We are continually trying to evolve and improve the remote learning. Thank you for your support and suggestions. Ms Van Den Berg has put together a guide to remote learning. We hope it is helpful and makes it a little easier.
How you can support your child’s use of the remote learning platform at home:
- Please make sure they register in the virtual classroom each day.
- Talk through the timetable for the day to ensure they are familiar with the lessons and activities.
- Older children can be more independent in their work but will still benefit from talking to adults at the end of each day and sharing their work.
- Share 1-2 pieces of child’s work each week via Its Learning to allow the teacher to provide personalised feedback, praise and encouragement
- Ensure that school work doesn’t become a battle ground! Do what works for you and the family in terms of timings/amount of work completed.
- There is just as much value in simply reading with your child, enjoying a walk together, playing a game, cooking etc.
- Contact your child’s teacher if you are concerned in any way via email or the message function on Its Learning.
- We are aware that children can feel isolated from friends at this difficult time – but we ask that the Its Learning message function is only used for discussions relating to school and the work/sharing school work.
- Please ensure that all comments and messages sent via Its Learning are respectful and appropriate.
- Older children may be expected to do some independent research as part of their remote learning – it is a good idea to set them up using Kiddle.co – a child friendly search engine powered by Google.
- Remind children of how to use website and internet safely – for more help and info please visit: https://www.internetmatters.org
Our Remote Learning Platform
- All year groups will publish:
- A Daily timetable to reflect the normal school day – nb; we don’t expect you to follow the exact timings – these are merely a suggestion for those who find it useful. You can do whatever works best for you and your family
- A Daily folder with resources/links for each day – making sure everything you need for each lesson is easy to find
- These will be put up the afternoon/evening before to allow parents to see it before the “school day” starts
- KS1 classes will receive a morning message video every day, explaining the lessons for the day plus pre-recorded video of a story
- KS2 classes – will have weekly video messages giving an overview of the forthcoming week, announcements each morning giving an overview of of the day and regular pre-recorded Loom ‘lessons’ to introduce lessons, learning and tasks.
- We hope to move towards using Microsoft Teams in the future to deliver live opportunities for KS2 children to interact with their teachers
- We are awaiting for the IT set up which will ensure a stable platform and integrates with Its Learning as well as being accessible for teachers working both in school and remotely.
- Daily attendance will be monitored by teachers, as well as the levels of children’s engagement/time spent in the virtual classroom. This will be followed up with calls home as needed to see if we can offer any further support
- NB: this may be subject to variation and change depending on staffing levels due to illness/technical hiccups etc