Remote Education

ln the event of a class, group or a small number of pupils needing to self-isolate, or if there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we have prepared a strong contingency plan for remote education provision. 

This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’, please click on the link below:

Remote Education – Letters to Parents


Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents
Remote Education Action Plan – September 2020
 Remote Education Action Plan September 2020.pdf

Remote Education Policy – October 2020
This document sets out expectations for pupil, parents and staff regarding Remote Education and our policy/procedures.

Remote Education Offer – Key Facts (Summary for Parents updated January 2021)
The information in this document outlines key aspects from the school’s Remote Education Offer and provides updated information regarding provision from January 2021.
 Remote Learning Offer Jan 21 Key Points v2.pdf

Remote Learning Audit – January 2021
We are constantly reviewing our Remote Education Offer. This document outlines perceived strengths and gaps in provision in order to enable us to further improve provision.
 Remote Learning Audit January 2021 v2.pdf

Remote Learning Parent Questionnaire – February 2021
We are very keen to improve provision in the light of parental feedback. After four weeks of Remote Education, we undertook a parental survey to assist our evaluations. The results can be viewed below.
 Parent Feedback February 2021.pdf

Remote Learning Pupil Questionnaire – February 2021
To help improve the Remote Learning experience for our pupils, we undertook a pupil survey to assist our evaluations. The results can be viewed below.
 Pupil Feedback 2021.pdf

Remote Learning … top tips and advice for parent – February 2021
Some helpful suggestions regarding how to make parental instruction and ‘teaching’ a little easier at home.
 Remote learning Top Tips and Advice v2.pdf

Remote Education … your common questions answered
We have compiled and answered a number of your commonly asked questions.
 Remote Ed common questions answered v2.pdf

Google Classroom How-To Guide
 Student Guide to Google Classroom.pdf
 Parent Guide to Google Classroom 2021.pdf

Using Dojo on the X Box and Playstation
You learn something new everyday!
 Using Dojo on the Xbox & Playstation.pdf
 Parent Guide Class Dojo 2021.pdf


Remote Education - Home Learning Resources
All information will be communicated through 'Class Dojo' and 'Tapestry'.  Please click on the link below to access any additional materials (documents, videos, etc.). 
Link:  Remote Learning School Resources

Key Stage 1 (Class 1,2,3 & 4) & Lower Key Stage 2 (Classes 5,6 & 7)
All information will be communicated through 'Class Dojo'.  Please click on the link below to access any additional materials (documents, videos, etc.). 
Link:  Remote Learning School Resources

Upper Key Stage 2 (Classes 8,9 & 10)
All information will be communicated through 'Class Dojo' and 'Google Classrooms'.


Accelerated Reader
To enable your child to access the Accelerated Reader website to complete their book quizzes, please click on the link below:


Online Resources
Time Tables Rockstars
All children from Year 2 to Year 6 have a login for Times Tables Rockstars. This is a fantastic website that supports children in learning their times tables. Once your child has logged in they should play in Garage mode. This has an automatic training mode which starts with easy times tables and as the children get them correct it adds in more and more times tables. This means that it is pitched at the right level for the children so they're able to practise getting quicker at tables that they know rather than struggling over many that they don't know. 
Time Tables Rockstars Login:

White Rose Maths
We follow White Rose Maths in school and they are producing many home learning materials that run alongside the scheme that we are following. If remote learning is required the teacher will let you know which lesson you'd need to look at with your child. 
Resources can be found at:

Letters and Sounds Phonics Videos
We follow Letters and Sounds for teaching phonics in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Videos have been produced that teach Letters and Sounds phonics lessons.

In the event of remote learning being required the teacher will let you know which video your child should access.
Letters & Sound videos link:

Oak Academy
Oak National Academy has been set up to produce a full curriculum with linked videos that can be used at home. In the event of remote education being required teachers will provide you with links to the relevant Oak Academy lessons to use with your children that match to the curriculum being taught in school. 
Link to Oak Academy Home Page:

Other Useful Websites
Please select the 'Useful Websites' webpage, for links to websites which might contain helpful information.


Online Safety
Online safety is very important. At Orchard, we teach the children about how to stay safe online through our computing and PSHE curriculum.

Whilst the children are accessing their learning at home, it is important that you as parent/carers check your child's use of technology (including mobile phones) and report anything that you are concerned about. To report a concern, click the CEOP icon below

Online Safety Tips for Pupils:  Online Safety Remote-Learning for Children.pdf
Online Safety Tips for Parents:  Online Safety Remote-Learning for Parents.pdf
Online Safety Tips for Staff:  Online Safety Remote-Learning for Staff.pdf


Remote Education Home Learning Agreement  
 Remote Learning Home School Agreement Update v2.pdf


Remote Education Acceptable User Agreement for Pupils
 Online Remote Learning Responsible User Agreement v2.pdf


Pupil Electronic Device Agreement
 Pupil IT Loan Agreement.pdf

To help and guidance from the DFE with Remote Education, please click on the link below:


Covid-19 School Recovery Catch-Up Funding Statement
Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of schools, the government issued an amount of catch-up funding to all schools to support with closing gaps in learning. The amount of funding allocated is based on pupil numbers and is paid over two financial years.

We have used the government recommended, 'COVID-19 Support Guide for Schools' published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to identify the best strategies, based on long term research, that will enable us to achieve the most positive outcomes.
 Covid Catch-Up Premium Plan.pdf


Coronavirus Information
General information relating to Covid-19 is located via the Coronavirus tab in Key Information.