Remote Learning

Remote learning has been implemented at Le Hérisson during the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of keeping the learning experience going for all children.

Remote Learning Timetable (EN)

Remote Learning Timetable (FR)

The remote curriculum and what is taught to children at home

A child’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look a little 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 remote education in the first day or two of pupils being at home?
Distance learning will be provided by Le Hérisson staff for all MS/GS pupils. However, the MS/GS class is physically open for children of essential workers and vulnerable children. Where possible, please notify the School office in advance whether your child will be attending remotely or physically.

The timetable for the children in MS/GS class has been adapted to allow for remote teaching of the curriculum, the details of which are available on the Le Hérisson website (Our School – Remote Learning) as well as the class blog.

Following morning Registration, there will be 2 x 30 minute Zoom sessions per year group, along with 2 x 30 minute independent learning activities.

Following the first few days of distance learning, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as if they were in school?
The remote educational content offered to the children is identical to that delivered to the pupils who are physically present in the classroom.

The activities offered on the blog are linked to the class schedule for the period concerned (adapted to the child’s level). The teachers (both French and English) prepare the lessons according to the usual official programmes and curriculums (Eduscol, EYFS/KS1).


Remote Teaching and Study Time Each Day

How long can I expect the work set by the school to take my child each day?
We anticipate that the full content of remote education and independent work set each day for each year group will take broadly 1 x 30 minutes before lunchtime and a further 1 x 30 minutes after lunch. Both morning and afternoon sessions will consist of 1 x 30 minutes Zoom lesson followed by 1 x 30 minutes independent work.


Accessing Remote Education

How will my child access the online remote education Le Hérisson is providing?
The online platform used by the School is Toute Mon Année, the class blog. Lessons will be delivered via the class blog which will include the timetable, curriculum content, video links, documents, pdf, learning apps, and images.

The teachers are using Zoom to deliver live lessons and to communicate remotely with the children and parents.

If my child does not have digital or online access  at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some children may not have suitable online access at home. In the event that your child is unable to access the School’s remote education, please contact Maria Frost

How will my child be taught remotely?
The teachers at Le Hérisson use a combination of approaches to teach the children remotely, for example

  • live teaching, online Zoom sessions
  • recorded teaching e.g. Oak National Academy lessons for English
  • teacher recorded video & audio
  • ebooks such as for reading at home
  • commercially available websites to support the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips & sequences e.g. for teaching Early Years reading in English
  • uploading curriculum content and activities to the Tout mon année, the class blog

In the event that your child needs to self-isolate, the remote education will be exactly the same as for all the other children who are distance learning.


Engagement & Feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We are expecting the children to be sitting at a suitable desk or table, on a seat of appropriate size, with the necessary equipment (books, paper, pencils etc.), having visited the toilet, ready to participate and learn ( no food or toys please) during the Zoom session.

Children will need some parental support to complete the remote learning activities during these sessions.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are any concerns?
All areas of learning will be assessed regularly.

How will you assess my child’s work & progress?
Assessments and evaluations are carried out by the teacher during the Zoom sessions. He can then make sure that the children have understood and assimilated the skills worked on during the activity suggested previously on the blog. The teacher is also able to interact with the parents to obtain additional information (e.g. how did the session go, were there any particular difficulties?). The majority of evaluations are carried out orally (nursery level) but can also be carried out in writing/manipulation with parents’ collaboration.

Parents will also be requested to upload to the class blog some completed activities.

Observations will continue to be recorded in the learning tracking applications (Je Valide & Famly) as normal.


Additional Support For Children With Particular Needs

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some children, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without extra support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties that this may place on families and in such cases we will work with individually with parents and carers to support those children.

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