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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?

In the first day or two of pupil/pupils being sent home, Teachers will set Remote Learning. The children will need to check their Purple Mash email (Key Stage Two and Reception Class) or their Class Blog (Key Stage One). Class teachers will provide the children with an overview of their tasks for the day with links to high quality videos for teaching and tasks to complete to support their learning.

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 may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. Children will get their daily overview of tasks via Purple Mash and this will provide children with a full days tasks to be completed. Please note layout can vary for each class.

We will maintain good communication with parents to ensure they are aided in supporting their child’s Remote Learning. The weekly Friday Flyer, emails with teachers and frequent correspondence will occur.


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

We recognise that families will have additional stresses and constraints if they are required to isolate, such as the need to work from home and support more than one child with their learning.

Children are expected to engage with learning every day, but there is a realistic view that the full day’s learning may not be achievable for all every day. However, this is weighted against the need to continue with education and reach end of year targets. Teaching staff will be mindful of this in conversations with parents about levels of engagement in Remote Learning.

Pupils who are unwell are not expected to be present for Remote Learning until they are well enough to do so.

Parents will follow the usual absence procedures. The school will monitor absence in line with the Attendance Policy.


Key Stage 1 and Reception Class

3 hours of learning. This includes links to high quality teaching videos where appropriate and supporting tasks.


English Lesson

Maths Lesson

Curriculum Lesson

Key Stage 2

4 hours of learning. This includes links to high quality teaching videos where appropriate and supporting tasks.


English Lesson

Maths Lesson

Curriculum Lesson 


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

Langley Moor Primary School uses the Purple Mash platform daily to access their email/blog detailing their daily learning. We have used this platform since September 2019. All children are confident with accessing it and completing any set 2Do’s their Teacher has set. Furthermore, children know how to access their Purple Mash email/blog to check their daily tasks. Children are reminded to check their daily tasks before completing 2D0’s.

Children have access to all their passwords required and these can be requested at any time if they are needed. Aswell as their Purple Mash Log-ins, children have a Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics log-in.

On week beginning 1st February 2021- Teachers will test using zoom educate to do a live check-in with their class. ( x 2 live check in per class)

Children will be emailed the Zoom link through their Purple Mash email account

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:

  • We have a limited number of old school laptops that we can loan out to parents to support Remote Learning. Parents can contact school using school email and we will then make contact with parents to organise a device collection. Parents to complete a loan agreement form.
  • We are expecting a limited number of devices from DFE to loan to any pupils struggling to access a device at home.
  • All Parents have received a letter regarding extra data. They can make contact with the school office to organise this.
  • All pupils have been provided with a book to complete tasks in at home. Therefore, it is not necessary to print resources daily.
  • Paper copies will be provided if a pupil cannot access online learning. Parents to contact school office to request this.
  • Rigorous monitoring of children’s activity and participation with remote learning ensures swift procedures are in place for children who are not engaging with their Remote Learning. Contact with home is made and school ensure the child can access their work with a device.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • A daily check-in with classes to discuss learning for the day, address any issues from previous day’s learning using Zoom educate. (Launching in February 2021)
  • A daily email or blog post with a detailed breakdown of the pupil’s lessons for that day.
  • In English lessons throughout school a blended approach is used of recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons) or audio recordings with presentations made by teachers in Purple Mash. Children have an English book at home to complete writing tasks or they may have to submit it using Purple Mash.
  • In Maths lessons throughout school, school is using Whiterose Maths Premium Resources. Children watch a recorded teaching video produced by Whiterose. They then need to complete a set maths task linked to the video either on a printed Whiterose worksheet or in their maths book. (Key Stage Two).
  • For other Curriculum lessons, teachers use a blended approach. They use links to recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy Lessons, audio recordings and presentations using Purple Mash, Durham Music Service lessons, BBC Bitesize.)
  • For P.E, the school’s Sports Coach produces a P.E video for each class. The video recording is set for each class during their set P.E time.
  • Teachers use websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas used in school include BBC Bitesize Homelearning, Times Table Rockstars, Mathletics, …………….)


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

  • We expect children to be in a structured routine where they engage daily with their set tasks that are structured as they would be in the school setting. Some work such as photographs of work or writing may need to be uploaded to Purple Mash so some children will require assistance with this.
  • We encourage parental support, for example, setting routines to support your child’s education
  • Parents can use Purple Mash to communicate with the class teacher if there are any tasks a child is struggling with.

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

  • Class teachers are accessing Purple Mash to monitor engagement. Therefore, they can see each day pupils who have been completing set tasks. Teachers use a Monitoring Spreadsheet daily to log engagement and timings.
  • Class teachers are encouraged to phone parents promptly, if a child is not engaging with their Remote Learning. They can then offer support and encouragement or assess if school can support with a device or data etc. If they cannot get in touch with a parent, an email from the Class teacher will be sent from school email. If this does not lead to communication, the issue is escalated and becomes a Safeguarding concern. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher will carry out a welfare check.

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:

  • Class Teachers use Purple Mash to feedback using a variety of methods. Detailed individual feedback on set writing tasks, simple feedback on quizzes and activities.
  • Children can use Purple Mash email to upload pictures, attachments or scans of work for feedback.
  • Daily Feedback is provided for all children on their submitted work. Work is re-set if the pupil is required to make improvements suggested in their feedback.


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 children in the following ways:

Mrs. Cutmore, as SENCO, is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that pupils with EHC plans continue to have their needs met while learning remotely, and liaising with the Headteacher and other organisations to make any alternative arrangements for pupils with EHC plans.
  • Identifying the level of support or intervention that is required while pupils learn remotely and liaising with support staff and parents where appropriate to implement this.
  • Ensuring that the provision put in place for pupils with SEND is monitored for effectiveness throughout the duration of the Remote Learning period.
  • Arrange additional support for pupils with SEND which will be unique to their individual needs such as a regular phone call to discuss their support plan.
  • Ensuring staff will implement a Short Note, to be discussed with parents/carers, where they have concerns regarding a child’s progress and attainment. A Short Note is a tool to be used for the early identification of a child with a specific need. It is important that early identification of specific needs continues during Remote Learning and staff will endeavor to do so.
  • The Local Offer is sign-posted on the school website. This is an on-line support tool for the parents and carers of children with SEND. It has a wealth of information regarding local services and support available.


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

Supporting different types of absence

  • Non Covid related absence - no remote learning will be provided as the child should be in school unless they are too unwell to learn.
  • Child isolating due to Covid related issue - work will be set using Purple Mash for the pupil daily.
  • Class/Bubble has to isolate – full Remote Learning as listed above
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