Remote Learning

Remote / Blended Learning

Keir Hardie Primary has used research from the Educational Endowment Foundation to inform our approach to remote learning. Underpinned by our ability to Deliver, Design and Drive high quality first teaching.

When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key elements to consider include:

  • Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered
  • Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged pupils
  • Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes
  • Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes
  • Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils

The school has adopted a Tiered Approach

  • Children on transition back into school to support re-integration (blended package)
  • Individual child self-isolating
  • Bubble closure/year group
  • Whole school closure
Delivery (How do we get tasks home to pupils?)
  • We have chosen the Google classroom platform that all staff and pupils are familiar with
  • Parents and pupils can upload work, videos and photos of home learning
  • Staff are able to invite pupils that maybe self -isolating into the lessons so that pupils are part of the classroom environment
Design (What is the pedagogy underpinning tasks?)
  • Teachers design home learning based on their knowledge of their class to pitch accordingly
  • The lessons follow the flipchart expectations which is based on teacher modelling, differentiated challenges and scaffolding
  • The flipchart is designed to be pupil and parent friendly
  • Pupils will post work and the teacher will respond by using the feedback section on the classroom. This is then used to plan next steps for learning
  • Pupils will also work through Study Guides with work assigned by their class teacher.
Drive (How do we get pupils to participate?)
  • We are relying on parents to remind their children to log on to Google classroom to complete their learning activities. Pupils  at school will be doing the same learning
  • For those pupils without access to devices the school will provide a laptop with a WIFI dongle. If parents request a paper learning pack then the school will provide this to the parent, especially in EYFS and Year 1

Google Classrooms

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Remote Learning Activities

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DfE recommended SEND resources

Learning Links




Responding to music – In this lesson we learn about how music can sound different and how it can change, using Attention Autism






Text sharing: Growing up – In this lesson, children will be reading a story that deals with the topic of change and transitions. Children will focus on the language and vocabulary that supports and develops this. Children will also be sequencing the life cycle of a person. This lesson will require the support of an adult.

Story recall – In this lesson children will recap on the story from the previous lesson and then begin to answer a range of blank level questions that focus on who, what, where, when and why. This lesson will require the support of an adult.


Instructional text: Greeting card – In this session children will learn more about different festivals and their customs. Children will then look at and follow a series of instructions to create their own celebration card. This lesson will require the support of an adult.


Who, What, Where, When – In this lesson, children will be reading a storybook that deals with the topic of clothes. Children will focus on the language and vocabulary that supports and develops this. They will also begin to answer a range of who, what, where and when questions. Pupils will look closely at what you might wear when it is hot and cold and begin to sort these. This lesson will require the support of an adult.

Stimulating conversation – In this lesson we will explore a range of activities using puppets to stimulate conversation and language use.

Text sharing: Up, down, around – In this lesson we will read ‘Up, Down, Around’ by Katherine Ayres. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott and published by Candlewick Press (2007).


Packing for a holiday – In this session, children will explore what you need to pack for a holiday. There will be a focus on prepositions and using them correctly. This lesson will require the support of an adult

The Party: Who, What How – In this lesson we will be reading together a story about a birthday party. After reading the story, we will use questions to sequence the story. Adult support is required.

Prepositional Language: Dressing Up – In this lesson we will be looking at different items of clothing. We will focus on listening to instructions and following positional language cues. Adult support is required.

Story & Recall – In this lesson, we will share the book ‘Maisy Goes Camping’. During the reading of the book, the use of questioning will be modelled and suggestions for follow-up activities provided. This lesson is appropriate for non-verbal learners. Adult support is required.


Packing for a holiday 2 – In this lesson, we will talk about the different items we need to pack for a holiday. We start by writing a list and then use this as a prompt for packing. The use of positional language will also be used. Adult support is required.





1-1 correspondence to 5 – In this lesson, children will count individual objects that are presented in different arrangements.

Comparing groups of objects – In this lesson, children will compare and describe two groups of up to 5 objects using ‘more’ and ‘less’.

Counting to 9 – In this lesson, pupils will develop an understanding of one-to-one correspondence up to 9.

1 more, 1 less – In this lesson, pupils will learn to calculate one more and one less from a group of objects up to 9.

Comparing objects by size – In this lesson, children will compare familiar objects by size, using associated vocabulary to label items.

Sorting by shape & size – In this session, children will sort objects by one criterion. They will explore the sorting of household objects and apply this to the practical context of storing food items after shopping.

Prepositional Language 1 – In this lesson, children will learn the words ‘in’, ‘on’ and ‘under’. They will undertake two activities where they will respond to and then go on to use these terms, reinforcing with manipulation of familiar objects.


Forwards & Backwards – In this lesson, the vocabulary of forwards and backwards is introduced through the use of familiar objects. Children will have the opportunity to experience these words as actions and apply them using a game.





Sensory Circuit 1– In this lesson we explore a range of movements through multi-sensory activities. Our sensory circuits are longer sessions and are designed to be enjoyed and explored over a full term. You may focus on one element of the session for several weeks before moving onto the next activity and eventually sequencing them together.

Sensory Circuit 2


Sensory Circuit 3


Movement & Balance 1 – In this lesson we introduce some simple yoga postures and breathing.


Movement & Balance 3 – In this lesson we introduce two new sequences.

Support & Information

Google ClassroomLetters to ParentsParent Code of ConductPupil Code of ConductOnline SafetyUseful Information and Assistance

Google Classrooms Code of Conduct for parents (Autumn 2020) 

This code of conduct outlines what we expect of parents/carers during online sessions.  These match our expectations and it will help you and your child  get the most out of their online learning. 

    •  I will ensure my child has access to google classrooms and inform the school if they can’t access it.
    •  I will ensure that at some point during the day that my child says hello on the stream chat.
    • If I want to give feedback to the teacher or report any issues, I will do this through the appropriate channel using info@keirhardie or call the office on 0207 476 1284
    •  I will do my best to support my child to complete any remote learning work set for them, and get in touch with school if this won’t be possible for any reason
    •  I may be contacted by the school if my child is failing to complete the work set for them 
    • I am aware that the google meetings will be recorded for safeguarding reasons.
    • I will provide a quiet space that has a suitable background when my child is engaging in the google meet sessions
    • I will ensure that I will remain  courteous at all times and be mindful of the language I use.
    • I will ensure that I do not disrupt or record lessons when the teacher is live streaming lessons
    • I will monitor that no other person or siblings obscures the frame or join in the live lesson
    • I will support my child to ensure that they follow the Online Code of Conduct.

Pupil Google Online Sessions Code of Conduct (Autumn 2020)

This code of conduct outlines what we expect of pupils during online sessions.  These match our expectations of pupils in lessons when they are in school and it will help pupils get the most out of their online learning. 

I understand that by joining the sessions I agree to follow the code of conduct outlined below:

  •   I understand that while online, I must follow the school’s policies including the Behaviour policy, Anti-bullying Policy and the Acceptable Use Policy.
  •  I will ensure that I keep myself safe online and not access any content that is not appropriate to my learning.  If I see content that is inappropriate I will report it immediately to my parents or feedback to my teacher.
  •   I take regular breaks, get fresh air, exercise and maintain a reasonable balance between online engagement and offline activities; 
  •   I will ensure that my communication online is always supportive of my learning and the learning and wellbeing of others.
  •   I will communicate in a courteous manner at all times.
  •   I will only use Google classroom for online learning and will only upload, download , forward or browse materials that are related to my learning and will only do this when asked to do so by my teachers.
  •   During live online sessions, my parents/carer will be near me (in the room or a nearby room with the door open but not on the screen).
  •   My parents/carers will not record the session as they will be with me. If my parents have a complaint they will inform the school and ask to speak to a senior member of staff.
  •   I will not use my school account to create groups, initiate calls or meetings and will end sessions when the teacher tells me to do so.
  •   I understand that in live lessons/meetings my camera must be on and I must remain muted unless my teacher unmutes me or directs me to unmute.
  •   If I do want to raise a question whilst muted I will use the chat box to type it.  All questions must be linked to the learning.
  •   I will make sure that my environment is quiet and free from distractions, the background and foreground is appropriate (check what is visible behind/ in front of you).
  •     I will ensure that I am suitably dressed (fully dressed and not in pyjamas!).


  •     I will regularly check my google classroom to help ensure that I keep on track with my learning.
  •     I will not take photos of my screen or record online interactions .
  •     At the end of live lessons/google meetings my teacher will ask me to ‘hang up’ before closing the meeting. I will do this promptly as directed by my teacher and not remain on screen.
  •     I understand that online sessions will be recorded by my teacher but that the recordings will not be made public as per GDPR protocols.

*Online lesson recordings where children are present, are stored on the Google drive and kept for 5 days. – Keir Hardie Blended Learning Policy 

  •     I understand that should I fail to follow this Code of Conduct, my teacher will remove me from the google classroom and there will be a follow up consequence for my actions.

Remember with social media, when you type something it’s always there and you can’t take it back. So be careful of what you say and write.

Newham Families Information Service and Local Offer

An inclusive local family directory and service guide for families with children and young people aged 0-25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability.

Local Authority – Summer Information

Food Banks

Food Banks in Newham

Emergency Assistance (i.e. food parcels, clothing etc)

Support Services

Maternity Support


Benefits Advice

Community Based Support Groups

Debt Management

Social Media Apps and Support Groups

  • A Facebook group for Newham has been set up where people have been posting information for residents in need of support
  • OLIO App – Olio is a mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food.

Mental Health 

Useful Websites for Pupils
Please click on the images to launch the websites

MathsEnglishReadingScienceHistory & GeographyArt & Design TechnologyPEExtra-Curricular Activities
Maths problems, challenges, practice.
BBC Bitesize Maths
DfE recommended Maths resources
Video lessons for primary school pupils.
Free curriculum-linked resources to develop mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
BEAM (Be a Mathematician) – specialist maths resources to engage pupils.
A variety of exciting maths games.

Newham Learning Online Lessons



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Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


All Year Groups

BBC Bitesize English
DfE recommended English resources
Videos to encourage and inspire story writing / story telling.
Free educational literacy games.
Comprehensive exercises to aid learning of English grammar. 
Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading & Speaking Lessons
Brought to you by the British Council, the world’s English teaching experts – lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children.

Newham Learning Online Lessons

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


A host of free audio stories.
Free online story books.
Classic children’s stories brought to life by TV actress, Kathy Kinney as Mrs P.
Online library, books to borrow.
Phonics, Reading, Comprehension and Spelling resources from RWI.
Library of historical documents and texts.
Online interactive stories.
Videos of stories being read by well known celebrities.
Daily phonics lesson videos.
Tips for parents to support reading at home.
Tips for parents to support KS2 reading at home.


Newham Learning Online Lessons

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

BBC Bitesize Science
DfE recommended Science resources
Fun science experiments, cool facts, free games, activities, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, photos and science fair project ideas.
Ideas for learning and exploring in science.
Discover ‘how the world works’ from fun activities and games.
Games & activities to support science.
BBC Bitesize History
BBC Bitesize Geography
Games, activities, puzzles around several historical topics.

An online geography resource for primary schools

Geography games, activities and competitions. 
BBC Bitesize Art
Creative arts and crafts ideas to do at home.
Crafts, educational resources, puzzles, printables of all sorts, worksheets, sudoku and lots more fun activities! 
A variety of printable children’s crafts, colouring pages, worksheets and activities including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children’s favorite cartoon characters.
Fun and games for 0-5 year-olds – delivered straight to your mobile.
Easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.
Cute & easy crafts for children.
Demonstration videos on how to get creative at home.
Explore nature through national challenges.
BBC Bitesize PE
DfE recommended PE & Wellbeing resources
Live PE lessons with Joe Wicks.
A list of fun activities for children and adults involving exercise at home.
The DfE have compiled a list of useful online educational resources to help children learn from home.
NHS Competition – An opportunity to say thank you to the NHS with a painting, a poem, story or via another creative medium.
Online weekly assemblies posted every Thursday, including a range of competitions and extra-curricular speakers