Remote Learning


Sign into Microsoft Teams link:

The timetable for each class to meet live on Teams is:

 Class  Morning Registration Afternoon Registration

End of the Day Story

 EYFS (Kapoor, Klee and Hepworth) 9:00  12:00   2:30
 KS1 (Ray, Matisse, O'Keefe and Ofili) 9:30  12:30   3:00
 LKS2 (Rousseau, Haring and Hokusai) 10:00  1:00   -
 UKS2 (Rile, Hockney, Kusama and Boyce) 10:30   1:30  -

The quick guides below provide step by step information to support children and their families in the use of Microsoft Teams.


Remote Learning at Mayflower

Remote education provision: information for parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Pupils will be sent home with a learning pack and Microsoft Teams information. Home learning links are available on the school website.

Following the first few days of remote education, will my child 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. For example in Year 6 children would be making Greek pots from clay. In this instance, the activity will need to change but the learning objectives around the sculpture remains the same.

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 1  Children in KS1 will have three different sessions each day. These include registration and story-time with the teaching team. Approximately 3 hours
Key Stage 2  Children in KS2 will have three different sessions each day. These include registration and story-time/reading sessions with the teaching team. Approximately 4 hours

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

Accessing remote education

Mayflower School is using Microsoft Teams as the learning platform for remote education. All children have their username and password and have had time to practise logging on.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

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:

  • The school will identify the children/families most in need for computers. We will loan out laptops and IPADs to families. If parents’ contact the school office, we can inform them of availability
  • The school will provide dongles for data to the families that require this support. Parents should contact the class teacher in the first instance
  • The school will be providing learning packs for each child and the staff will include appropriate materials. This will be repeated when necessary
  • If families don’t have access to online learning or to the internet, then they can submit work via the school office

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Engagement and feedback

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

We expect pupils to complete all aspects of their remote learning, following the timetable that is shared by class teachers.

We ask parents to:

  • establish routines with their child/children
  • actively encourage your child to complete the online learning
  • check that their child is completing the learning
  • speak to their child’s class teacher if they have any questions or concerns

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

The school will monitor attendance and engagement everyday by registering the children who attend live lessons and by monitoring the children’s work on Microsoft Teams.

You will receive a phone call from a member of the class team at least once a week. As part of this conversation, we will discuss engagement, how your child is getting on with their learning and discuss their wellbeing. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback is important and can take many forms. Your child will receive feedback every day in the following ways:

  • instant verbal feedback in live lessons
  • feedback as comments on your child’s work in Microsoft Teams
  • whole class feedback on Microsoft Teams
  • live quizzes
  • Additional support for pupils with particular needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • providing physical resources
  • delivering online speech and language support
  • 1-1 and small group live sessions for children and their families to attend
  • sharing visual timetable
  • remote bespoke training for parents and carers so they can support their children’s learning
  • Live reading recovery sessions

In the event that children and families continue to experience difficulties in accessing remote education, please contact the SENCo who will discuss the availability of places onsite.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Children that are required to self isolate will be provided with a learning pack with a range of resources. They will need to use the links provided on the school website to support their learning.

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