Home Learning

  • If your child is having to self-isolate at home, please click on your child’s year group below to find out the arrangements for home learning.

    You will also find on this page a wide range of additional resources to support the work provided by your child’s teacher.

  • Reception Home Learning

    Year 1 Home Learning

    Year 2 Home Learning

    Year 3 Home Learning

  • Year 4 Home Learning

    Year 5 Home Learning

    Year 6 Home Learning

  • Eversley Primary School – Home Learning Plan

    We use Microsoft Teams for teachers to set and for children to complete and return homework and any work being completed at home due to having to self-isolate.

    Microsoft Teams can be accessed through downloading a free app to your device or through the internet by clicking here.

    A Microsoft Teams user guide for parents can be accessed here.

    As soon as Home Learning needs to take place, the following will be set up, depending on one of the two relevant scenarios outlined below:

    Scenario One

    One child is off due to isolating (and the child is well enough to work)

    Expectation of work to be set:

    By 10am on the day that you report to the school that your child is not able to attend school due to Covid-19, a paper pack of work will be available for collection from the School Office. A member of the household who has not tested positive, or an alternative family member/friend should come to the Main Office to collect the pack of work. Only in exceptional circumstances will school be able to deliver work packs to homes.

    Subsequent work for the remainder of the isolation period will be provided via Microsoft Teams (or as a paper pack for children in younger year groups or if specifically requested with good reason). This will be available from 9am the day after the absence due to Covid has been reported.

    Children working at home would be receiving a ‘parallel curriculum’ i.e. work completed at home is matching (as close as possible) to the work taking place by the rest of the class in school.

    Expectation of work to be set each week:

    • Daily Oak Academy English video lesson
    • Daily White Rose Maths video lesson
    • One other curriculum subject lesson per day (from an online provider e.g. Oak Academy or BBC Bitesize, linking to a relevant topic that matches current learning)
    • Reading
    • Spellings
    • Times Table or basic counting/number practice

    For times table practice, spellings and reading; children will be directed to some online resources that are available to use at home. In this scenario, staff will still be teaching the majority of children in school, and will set activities using a range of readily available online resources. This page also contains a large number of links to further support learning.

    Scenario Two

    Whole class is off following government or Public Health advice due to a class or whole school closure, local or national lockdown as a result of a significant increase in cases in the local community or wider country.

    Children will be covering exactly the same curriculum that would be covered as if the children were all in school together.

    Expectation of work to be set each day:

    • Daily English lesson (can be from the class teacher or from Oak Academy)
    • Daily Maths lesson (can be from the class teacher or from White Rose Maths)
    • Two other curriculum subject lessons per day, with at least one of these lessons being a pre-recorded lesson from the child’s class teacher
    • Reading
    • Spellings
    • Times Table or basic counting/number practice

    Each day, a live Teams meeting lasting up to 30 minutes will be scheduled for the class by the class teacher to meet together, to take part in a small activity and to ask questions about the work that has been set for the day.

    The work above will be uploaded daily to Microsoft Teams.

    Things to note:

    • Teachers will plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils receive in school
    • Daily Home Learning is intended to require on average 3 hours a day for children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 to complete and 4 hours a day for children in Years 3-6 to complete
    • Work set will be pitched appropriately so that it will not require too much adult support (however support with younger children may be needed to access online videos and some resources)
    • When planning, consideration will be given to families using phones and tablets to work online and that there may be limited access to printers
    • Regular contact will be established between teachers and isolating pupils
    • Microsoft Teams can be accessed through a computer, tablet, smartphone or a games console such as Playstation or Xbox

    Issues with accessing online home learning

    We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support these pupils to access their work from home:

    • If you do not have a suitable device at home, you may be eligible to borrow a laptop from school. Please contact the school if you feel this would help you.
    • For some families, the school will be able to provide support with increasing data allowance on electronic devices or loan routers to help improve internet connection. Please contact the school if you feel this would help you.
    • If you require a printed pack of worksheets relating to the work that is being set for home learning or an alternative pack of age-specific workbooks, then please contact the school. These can be either collected from school or will be delivered to your home by a member of school staff.
    • For families without online access, completed work can be returned to school by dropping off work at the School Office or requesting a collection from your home by a member of school staff.

    Engagement with Home Learning

    It is expected that when pupils are well, they engage and take part in the work that has been set. If families are unable to access the Home Learning online, it is expected they contact school to discuss support the school can offer or find an agreed alternative way for work to be completed and returned to their child’s teacher.

    We recognise that for many parents, they will be juggling the demands of their child/children’s home learning and their own working from home. We ask that parents prioritise where possible the live virtual check-in sessions for their child, and then establish their own routine with their child for completing and returning work.

    Families that are not engaging with Home Learning will be contacted by school to discuss issues or concerns you may have and to find a resolution to any problems there may be.

    Feedback from Home Learning

    Teachers will check work and provide feedback to work that is completed and returned at least weekly.

    When remote learning work is being provided to just one child, the teacher will not always be immediately available to respond to queries or questions as they will be working with their class in school. Messages can be left for the teacher via the School Office or through Teams and they will get back to you after the school day ends.

    When a whole class is remote learning, our teachers will be available to be contacted through Teams or via email to answer queries and give some additional support during normal school hours. Work can be returned to teachers outside of usual school hours, however individual responses to queries outside of these times will not be responded to until the next working day.

    Class teachers can be emailed directly by using the class name and then @eversley.essex.sch.uk, e.g. 2D@eversley.essex.sch.uk

    General enquiries should be addressed by email to the school: admin@eversley.essex.sch.uk

    Additional support for pupils with particular needs

    We recognise that some pupils, for example 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:

    • providing alternative methods for your child to complete work
    • providing personalised work, appropriate for their level of learning
    • provision of resources to support learning at home
    • additional contact with school staff to support with home learning

    If you require additional support, then please contact our Inclusion Team via the School Office.

    Our Online Home Learning Responsible User Agreement can be accessed here.

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