Elvington staff videos & statement on ‘live online teaching’

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please follow the various links below to access videos made by Elvington’s staff.  These videos will hopefully maintain a connection with your child/ren and their teacher.  In case you missed these recordings when they were first released, they are now altogether in this centralised location: www.elvingtonprimary.org.uk/achieving-success/home-learning/elvington-staff-videos

There are a number of areas covered from bedtime stories; lessons on angles; the science behind handwashing; phonics; reading comprehension; Aesop’s Fables; circuit training; mathematical magic; making a cheesecake and many more…

Miss. Rushmer has created a number of videos which are accessible via Tapestry.

Miss. Palmer’s and Mrs. Harvie’s Videos:

Henry’s Adventure – www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0V9QBm2-0

Paddington Bear – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G5knuvHxcQ

Minions – www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c_fhg4AWV4

Izzy Gizmo – www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAQNh2QMBlM

The Three Little Pigs – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzhP1bFdpg&feature=youtu.be

Phase 5 Phonic Flashcards – www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1SgfrlLQto

Place Value Bingo and Counting – www.youtube.com/watch?v=pms1D0QzG9k

Bar Charts with Miss Palmer and Mrs Harvie – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhzxa7pJEf8

SPAG Splat Game – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj8tbWO1jWg

Past Tense Hunt – https://youtu.be/ML71-4AKIiI

Mrs. Granger’s Videos:

Revolting Rhymes – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WzhP1bFdpg&feature=youtu.be

Ball Skills – www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfA33vgY9Dg&feature=youtu.be

Pond Dipping – www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ggvrlNBUo&feature=youtu.be

Nelly’s Fact File – www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTW7A8T_i08&feature=youtu.be

Aesop’s Fables – www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPSW8TvrjIE&feature=youtu.be

Mrs. Holmes’ Videos:

Elmer – www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC2smDGidi8&feature=youtu.be

Retrieve and Infer Information – www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYZzI7pmwEc

Factors – www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fDewasj7EU&feature=youtu.be

Writing Kenning Poems – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul1LGT_czw0&feature=youtu.be

Maths ‘Odd One Out’ – www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y3me0PNC4A&feature=youtu.be

Abstract Noun Poetry – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITlhkzgFVfE&t=1s

Missing Angles – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd4CalE4zOc

Division (KS2) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZMH6HMagXs

Mrs Haffey’s Videos:

Hello from Mrs Haffey – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FPeYhpT3Io&feature=youtu.be

Room 13 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AwgOxkvLa8&feature=youtu.be

Mrs. Marjoram’s Videos:

Story Time – www.youtube.com/watch?v=obGjiQePtgw&feature=emb_title

Grow your own Rainbow – www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgMlpz4YzHw

How to make a Sundial – www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHyI8ITNg6U

Hand Washing – www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwY1IPmZwkE

Elephant Toothpaste – https://youtu.be/wq435ydZYyk

Mr. Buttery’s Videos:

Hamilton’s Hats – www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgnkcu9OlIc

Storm by Kevin Crossley-Holland – www.youtube.com/watch?v=j06z-yu7lBg, www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fRouf_4Slg, www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0mIVs8ulEs, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuCXLRsE-Zc, www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSmHXkdlgKs, www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIDt0buEtIM & www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVMUesQrcAQ

The Highway Rat – www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG_36idy6Mk

Circuit Training – www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AJ2t6VWyGI

Mathematical Magic – www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvqDK568pVk

No Bake Banoffee Cheesecake – www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7aHIVpRJ9M


Statement on ‘live online teaching’

 I am aware a number of parents/carers are requesting either ‘live online teaching’ or Zoom style meetings.  I would like to explain why we will not be utilising this approach at Elvington Church of England Primary School:

  • Research-informed practice – the failure to mimic what happens in the classroom is probably why the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) found that there was no benefit in carrying out remote teaching, via live lessons, over teaching via materials that have been prepared in advance. Instead, they found that what mattered was the quality of the materials used to teach remotely.
  • Keeping to the strict protocols the Government have put in place for the children we currently have in school is consuming all of our time; this would make the prospect of supervising and staffing virtual lessons impossible.
  • There is a significant risk that inappropriate content could infiltrate what could appear to be a secure meeting/lesson.
  • GDPR restrictions and safeguarding concerns are sizeable.
  • Children could be excluded due to the availability of technology. Not all pupils would be able to complete the work at the time it was set, often because they are having to share devices between different members of the family.
  • Technological glitches, linked to Wi-Fi connection etc. would impact on the flow of lessons.

I appreciate that some schools may be taking different approaches.  However, following an email consultation of Primary Headteachers across City of York Schools (Friday 12th June 2020), all 28 schools that responded, stated that they did not use ‘live online teaching’.

If you would like to discuss the aforementioned points, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: head@elvingtonprimary.org.uk.

I would also like to this opportunity to remind you that class teachers will be contacting the parents/carers of those children in their class who are not currently attending school.  These calls will take place next week (week beginning Monday 15th June), following this schedule:

– Miss. Rushmer on Monday

– Miss. Palmer on Tuesday

– Mrs. Granger on Wednesday

– Mrs. Holmes on Thursday

– Mrs. Haffey on Friday

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Andrew Buttery