Remote Learning

Remote Learning

Our Remote Learning offer:


FROG

Much of our Remote Learning is delivered through our FROG Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Click on the image below to get to our FROG login page. All children have an individual username and password and each class has their own bespoke area on the platform. If you have any problems please visit our YouTube channel (see below) or contact your child's class teacher or the school office. We have also included some potential questions that you may have around Remote Learning and provided the answers.

Teacher email addresses can be found by clicking here.

Help with FROG

We have created a YouTube channel which hosts a number of videos explaining how to log in to FROG and other related topics. Click on the link below to visit our channel.

Springfield Academy YouTube Channel

For more detailed information on how we are teaching Reading and Phonics whilst working remotely, please click here

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

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

All teacher planning is now uploaded to FROG every day regardless of whether school is open or closed. All children have their login details and for KS1 and KS2 the children have been taught how to login and use FROG. Parents and carers will receive an email or telephone call on Day 1 of any absence related to COVID-19 to ensure that their child is able to access the FROG platform.

In the event of there being no appropriate device or internet access available, home learning workbooks will either be sent home with your child or personally delivered. The class teacher will set appropriate work linked to the curriculum in school.

Wherever possible, steps will be taken to provide your child with an appropriate device to use at home and assistance with getting internet access in your home.

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. In English and Mathematics the curriculum will be virtually identical.

However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we appreciate that some materials or equipment in Art and Music may not be available and we will adapt teaching and activities as appropriate.

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

In line with Department for Education requirements, children in KS1 (Years 1&2) should be working for approximately 3 hours a day.

For children in KS2 (Years 3 – 6) they should be working for approximately 4 hours a day.

There is no written expectation for children in EYFS (Nursery and Reception). There will be an English and Mathematics task uploaded each day which we would encourage the children to complete. Other areas of the curriculum will also be covered over the week.

Accessing remote education

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

If you do not have an appropriate device for your child to access FROG or you don’t have internet access you should either telephone or email school.

Telephone: 01325248153

Email: Mr Gartland – rgartland@educationvillage.org.uk

We will aim to loan your child a device to enable them to access FROG.

If there is no option but to work on paper, we will deliver appropriate materials to your home address. However, we will do everything we can to get your child online.

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

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 understand that every family’s circumstances are different with some parents either working from home or going out to work. Children benefit from a routine and having set times for doing their work every day, like there would be in school. This may be very helpful in setting expectations for your child at home. They will need breaks during the morning and afternoon as well as at lunchtime. They may also benefit from having their water bottle handy to keep hydrated, as they would in school. Breakfast is also a very important meal to prepare them for their work.

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

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:

We will feedback to your child in various different ways. We
will communicate with them on FROG using ‘assignments’ in which personalised written feedback will be provided. This can include feedback on how to improve their work as well as celebrating on what they have achieved. The ‘public’ class message board will also be used – please note that all comments are moderated by the class teacher before they appear on the board.

Teachers in EYFS will also use Tapestry to allow parents to upload photographs and comment on pupils’ work. Teachers will also provide feedback on this platform.

Where children submit work via email, teachers will usually provide immediate feedback during school hours.

Online resources such as Lexia, Accelerated Reader and Times Table Rockstars also provide instant feedback to your child which is also recorded and analysed by your child’s class teacher.

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:

Remote Learning activities may be differentiated by teachers so that there are activities available and appropriate for all children.

Class teachers will discuss, when appropriate, with parents how best they can support their child whilst working at home. This will be done on a 1:1 and access to our SENDCO will also be facilitated.

Our SENDCO, Mrs White, can be contacted on email: kwhite@educationvillage.org.uk or you can request a call back by telephoning school on 01325 248153.

There will be occasions where your child’s class teacher directs your child to complete work on one of these sites or apps.


Online Learning Resources: 

Accelerated Reader - Once children have completed their phonics programme, they are assigned a log in for Accelerated Reader where they can complete quizzes on books that they read in order for their comprehension skills to be monitored.

LEXIA – Children in KS2 have a login for LEXIA. LEXIA is a programme which supports differentiated reading development. LEXIA targets gaps in skills to enable children to improve their reading.  

Oxford Owl – Through Oxford Owl, children can access a reading library to enable them to continue to practise and develop their reading while not in school. 

Spelling Shed – Pupils have a log in for Spelling Shed and can practise their spelling through tasks and games. 

Teach Your Monster to Read – Pupils can use this programme to practise their phonics skills.

TT Rock stars – All children from Year 2 to Year 6 have a logon for TT Rock stars. This is a fantastic website that supports pupils 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.

Ten Town - Ten Town is the unique early years numeracy resource designed to improve number recognition and formation. All children in EYFS have access to this resource. 

Collins e-books - This site allows our teachers of our EYFS and Year 1 classes to assign a reading book to the children in their class which is linked to their current phonics phase and development. 

Bedrock Learning - a progressive program which helps children develop their vocabulary. Bedrock's broad and rich curriculum immerses children in academic vocabulary, whilst ensuring they read interesting fiction and non-fiction texts. All children in KS2 have individual logins for Bedrock. 


Please click on the link below to download a copy of our Remote Learning Offer document. 

Springfield Academy Remote Learning Offer