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Remote Learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Remote Learning is available for when children cannot attend school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Children can access online learning and tasks set by their teacher in the Year Group Remote Learning  page via their dB login. If your child does not have access to the internet or a device they can use to access remote learning, please contact the school office via admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk.

EYFS support

Help video - How to upload work to My Work on dB (EYFS)

Reception Timetable

KS1 support

Help video - How to upload work to My Work on dB (KS1).

Year 1 Timetable
Year 2 Timetable

KS2 support

Help videp - How to upload work to My Work on dB (KS2).

Year 3 Timetable
Year 4 Timetable
Year 5 Timetable
Year 6 Timetable


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. This is also the case if an individual child is unable to attend school due to Covid-19.
Our remote learning provision is in line with the government and local authority guidance.
Remote Learning Policy
Remote Learning Lead - Miss Price (Deputy Head)

For details of our Covid-19 adapted policies and procedures CLICK HERE

  • The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home - 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 have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we may adapt lessons due to restrictions on resources at home.

    An English and maths lesson will be planned for each day, along with lessons in other national curriculum areas. Throughout the week there will be a balance of subjects across the curriculum. We will be following our school planning which blocks subjects across the school year. For example, your child may be learning history this half term and then geography next half term.

  • 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:
    Key Stage 1 - 3 Hours
    Key Stage 2 - 4 Hours

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

    Remote Learning is shared on the school’s dB pages. You child will have a login which will allow them to access the Remote Learning for their year group. This is updated daily with links to the relevant lessons. The previous day’s learning is available in the archive section. There are also links to assemblies and relevant websites and learning resources that can be used to enhance the daily lessons.

    If a whole class is self-isolating, live lessons are taught via Zoom. The logins for these lessons are sent to parents via SchoolPing and the links to these lessons are also on the year group Remote Learning page.

  • 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. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

    • If families do not have online access they are able to contact the school to request a school laptop. This can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school. Parents will need to sign a ‘Student Load Agreement’ and the schools ‘Acceptable Use Policy’.
    • Parents are able to contact the school to request additional mobile data to support accessing online resources if they do not have broadband access.
    • Some parents have requested paper copies of work to complete at home. This can be arranged via the school office and a time will be agreed for the parent to collect this from school. Work can be returned to the school office on a weekly basis for marking.
    • The school can be contacted via telephone on 0208 500 3857 or via email at admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk
  • How will my child be taught remotely?

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

    • Daily online lessons via Zoom with a focus on English and maths when a whole class is accessing remote learning.
    • Recorded teaching from White Rose to support our maths learning.
    • Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize recorded teaching to support science and the non-core subject areas.
    • Children are directed to other specific website or activities to support lessons and their learning.
    • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (available on request).
    • Reading books pupils have at home and access to reading books online e.g. through Oxford Owl, and Oak National Academy Virtual School Library.
  • 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?

    When a whole class is accessing remote learning, we expect all children to attend their daily Zoom live lessons. If your child is unable to, due to lack of technology, parents are able to contact the school to request a laptop or technical support. If any child has not been accessing their ‘live lessons’, the school will contact the parents to offer support.

    A suggested timetable has been sent to parents via SchoolPing and is published on the website, to support parents with 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?

    Teachers check daily to track work submitted by children to dB ‘My Work’ and their engagement via dB emails.

    If any teacher is concerns about the lack of engagement from a child in their class they will contact them initially via dB email to encourage them to participate in daily lessons and submit work. If a child continues not to engage in their remote learning the class teacher will inform Miss Price (Remote Learning Lead) who will contact parents and support with them with their child’s access to learning.

  • 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:

    • Verbal feedback given to individuals who answer questions or get participate in discussions during the Zoom sessions when a whole class is accessing remoe learning.
    • All pieces of work submitted by a child in their ‘My Work’ folder will be assessed and comment upon by the class teacher.
    • Class teacher will address common misconceptions and next steps in future lessons.
    • Teacher assessment and feedback will inform planning of future lessons.
  • 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:

    • EHCP pupils are a priority for on-site provision and for those working remotely, they are a priority for technology support.  Work and support will be tailored to individual targets for these pupils.
    • Adapted planning, including SEND packs being made available for children with special educational needs or learning needs.
    • Small group or 1:1 additional learning sessions via Zoom.
    • Learning support assistant contact for identified children.
    • Outreach provision to continue virtually where possible.
    • Provision on the remote learning pages for our youngest children in EYFS will be age appropriate content and include ideas for practical activities.
  • Remote education for self-isolating pupils - If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

    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.

    Children will be able to access units of work via their dB year group page. They can upload work to their 'My Work' section of dB and can communicate with their teacher via dB email. 

    Technology can be provided to support individual children where required.

  • What other online resources can I use to support my child's learning?

    There are so many excellent resources available that it might become rather overwhelming. We would always direct you firstly to the links on your child's dB year group remote learning page but the ones below may also be of use.

    Suggested Reading List - click here for some ideas of books you might like to download or order.
    Reading resources and free online books:

    These websites may also be of use:

    Visit Places by staying in
    Virtual museum tours https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours 
    There's a link to themes and collections in the drop down menu, and virtual gallery tours to check out. https://artsandculture.google.com/ 

  • How can I ensure my child is safe online?

    These websites are recommended by the Department for Education to support online safety.

    • Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
    • Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
    • Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
    • UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers
  • How can I support my child's emotional wellbeing?

    Redbridge Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS), including The Wellbeing Hub and Specialist CAMHS Services, have put together this very useful booklet with advice and links to help you to support your child's emotional well-being and mental health.
    Supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

  • Where can parents get wellbeing support?

    These websites offer support to adults for a range of circumstances.

    www.parentzone.org.uk/home - as a school we recommend the parentzone website as a source of advice for a range or topics
    www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout - Redbridge support for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. Phone 0800 145 6410 or email reachout@redbridge.gov.uk
    www.llttf.com - Online cognitive behavioural therapy site - advice for adults
    www.youngminds.org.uk - Children and adolescent mental health support resource
    https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ - Wellbeing advice for all ages 
    https://www.cruse.org.uk - Bereavement counselling
    https://www.samaritans.org/ - Samaritans
    https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself - Self-help resources for mental health issues