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Mersea Island School

Remote Learning Provision

Action Plan for partial and full lockdown procedures

Remote Learning Policy

We are really pleased with how well remote learning has been going.

Thank you all for your continued support in working with us to provide the very best opportunities for your children to continue their learning during this unusual time. 

 

Please see below the timetable for the remote learning sessions and an overview of what to expect day to day:

 

Year group

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Reception

8.50 – 9.30

10.00 – 10.20

2.00 - 2.20

Year 1

8.50 – 9.30

10.00 – 10.20

2.00 - 2.20

Year 2

9.00 – 9.30

10.00 – 10.20

2.00 - 2.20

Year 3

9.30 – 10.10

11.00 – 11.40

2.20 – 2.40

Year 4

9.30 – 10.10

11.00 – 11.40

2.20 – 2.40

Year 5

10.10 – 10.50

11.40 – 12.30

2.40 – 3.00

Year 6

10.10 – 10.50

11.40 – 12.30

2.40 – 3.00

  

  • Register to be taken daily by LSA during Google Meet sessions, at set times for each year group. This will show engagement and identify pupils for welfare checks/phonecalls. Phonics session to follow - 10-15 mins. 
  • A daily teaching input for English (approx 20 mins) and maths (approx 20 mins), face-to-face virtually. Teachers will need to be contactable so that children who need help can ask for it and receive guidance. 
  • Support staff to attend Google Meets, monitor attendance and engagement and liaise with teacher regarding focus groups and individuals who need to be prioritised for additional 1-1 or small group work virtual support sessions.
  • Support staff will hear regular readers, share texts with children and continue to promote the enjoyment of books and stories.
  • Daily tasks to be set for two other teaching sessions, in line with planning for Foundation Subjects, via Google Classroom or class email. 
  • End of day - opportunity for children to share work and a story/class text with a particular focus on well-being (approx 20-30 mins). 
  • Daily allocation of work should not be less than 3 hours.
  • Children asked to submit work for feedback and marking via class email account or via the use of Google Classroom. 
  • Teachers to set Times Tables Rock Stars min 10 min expectation per day (for relevant year groups).  
  • Children will be encouraged to read every day and practise times tables.

 

Safeguarding processes and procedures will be followed at all times. 

 

We have received some lovely feedback, a few examples of which can be seen below:

 

‘I really appreciate the quick and efficient communication given the unprecedented pressure you know find yourselves in at very short notice.’

‘Thank you for all the information you have very quickly put together for us parents.’

‘I appreciate how difficult this is for you and your staff and hope you are ok.’

‘What a stressful start for the new year for you!’

 

‘A very difficult situation for everyone involved.’

 

‘I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed listening to you reading Harry Potter. It’s a lovely end to the school day and myself & Austin can’t wait for tomorrow’s instalment!!
Thank you for making home school fun and engaging, I can’t thank you and all the teachers in Mersea school for  everything you are all doing,
many, many thanks’

 

‘We think you all need a heartfelt thank you for all the hard work and creativity that you have put into these first three days of our new normal!’

‘From talking to other mums with children in other schools, Mersea has by far been able to provide so much in such little time. From the Headteacher and her constant emails late into the evening, to your lovely lessons to the member of support staff and her kind telephone call.’

‘Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all. We look forward to the next six weeks and beyond!!! :)’

 


‘I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the Remote Learning set up today. I was in work on Monday and Tuesday but today I saw at first-hand what a slick operation it was. The work was emailed through, clearly explained in detail, then we had three Google Meets where my daughter could see her teacher and classmates, and have explanations of the tasks, whilst interacting with everyone too. The structure of the day and the personal contact were really good.

A huge thanks to all the staff for setting this up, and a massive well done for the feat of organisation that must have been needed to set all this up alongside the allocation of spaces for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.

When Clap for Heroes restarts tomorrow night, we will have a big clap for you.’

 

‘Sorry, I know you must be bombarded with emails but I just really wanted to acknowledge how well my child's class teacher is doing.’

 

I'm in a meeting, with Amelia working away behind me and all I can hear is

"YES! This is awesome, I'm doing so well! I'm so proud of myself!"

 

‘I just wanted to say thank you. I can't put into words how impressed I am, not only with how the school have managed to once again pull out all the stops to make learning away from the classroom successful, but for the dedication and care that has been shown every step of the way.’

 

‘I haven't looked yet so I don't know if Amelia has actually got the right answers to the work set this morning but the confidence the teacher is inspiring is worth the world, and to be able to achieve this virtually is a real credit to her teaching.’

 

‘I hope you are all keeping well and managing to take care of yourselves.’

 

‘Hello teachers,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the learning you are offering Theo and his classmates. I’m sure it can’t be easy learning a completely different way of working with zero notice and no time to prepare. Thank you!’

 

‘I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, the school and class teacher for your continued support for Oscar and all the children at Mersea School. You are all doing an amazing job of keeping our children safe and continuing to support their education and mental well-being.’

 

‘Thank you to you and all your amazing staff during this time.’

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