The learning process at Langafel CofE Primary School is designed to help our students grow both in and out of the classroom. Each day is filled with opportunities to experience new educational and social situations to further development. Our teachers create a safe and open setting, where they can guide students in exploring the world around them.
Curriculum Maps. Our school has developed curriculum maps which identify knowledge and skills to be taught, understood and applied in each year group; teachers use these expectations within their planning. Linked to the curriculum maps are assessment criteria for each year group which support teachers in making accurate assessments of pupils’ attainment.
Progression Maps for each year group and curriculum area.
These tools map out the learning of key concepts and knowledge across the subject and demonstrate the coherence and continuity in pupil learning. This knowledge enables pupils to build on previous learning and to deepen their understanding as they apply this to new contexts.
Knowledge organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need about a unit of work or a curriculum subject, with all the information broken down into easily digestible chunks.
They are also a really clear and easy to understand way for parents to be more aware of what their children are learning at primary school and thus to support them.
Our RSHE curriculum ensures that all children are equipped to address the challenges of having a happy and successful adult life. All children need knowledge and skills that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy and this is provided through our curriculum. The intention of the curriculum is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. We want children to make safe choices online and a lead a healthy life
Langafel Remote Learning Statement
This statement explains our plans for remote learning for children who have to self-isolate, or where local or national restrictions, such as our current lockdown, mean that children need to stay at home.
Our remote learning plan
Our remote learning plan has been made with our pupils and their families in mind. We believe that this strategy will work best for the children at our school.
We are using Microsoft Teams as our platform for our teaching and home learning. Year R classes will also use Tapestry.
We are following DfE guidance, therefore KS1 will have 3 hours of learning set per day and KS2 will have 4 hours of learning set per day
We will have set timetables for each phase, which will be shared with the children regularly and every time they change, but all assignments, recorded sessions and video clips can be accessed at other times. Assignments have a due date but will remain available until the Sunday after they are issued.
We will have a mix of live and recorded lessons and sessions where their teacher or another adult from their phase, will be available to answer questions during independent completion of the tasks. Children can leave or re-enter the lesson during these times.
From day 1 of isolation teachers will have contact with the children daily. They will set assignments linked to the learning and may ask you to watch clips or recorded lessons from other sources.
Children will receive, as a minimum, feedback verbally in live sessions and regularly for completed tasks. Not every piece of work will be commented on individually, but key points will be raised at the start of the next lesson. When returning assignments these can often be completed in teams or you can take a photo of the work completed and upload that to the assignment section in MS Teams.
What you’ll need at home
All of the resources can be accessed via a laptop, tablet, kindle fire or phone. Some resources can be viewed on a TV or Smart TV.
You do not need to print out work but you can write answers on paper if you prefer, and take a photo, uploading it to the assignments section in MS Teams.
Children need a quiet space to work, if possible, and work better at a table where they can sit comfortably.
If your child does not have any of the above, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help support you.
What we expect from your child
It’s important that your child engages with home learning and where possible keeps to their timetable.
If they are not engaging with the learning, we will use the following strategies to provide additional support:
Phone call home
What you can do to help
We appreciate home learning may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time.
Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can but also allow them to answer the question independently using their knowledge and phonics or reading ability, just as they would in class.
At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, and we wouldn’t expect parents/carers to get involved in remote lessons in place of our teachers. But, it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.
Please ensure that during live lessons, all of the other people in the house are quiet, dressed appropriately and use appropriate language.
Our top tips:
Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable
Distinguish between weekdays and weekends, and make it clear when the school day is over, to separate home and school life
Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active
Please keep in touch with us and do let us know if you’re having any difficulties with remote learning, or if you have any questions. You can contact your class teacher or phase leader. If you have technical issues please phone the office.