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 due to working schedules pupils may complete tasks in a different order or sequence activities for the week. Please provide us with feedback as we value your comments. Feedback can be provided by contacting your child’s Form teacher/s either through Microsoft Teams (MST), parents live sessions or email.

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 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, for peripatetic music lessons etc. Individual teachers may also wish to connect with pupils 1:1

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.

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.

The type of delivery will be adapted to suit the age range of your child/children.

Nursery I will have two set lessons per day with an optional extra.

Nursery II and Reception will have three set lessons per day with an optional extra.

Games and Activities will be part of the timetable to provide a balance to the school day.

A copy of the ‘weekly plan’ and any necessary resources will be uploaded to Microsoft Teams (MST) on a Friday evening sharing details of the following week allowing parents to print/prepare resources in advance. This will include timed slots for parent meetings for the following week.

The EYFS timetables have been split into morning and afternoon sessions and pre-recorded videos will be uploaded for viewing. This has been done in preference to live lessons initially to offer flexibility to families.  This will be reviewed weekly following parental feedback and changes made accordingly.

We would like one piece of work submitted each week for marking and feedback, these can be emailed to the Form Teacher on a Friday in the form of a photograph, video or piece of writing, this could be their favourite piece of work or a special moment.

Form I and II will have three set lessons per day plus optional extra tasks including challenging extension activities.

The focus will be on Maths and English daily in the morning and other subjects in the afternoon. This will include all subjects usually covered during the normal school week. The anticipation is that your child will have short breaks 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. This will not replicate a full school day but the expectation is that pupils will engage in three hours focused learning with completion of additional tasks.

A copy of the ‘weekly plan’ and any necessary resources will be uploaded to Microsoft Teams (MST) on a Friday evening sharing details of the following week allowing parents to print/prepare resources in advance.

Pupils will be required to submit one piece of English and one piece of Maths work for assessment each week, these tasks will be set on a Friday and feedback will be given the following week. Opportunities throughout the week will be provided so that children can receive positive informal feedback on their completed work throughout the week. Individual Form Teachers will provide further clarity around this.

Forms III-VI will have three/four set lessons per day plus optional extra tasks including challenging extension activities.

The focus will be on Maths and English daily in the morning and other subjects in the afternoon this will include Geography, History, Science, PSHE, RE, Art, French and ICT. Some of these subjects will be taught cross-curricular. The anticipation is that your child will have short breaks 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. This will not replicate a full school day but the expectation is that pupils will engage in three hours focused learning with completion of additional tasks.

A copy of the ‘weekly plan’ and any necessary resources will be uploaded to Microsoft Teams (MST) on a Friday evening sharing details of the following week allowing parents to print/prepare resources in advance.

Pupils in the upper school will be assessed in a variety of ways including written work, set timed activities and marks from maths and spelling activities. Individual Form Teachers will provide further clarity around this.

Whole School

Pre-recorded or live assemblies will be accessible every Friday morning for the whole school and P.E. activities will be suggested on a daily basis. We are delighted to be able to offer Zumba sessions for all children delivered by Miss Fox-Hammond, Mr Jay will be offering pre-recorded cookery classes for the children to follow and make some tasty treats. There are many more additional extracurricular activities which will be accessible from our home page “Our House” from our house to your house coming soon.

All pupils will be invited to attend a well-being session with their Form Teacher each week.

Live lessons and catching up on missed lessons

All MST live sessions will be recorded to allow for pupils and parents to access the sessions again for clarification and reference. Any missed sessions can be viewed on the MST posts whereby any recorded session is automatically uploaded. We ask that pupils and parents abide by the netiquette rules outlined further in this document.

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