This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, PE lessons focus on skills sessions that are easily accessible.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly 4 hours each day.
At Great Bradfords Junior School, we use Microsoft Teams. The children all have an individual username and password, which can be found in their Home/School Diary.
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. If families have any difficulties, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the school.
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Predominantly, the teachers will deliver daily live lessons for English and Mathematics. We believe this offers a personalised approach where teachers and Learning Support Assistants can offer support and guidance at the point of teaching.
There is no expectation that parents must support their children. In fact, most children would not have the same level of support in the classroom so please ensure your children do the best they can and be understanding that they may make some mistakes. Each teaching team for each year group have issued a remote learning expectations guide which covers and promotes positive learning opportunities.
Daily the class teacher will set an afternoon lesson.