Dear Parents and Carers,
Week 2 of lockdown 3 seems to have flown by here in school, we have been busy trying to develop our remote learning for those of you who are learning from home and Forest School sessions have resumed twice weekly here in school.
Attached is the Good Mention children this week, you should be able to view the assembly on your class Teams page.
Good Mentions Assembly 15-01-2021
I would like to say a massive thank you for all those parents who took the time to respond to our remote learning online feedback form, this provides us with valuable information about how you are finding things at home. Please find below some wonderful comments that we have had:
“Communication is superb with her teacher. Marking is great and quick.”
“The organisation of work and resources is good. The modelling videos on how to do activities really help. The fact that work is given the night before gives time to prepare. Communication responses to parents’ queries are swift and helpful. Work is being marked thoroughly, with care and attention to detail. Teachers comments are lovely and encouraging. It is very good that the school have said they won’t set homework at this time. Children have enough screen time doing work set and need a total break at weekends. ”
“The teachers are clearly working extremely hard preparing lessons for the children working online and quick to respond when there are any questions. The variety of tasks is good, and the boys have been great so far with getting the work done. Both boys enjoyed the assembly on Monday.”
“It’s being explained really well with all information needed being sent across each day.”
“Good variety of work. Good parent/ teacher communication”
“I think Teams is a much better system. I like how everything is through one system. Word documents that can be edited online are better but then I also think they don’t practice handwriting that way so a mixture. I know the teachers are extremely busy at the moment and I think they are doing very well with having classes and being online also 😀”
“The use of teams is a great improvement on prior lockdown. Thank you for being responsive to comments and moving deadline to following morning as gives a little more flex with juggling full time jobs and two children. Great that children do get individual feedback on their work. Will be lovely for children to see each other live.”
“The children are enjoying completing the assignments on Teams, it gives them a sense of achievement, and they look forward to receiving the feedback from their teachers each day. Each child is receiving a similar level of work and completing the work at the same pace, which is helpful as we can structure the home school day into three blocks. It’s wonderful to know that they still following the curriculum despite being at home.”
“- structure – we know what to expect
– voice messages included in presentation from Mrs Johnson – excellent idea!
– extended deadline with the option to submit late – this gives us much needed flexibility”
Actions for School
- ‘Live’ class weekly assemblies so that the children in home and school can stay connected
- Work uploaded the evening before so that it can be viewed
- No end time on the assignments so that they can be handed in at a time to suit your family
In the pipe line
- Live teaching sessions for those learning from home
- Live feedback sessions for whole class – KS2
Remote Learning Attendance
We will continue to take the roll call (8.50am-9.30am) for attendance via Teams each morning, this will be monitored by the class teacher. We understand for various reasons you may not be able to log into Teams at the start of the day, however, are able to access the learning and submit work later. In school we will check twice weekly that children have been able to access remote learning and submit work; the office staff will follow up by email or telephone call to anyone that we have not heard from to ensure that everyone is safe and well. If you are having any issues with accessing remote learning or your child is ill and cannot complete the work, please contacted either the school office or class teacher to inform us.
As we continue our journey with remote learning, we are trying to provide high quality lessons which have been carefully planned. Class teachers are spending time ensuring that feedback is purposeful and timely to support and develop learning, they may contact you if they are concerned about the quality of work that is being submitted to see what support they can offer.
Have a lovely weekend, take time to rest and recharge batteries (and I include our school staff in this too). Well done SSPP! Keep going!