Whiston Worrygoose J&I School

Whiston Worrygoose J&I School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Hall Close Avenue, Whiston, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4AG


01709 541878

Remote Learning and Blended Learning

We have a well established approach to blended learning and remote leaning in the event of school or class closures and to support learners who are self isolating. There are also some general resources to support children learning at home.

At the bottom of this page you can also find full details of our procedures in the event of school needing to utilise either blended learning or remote learning.


Learners can access the work in your individual account here:  Pupil Seesaw Login Page


The Leader of Remote Learning at WWJI  is Mrs V Hill


Any parents requiring technical support with online learning can email:


Timetables, Assemblies and virtual worry box


In the event of whole school closure or class closure leading to home learning, class timetables will be been sent out to each class affected and will also be found on the timetable section of this website. 

Whole school virtual Assemblies will take place on Mondays at 2.30PM and Fridays at 2.30PM. All pupils and their families are welcome to join these!

We also have a virtual worry box set up where you can share any worries with your teachers if you need to. Just email worrybox@wwg.wwpat.org.


Frequently Asked Questions . . .

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 aim to align as many areas of the curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we are planning an Art/DT week near half term so that we can ensure pupils have access to suitable art supplies.  We also ensure the most important knowledge blocks in each subject are prioritised in Geography/History/RE and Science. Whilst PE  curriculum content will also be adapted to account for the lack of suitable resources at home.


How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

Daily Expectations


Approaches to teaching pupils remotely.

EYFS (FS1 and FS2)


(Up to 3 hours per day)

FS1  (Nursery) - will be provided with a home learning pack via email. This will provide a range of activities for parents and children to do together at time most suitable for our youngest learners. A daily live storytime session.

FS2 (Reception)  – A daily live teaching session, work on Seesaw will focus on the core elements of the EYFS curriculum (Phonics, Reading, Writing, Maths) and a bank of activities with be provided to cover other areas of learning.  There will be a combination of screen and non-screen related activities, and access to decodable reading books.  


(3 hours per day

minimum expectation)

This is made up of a combination of live teaching sessions, remote learning activities on Seesaw and links to government approved online lessons. This can be broken down into smaller chunks throughout the day.

As soon as possible children will be provided with the guided reading text and a selection of decodable reading books where appropriate.



(4 hours per day

minimum expectation)

This is made up of combination of live teaching sessions, remote learning activities on Seesaw and links to government approved online lessons. This can be broken down into smaller chunks throughout the day. As soon as possible children will be provided with a copy the relevant guided reading text.


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

The school will use the online learning platform Seesaw for delivery of remote teaching content. Children are familiar with this platform as it is used in school within our blended approach to learning. Children will have their own Seesaw account login and can complete and upload their learning to their personal portfolio daily.  Activities will all be accompanied by a pre-recorded video or audio explanations. The online teaching sessions are delivered via Zoom.


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 pupils may not have suitable online access at home. The school will make contact with families and identify those with limited access to digital devices.  Families will be able to indicate their need for additional devices via the school email and we will provide loans of ICT equipment where possible. In the event of a national lockdown and where a household does not have an intent connection we will work with parents to try and provide work via alternative means. We will also endeavour to provide regular links to useful home learning resources via Twitter and the school website.


How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely. The approach will meet the age and needs of the pupils:

  • Live teaching (online sessions)
  • Recorded teaching (e.g. video/Audio recordings made by the teacher, Oak National Academy lessons. Letters and Sounds phonics videos.
  • Printed paper packs produced by teachers (for identified children)
  • Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects, including video clips or sequences.


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

The school will endeavour to help parents to support their children to access remote learning. We appreciate the difficulties that this entails, particularly for parents who are also working from home or where there are multiple siblings in the household.

Where possible the activities provide will be delivered in a way which promotes independent access for all children.  In KS1 and KS2 the work will be released by teachers to closely resemble the timings of the morning activities in class. This promotes the familiar school routine and ensures teachers can provide timely feedback. We would encourage parents to set a daily timetable wherever possible to keep the workload manageable. Pupils should be encouraged to take regular breaks throughout the day.


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

Teachers will monitor the level of pupil engagement with remote learning daily and where work is not completed make contact with parents over the phone to see if they can help. A member of SLT will make at least weekly checks of the remote learning log and will make any follow up calls to parents where engagement still continue to be a concern.  

Each week phase leaders will monitor that the work on Seesaw is of sufficient quality and contributes to high quality transferrable knowledge.

The SENDCO will check work for SEND pupils is in line with IEP targets and is pitched appropriately.


Assessment and feedback

We will provide ongoing feedback to pupils either via Seesaw or via whole group zoom sessions/pre-recorded videos.

We will use a range of different means to assess pupils understanding including:

  • online quizzes (like Kahoot)
  • opportunities for pupils to read aloud to assess fluency.
  • End of unit tests (for example in Maths)
  • End of week tests in foundation subjects

Home Reading Advice:

Click Here


Daily Phonics Lessons:



Oak National Academy Lessons:

Click Here


Follow the below link to take you directly to the Times Table Rock Stars where your child can practise their times tables to their heart's content! Do not forget to keep an eye out for weekly updates and battles that are taking place across the school. 

Times Tables Rock Stars

As your child progresses through school, it is important that their fluency in mental recall of multiplication and division facts progresses too.


The national curriculum and times tables: what does it say?

Times tables objectives

Full list of useful websites for Home Learning

Click Here

Additional Home Learning Paper Packs

We have added a home learning pack for each year group below in order for them to continue to practise form home. Click on each link below to view the worksheets. This page also contains lots of great links to ideas for home learning and we would ask you to ensure your child continues to read every day they are able to whilst at home.
EYFS Home learning Pack  
Year 1 Home Learning Pack
Year 2 Home Learning Pack
Year 3 Home Learning Pack
Year 4 Home Learning Pack
Year 5 Home Learning Pack
Year 6 Home Learning Pack

Here are some sites chosen by our teachers to help you if you are stuck!

Primary Homework Help

You can find information on any subject here – perfect for a research project or good to browse and brush up on general knowledge skills. 


This website is packed with information about Geography and Science. 


The Science Museum has a great section with information on different subjects like transport, computers and more. There are also links to different objects in the museum as well as the latest science news.


Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has a children’s section with lots of information on dinosaurs as well as other areas.



Encourage your child to use this website to help with revision for any tests in English, Maths or Science. It is aimed at Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.



Newsround is a BBC News website for children. There are lots of videos and articles to help children keep up-to-date on what is going on in the world around them.   Sections include Sport, Entertainment, Animals and News.



Another homework help website. There are lots of great articles on how to help your child with different aspects of their education, from handwriting, to SATs preparation.



This link will take you to the Free Resources section of the BEAM website. BEAM stands for ‘Be a Mathematician’. The resources are great to help children with their mathematical understanding.

Safe Remote Learning

Safeguarding considerations are essential to making remote learning safe and effective for staff and pupils alike.

Remote learning is something many schools are either exploring or engaging with while schools closures are in effect. There is a lot of information and advice out there to help schools embed safeguarding protocol within this method of communicating and learning.

Advice on remote learning and safeguarding








Information on livestreaming and webcams

Need more help?

If you’re a professional working with young people you can contact the Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) for further advice and support:

0344 381 4772 (Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm)
Email: helpline@saferinternet.org.uk