Home Learning

  • If your child is unable to attend school but is still well enough to complete work at home, please read the information below to find out what to expect for your child and a range of online resources to support your child’s learning at home.

  • Eversley Primary School – Home Learning Plan

    In the first instance, if a child is well enough to learn, they should be in school. It is only if advised by the doctor that they are unable to attend school should this home learning plan come into force.

    We may use Microsoft Teams for teachers to set work and for children to complete and return any work being completed at home.

    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 (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, a paper pack of work will be available for collection from the School Office. Only in exceptional circumstances will school be able to deliver work packs to homes.

    Subsequent work for the remainder of the absence will be provided via email or 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 has been reported.

    Children working at home would be receiving a ‘parallel curriculum’ i.e. work completed at home is matching (as closely 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 due to whole school closure e.g. unsafe site, loss of water, heavy snow etc. or in response to government or Public Health advice.

    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
    • Daily Maths lesson
    • Two other curriculum subject lessons per day
    • Reading
    • Spellings
    • Times Table or basic counting/number practice

    The work above will be emailed to parents each day.

    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, if being used, 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 establish their own routine with their child/children to supporting the completion and return of 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.

    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 via the class email 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 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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