⦿ Overview of Distance Learning Provision
Our distance learning provision is based on a mixture of live Zoom lessons and independent tasks that are completed at the students own pace. The routine for each class should follow a familiar daily pattern which follows the normal school day as far as possible. This will include a welcome from the teacher, an overview of learning in each area and information to support engagement from home. This ensures that children and families know what to expect.
Children and families can access detailed information about the distance learning provision for their class, along with all relevant links and resources by visiting the appropriate year group page on the VLE .
⦿ Live Zoom Lessons (Guide to Downloading and Using Zoom >)
We recognise that great quality inquiry learning is more likely to happen when we are working live with children maintaining interpersonal relationships and motivation. Daily Zooms with class teachers and specialists are designed to focus on teaching new content as well as clarifying guidelines for independent learning.
The primary reasons for the Zoom teaching sessions are:
To teach new content as well as question, inquire and inspire
To support student wellbeing - personal and social development.
To address misconceptions, re-teach, question and support learners
To clarify instructions for independent learning where appropriate.
To reflect on learning and to choose the next steps in learning.
⦿ Independent Tasks
Independent learning may include experiences, assessments or even collaborative tasks that are usually completed within a window of time that are linked to your child’s live Zoom time learning. This learning could be linked to the Unit of Inquiry (UOI), to Mathematics, to languages or to other specialist or curricular areas. At times these independent learning tasks may be supported by learning resources like Screencasts, videos or other online resources that may involve students watching pre-recorded video lessons or contributing to online discussion boards.
Students will be able to independently and flexibly access and complete these independent tasks at their own pace. Your child should not require extensive adult support to complete these tasks.