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24/01/21

PE Challenge for WC 25th Jan https://t.co/DFQrY2ffjc via Can you beat Miss Samuelson? 💪👟⏱️

22/01/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

“The school is a really welcoming & supportive environment - they have helped me a lot, both on and off the pitch” Congratulations to Niino, a scholar from who has signed a professional contract with ⚽️👏 https://t.co/DZY8LJB4xm

22/01/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations Niino Malaki-Adom who this week signed a 2 year scholarship with becoming the 5th signing this season and 45th signing overall =signings https://t.co/7E4hcKlEcp

21/01/21

What is our 6th Form curriculum ? Over 120 prospective students hearing from Ms Barker tonight about our teaching & the partnerships with top universities https://t.co/AWUyJxavxw

21/01/21

Where to study your A Levels? Tonight we are opening our academy to a virtual tour with over 120 prospective candidates for our 6th Form - please do watch our films https://t.co/ZqNBE4WELW

21/01/21

Retweetd From The South East Independent

Our new issue of is now available to download featuring & so much more Subscribe for free at https://t.co/vcoj17i2UK To read the latest magazine just click the link below.. https://t.co/6wSgnRUHs8 https://t.co/h0K4huurlJ

21/01/21

Retweetd From HPA Philip Lane

We are very grateful to Barings for donating these lovely and nutritious Cottage Pies with root vegetables to all our Harris schools. Community spirit like this is helping our society draw closer together and support those in need🥦🧅🥕🌽🥧 https://t.co/pOhzr23jX6

21/01/21

The National Literacy Trust are offering an online programme of events which will run from Thurs 21st Jan-Fri 29th Jan. There are a range of free events for students, teachers, and parents to access. Please use the links in the PDF on our website to sign up for the free events.

19/01/21

Our BTEC Performing Arts students are very much looking forward to a talk from Peter Rice today on sound design. Thank you for making this happen! 🖥🎤🎧🎼 https://t.co/2xn1f06CuA

17/01/21

Thank you to you - you have lifted us all up since March & been the keynote to many an assembly or staff meeting. Thank you https://t.co/se3HFklUrK

17/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

16/01/21

Retweetd From Dr Adam Rutherford

Parents, why don’t you let the one and only look after your kids at 2pm each day next week. Have a cup of tea, she’s got this. https://t.co/5iZO9y1gwk

15/01/21

Retweetd From Soarpoints

So many people go above and beyond to help children thrive and much thanks to who have helped so many London school provide high quality meals for families in need. https://t.co/m9Sm3eZLiv

15/01/21

Huge thank you to the Thomas Franks Foundation and for delivering quality food to us to distribute to our families. Please get in touch if you need support. info.org.uk https://t.co/L2bejkwKYB

15/01/21

The PE Department will be posting weekly physical challenges that can be completed at home. Check our website or click on the YouTube link below to see next week's challenge. 💪⏱️👟 PE Challenge - WC 18th Jan https://t.co/HOKRKJHbHg via

15/01/21

PROBLEM RESOLVED Microsoft Teams is now working. Please attend your live lessons as normal. Well done on almost full attendance at lessons.

15/01/21

Families should use today for any lessons if your TEAMs is down. Live lessons may suffer temporary connection problems. We are aware of an issue with some staff & students losing access to Microsoft Teams overnight. Apologies for this issue. https://t.co/y3yz1gOwf3

15/01/21

Remote Learning Glitch this morning. Microsoft Teams has gone down this morning at our academy. Please do be patient while we fix this technical problem. https://t.co/ClffmTCO5C

14/01/21

Retweetd From NCA

'N17' a radio programme from has been shortlisted for Best Arts Project in this year's Awards. https://t.co/JNRXKxrn4W Congrats to all involved 🏅❤️

14/01/21

Retweetd From RoughHouse Theatre

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our audio documentary in association with has been nominated for Best Arts Project in this year's awards. Beyond proud and huge thanks to all at https://t.co/bgXt4RTdx8 https://t.co/lgNJw51uS0

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Primary Phase - Remote Working Arrangements

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if 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.

Please see the Primary section of our website for further details of the curriculum and how you can support children at home.

To find out how to access MS Teams and join a live lesson please see the download at the bottom 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?

  • Before the first lesson of remote education, staff members will be in contact to remind you of log in details and explain the plan to you. You will also receive a letter and learning pack with a timetable for your child.
  • On the first day of remote education, the first lesson will explain about how to use TEAMS. Please do not worry if you have trouble logging on, the team will contact you and support in anyway that they can.
  • If the child was in before the need to isolate, they will go home with physical packs and information one remote learning. If already at home these will be posted out.

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 focus the learning on key skills in maths and English in the daily sessions with the class teacher. Through Purple Mash there are opportunities for the students to access the other areas of the curriculum through these activities and these are reviewed by the teacher weekly.  


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:

Primary school-aged pupils

3 hours

Please find our daily timetable for online lessons.

 

Year 4 and 6

Year 2 and 5

Year 1 and 3

Reception

8.45am – 9.45am

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson 

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

9.00-9.30am

REGISTRATION

TEAMS session

9.45am – 10.45am

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

TEAMS lesson

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson 

10.30am – 11.00am

TEAMS session

10.45am – 11.00am

Break

Break

Break

11.30am – 12.00pm

TEAMS session

11.00am – 12.00pm

TEAMS lesson

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

 

TEAMS lesson

Break/play

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Break

Break

Break

1.00pm – 2.00pm 

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

1.00-1.15pm:

REGISTRATION

TEAMS Storytime

 

 

2.00pm – 3.00pm

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson

Learning Pack/ Purple Mash activities/ Oak National Academy

REGISTRATION

TEAMS lesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accessing remote education

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

For virtual lessons we send links to parents before the sessions to make sure all are able to access for their children these daily sessions. In these sessions, screen sharing is used to help make sure that children are able to discuss their learning with their class teacher.

Children also have access to Purple Mash which is our online platform where work is set and students are able to submit their daily English, Maths and other subject learning.

We also have curriculum maps on our website, that are linked to resources on the Oak National Academy for children to engage with.


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 or may not be able to use a device throughout the day. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

  • We provide both online education and paper based learning packs to all families.
  • For those unable to get online, a member of the year group team will contact children daily to set learning with the paper based resources. These will be very simiiar to the rest of the class.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • saved resources on Purple Mash
  • Use of times table rock stars focused activities. 
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • Reading an age appropriate book set for them
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize daily.

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?

  • Students are expected to engage with their virtual lessons and registers are kept and monitored of attendance.
  • While we understand learning might look different at home, we maintain that keeping a structured day with time set aside for their virtual lesson, English, maths and other subject tasks planned out into the day helps students learn best and this is encouraged.
  • Parents and Students are feedback to and learning monitored through Purple Mash and in virtual learning sessions daily.

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

  • Engagement with live lessons is monitored daily through online platforms own monitoring software.
  • When a student misses this session, they will receive a phone call from their class teacher or a member of their year group team to check in on their learning.
  • Quality of work is monitored, and feedback given through Purple Mash.
  • Failure to engage over a number of days will result in a follow up from our safeguarding lead.  

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:

  • Immediate feedback can be given to students orally through questioning, as they would in a normal lesson, or a student might write in the chat function during the lesson which can then be commented on.
  • We also use the review elements of Purple Mash and times table rock stars to engage students.  
  • Any work that is done in a book, or on paper, will also fall into the usual cycle of whole class feedback.

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:

  • We can clearly track engagement of students with SEND and targeted calls home are made when engagement is not high.
  • We ensure that students with SEND are carefully talked though how to engage with live lessons.
  • We will set differentiated learning via paper based resources for children with SEND.

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?

  • Students have access to the Purple Mash, Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize daily and physical learning packs.

Concerns

If you have any specific concerns or queries, please do contact us via primarylearning@harristottenham.org.uk – the account will be monitored closely and we will endeavour to respond to all queries as quickly as possible.

I would also like to thank-you for your ongoing support and understanding. If you have any ideas for how we can help you further, please contact Ms Smith, Head of Primary on e.smith@harristottenham.org.uk.