Remote Learning Parent Information

North Ealing Primary School
Remote Learning Policy

Dear Parents and Carers,

If your child has been asked to isolate, this is because either they have Covid-19 symptoms themselves, members of your household have Covid-19 symptoms or because our school has had to close a class or the school under the instruction of DfE and Public Health England.

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, you should understand that engagement in remote home education is now compulsory, as is the expectation that our school makes this provision available and accessible. However, it is important to note that if your child is themselves too ill then they should not be expected to engage in remote home education until they are feeling better. This information just needs to be communicated with your child’s teacher via the school office.

Click here for our school policy on Remote Learning.

All home learning is to be completed using Google Classroom. Each child has their own log in details which has been sent home or can be found in their contact book or temporary homework folder.

MyUSO

MyUSO is another online educational platform that the pupils at North Ealing have experience using. There may be work set on Google Classroom linked to MyUSO. Through this platform, children can access and explore a wide range of additional cross-curricular educational websites. These include BusyThings, Just2easy, and Espresso among many others.

Your child has also been given their username and password for MyUSO. To access, please visit https://my.uso.im/, click ‘USO Login,’ and type in your child’s username and password. Then, select ‘Resources’ from the menu on the left, and choose your child’s Year Group.

NES Learning Zone

Finally, please remember to access the resources available to you on the NEPS Learning Zone platform. There you will find information about our curriculum, access to MyMaths, the NES BlogBox, Spellings, and other resources.

What to expect from Google Classroom

Should your child have to isolate, they will either have access to generic work on line for the first day or so. This measure will afford teachers a short time to prepare their remote learning resources. If access to Google Classroom is an issue, a paper pack will be made available.

Frequently asked questions about Google Classroom

What will Remote Education look like whilst my child is not at school?

Different areas of the curriculum will be planned for your child to access daily so that they do not miss out on the objectives for their year groups. This will reduce the risk of children missing key concepts and their learning journey being hindered. Where possible, these activities will be directly linked to what your child would have been taught in school at that time and will make specific reference to new teaching content as well as consolidating previous learning too.

Your child will be tasked with activities in reading, spellings, English, maths and other subjects. There may be a day or so where your child will have generic work to do. This will keep your child going educationally whilst their teachers start to upload more relevant activities and guidance on Google Classroom for the rest of your child’s isolation period.

When does my child complete the Remote Education activities?

Your child will need to access and upload their completed activities onto Google Classroom before or on the due date, which will be made clear on each assignment. If they want to start a task and come back to it later that day, activities can be saved as a draft if being completed directly on the platform. Alternatively, your child can work on paper and photograph it, to upload their learning for that day.

There will be a mixture of online and offline activities planned as we understand that computer/devices may need to be shared within the family. Children should only click on the ‘turned in’ button to indicate they are finished when they are ready to share their completed learning with their teacher.

How and when will my child hear from their teacher and get feedback?
Feedback will come in many forms including written/typed comments, acknowledgement of learning, staff audio-recorded feedback and more. Your child may receive additional challenges to think about if they have found something easy or they may get another similar activity if they need the extra practice of the skill.

Children do not need to respond to feedback from their teachers, however, they may well need to act on the advice given in their future learning, just as they would do in school. If your child does not understand their task, they can contact the teacher via Google classroom to let them know and the teacher will respond when they are able to do so. Teachers will not be responding to parental communication via Google Classroom. Any queries will be responded to via the normal channels of emailing the admin@northealing.ealing.sch.uk.

If the whole class or school are absent from school due to an outbreak or lockdown, teachers may have more time to respond. However, if only one or two children in a class are absent at a time, I am sure you will understand that our teachers will give feedback less regularly due to their class teaching commitments.

What can I do to support my child’s home learning?

We would recommend creating a dedicated area for your child to work on their remote education. We would encourage a set start and finish time that works for you and your family setting. The regular time to move, exercise and have a break will be beneficial for your child’s home learning experience. Having login details for Google Classroom to hand will also make this process easier for your child.

Check-in on what your child has achieved on a regular basis throughout the day – only upload work, when you are both happy that the task is completed fully.

If your child doesn’t finish all of the tasks set on the day please encourage them to upload what they have achieved so we can ascertain their level of understanding/effort.

How can my child submit their work?

Your child can ‘turn in’/submit their work online into Google Classroom. Depending on the type of assignment and attachments, they can use ‘Turn in’ or Mark as Done.

Your child can attach one or more files to their work. They can also create new Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings, work in them, and then attach them to their assignment. Additionally, they can edit a PDF that your teacher posted using Kami, and attach the edited version before submitting (more for KS2). Click here for details on editing pdf using Kami (a Google Extension).

If your child has completed their task on paper, you can take a photo of their work, upload it and submit the photo.

Click here for further details on submitting work.

What if my child is struggling or not completing their Remote Education?

Your child’s teachers will be setting learning appropriate to your child’s ability, age and stage in the year. They will be able to monitor if your child is engaging. Teachers will be providing materials that will support and extend your child’s learning which should allow all children to partake in and make genuine progress so they don’t have lots to catch up on when they come back to school.

There may be different levels of activities, additional support videos and other resources to support your child’s understanding. It is important to remember that struggle is a normal part of learning and children would face challenges in that learning pit even when in school. However, if your child is really struggling with any aspect of remote learning, be it completing tasks or gaining access to devices, then please contact their Class Teacher/school via the office.

If a child does not engage with the remote education provided, the Class Teacher should be informed and a discussion had with the parents to establish obstacles and provide support. If this disengagement continues, the Leadership Team will be notified and they will contact the family.

Will my child still have to do their remote learning if they are feeling ill with COVID19 symptoms?
No – if your child does not feel well – let them recover and feel better before settling them down to remote education tasks. Just let the teacher know via the school office.
Will my child still have to do their remote learning if they are feeling ill with COVID19 symptoms?
No – if your child does not feel well – let them recover and feel better before settling them down to remote education tasks. Just let the teacher know via the school office.
Will my child use the Google Classroom Remote Learning for other illnesses?
No – remote education is just being planned and provided for the COVID self-isolation period. The same applies as above – if your child is unwell, they will not be fit to do work – they need rest and recovery time before heading back to school as normal.

Google Classroom for Families

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What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is a web-based platform that allows teachers to communicate with pupils digitally. Google Classroom allows teachers and pupils to share comments, files and weblinks, create and complete assignments, as well as give and receive feedback.
How can my child access Google Classroom at home?

Google Classroom (as well as all G Suite for Education apps) can be accessed through a variety of online platforms.

  • Computer: Go to classroom.google.com and click ‘Go to Classroom.’ Enter username and click ‘Next.’ Enter the password and click ‘Next.’ If there is a welcome message, read it and click ‘Accept.’ Click on the name of your class. From here, you can view messages and complete assignments from your teacher.
  • Android: On your device, tap ‘Google Play Store.’ Find and install the ‘Google Classroom’ app. (To use all the features of the Classroom App, you may need to download Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps as well). After downloading the app, tap ‘Classroom’ and ‘Get Started.’ Tap ‘Add Account’ and ‘OK.’ Enter your username and tap ‘Next.’ Enter the password and click ‘Next.’ If there is a welcome message, read it and click ‘Accept.’ Read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Click on the name of your class. From here, you can view messages and complete assignments from your teacher.
  • iPhone and iPad: On your device, tap ‘App Store.’ Find and install the ‘Google Classroom’ app. (To use all the features of the Classroom App, you may need to download Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps as well). After downloading the app, tap ‘Classroom’ and ‘Get Started.’ Tap ‘Add Account’ and ‘OK.’ Enter your username and tap ‘Next.’ Enter the password and click ‘Next.’ If there is a welcome message, read it and click ‘Accept.’ (Optional: to receive Classroom notifications, tap ‘Allow.’) Click on the name of your class. From here, you can view messages and complete assignments from your teacher.
What is my child’s username and password?
All children at North Ealing have been issued a Google username and password, and these have been sent home with each child. The username and password will give them access to all G Suite for Education apps they need in school. If you have lost your child’s username and password, please contact admin@northealing.ealing.sch.uk.
What can my child do with Google Classroom at home?

Google Classroom allows teachers to share announcements, instructions, documents and other files, weblinks, and even digital assignments with pupils. Children can also comment in order to ask/answer questions. Here’s a quick guide on how to access these:

  • Stream: The Stream is where all announcements and assignments can be viewed in order from newest to oldest. Pupils can comment on announcements and assignments to ask questions or share resources with classmates.
  • Classwork: This is where pupils can view and complete all assignments. When submitting assignments, pupils may need to use Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets, and these can be submitted as attachments. After assignments have been submitted, teachers can share feedback with pupils as well as return work to be edited and resubmitted.
Google Classroom Support

If you have any problems with using Google Classroom at home, please visit the Google Classroom support page: here.

Remote Learning with Kami Instructions: For Students

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Attaching and Turning in Work.

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Please contact us admin@northealing.ealing.sch.uk with any unanswered questions.

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