Government requirements as set by DFE Oct 2020
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
• set work that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, and as a minimum: 3 hours a day for EYFS and ks1 and 4 hours a day for ks2.
• provide frequent, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher or through high quality curriculum resources or videos
• have systems for checking, at least weekly, whether pupils are engaging with their work, and inform parents immediately where engagement is a concern
• gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum using questions and other suitable tasks, and provide feedback, at least weekly, using digitally facilitated or whole-class feedback where appropriate
• 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
At Frittenden CEP School we aim to do above using 2 different platforms: Google Classrooms in key stage 2 and Seesaw in key stage 1 and the Early Years and Foundation Stage.
We will set learning to be completed at home and use video links to explain new content (eg Youtube, Oaks Academy lessons, White Rose, BBC Daily).
In key stage 2 Teachers will plan all learning using Google Classrooms slides and teachers and TAs in
that year group will respond to learning daily. Quizzes and written tasks will be part of our online learning.
In key stage 1 and EYFS, the Teacher will plan all learning and will give an overview to parents at the beginning of the week. All lessons and activities, including pre-recorded content will be added to Seesaw.
We will ensure pupils feel as motivated and engaged as possible via Google Classrooms, Meet facility
and phone calls home.
Teachers and TAs will call families weekly.