Learning from home will not always be straightforward, with multiple family members sharing devices and space and parents needing to work and supervise children simultaneously. We therefore trust that the programme outlined below will help to overcome some of these challenges and allow for patterns to be established within each home, fitting in with work and family schedules.
Work will be set each day, but the Online Teaching and Learning Programme is flexible and we understand that there may be times that pupils cannot be online. Please share any feedback or difficulties you are experiencing with your form teacher as a first priority.
Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum. This is the curriculum that your child would be working to when in school albeit adapted for delivery via an online platform. Our programme blends a mix of online and offline content and experiences, including:
Synchronous online teaching with the whole class
This is when a teacher connects online with a class group. This could be for form time or a specific class. Teachers may arrange this for part of a lesson in order to minimise elongated periods of time on the screen.
Synchronous online teaching with a group
This is when a teacher connects online with a smaller group of pupils. This could be for a specific aspect of academic work, e.g. an English teacher working with 4-5 pupils. It could also be for a wellbeing check in when a member of staff talks with a group.
There may be instances when 1:1 input is required. This could be, for example, for peripatetic music lessons, learning support and English as an additional language.
This is when a teacher pre-prepares teaching input, often by a short video and uploads for pupils to view. This is an effective way of delivering short pieces of teaching content to support learning and can be watched several times.
Asynchronous learning tasks
This is when a teacher sets tasks and activities for pupils to complete. These usually follow some teaching input. These tasks may reinforce previous learning or apply new learning.
Live lessons and catching up on missed lessons
The staff will record lessons as much as possible but they will not be able to repeat lessons should they be missed. It is expected that the children will attend live lessons, and complete work set, just as they would if they were in the school building. In light of the transition to online learning, we have updated our Privacy Notices, these are hosted on our school’s website.
Mrs Melrose and Mrs Gibbon met with all parents in Year 5 regarding future schools during the Spring Term. We will continue to meet with parents early in the autumn term.