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Curriculum - Learning from Home

Learning From Home


This page is to guide you through the available online resources to support you and your child while learning from home. If you have any questions about learning from home, please email or contact your child's Class Teacher using Tapestry or Class Dojo.


For specific Home Learning activities please see your child's class page. 


We appreciate that learning from home at this difficult time can be a challenge. We understand all homes will be different, depending on the number of devices you have, how many children are accessing online learning and whether parents are working from home. At Five Lanes Primary School, we want to reassure our families that your health, safety and wellbeing is a priority during these difficult times and families can choose a timetable for learning at home, that suits your family. If you are having difficulty accessing online learning, please message your child's Class Teacher and they will provide some alternative support. 



Weekly Learning Activities


Class Teachers will post a minimum of five weekly tasks for children to complete at home. You may choose to do one activity per day or more if this suits your child and family. In addition, children will access the following on a daily basis:

  • Daily Reading
  • Daily Phonics/Spelling
  • TT Rockstars 
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Spelling Shed
  • Myon
  • Education City
  • Numbots
  • Nessy


Please note the above activities are year group specific, further details will be shared on class pages if these tools are used in your child's year group.

Other Activities:


Please see children's class pages for links to other online lessons/activities/resources you can access at home. In addition, Subject Leaders have provided activities/resources/links that are specific to their subject.

The Remote Learning Policy and all other school polices are available to view on the website. Please see Key Information and Polices.

What is Remote Learning (Learning From Home)?


Remote education is a broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the pupils. It can be delivered in a number of different ways, for example:

  • Through worksheets, reading books, knowledge organisers, practical textbooks and physical activity.
  • Through online methods using digital technologies.
  • Through synchronous education: this is live streaming; asynchronous education is when the material is prepared by the teacher and accessed by the pupil at a later date.



What are the Government requirements relating to remote education?


Schools have a duty to provide remote education for state-funded, school-age children whose attendance in school has been restricted due to government guidance around coronavirus.


The DFE has stipulated that the amount of remote education provided should be, as a minimum:


  • Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort, with less for younger children
  • Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day


It is not an expectation that the above time allocations should be delivered via one method of learning – schools are free to deliver learning via the most effective and appropriate method or blend of methods for their unique circumstances and needs of students.

Is live streaming better than other forms of remote education?


Both Ofsted and the EEF have produced papers which point out that there is no evidence to suggest that live streaming (synchronous education) is better than other forms of remote education. These papers, which are short and helpful, can be accessed here (Ofsted) and here  (EEF)