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COVID-19 School Information

COVID-19 Pandemic

Littleport Community Primary School is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all our whole school community and as such is closely monitoring the current situation regarding the COVID-19. We are receiving regular updates from the Department for Education as well as the Local Authority and will be following all guidelines.

 

Please follow this link to the latest advice for individuals from Public Health England. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

 

On this page you will find all of the information the school has published for parents and carers. School policies have been reviewed in light of the pandemic and guidance from the Government and these can be found on our 'School Policies' section of the website. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety practices we are implementing, please contact the school office.

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

 

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

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

 

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home if a bubble should close?

 

We will use the Oak National Academy in the first instance of a bubble closing. We will try to ensure that this follows the school curriculum as closely as possible. Children will be able to access this from the year group pages on our school website. Work books will be sent home for children to use. If children have been identified as needing remote devices, these will be made available.

 

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?

 

  • We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, a subject like art may need to be adapted if our media focus is paint or if we were using tuned percussion in music. We will focus on elements of the planned curriculum that can be taught remotely.

 

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

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 each day:

Key Stage 1

3 ½ hours

Key Stage 2

4 hours

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

 

You will be able to access our remote education through our school website on our year group pages.

 

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 pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

 

  • We will survey parents to find out who may not have access to technology and/or internet
  • We will issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils; we encourage any parents to contact the school office in the first instance. Parents and carers are then able to collect through the school office.
  • We will issue or lend devices that enable an internet connection (for example, routers or dongles) – parents and carers can contact the school office for more information
  • We envisage that parents and carers will wish to engage with the school by accepting our offer of technology and devices that enable an internet connection. If, for some reason, this is not possible, we will print some maths and English work packs for pupils. However, we cannot guarantee that these will follow the school curriculum in the way that our online offer will. Parents and carers will need to contact the school office in the first instance for more information.
  • If parents and carers are using work packs for pupils, these can be returned to the school by the parents or carer, either in person or via the postal service.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

 

Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • recorded teaching – the majority of our online offer is through pre-recorded sessions with the year group teachers.
  • recorded teaching using other providers – there may be some instances where we have to use online providers, such as Oak Academy/BBC. For example, if adults within the year group were ill.
  • live teaching (online lessons) – we provide some small group/1:1 work for children, for example, as part of a phonics intervention or maths group.
  • printed paper packs – only if children cannot access our online technology
  • reading books pupils have at home and online providers such as Oxford Owl
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences. For example, Phonics Play, Maths Timestables RockStars, Accelerated Reader

 

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?

 

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • We expect all children to engage with our online learning offer and to keep to the daily timetable. It is vital that children follow all the lessons as we are very much teaching a sequence of lessons. If children miss sessions then it will be very difficult to access the next lessons within a sequence.
  • We expect parents to support their children with online learning by following the daily timetable and supporting their children in engaging with the online Zoom check-ins

 

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

 

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • We hold 3 Zoom check-in meetings a week with class teachers. This is an opportunity for children to share their work with the class teacher and ask for help if needed. We encourage children to email any work into school that they’d like their teachers to see.
  • We keep weekly registers of attendance in Zoom meetings. If we have not seen a child in a week then we ask teachers and/or TAs to make contact with the family. If we can see issues with engagement, we will work with the family to ensure that there are improvements. For example, we may invite children to online groups such as maths or reading. In some cases, we may invite children to individual sessions with a TA or teacher.

 

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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

 

 

  • Lessons include opportunities for quizzing and retrieval – children are encouraged to let their teachers and TAs know in which areas they might have excelled or struggled
  • Where live small group work or 1:1 sessions are taking place, feedback is ongoing as per a usual session in class
  • Quizzing through Microsoft Teams in maths
  • Children sharing their work at Zoom meetings throughout the week]
  • Children may send work via the school Office for feedback from teachers

 

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 pupils, for example some pupils 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 pupils in the following ways:

 

In this section, please set out briefly:

  • The SEND Lead works with year groups to ensure provision is being met. Where a child may have an EHCP, the school is working alongside parents. For example, it may be that elements of the child’s EHCP can be met by a TA having daily or 3 x weekly sessions with the child.
  • The school has ensured that where interventions for children with SEND were in place, that these interventions still happen but in a remote capacity. For example, our KS2 writing intervention happens as a pre-record with paper-based materials delivered to children so that they can take part.
  • Remote learning is offered for children in EYFS and Year 1. Sessions are shorter and very much follow the curriculum for these year groups. Daily phonics sessions are provided. Parents and Carers are encouraged to share work and learning via Tapestry. Small group work and 1:1 support are also offered to some pupils.

 

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils 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?

 

We will use a two-weekly timetable using the National Oak Academy. This will follow the school curriculum as closely as possible but there will be variations in some of the sessions.

Teachers will check in once a week with these pupils.

 

 

LCPS Back to School Information September 2020

This presentation provides parents and carers with the latest information and guidance for the full return to schooling at Littleport Community Primary from September 2020.

LCPS Reopening Video for Families

This video is designed to ease any anxiety you may have about what a return to school will look like for you and your child. We strongly recommend that you share this video with your child ahead of returning on 7th September 2020.

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