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Remote Learning


In the current climate, it is important that remote learning ensures that children learn new knowledge and skills, and enables them to build on and deepen these, progressing as well as they possibly can.

Here at Preston Hedge’s we have a robust offering for our children to ensure that they continue learning a full and well-sequenced curriculum, which is appropriately differentiated and  enables them to challenge themselves. Our remote learning offers the same curriculum content as pupils would have in school.


Remote Learning During Class or Year Group Bubble Closure or Full Lockdown

Our Remote Learning Platform and Educational Offer

Utilising Seesaw  as a digital platform (which is a medium that the children are already familiar with in school) children are set daily tasks in Maths, English and the wider curriculum (eg themed learning; Science; PE etc) along with additional elements such as a daily live check in, live phonics for Reception and Year 1; Wellbeing Wednesday and Friday’s live Preston Hedge’s Book Club.

We have chosen to use a blended approach to some daily live elements to provide social interaction and enable face-to face contact and discussion with the teacher , alongside creating remote input video ‘learning walkthroughs’ that scaffold and support learning, enabling children to build on knowledge and progress as they would within a classroom, and to pause and return to the input as much as the children need to do. We have found this approach enables our pupils to be able to work more independently, and supports them to learn and consolidate the new knowledge and skills.

What Daily Remote Learning Looks Like

We provide a minimum of 3 hours remote learning a day, as it required by the DfE, plus the additional live contact sessions for children.

Remote learning follows the following schedule (with a minimum of 3 subject sessions a day):

Reception (on Tapestry)

  • Daily live phonics sessions to start the day
  • Daily Maths – a walkthrough video plus work related to this
  • Daily English – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • 3 Curriculum sessions a week – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • A PE session a week- a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • A Wellbeing Wednesday session
  • Friday Preston Hedge’s Book Club zoom call ( a time to share a story)

Year 1 (on seesaw)

  • Daily live phonics sessions to start the day
  • Daily Maths – a walkthrough video plus work related to this
  • Daily English – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • 2 Curriculum sessions a week – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • A weekly PE session – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • A Wellbeing Wednesday session
  • A Science session – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
  • Friday Preston Hedge’s Book Club zoom call (a time to share a story)

Years 2-6 (on Seesaw)

  • Daily live introduction to the day session (9.30 am start on their Zoom meeting room)
  • Daily Maths (appropriate to their Maths group needs)– a walk through video plus work related to this
  • Daily English – a walk through video plus work related to this. This will encompass reading comprehension, analysis, writing techniques and the big write over a 2 week period
  • Daily Curriculum – a walkthrough video plus work related to this.
    • Topic x 3, Science, PE
  • Wednesday Wellbeing session (15 – 30 mins)
  • Friday Preston Hedge’s Book Club Zoom Call (a time to share the class reader for the term)

Parents of remote learners are also directed to a number of apps that the school has bought: TT Rockstars,, Phonics Play and the Capita Reading Cloud – OverDrive eBooks if their child requires additional learning, and where resource packs are appropriate to support learning (for example, to support the delivery of remote education for our younger pupils in Reception or Year 1) we ensure that parents have access to these.


We know that giving children a routine is really important in lockdown as it ensures our children have a bit of normality.

In order to set a routine to the day, remote learning starts with a Zoom call from the teacher.  This enables the teacher to check in with the children, ensure that they are all coping well with their learning, set expectations of learning for the day, and provide some much needed class social interaction.

Lessons are then ready so that, after the Zoom call, and the day’s learning will begin.  This enables our families to structure timings appropriate to their needs.

It is imperative that your child engages with their remote learning, as this will avoid children returning to schools with gaps in their learning. If a child is not engaging with their learning or the Zoom session, an informal phone call to parents would take place so that we can understand any blocks to learning that may be happening and resolve these. If we cannot establish contact with the family, our safeguarding processes would then be put into place, and this may result in a home visit.

Marking and Feedback

During a full class bubble, year group bubble, or school closure, teachers will respond to the work produced by children on a daily basis on the Seesaw platform. This will either be feedback and next steps in their learning where appropriate, or detailing that the work has been seen and approved by the teacher as meeting the objective.

This style of feedback is important as it enables teachers to show the children areas where they can improve or progress further, or signify where errors have been made in key areas of their learning; however, as teachers are feeding back to over a 100 uploads a day, in depth feedback will be mixed with approvals to ensure that this is sustainable. All pupils will receive this blend of feedback on a daily basis.

Children with 1:1/ Additional Needs

Our children with learning needs all have appropriately differentiated learning in place for them, which supports their learning as it would in the classroom. Children with 1:1 also have a daily live lesson with their 1:1, and for some children, where it is appropriate, we offer live 1:1 reading sessions with our reading focused support team during full school closures.


Remote Learning for Individual Isolation/Small Groups of Pupils Whilst all Other Pupils are in School.

In the event that a child or a small number of pupils from a class needs to isolate due to track and trace, whilst the school is fully open, we will immediately send home a full pack of learning that covers what the other children are learning in class in terms of English, Maths, and Curriculum. This pack will cover 2 weeks of learning, and will avoid the child being disadvantaged in their learning due to isolation reasons and will be also uploaded onto the children’s Seesaw account. Any work can be uploaded to Seesaw enabling the teacher to provide direct feedback to the child.



We have identified any families who need technology support and have lent out IT equipment to enable all of our children to access remote learning. If you feel you would benefit from this, please contact the school on to make a request.

Safeguarding and Disadvantaged Pupils

We have robust systems to ensure that, when isolating, any of our pupils who need welfare checks are contacted by our DSL and Safeguarding Team. If you have any concerns or anxieties, please do get in touch with