Remote Learning

Learning never stops at Copley!

During the summer term 2020, our remote learning provision was very successful during the period of school closures owing to COVID-19. Of the 89% of children that engaged with Seesaw (185 pupils), 13 256 posts of work (some posts of up to 10 pages each time) were uploaded in the nine school weeks up to 15.6.20 when 41% of pupils returned to school, after which work was completed in class and less was uploaded to Seesaw. 13 256 posts of work equate to an average of 1473 posts of work per week, with on average each child uploading 8 posts of work (some of these up to 10 pages of work) per week.

With our enthusiastic children and supportive parent community, we know that you will continue to support your child's learning at the current time, when children of critical key workers and vulnerable children are still attending school (just under 50% of pupils at Copley) and all other children (just over 50% of pupils) are learning from home. In the five weeks from 10.1.21-12.2.21 over 15 000 posts of work were uploaded to Seesaw. Many posts shared several pieces of work at a time and the majority of work posted was from children working at home, so all children, whether working at home or at school, should be very proud of themselves.

Please find details of our provision below.

Please find a copy of key documents below. These have already been shared with all parents/carers via ParentPay and also via our Seesaw learning app.

Copley Junior School - Parent Guide to Learning Provision

Our provision is planned to provide as much equality of provision for children at home and at school as we can. We are very fortunate to be a double-form entry junior school as we have two teachers to support children learning in school and children learning at home.

Teachers lead the live Zoom lessons for children at home, using the same resources that are used to deliver the lesson in school.

Please see all the details below in our 'Parent Guide to Learning Provision'.

Year 3 Distance Learning Timetable

The learning timetable for your child’s year group is shared below and a copy sent to you via ParentPay and Seesaw. This provides learning for the full school day, with a blend of live English and maths Zoom lessons from a teacher in your child’s year group, set work for children to complete and a weekly Zoom meeting with the teachers to celebrate the work completed and provide a sociable finish to the week.

Year 4 Distance Learning Timetable

The learning timetable for your child’s year group is shared below and a copy sent to you via ParentPay and Seesaw. This provides learning for the full school day, with a blend of live English and maths Zoom lessons from a teacher in your child’s year group, set work for children to complete and a weekly Zoom meeting with the teachers to celebrate the work completed and provide a sociable finish to the week.

Year 5 Distance Learning Timetable

The learning timetable for your child’s year group is shared below and a copy sent to you via ParentPay and Seesaw. This provides learning for the full school day, with a blend of live English and maths Zoom lessons from a teacher in your child’s year group, set work for children to complete and a weekly Zoom meeting with the teachers to celebrate the work completed and provide a sociable finish to the week.

Year 6 Distance Learning Timetable

The learning timetable for your child’s year group is shared below and a copy sent to you via ParentPay and Seesaw. This provides learning for the full school day, with a blend of live English and maths Zoom lessons from a teacher in your child’s year group, set work for children to complete and a weekly Zoom meeting with the teachers to celebrate the work completed and provide a sociable finish to the week.

Teachers lead the live Zoom lesson for children at home, using the same resources that are used to deliver the lesson in school. The links for Zoom lessons have been shared via Seesaw. We have timetabled Zoom lessons across school so that all year groups have their live lessons at a different time. In this way, if families have access to one device only, then siblings will both be able to access their online lessons as they are at different times.

An example of the Zoom lesson information sent out to Year 3 is shared below.

Zoom Code of Conduct

Please discuss the Zoom Code of Conduct with your child as it is important that everyone follows the agreed rules.

The distance learning timetable, Zoom Code of Conduct, link/s to access Zoom lessons/meetings and your child’s work are all uploaded to Seesaw. The supporting PowerPoints and lesson resources are uploaded to Seesaw by 2pm ready for the following day/s.

An example of one Year 3 maths lesson resource is shared below. The PowerPoint contains additional links to interactive videos to support learning from home. 

Below is an example of a Year 3 Vocabulary lesson. The children discussed the text via Zoom as they explored the authors intent and used their inference skills to deduce character feelings. 

As part of Year 3's project, Predator, pupils learned about the role of the skeleton. Below is an example of the lesson resource which was used alongside a matching activity and labelling task. 

P.E. Websites

Miss Hull, our P.E. subject leader, has prepared a list of recommended websites that host so many ideas to promote engagement and enjoyment in P.E. We have uploaded the document below to everyone's Seesaw accounts to provide additional support for P.E. lessons at home.

Celebration Assembly and Talking Points

All year groups working at home are invited to a Friday Zoom session to celebrate the children's efforts and talk about the great work they have been doing. A PowerPoint is shared with the highlights of work from the week and we want to be able to share a piece of work from every child, that includes all children working at home as well as children working in school. Links to the Friday Zoom meeting have been shared via Seesaw.

An example of the Friday Zoom meeting information sent to Year 3 is shared below.

The weekly Zoom meeting with the teachers celebrates the work completed and provides a sociable finish to the week. We have set 'Talking Points' for each week to support the social and fun aspect of the Zoom meeting.

Parent/Carer Support

We greatly appreciate the valued partnership with parents/carers in ensuring pupils are supported with their remote learning. We recommend that, as much as possible, children follow the timings for their learning as set out in the timetable above, so that children's learning routines are kept as consistent as possible. However, we recognise parents' own work commitments may require some flexibility and we are supportive of this.

All children at home receive feedback on their work each day. We give lots of house points, just as in school, so children are rewarded for their work and effort. Teachers respond to pupils’ work uploaded to Seesaw during the school day between the hours of 9am-5pm. As we balance supporting children in class and supporting children at home, feedback and questions via Seesaw are attended to as promptly as we can during the day.

Parents/carers are welcome to post questions and comments about their child's learning via Seesaw and teachers respond to these in a timely manner. Please could all other enquiries be directed to the school office.

School expects children to access and complete their remote learning each day. A senior member of staff will contact parents/carers if any concerns arise about your child's engagement with remote learning. In the event that a parent/carer feels their child is too unwell to complete their remote learning, please contact the school office each day to keep us updated.

Let us know if you have difficulties accessing learning online, so we can plan best how to support you. If your child can access Zoom lessons but you do not have access to a printer, completing work in a notebook, on loose sheets of paper or using the word processing function on Seesaw is also a great way to share their work. However you upload work to Seesaw, completing the work and receiving teacher feedback is the most important thing.

Celebrating Children's Work

Children working at school and at home receive prompt feedback on their work, to celebrate achievements and to guide next steps. Children working at home receive prompt feedback on every piece of work uploaded to our Seesaw app and receive house points for their effort and good work, just like the children working in school.

Teachers prepare a 'Highlights of the Week' every Friday and choose one piece of work from every child to be included in our weekly celebration PowerPoint. We have so much quality work produced by children both at home and at school that it is difficult to choose just one piece of work from each child to share. Our 'Highlights of the Week' celebrate the work of all pupils every week and are shared via Seesaw, the class pages on the website and via our School Twitter (@CopleyJunior).

A sample 'Highlights of the Week' from Year 6 and a gallery of a few pieces of work from Year 3-Year 6 are shared below.

To view the year group class pages and the weekly 'Highlights of the Week', featuring work each week from every child in the year group, please click on the class links below and scroll down the page to find our 'Highlights' PowerPoints:

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

A sample 'Weekly Highlights' PowerPoint from Year 6

A Sample of Slides from our Year 3-Year 6 'Weekly Highlights' PowerPoints

Acts of Kindness

Our Acts of Kindness challenge saw children undertaking lots of acts of kindness, including: clearing the snow; stacking the dishwasher; giving a chocolate gift to say thank you to parents for helping with home learning; creating messages of inspiration; children reading to a younger sibling; washing up; making bird feeders; donating toys to a children's charity; clearing snow from an elderly neighbour's drive and helping to cook tea to name just a few.

Remote Learning Provision when all schools fully re-open

Day 1 and 2 Distance Learning Timetable - Once schools fully re-open, if pupils are needing to quarantine as someone in the family has received a positive test or are starting a quarantine period owing to the closure of a year group bubble, the School Office will send the timetable of learning activities posted below via ParentPay for pupils to complete for Day One and Two of their distance learning. Pupils may also choose to access the range of learning opportunities that are available on the ‘Distance Learning’ pages of the school website.  From Day Three, our distance learning timetable and provision will be posted on Seesaw. For the latest guidance on required quarantine periods, please click here.

Animated Teacher Messages - We have developed teacher avatars as an additional communication method, if these are needed. A couple of examples are shared below.