Huntstanton Primary

Remote Learning Information

Remote Learning Policy

At Hunstanton Primary School, we are committed to ensuring our children continue to learn and grow even if the school has to undergo enforced temporary closure due to government and/or public health guidelines related to COVID 19.

We want home learning to be a positive experience for pupils, linked as closely as possible to classroom work and our knowledge-rich curriculum.

Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of their child in terms of both their learning and wellbeing. This policy intends to outline the procedures and practice for pupils during a school closure whether this is whole school or bubbles.

Where an individual pupil is self-isolating, please also refer to the section ‘Remote education for self-isolating pupils.’

It also outlines practice for staff during a closure who are fit and healthy and able to continue with setting work, marking and monitoring work and feeding back on pupil progress.


During home learning we aim to:

  • Reinforce skills which have been taught in school and give children the opportunity to practise what they have learnt

  • Instil in all pupils the importance of life-long learning

  • Continue to promote learning new knowledge through our knowledge-rich curriculum

  • Use Google Classroom as an online platform for children to share work and teachers to monitor progress

  • Provide learners with a suggested timetable

  • Update our school website regularly with additional resources and online links

We also recognise that all children need leisure time and encourage a balance between consolidating learning and enrichment activities. Our website contains links to online safety activities, suggestions for staying active and other wellbeing support services.

Overview of our Remote Curriculum

  • Our pupils are very enthusiastic about our curriculum and we hope in continuing with it in the event of a lockdown.

  • We use Google Classroom as a regular and safe means of reviewing work. (Reception will use the Tapestry Journal online platform). This enables pupils to see their teachers, receive recorded lessons and upload work completed that can be reviewed by staff.

  • If a teacher is in school teaching key worker children, then it may be a different teacher/ teaching assistant from the school communicating with your child.

  • Following government guidance and staff training, we aim to deliver a virtual school experience through daily uploaded lessons delivered by teachers and teaching assistants.

Remote Curriculum

  • In the case of a partial (bubble) or whole school closure we will continue to use lessons from our curriculum to teach children remotely.

  • Each day teachers will upload an English, Maths and a Foundation subject lesson onto Google Classroom. Reception will use the Tapestry Journal platform.

  • The Foundation subject will change daily to ensure coverage of curriculum subjects.

  • Each child in EYFS and KS1 will be set 3 hours of work per day. KS2 children will be set 4 hours of work per day. It is expected that they will complete all the work each day.

  • Lessons will be uploaded via Google Classroom, this may be in the form of Microsoft Word documents, power points, PDFs, links to short video clips or recorded lessons from our teachers and teaching assistants.

  • Children will be expected to complete the lesson and upload some work or a photo of the work onto the designated Google Classroom which teachers, teaching assistant and the Senior Leadership team will monitor.

  • Parents will be able to view their child’s portfolio and teachers are able to give feedback using this online platform.

  • We will continue to assess the children through work uploaded, quizzes and Google Meet sessions.

Video of how to login to Google Classroom

Please click on the link below for instructions on how to access remote learning if your child is isolating:

Google Classroom Guide

Your child will need their nsix school email and password. If you have any questions or need any further help, please contact the school office by phone 01485 533373 or email