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Working With Parents and Carers

What are your expectations for my child's engagement and the support we as parents and carers should provide at home?

Key Stages 1 and 2

  • We expect that children complete every lesson that has been set each day (unless there is illness or extraordinary circumstances that reasonably prevent this). This includes completing and submitting the activity set.
  • Lessons have been set to allow children to be as independent as possible in their learning, but we expect children to be encouraged by parents to have a good routine and a quiet space to work in. Younger children will also need some help to navigate the activities on their virtual classroom and read instructions.

EYFS

  • Parents and Carers will need to read the information provided by teachers on Google Classroom to their children. Young children will also need some help to understand what they have been asked to do. Activities are most beneficial to the children when completed with an adult.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • Teachers will monitor Google Classroom regularly throughout the day (within working hours), Monday to Friday.
  • Where children are not engaging with the work, email contact will be made, which will then be followed up by phone calls if engagement does not quickly improve.

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:

  • Every piece of work sent by children will be assessed and feedback given by a year group teacher.
  • Quizzes are set so that children receive instant feedback on questions they have answered correctly/incorrectly.
  • Work set in the form of a Google Doc will be given a piece of written feedback and may have detailed feedback highlighted in the text, where appropriate.
  • Photographed work will also be given written feedback via Google Classroom.
  • Feedback will be given via email on work that has been emailed to the teacher.