Remote learning

From September 2020, following the full opening of schools we put in place a plan for remote learning so that all children can continue with their education if they had to learn from home again. 

This meets the expectations set out in the DfE guidance ‘Remote Education Support’

In the event your child has to self-isolate, the links to tasks for each day are set out in the overview below. 

Alongside this, for all years we will be utilising the Microsoft Teams application to support the home learning in different ways. (See Teams Guide below) Every child has a Microsoft login and this allows children to have access to the home learning and submit learning.

If a child does not have access to a computer/laptop and/or the internet, the school will do all it can to support children and will provide paper packs of learning at the earliest possible time following the instruction to isolate. Where funding can be accessed, remote devices (e.g. laptops) and/or 4G connections will be sought, particularly for disadvantaged children. Parents and Carers will be reminded to make the school aware of any barriers to accessing remote learning.

You will find below an overview of lessons to be completed each day. If your class or year group or the whole school has to close then click on your Year Group tab and you will see any specific expectations set by your class teacher.

The aim is to provide learning across the curriculum and children will be expected to spend a similar amount of ‘learning’ time completing this as they would spend learning in school.

The Overview

EY’s / KS1 & KS2

The daily timetable will include:

  • The ‘Start to the day’ -  Sit down with your child and plan the timetable for the day.
  • Maths – White Rose Maths
  • Reading – Using the Oxford Owl on line reading scheme
  • Writing – Using Oak National Academy Resources. Each day Oak National Academy publishes daily lessons in writing.
  • Spelling/Phonics – Spelling Shed
  • Two foundation subjects - Using the Oak National Academy
  • The ‘Feedback’ – Children, supported by their Parents and Carers, feedback to the teacher via email what they have achieved each day. Any learning completed can be sent in via email or uploaded to TEAMs or saved for when they return to school.








Using White Rose maths, children will be guided to the appropriate year group they are in and to one of the topics available.


They then select a lesson to complete; this includes a video and subsequent questions.


The appropriate White Rose maths workbook will be uploaded to the year group page on the school website.



Reading is everything. Read as much as you can at home.


Children are to read from their own reading book or download and read a free e-book from Oxford Owl.


The Oak National Academy provide a daily English lesson for every year group.


Choose the year group and your lessons for the day will appear. Then choose the English lesson for the day. 


Keep on top of your spellings with the Spelling Shed. Log in and see what your teacher has set for you.


Weekly spellings will be published on the Class Page for those children in KS2 using the strategies learnt in class. 

PHONICS (Reception and Year 1)


Phonic activities based on the 'Phase' your child is working from.


To access, you will need the school login and password which will be sent out if and when your child has to isolate.




Your teacher will guide you on which 2 subjects to use from the Oak Academy for each day.


Children can select their year group and subject (science, music, history, computing or geography) then complete a relevant learning activity linked to their classroom learning.


Submitting Learning and Providing Feedback

Pupils can send any completed work to teachers via their class email address in the form of saved documents, photos and even videos. For those year groups who already use TEAMs regularly for home learning, then work can be submitted through this as well.

Alternatively, work that children complete on paper should be kept safe and returned to school when safe to do so.

Teachers will provide feedback via email throughout the period of self isolation, however, for various reasons this will sometimes not be possible daily. 

Contact with Pupils and Parents

Parents and Carers are able to contact the school via telephone or the year group email address (Please remember if a whole class or year group is isolating then the staff will be as well and will only be contactable by email). Teachers will respond to emails between 8am and 8.30am, and between 3.30pm and 4pm. Any response will aim to be made within 24 hours.

If possible, contact will be made via telephone (by a member of the staff team) at least once, over the period of isolation, to monitor learning and provide support if needed.

Pupils identified as vulnerable will be contacted by the school on a weekly basis and support offered as necessary.

If the child’s absence is not part of a whole group isolating due to Covid-19 but for other Covid-19 related circumstances then your class teacher will contact you by phone within the first 48hrs of absence but the learning tasks are the same. 


Please refer to Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on our 'Policies' page here.

Data Protection and privacy

When accessing personal data, all staff members will: Only use their official school email account.

Anybody accessing live content must not in any circumstances record any part or all parts of the live streaming session. The school is the data controller for the live streaming session and does not consent to anyone taking a recording of it either audio or video. No person taking part has given consent to any recording and there is no legal right to take a recording. If it is discovered that a person has not complied with these requirements the police will be notified.

We appreciate your understanding that we are all responsible for the well-being of our children and their privacy and we trust that you will not act in a way which would be considered a misuse of the private information of others.


Sharing Personal Data

Staff members are unlikely to need to collect and/or share personal data. However, if it does become necessary, staff are reminded to collect and/or share as little personal data as possible online. All data collection will be compliant with GDPR guidelines.


Monitoring Arrangements

This plan will be reviewed by the SLT as and when updates to home learning are provided by the government.


Microsoft Teams at St Wilfrid's

Microsoft Teams has been set up by the school to allow teachers to provide interactive live lessons or school contact for pupils, via the video, voice, text chat functionality.

Please click on the link below for information.

Writing ideas and links

Pobble365 – type into google and you get a picture of the day to talk about/generate discussion and questions.

Oxford Owl 

- advice for supporting writing


- free support:

Username: march20   

Password: home 

Maths Ideas and Links

- use for maths activities  

Art ideas and links
Music Ideas and Links
Songs and Bible Stories
PE and Physical Activity Ideas and Links
Joe Wicks – work outs for kids via YouTube -

Free work outs for children to watch and join in - 

Ideas to keep active - 

Other Ideas and Links
Home Learning Tips
To support your child (and yourselves) during self isolation, it will be important to put in place a routine.
Obviously, this will be different for you all depending on your home circumstances. One of the key ideas for managing home learning is to set up a schedule and this should be a balance of different learning and activities. Reading through different advice about home schooling, children should also be involved in chores at home and these should form part of the daily routine.
We have attached a blank timetable for a week which you can use or you may want to look at the different fun ways families have created their home school timetables! 
Also, if you have any images of the fun activities you manage to complete then please forward those as well so we can share them with the whole community.