We have had to adapt how we teach and how children learn over recent months. Under Government guidance we will continue to include a blend of classroom teaching and, where necessary, remote education; this is known as 'blended learning'.
We have chosen Google Classrooms as the forum our children will use to access and upload all home learning.
Home Learning Using Google Classroom
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning is using in-school teaching, remote learning and/or a combination of both. We will be using Google Classroom to deliver all home learning activities and, following feedback from our parent survey in the summer, we will aim to deliver some live lessons should a bubble have to close. This will ensure that the needs of all pupils are catered for and will allow staff to keep in daily contact and provide a two-way platform for learning and teaching, in a professional and confidential manner with each pupil in their class. For those that have to quarantine or isolate an email will be sent detailing work that can be completed at home followed by a phone call from the class teacher.
We realise that the circumstances that cause our school to adopt a ‘blended learning’ approach will affect families in a number of ways. In our planning and expectations we are aware of the need for flexibility from all sides: parents may be trying to work from home and so access to technology as a family may be limited or the effective planning for both in-school and remote learning opportunities; systems may not always function as they should. An understanding of, and willingness to adapt to, these difficulties on all sides is essential for success.
Please note it is still the responsibility of parents to monitor what children are accessing online at home. We will continue to teach children the importance of being responsible digital citizens and accessing age appropriate material and we appreciate parents supporting this at home with their children.
How Google Classroom Will Be Used
Google Classroom has been organised into topics so that it is easy for your child to find the correct home learning. Autumn Week XX Date XXXX – this will display all the weekly homework such as spellings, CGP reading comprehension and maths homework.
Home Learning – this is where any learning for pupils who are having to isolate at home can be found – it will only be available to those children isolating.
Remote Learning – Assignments will only be posted here if a bubble should close.
Expectations Should a Bubble Close
Bearing in mind the need for flexibility, we understand that work may be completed out of sync. The work that pupils engage in during a period of closure, or as part of the ‘blended learning’ approach, will be part of our current planning and therefore should be completed.
All children will be expected to log on to the live lesson (please contact us if you think you will have problems doing this). The lessons will vary in length and be age and subject dependent. Each day, the class teacher will set tasks for pupils to complete. We have provided each child with a Home Learning Book in which to record their work (these have already been sent home and should only be used if having to stay at home). Any work in the home learning books can be photographed and ‘turned in’ for the teacher to view and respond to. Please see our student guide on how to use Google Classroom.
Daily Expectations Should a Bubble Close
All children should log on at 9.00am to register and take part in the lessons.
Daily reading and record in contact book
Times Table Rock Stars -TTRS (Y2-6)
Phonics – sound of week (Rec-Y2)
Each child is expected to complete tasks set by the class teacher posted on Google Classroom.
Please note that there are a number of links to learning available on our website.
How to Sign in to Google Classroom
Homework assignments are to be completed on Google Classroom.
1. Click on Google Classroom or type in classroom.google.com in to a search engine.
Important. You must remember to sign out every time.
3. Click on your user icon in the top left hand corner.
Google Classroom Apps
Student Quick Guide to Using Google Classroom
Please click here for a Student Quick Guide to Using Google Classroom
Weekly Homework and Other Forms of Home Learning
CGP homework books – Reading Comprehension/Maths/ Phonics – teachers will set pages for each week - this will be communicated through Google Classroom.
Spellings will be set every Friday. These can be accessed through Google Classroom.
SATS revision packs for year 6 and year 2 will be sent home at Easter.
Please keep safe and look after one another.