Remote Learning

In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of a potential lockdown and self-isolation, Harvills Hawthorn Primary School has developed the following plan. This remote learning plan offers online learning opportunities whilst also acknowledging that some households may have barriers to online learning, such as limited access to devices, and would require hard copies of work and resources.

This plan is separated into 3 stages and our response is dependent upon the stage that we are at. It will be applied in the following instances:

1. Where individuals are self-isolating because of symptoms or a positive test within the household or having been instructed to self-isolate by NHS track and trace.

2. A bubble/bubbles are closed, meaning a group/s of children would be self-isolating.

3. Where school is closed to all but those children of key workers in a local or national lockdown.

The remote learning policy complies with the expectations and the principles outlined in the DFE document: Guidance for Full Opening of Schools.

In the event of loss of face-to-face learning caused by Coronavirus, leadership will endeavour to work in partnership with parents and families so that our children actively engage in remote learning to minimise the impact on their education. However, if children themselves are too ill to work at home, they will not be expected to engage in learning remotely until they are well enough to do so.

Please click the link at the bottom of the page for the Remote learning policy.

Expectations for Remote Learning at Harvills Hawthorn Primary School

We are providing our children with remote learning and communication with their teacher via an app called Seesaw. In the event of a national lockdown, learning will be set daily and responded to by staff. Here are the expectations for remote learning:

The normal school timetable will be followed, which will provide the children with a broad and balanced curriculum that is tailored to their needs.

Years 1 - 6

  • 5 English lessons
  • 5 maths lessons
  • 5 reading lessons
  • 5 phonics lessons (EYFS/KS1 only)
  • 1 science lesson
  • 1 art lesson
  • 1 humanities lesson
  • 1 French lesson (KS2 classes only)
  • 1 P.E. lesson
  • 1 R.E. lesson
  • 1 P.S.H.E./mindfulness/well-being lesson

NB: TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Bug Club should be in addition to the regular maths and reading.


All Nursery and Reception children will be provided with weekly learning tasks for each of these areas of learning to mirror our school curriculum:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding The World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Life Skills

In addition to this, children will receive a daily video Phonics session by their class teacher, which will be uploaded onto SeeSaw. This is to support both the children and parents to continue to develop the children’s phonic knowledge and skills.

All learning will be planned around a weekly theme, which will follow the children’s interests and abilities. The learning activities and tasks will be accessible for all children, including those with SEND.

To log on to Seesaw from your device, click the link below

My child does not have a device to access online learning. What should I do?

Harvills Hawthorn Primary School has a limited number of devices that we can issue to parents to assist with their childs learning at home.  We have identified a number of families that this may relate to but if you do not have a device, please contact the school immediately on 0121 557 1034 or via email to and we will endevour to prepare a device for you to collect.

Times Table Rock Stars!Herne Junior School - Homework (Year 3)