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Holly Hill Church School, Birmingham

Home Learning

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?

If a bubble is sent home the children will receive some a paper-based work pack to complete.  This will contain ten days learning. 

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 the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, in Nursery and Reception the children will receive not have learning for Technology

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:

Nursery and Reception

3 Hours

Year One and Two

4 Hours


Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

All learning packs will be on the school website under the Home Learning tab and under each class name.  For example – Maple Class


How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:


Some examples of remote teaching approaches:

  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers that will last for 10 school days (e.g. workbooks, worksheets). These packs will need to be collected fortnightly from school on a Wednesday.
  • Textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences

Engagement and feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • All children are expected to complete all the learning set
  • All learning needs to be returned when the next pack of learning is collected
  • Parents are expected to support their child complete their home learning pack each day
  • Parents are expected to hear their child read each day
  • Parents are expected to collect and return working packs

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

  • Teachers will call all children weekly and feedback on the learning from the previous week.
  • If we are concerned about a child’s learning we will make contact with the parents/carer via telephone call or email.
  • Please email your class email address if you have any concerns or need support with your child’s learning

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

  • Children will receive verbal feedback
  • Children will receive this feedback weekly in a telephone call.

Additional support for pupils 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 pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • All children identified as SEND have a tailored home learning pack that should support the learning of the child – should you have any concerns please contact the class teacher using the class email address.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.


Home Learning Hub

 Purple Mash
Our Purple Mash Page
Birmingham Local Offer
A wide range of
services that are
available to support
all areas of a
child's life (0-25

Holly Hill Infant School's Church Connections
Here you will find
links to two of our
local churches. Both
Ping Ting and Revd
Jane Platt visit us
regularly and share
collective worship
with us. Please take
a look at each of
the church websites.
ICT games
Games to use on the
Letters and Sounds
Phonics activities
and help with
English activities

Phonics Bloom
Phonics resources
and games
Space Simulation for
Year 2
Services for Education
Links to some
websites. The music
ones are
particularly great!
Sing up
Learn how to sing
and keep the spirits

St Leonard's Church Frankley
Our Local Church
Teach your Monster to read
An app and a website
that is free to help
children read
Tiny Happy People
Activities to do
with your small


RE and Worship

30 Day Lego Bible Challenge
Do you love Lego?
Why not try our 30
day Challenge? Be
sure to upload
photos of your
creations to our
Guestbook page!
Diddy Disciples
Listen to Bible
stories and songs
and join in with the
Engage and Worship
Daily Prayer and
Worship Activities
Get Creative!
Creative Arts

Little Worship Company
Lots of songs and
Bible stories to
join in with!
Out of the Ark
Singing at home
The B Tales
Collective worship
and Bible stories
for children
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