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In line with government expectations, at Thames View Primary School we aim for our Remote Curriculum to:

  • Use a curriculum sequence that remains true to our expectations and offers learning activities that are meaningful and ambitious.
  • Offer a programme that will as closely match what would be offered in school as possible.
  • Ensure that the learning is well planned so that knowledge and skills are built over time and there is time allowed for practice and consolidation.
  • That instructions and teaching points are delivered through a variety of means to include: live Teams meetings lesson starters, recorded videos, power-point presentations and documents.
  • Provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access.
  • Teachers will use various means to assess the progress of the children and adjust the pace, difficulty or level of support in response.
  • Our remote learning will vary according to the age and stage of development of each child and accommodate any special educational needs.
  • Should the school be closed to all but Key Worker or Vulnerable children, the children in school and the children at home will receive, as closely as possible, the same curriculum. However, there will have to be some adaptations made.

EYFS: Learning activities will be varied and appropriate to the age and stage of the children.
KS1: At least 3 hours of remote provision.
KS2: At least 4 hours of remote provision.

In KS1 and KS2, this does not mean this will be 3 or 4 hours or teacher contact. The time is made up of some instructional time, independent learning time for research, practice or consolidation, feedback or direct work with teachers. At Thames View, we recognise that not all pupils will be able to access remote education without adult support and that not all children will have the same access to online learning. We will work with families to support their children in achieving all that they can.

Teaching The Children

Your child’s teacher will offer a range of remote learning activities. Time required, activity type and resources will vary depending on the child’s age and subject but will include:

  • Live teaching – this will by the teacher and via Teams. In addition, there will be feedback sessions and class assemblies.
  • Recorded teaching – this may be by the teacher or from providers such as Oak Academy and White Rose.
  • PowerPoint presentations which include instructions, guidance and tasks provided via Edmodo/Tapestry.
  • Links to commercially available websites which will support learning via video clips or guided activities, for example Joe Wicks PE or BBC Bitesize.
  • Recommended television viewing for example the BBC learning provision.
  • Research challenges in response to a question of the week, pre-learning or extension tasks.
  • Practical and active tasks.
  • Paper based produced by teachers.
  • Textbooks or reading books that can be made available for home.

For further information about our Remote Education, please look at the documents below.