Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Academic

Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum

Academic

Our Online Teaching and Learning Programme is designed around the school’s existing curriculum

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 or live. If your child cannot join the face to face sessions do not worry as all the content will be available on the VLE to enable them to learn and complete tasks in their own time.

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 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 checks in with a group to discuss how things are going in this new way of working.

Synchronous one-to-one

There may be instances when 1:1 input is required. This could be, for example, EAL lessons or those who receive additional support etc.

Asynchronous teaching

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. This will often be referred to as a screencast.

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.

For EYFS, each weekday morning will begin with registration on Microsoft Teams via the Live Chat link on the Online Learning area on the VLE.

Nursery will start the day with 15 minutes of phonics, followed by 45-minute activities for English, Maths, Topic and a daily specialist subject (Sport, Music, ICT and French). The day will end with a live pastoral ‘check-in’ with the whole class and class teacher.

Reception will have 15 minutes of phonics, 45-minutes of English and Maths, Topic and extra afternoon activities in addition to a daily specialist subject (Sport, Music, ICT and French). The day will end with a live story being read to them alternately by the class teacher and the Senior Leadership Team.

Short breaks should be taken throughout the day with an additional 30 minutes in the morning and at least an hour at lunchtime. Where possible and weather permitting, these breaks should be taken outside to give the children the opportunity for fresh air and exercise. Work will be posted by 6.00pm in the evening in advance of the next day.

Completed work can then be submitted to teachers by taking a photo of the work and uploading the file in response to the set task. A document outlining how to do this is attached to the email you have received this on. Alternatively, work can be emailed to the class teacher.

Each weekday morning will begin with registration on Microsoft Teams via the Live Chat link on the Online Learning area on the VLE.

Years 1-3 will have 4 lessons a day. The first two which will always cover Maths and English will each be 1 hour long, with the latter two lasting 45 minutes.

Each lesson will begin with a short, live ‘hello’ from the teacher where they will direct children to the lesson input on a screencast in the VLE and the task they are expected to complete. Children will watch the screencast and work on the task throughout the timetabled lesson. The teacher will check in with smaller groups throughout the lesson via the Live Chat link on the VLE. Children will be notified which group they are in and log in to the Live Chat link at the appropriate time. If your child has finished their task before the lesson is finished, encourage them to check their work and then allow them a break from the screen until the start of the next lesson.

Work will be posted by 6.00pm in the evening in advance of the next day.

Tasks to be completed can be found in your child’s assigned tasks on the VLE. They are to complete the work and submit it (this will involve parental help) in the Tasks area. This is the preferred way of submitting work, but it can also be submitted to the teachers via email. Feedback will then be given in the Tasks area in either written or audio form.

Children have half an hour for morning break and an hour for lunch. In both these breaks, we would recommend time outside or at least away from a screen.

Form time check in at the end of the day will be available via the Live Chat link and is a well-being round up of the day with their Form Teacher. From 2.15pm it is expected that children can use this time to finish off work, read and take part in the Sports activities/challenges Miss Law has put on the Padlet link on the VLE.

Each weekday morning will begin with registration on Microsoft Teams via the Live Chat link on the Online Learning area on the VLE.

Years 4-8 will have 5 lessons a day. The first four which will always cover Maths and English will each be 1 hour long, with the final lesson lasting 45 minutes.

Each lesson will begin with a short, live ‘hello’ from the teacher where they will direct children to the lesson input on a screencast in the VLE and the task they are expected to complete. Children will watch the screencast and work on the task throughout the timetabled lesson. The teacher will check in with smaller groups throughout the lesson via the Live Chat link on the VLE. Children will be notified which group they are in and log in to the Live Chat link at the appropriate time. All children will then return to the Live Chat to finish off the lesson. If your child has finished their task before the lesson is finished, encourage them to check their work and then allow them a break from the screen until the final check in at the end of the lesson. For some of the one-off lessons such as Art and Music, there will be a longer input and plenary as there is not enough time for every child to be seen in a small group.

Work will be posted by 6.00pm in the evening in advance of the next day. Tasks to be completed can be found in your child’s assigned tasks on the VLE. They are to complete the work and submit it (this may involve parental help) in the Tasks area. This is the preferred way of submitting work, but it can also be submitted to the teachers via email. Feedback will then be given in the Tasks area in either written or audio form.

Children have half an hour for morning break and an hour for lunch. In both these breaks, we would recommend time outside or at least away from a screen.

Form time check in at the end of the day will be available via the Live Chat link and is a well-being round up of the day with their Form Teacher. From 3.30pm it is expected that children can use this time to finish off work, read and take part in the Sports activities/challenges Miss Law has put on the Padlet link on the VLE.

These programmes are a work in progress and may change after the first week upon reflection and evaluation of what works best. Any changes will be communicated to you in advance.

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