REMOTE LEARNING- a message from the teachers...
Remote Learning Policies 2020-2021
Our aims and examples of what you can expect from teachers.
- We will support parents to help their children learn.
- We will share a weekly timetable with guidance on when during the week activities should be attempted.
- We will expect and praise resilience, keeping going, rather than completion of all work set. We will award Dojo points accordingly.
- We will telephone parents weekly to see how the family are coping and how the children are doing with their learning unless parents agree to less frequent calls.
- If children are not cooperating with parents we will take more responsibility for getting them to work, phoning more frequently, asking senior teachers to phone etc, allowing parents to prioritise family well being
- If a family is experiencing growing highly demanding challenges or severe stress, the school will do its best, given the circumstances at the time, to support.
- We will expect parents to support their children to upload their learning onto their ClassDojo portfolio.
2. We will prioritise teacher contact with the children.
- We will talk to the children weekly whenever possible during the phone call.
- We will use zoom to facilitate live teaching, class prayers, Gospel reading, social and well being catch ups with the children - parents and carers must agree with the school's agreement.
- We will create teaching videos, sound recordings, clips of ourselves telling a story, reading a poem or making a greeting on the ClassDojo Class story page.
- We will promote children joining the Dojo to have contact with us.
- We will respond encouragingly to a selection of the work that is sent in or posted on the ClassDojo.
3. We will prioritise promoting well-being and community
- We will set well being activities throughout the week
- We will promote well being including praying on the ClassDojo and on the phone
- Information about emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being will feature on the website
- Two children per week will get awards- one for the practising the virtues, the other for excellence and effort
- We will set activities that are slightly different- oriented towards doing something for another family member or someone in the house- writing a poem for them or tackling a maths puzzle with them or saying a prayer together
4. We will structure the learning to build subject knowledge and skill which will not require specialist input or equipment that parents may not have.
- We will give devices to families that need them
- We will ask the children to practise what they already know
- We will set some rote learning that parents can test through questions and answers, quizzes we provide
- We will set reading, practising basic number work and writing skills four times a week.
- We will set RE and topic activities weekly.
- We will promote quality learning that is suitable for study at home rather than quantity of learning. For example, we may ask the children to write a story from a picture given, or an alternative ending rather than the whole story.
- We will use resources which families with any language can easily access.
5. We will seek to inspire the children
- with great stories
- with invitations to celebrate all that is wonderful in God’s world
- with competitions
- with open ended challenges (for example open ended time to complete tasks, siblings ability to help each other, or greater availability of equipment such as weighing scales.)