Remote Education

If your child is working from home (due to lock down or self isolating) this area of the curriculum website will provide you with all the information and resources required.

If you have any questions related to home learning you can email homelearning@parkfieldprimary.com. We may not reply immediately, but we'll do our best!

Home Learning Offer

Full School Reopening - March 8th 2021

Following the full reopening of school on March the 8th the home learning offer will revert back to what was offered in the Summer term. This will include:

  • Work set on Showbie for pupils in Y1-6 and Tapestry in Reception

  • Access to 2 assemblies per week (Monday and Friday @ 10.10am)

  • Please see our FAQs section below for further details.

Lockdown (Updated January 5th 2021)

Please note that during the period of national lockdown all classes will recieve the following:

  • 3 live zoom lessons per day - joining in with children at school - delivered by the teacher

  • 1 whole school assembly per week - Friday afternoon at 2.30pm - Achievement Assembly

  • Links and resources for all activities that children will be completing within the classroom - available on Showbie

Showbie (Year 1 - 6)

Showbie is our way of letting children in Years 1-6 access lesson resources and complete work online.

It can be accessed in a web browser at https://www.showbie.com/ or through a free iPad/iPhone app https://apps.apple.com/app/showbie-paperless-classroom/id548898085.

Their login details can be found in their home school diary and they have all used it in Computing lessons, along with a few other subjects too. Please email shaughton@parkfield.rochdale.sch.uk if you are having any issues logging in.

Teachers will be regularly updating Showbie with lessons and activities for children to complete and will respond to comments. Children just have to post a message on or click on an image/file shared by the teacher to then type/annotate/draw on it.

Tapestry (Reception Class)

For children in reception work will be set on Tapestry (https://tapestryjournal.com/). You can upload any work back onto the site for the teachers to see and comment on.

Online Platforms

Showbie (Year 1 - 6)

Showbie is our way of letting children in Years 1-6 access lesson resources and complete work online.

It can be accessed in a web browser at https://www.showbie.com/ or through a free iPad/iPhone app https://apps.apple.com/app/showbie-paperless-classroom/id548898085.

Their login details can be found in their home school diary and they have all used it in Computing lessons, along with a few other subjects too. Please email shaughton@parkfield.rochdale.sch.uk if you are having any issues logging in.

Teachers will be regularly updating Showbie with lessons and activities for children to complete and will respond to comments. Children just have to post a message on or click on an image/file shared by the teacher to then type/annotate/draw on it.

Tapestry (Reception Class)

For children in reception work will be set on Tapestry (https://tapestryjournal.com/). You can upload any work back onto the site for the teachers to see and comment on.

Additional Links

Reception Class

Here are some presentations about maths and reading that Mrs Gooding has found which you might want to show and talk to your child about:

(To make the PowerPoint files work like in school:

1. Click on enable editing

2. Click on the top red bar ‘slide show’.

3. Click on ‘from beginning’.)

Parents are still encouraged to use Tapestry (https://tapestryjournal.com/) to demonstrate what children are learning and experiencing at home or out and about. In the upcoming weeks, Mrs Gooding will try her best to comment on Tapestry updates and set new challenges!

Mathematics

Mathletics

Tasks will be set on Mathletics (https://www.mathletics.com/uk/ ) for children in Years 1-6 - logins are in children's home school diaries.

Multiplication Tables

By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of their multiplication tables up to 12x12 and be able to recall them within 6 seconds. Here are some useful online activities to help you practise and learn them:

Telling the Time

Being able to tell the time is not only part of the National Curriculum but also an important life skill – any practise that children could do at home would be really helpful. Here are some great games:

English

Handwriting

Any practise children can with their handwriting would be really helpful:

Reading

Please continue to read as much as possible at home.

Children can login to Bug Club and read the books that teachers have assigned to them. (Logins in Home School Diaries)

We love reading at Parkfield and so to encourage the children to read for pleasure more, they will have a special bookmark ticked off each time they complete a book. They may even win a prize for reading lots and lots! Free, online books can be found here:

Here are our recommended reads for each year group - Books to Read 📚

Phonics

Daily videos of phonics lessons - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/videos


This is what we recommend on these games:

Reception - Play the games at Phase 2 and Phase 3 Levels

Year 1 – Play the games at Phase 4 and Phase 5 Levels (National phonics check in June)

Year 2 – Play the games at Phase 6 Level

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Enrichment

Our Rochdale

Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development and how you can continue the learning. https://www.ourrochdale.org.uk/kb5/rochdale/directory/advice.page?id=T6SZYNqPlGk&newfamilychannel=0

BBC Services

Look and Read (Did you remember watching these?)

HIIT Workout

The Body Coach has recently uploaded lots of 5-minute workout videos for children to do at home to keep them active - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k

Lego Challenges

Use your imagination to complete these 30 days of Lego challenges - https://twitter.com/DrJacieMaslyk/status/1239173501233266688

E-Safety

There are lots of resources and guidance to help keep your child safe and happy when online here - https://www.parkfieldprimary.com/website/e-safety.html

TASK team help line between 9am and 4pm every day - RANS

Rochdale Additional Needs Service have extended their telephone helpline to everyday between 9am and 4pm and staff can be contacted via emails on rans.admin@Rochdale.Gov.UK – responses will be made through normal working hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

If self isolating, 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?

Tasks and activities are set on Showbie (Y1 - 6) and Tapestry (Reception) for children to complete. All the tasks are linked to the Parkfield curriculum and will be similar to what children are completing within the classroom.

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?

Yes. All tasks and activities set will be inline with the work being delivered in the classroom.

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

We expect that remote education will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

KS1: 3 hours

KS2: 4 hours

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

Pupils are able to login to 'Showbie' through the school website. All pupils are used to using the programme and have used it within the classroom. On this platform pupils can see what work has been set, click on links to other resources and websites, find any zoom links, liaiase with their classmates and teacher and submit any work set.

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. As a result we will support those pupils by providing a laptop and supporting you with internet access. Please contact school if you do not have a suitable device to access learning.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

  • Live online lessons

  • All resources used within the classroom shared on Showbie (i.e. worksheets / prensentations / videos)

  • Links to websites that support what is being taught online

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

Children are to complete the work set daily and join all live lessons, unless poorly. We understand that is is difficult for many of our families at home supporting with homelearing and all we ask is that you try your best with online learning.

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

A register is taken on a daily basis for those accessing live lessons and those engaging with work. If work isn't being completed and children aren't engaging school will contact the family within 2 days to let you know of our concerns and what we can do to support.

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:

  • Written feedback on Showbie / Tapestry once work is submitted

  • Verbal feedback within live lessons

  • Immediate feedback within live lessons (i.e. showing answers)

  • Automaticv feedback through online platforms such as Mathletics, LbQ and Accelerated Reader

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

Where approriate, alternative work will be set for those pupils struggling with homelearning. Please contact the class teacher or SENCO, Mrs Whalen, if you feel they are struggling and need additional support.

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 those 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:

  • Sending out alternative work

  • Providing guidance and support for individuals

  • Accesing one-one zoom sessions with a teacher / teaching assisstant

  • Signpositing appropriate services / resources that would support homelearning

What will remote education for self-isolating pupils look like at Parkfield?

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.

Where possible, pupils will be invited to join a number of live lessons across the school day. Work, similar to that being completed within the classroom, will also be set on Showbie so that pupils can complete and submit.