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Remote education provision: information for parents

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

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?

  • Our remote learning has been designed so that your child will follow exactly the same curriculum as if they were in school.
  • Pupils can follow the curriculum seamlessly as each day's learning is forwarded via e-mail by the class teacher and is available on the school website.

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.
  • The following systems have been put in place for all classes:
  • Each class will be e-mailed a timetable by the class teacher that will begin on Wednesday 6 January. The timetable will be followed in school as well as by the children at home. You should use this to organise your day.
  • Rather than running live lessons - that people cannot always access at the time they go live -  we have chosen to provide links to teaching videos for Maths and English, as well as some other lessons where appropriate. The details of these are on the timetable document from each class teacher.
  • These links direct you to the current lesson relevant for your child. They will update automatically and you can follow the same link, for each subject every lesson.
  • Each class will host a Keep-in-touch meeting on Zoom each day. Details of how to join the meeting will be in your email. You will be added a caller at a time, from the waiting room, so that you or your child can ask questions, ask for help, show us something wonderful you have achieved together!


Class  Zoom Time

1          10.30am-11.00am

2          11.00am – 11.30am

3          11.30am – 12.00pm


  • Class Teachers will access and check their school emails between 2.00 and 2.30pm each weekday and try their best to respond to any contact that you make as soon as possible.
  • We continue to have access to all the online learning platforms we wrote to you about earlier in the year. Children can access their accounts using their log in details in the front of their reading records. Any issues with these, please contact the class teacher. These can be very useful on days when children are harder to motivate at home.
  • Home Learning Task packs, Knowledge Organisers and Homework Challenge  Grids can be used at any time. They can be used if you are not able to access the daily learning provided by school.
  • For more practical resources and worksheets, we have created a home-learning pack perfectly matched to the year group content appropriate for your child. They have been chosen to match the topics that your children are currently learning about or revision of learning covered already.
  • If you would like a paper home learning pack, please contact school. One will be posted to your address.
  • Children respond well when kept in a routine. Children make the best progress when they have short, direct teaching sessions.

The timetable provides enough work for 4 hours of home learning a day. Do your best with this! We are in unusual circumstances again and are once again learning to work in different ways. The idea of home learning during this lockdown, is that it is as close to what they would be learning in school, as possible. But we don’t expect the impossible. Be kind to yourselves and them – everything you achieve together is fantastic. Share a story, share daily exercise, recite your times tables, practise spellings…do what is manageable.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?


Key Stage 1

3 hours per day

Key Stage 2

4 hours per day

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


  1. Your child has access to Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe place.

What is Purple Mash?

Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.

Find out more here:

What should you do first?

To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.

We suggest the following:

  • Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.
  • Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
  • Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
  • Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum
  • Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race
  • Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers
  • Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum
  • Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo
  • Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model
  • Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)
  • Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).

How can you get more involved?

As a parent, you can find out about your child’s learning on Purple Mash and support them beyond the classroom by registering with Parent Portal. Parent Portal allows you to easily see the learning your child has been doing on Purple Mash, including any comments on work from teachers, homework (2Dos), rewards and so much more. You will never miss out on being informed of your child’s learning as Parent Portal sends all registered users a weekly digest email. You can start using Parent Portal today by following the 3 simple steps below.

Step 1:Enter URL on your child’s login card.

Step 2:Click ‘Register parent’.

Step 3:Enter the ‘Parent Code’ on your child’s login card and follow additional instructions.




  1. We're excited that your child has either a Times Tables Rock Stars and/or Numbots account!

TTRockstars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. It must be accessed daily by children to gain the most benefit.

Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

Numbots is Addition & Subtraction. Solved! This highly engaging platform for learning helps children to add and subtract using images that they are familiar with from their learning in school.

NumBots is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating. Younger players in Reception will be able to access the early stages from a mathematical point of view but will find it increasingly harder to reach the level of fluency required to make progress. Try not to worry about this in the earlier stages.

Go to for NumBots and for TT Rock Stars and enter the log in details as on their log in card.


  1. EdShed


What’s the best way to learn spelling and math?


With fun and games, of course!



Spelling Shed


Harder levels and bonuses give more points

More points gives a higher league position in class league

More points also means higher class position in school and WORLD league.

Honeypots awarded with points to buy avatar upgrades


Subscribers (via website) have access to fully resourced spelling program

Built-in word lists covering the entire national curriculum

Search 500k word lists

Create custom word lists for any purpose


Developed by a team of teachers including primary maths specialists, Math Shed gives a fun and easy-to-use way to practise maths skills.

The app includes:

  • Number bonds
  • Time tables
  • Related times tables facts
  • Powers of ten with and without decimals
  • Addition and Subtraction up to 4 digit numbers
  • Counting through zero
  • Year 4 multiplication table check simulator

The app also provides three levels of gameplay with Easy and Medium having more scaffolding to support learners where needed. These games support the curriculum taught in school.

Your child’s log in information has a QR Code that you can use to take you straight to the app.


For all three providers, in the first instance, always contact school regarding any issues with logging in.

The websites and apps do not deal with each school’s user accounts.

Have fun playing alongside and supporting your children as they continue to learn and develop.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?


If there are any barriers to learning at home, please tell your class teacher and we will do what we can to help. This includes;


  • Not having a suitable internet connection
  • Not having enough data
  • Not having access to online learning at all
  • Not having access to a suitable device
  • Not having somewhere suitably comfortable to work

How will my child be taught remotely?


  • recorded teaching; video recordings made by teachers that can be paused and reviewed by parents and children
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers; these are optional and can be requested by parents.
  • reading books pupils that can be exchanged on a weekly basis
  • listed websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects provided by each class teacher


What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?


  • expectations for pupils’ daily engagement with remote education
  • expectations of parental support in setting routines to support your child’s education



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



How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?


  • Our remote learning has been designed so that your child will follow exactly the same curriculum than if they were in school.