Mereside Academy

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Remote Learning- How will it change now the children are back in school?


We very much hope that the 8th March 2021 will mark the beginning of a return to school that will see pupils remain in school consistently. Our robust risk assessment will enable us to make the environment as safe as we possibly can. The Corona virus has not been eliminated, the R rate is still not as we would hope, we therefore have to continue to have our Remote Learning plan in place. 

Remote learning will continue in the event of a 'bubble' closing, a child's family having to isolate or if your child remains on the critically vulnerable list.

How will I access the home learning?

We use the digital platform Microsoft Teams.

It works best through a tablet or a laptop, but you can access it through a phone, an X Box or a PlayStation.

We have produced some guides to help you log in, but we are on hand at to offer support.

Help with Teams

Contact us if you are struggling with Internet Access, need a Device or need your Password resetting

 Acceptable Use of teams.pdfDownload
 Accessing Teams via PS4.pdfDownload
 One Page Parent Overview on our Feedback Policy.pdfDownload
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The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

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?

Pupils will be provided with links to relevant and enjoyable activities. This is likely to include a maths activity, a writing activity, ideas for reading and the broader curriculum.   


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 a curriculum remotely whose content is closely aligned to that which will be taught in school. 

We make use of relevant video lessons and content from Oak Academy, NCETM and the BBC with these being prefaced by short teacher introductions to explain the aims of the learning

Teachers produce recorded lessons using the materials they are using with the “in school children” e.g. a flipchart based lesson in maths will a have a voice over that can be paused and replayed providing explanations and support


Pupils are provided with appropriate independent reading materials using “Bug Club”

Remote teaching and study time each day

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

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Primary school-aged pupils

Approximately 3 hours (KS1) and 4 hours (KS2) per day plus additional time for individual reading or storytime with a parent