On the first day of home learning, your child will receive a pack of work to support them at home. This will include work to complete for maths and English plus links to online resources for the wider curriculum.
You will also receive information by email, text or phone call about what will be provided after the first couple of days. We will contact you to arrange collection or delivery of a Chromebook and additional resources where this is needed.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make the following adaptations:
We expect that remote education provision (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 = 3 hours
Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 = 3-4 hours
We use Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to support online learning.
Your child has their own Office 365 account for emails.
Your child has been shown how to use a Chromebook and how to access Teams.
You will have received information to help you support your child with this. For pre-recorded work, we use Microsoft Sway and you will receive links to these in the information from school.
We use a combination of the following approaches to deliver remote education:
For year 1 -6
For Nursery and Reception:
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:
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:
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with SEND, may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
If your child is not in school because they are self-isolating, we will follow the same approach as above.
We will contact you to discuss our child’s learning at least twice a week.
Thank you for your support at this challenging time. We are immensely proud of the response of our school community to these unique circumstances.
Tel: 0114 244 2189
Address: High Hazels Academy, Fisher Lane, Darnall, SHEFFIELD S9 4RP
Queries will be dealt with by Wendy Gourlay, School Business Manager.
Chair of Governing Body:Mr Shufqat Khan
How to contact your child’s teacher:
Teachers are available at the beginning of every day. Please do pop into class and make an arrangement for a convenient time to talk. Parents’ consultations are scheduled termly.
If you would like to see the Headteacher:
Appointments may be made to see the Headteacher by contacting Mrs Rachel Metcalfe, Leadership PA, via the office.
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