be available for pupils to complete on different days throughout each week, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum as if pupils were in school.

Phase 3

In the event of school closure, the school will continue to provide home learning which will take the following form:

  • Continued access to familiar online platforms through pupil’s Wonde dashboard: Bug Club, TTRockstars, Phonics Play. Pupils will be able to use these resources which link to their individual profiles to continue reading, practising phonics and practising their times tables.
  • On the first day of a school closure, pupils will complete ‘get ready packs’ online through Google Classroom for KS1/KS2 and Tapestry for EYFS. These packs support more generalised year group outcomes for the initial day of closure. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 will access Google Classroom through their Wonde dashboard. An overview will also be available on the SCPS Home Learning Website.
  • From the second day of a school closure onwards, teachers will set home learning lessons and activities through Tapestry for EYFS and Google Classroom for KS1 and KS2. Lessons will be available from 8am on Google Classroom and an overview will also be available on the SCPS Home Learning Website.
  • There will be daily English, Teaching Reading and Maths lessons. These lessons will contain video/ audio explanations from teachers within that year group.
  • Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, Computing, PE, Art and Topic will be available for pupils to complete on different days throughout each week, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum as if pupils were in school.
  • Teachers will record a ‘welcome to the week’ message for pupils, posted on Tapestry or Google Classroom which will give pupils an overview of their learning in the upcoming week as well as a celebration of work submitted in the previous week (if applicable).
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to virtually meet with their classmates, their teachers and support staff through Google Meets at least once a week.
  • Staff will prepare a range of video assemblies that will be uploaded and available for pupils to watch on an on-going basis. These will cover relevant and current topics through the Picture News scheme that pupils are familiar with.
  • Teachers will record reading enrichment sessions so that pupils can continue to develop their love of reading from home.

Special Needs

For pupils with additional needs, we comply with the requirements set out in the SEN Code of Practice. The Inclusion Leader, Mr Franks, and the child’s class teacher will decide on the action needed to help the child to progress in the light of any observations and assessments they have made. This may include:

  • Different learning materials or special equipment
  • Some group or individual support
  • Access to additional resources matched to their individual need

Online Safety

As we are increasingly relying on technology to keep us all connected in the present climate, it is important that parents are aware of the apps and programs that their children are using. Our Online-Safety area of the website provides parents with tips on how to keep their children safe online. Furthermore, children’s weekly computing lessons will continue to progress through our online safety curriculum and these lessons would continue for any children learning from home. All resources used and linked to through Tapestry and Google Classroom will be pre-reviewed by teachers, including videos, and where possible embedded into our remote learning platforms so that pupils do not have to deviate away from our learning provision.