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The Remote Curriculum (whole groups: EYFS)

What to expect where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

When pupils are first sent home
During normal school operation, where school is open to all pupils, each virtual classroom is updated weekly for every class. Therefore, all children have access to their online learning from the outset of their period of isolation or school closure.

Remote learning offer for children in EYFS
(The below activities will often also link to other areas of development such as music or the world around us.)

  • Communication and Language activity (Speaking, Listening and Attention, Understanding of Language)
  • Physical activity (Movement of whole body or Fine manipulative skills)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional activity (To develop confidence and skills such as turn-taking)
  • Literacy activity (Early reading skills or writing)
  • Maths activity (Number, shape or size-related)

The curriculum at home
We understand that you may wonder whether, following the first few days of remote education, your child will 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.

Where a subject or topic is difficult to teach remotely, because of the resources needed or the level of supervision required, the curriculum plan will be adapted so that these areas are taught once children return to school. Instead, units of work will be selected that teach skills which have not yet been covered in school and build on the children’s learning prior to school closure.