Lockdown Learning: 6.11.20
As the number of cases continues to rise, we have been working hard to ensure we are ready to switch smoothly into remote learning should we have to close a bubble. We want this process to be as easy, accessible and impactful as we can for all our children.
Where a class or year group needs to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we are ready with a high-quality offer that will align as closely as possible to our in-school provision.
In line with government expectations, we will:
- set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects;
- teach a planned and well-sequenced curriculum so that knowledge and skills are built in a clear and systematic way;
- provide regular, clear explanations of new content, delivered by a teacher in the school or through high-quality curriculum resources or videos;
- regularly check work to gauge how well pupils are progressing through the curriculum, using questions and other suitable tasks;
- ensure teachers adjust the pace or difficulty of what is being taught in response to questions or assessments, including, where necessary, revising material or simplifying explanations to ensure pupils’ understanding;
- plan a programme that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school which includes daily contact with teachers.
If we have to close a bubble, on Day One you will be directed to the school website where you will find a range of learning for your child’s year group. This will allow teachers time to prepare all of the learning ready for Day Two when all children will move to Seesaw which worked well during Lockdown. We are all familiar with how it works, which should ease transition into online learning for everyone.
We have reflected on our offer and listened to feedback from families to make some important changes that will provide children with more staff contact and a set amount of work each day. By 9am each day, work will be available for the day that will include:
· a reading task;
· a writing task;
· and a foundation subject e.g geography, history, science.
Teachers will be posting videos each day to introduce and direct learning. Children will be expected to complete their tasks and post their work each day. Staff will be responding to the children’s work throughout the day between 9am -5pm.
We will be sending a workbook home for all children on Monday that will include all logging on instructions, as well as specific log in details. Please make sure that you keep this book somewhere safe so that your child can use it should their class have to self-isolate in the future.
Please be assured, we will continue to work with families to ensure we find ways to make the learning accessible to all. More details will be sent home if your child’s bubble needs to close.
In the meantime, I would ask everyone to take care and follow the rules – by working together we hope to keep school open!