Welcome to our Oasis Academy Fir Vale remote learning webpage
We are using a variety of online platforms for remote teaching and learning during the Coronavirus pandemic.
These videos show you how use them and we also have videos in different languages such as Roma, Arabic and Somali.
If you have any questions please contact Mr Gormal, our remote learning leader, via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 2012300.
For information about online safety please click here.
For the Oasis continuation of learning policy click here.
For detailed information on our remote learning approach click here.
Our remote learning curriculum
To match our unique context, we have designed a bespoke curriculum based on the National Curriculum. In school our curriculum has real life experiences, language development and social and emotional development at its heart.
To ensure children continue to progress during school partial closures or isolation periods, our remote learning curriculum is focused on phonics and reading, English, Maths and personal and social development. Physical activity is also a daily directed task.
Our remote learning pedagogy
Our approach to learning and teaching is rooted in the principles of metacognition and Rosenshine’s principles of instruction.
We have adapted our teaching cycle for remote learning. Teachers are using the following strategies to support remote learning and teaching. These help ensure working memory is not overloaded and key concepts are presented clearly.
- Breaking learning down into simple steps
- Pause points (pause button)
- Pictures and images
- My turn your turn
- What a good one looks like examples
- Support resources
Activities set by teachers focus on practising and applying new learning and skills. Repetition helps children develop fluency and embed key concepts in long term memory.
We have high expectations of engagement in remote learning. We use a range of platforms to support children to access learning using an appropriate tool. This might be through live lessons on Microsoft Teams or accessing virtual learning environments and teacher recorded lessons on our vimeo site.
Our remote learning school day
We want remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) to mirror a usual school day as closely as possible. Lessons and tasks will focus on phonics or reading, English and maths with a topic theme also included where possible.
For your child’s class timetable please click on their class page using the links at the side.
The DfE have advised that as a minimum children in key stage 1 should access 3 hours remote learning a day and for children in key stage 2 this would increase to 4 hours a day.
Take a look below to see what you should be attempting on a daily basis.
- How will you support my child to access remote education?
- How will my child be taught remotely?
- How can I support my child with remote learning?
- How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work?
- How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
- How will support be provided for children with additional needs or who are learning English as an Additional Language.
- What happens if my child is self isolating?