Mallard Primary School

Remote Learning FAQs for Parents

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

If your child is in good health but cannot attend school due to Covid-19, your child will have access to MyMaths activities and initial self-isolating tasks that are on your child’s Teams account on Office 365. You and your child will have contact with your child’s teacher through Class Dojo and Office 365.

 

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?

Teachers will set appropriate work in-line with our current curriculum and this may be supplemented by a range of resources provided by Oak Academy, TT Rockstars and MyMaths. The school will provide a curriculum sequence that allows access to high quality resources. It may include teaching videos, which can be accessed via Microsoft Teams.  The learning sequence will consist of 10 days curriculum provision initially.

Each day there will be a reading, writing and maths activity with additional arithmetic through either TT Rockstars or MyMaths. As we follow the Maths Mastery programme, there are some videos/lessons that have been developed by Oak National that we may use to supplement learning in maths. We will also provide additional grammar activities through the use of the Spelling Shed website. In addition, there will also be an activity from the wider curriculum, which may include geography, history, Religious Studies, PE or science. Again, some of these subject areas may be supplemented with videos/links which match our Mallard curriculum through Oak National.  Across the 10 school days, a range of subjects will be taught. This will be in line with each year’s curriculum plan.

 

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

hours a day for Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2 when pupils are aged between 5 and 7)

hours a day for KS2 (years 3-6 when children are aged between 7 and 11)

 

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

We will deliver our remote learning through Microsoft Teams. We have created user guides and videos to help support accessing your child’s learning. This will also show you how to complete work and submit work. We are also using Class Dojo to support learning and communication.

 

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

Our priority has been to support all our families to be able access online learning. If you require additional support by lending a device or require more information to be able to access the online learning, please contact us at admin@mallardschool.co.uk. or send a message to Admin on Class Dojo.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

Teachers will set appropriate work in-line with our current curriculum and this may be supplemented by a range of resources provided by Oak Academy, TT Rockstars and MyMaths. The school will provide a curriculum sequence that allows access to high quality resources. It may include teaching videos, which can be accessed via Microsoft Teams.  The learning sequence will consist of 10 days curriculum provision initially.

Each day there will be a reading, writing and maths activity with additional arithmetic through either TT Rockstars or MyMaths. As we follow the Maths Mastery programme, there are some videos/lessons that have been developed by Oak National that we may use to supplement learning in maths. We will also provide additional grammar activities through the use of the Spelling Shed website. In addition, there will also be an activity from the wider curriculum, which may include geography, history, Religious Studies, PE or science. Again, some of these subject areas may be supplemented with videos/links which match our Mallard curriculum through Oak National.  Across the 10 school days, a range of subjects will be taught. This will be in line with each year’s curriculum plan. There will be clear explanations, scaffolding and feedback given. It is important that that the explanation builds clearly on pupils’ prior learning and how their understanding is accessed.

Reading books should already be home as part of their home reading and we will arrange, where possible, to supply additional reading books.  A stationary pack will also be made available for each child should it be required. Differentiated activities will reflect the different abilities of each bubble for the core subjects.

 

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We appreciate how challenging it can be to support your child’s remote learning and expectations for our children are that they:

  • Complete the Remote Learning activities that have been set by their teachers by the deadline given and share via the Microsoft Teams or Class Dojo once complete.
  • Ask for help if they need it.
  • Let their parents and teachers know if they are not able to complete their work so they can be given support.

We encourage all parents to contact school through their Class Dojo account, by phone call (01302 859116) or email (admin@mallardschool.co.uk) if their child is having difficulty accessing or completing their Remote Learning. Please remind your children to ‘hand in’ their completed Remote Learning by the deadline given and share this via Teams.

We would also suggest that you agree a daily schedule with your child and praise your child for continuing their education remotely.

 

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

Your child’s teacher will be closely monitoring the engagement of all children in their class. Any concerns or issues will be addressed with you via Class Dojo or phone call. Your child’s teacher will also share this information with the Senior Leadership Team who will be in contact with parents to discuss lack of engagement and discuss how to support their child’s remote learning.

We will also be praising children through Class Dojo and Office 365. 

 

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Assessment and feedback play a key role in learning and your child’s teacher will be able to provide daily feedback remotely through Office 365 or Class Dojo. We will continue to assess work and report to parents in line with our assessment policy.

 

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?

Where children would normally receive additional support from SEND agencies, the SENCO will make arrangements for those to continue via Microsoft Teams as long as the agencies engage.

 Your child’s teacher will continue to adapt resources and personalised support so that your child can access their learning.

 The SENCO will share appropriate Oak National SEND lessons with teachers who will disseminate accordingly.

 All children will receive weekly phone calls from their class teacher to discuss any concerns or queries.

 If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our SENCO by emailing admin@mallardschool.co.uk or ringing 01302 859116.

 

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Your child will access the same remote learning offer as detailed above.

 

Cedar Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 9HU

Tel: 01302 859116

Email: admin@mallardschool.co.uk