Remote learning at Hartford Manor
At Hartford Manor, we aim to deliver high quality, meaningful and ambitious remote learning each day in several different subjects. Teaching and learning will take place in a variety of forms – there will be a blend of pre-prepared tasks (written or practical), recorded lessons and, increasingly, live video contact with staff.
The DfE guidelines state that children should receive remote learning with a minimum length of:
- 3 hours a day for Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2 when pupils are aged between 5 and 7)
- 4 hours a day for KS2 (years 3-6 when children are aged between 7 and 11)
(Those hours include both direct teaching and time for pupils to complete tasks or assignments independently.)
After listening to feedback from parents, children and teachers from the previous lockdown in 2020, we have now moved our remote learning provision from the school VLE to Microsoft Teams. This has enabled much more interaction between the children/parents working at home with school staff (and each other). Children can log into Microsoft Teams with their username: firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily work can be found in ‘Assignments’.
Children in KS1 will receive daily lessons in Maths, Early Bird Maths, English, Phonics and at least one other subject.
Children in KS2 will receive daily lessons in Maths, Early Bird Maths, English and at least one other subject.
Children in EYFS will continue to access remote learning via Tapestry. They will receive daily Phonics, Talk 4 Writing, Maths and Topic work, as well as 5 challenges for the week. Tasks will be a mix of practical activities, direct teaching, online content, video clips etc.
Every day, one teacher from each year group will be leading the remote learning and one teacher will be in school. Children in KS1 and KS2 will receive a daily video message from one of their year group teachers, and children and parents will be able to ‘Ask the Teacher’ any work related questions on a live chat facility during the school day. There will be live class and/or year group video assemblies.
We anticipate that children will be taught remotely until at least February half term; this will be reviewed in line with government guidelines. The only children who should be attending school in person are vulnerable, or children of critical workers. During the current 2021 lockdown the emphasis is on education, not childcare. Therefore, the children in school will be accessing the exact same work as the children at home.