We recognise that 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. Like we have previously stated, only English and Maths for Years 1 – 6 are compulsory and Maths and phonics are compulsory in EYFS.
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. Of course, we need to make adaptations to take account of delivering via the 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 will be our English lessons from week 1 and English and Maths from week 2 in Years 1 – 6. In Reception, this will be Maths and Phonics.
Synchronous online teaching with a group
This is when a teacher connects online with a smaller group of pupils. A teacher will be working with differentiated groups for English and Maths. It will be for a wellbeing check-in when a class teacher or a member of SLT checks in with a group to discuss how things are going in this new way of working.
There may be instances when 1:1 input is required. This could be, for example, for peripatetic music lessons etc.
This is when a teacher pre-prepares teaching input, by either using a short video or a voice-over on PowerPoint. This is an effective way of delivering short pieces of teaching content to support learning.
Asynchronous learning tasks
This is when a teacher sets tasks and activities for pupils to complete.
Live lessons and catching up on missed lessons
No one in the household will record or take photos of classmates or teachers.
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