I hope you are all keeping well.
As we navigate this new world of distance learning, I wanted to provide you and your families with some additional support and guidance on how you can best manage your time.
I would recommend that you follow your regular school timetable during the day. However, remember that parts of your regular lessons are taken up with teacher led instruction, question and answer sessions, group work and feedback. Therefore, you may not need to spend the whole of that timetabled hour completing the work set by your teacher. You could use the extra time to complete:
- additional research or reading around the subject
- watching an online video relating to the topic/subject
- reading a book
Your teachers will be happy to support you during your timetabled lessons through the discussion function within Google Classroom.
I recommend that you set up a folder “Distance Learning” in your Google Drive, with additional folders for each subject. You should keep your work in this folder and then share the folder with your teacher when they ask for it. This will be easier for everyone rather than emailing work each time it is completed.
I will be posting some useful websites and resources on the school website and social media accounts which will help with enriching your broader knowledge and understanding. These will include:
- Links to a number of TedEd Talks which you can watch and discuss with family or friends (via skype etc.)
- Links to Virtual Gallery Tours
- Links to Virtual Field Trips
- Information about free audio books
- Links to resources to support literacy and numeracy
- Links to free educational resources
- Links to videos to support fitness and wellbeing
The BBC are also going to be providing educational videos and documentaries free of charge on the BBC iPlayer app.
You should also use this time to seek enjoyment in learning new skills such as drawing, singing, ball skills etc.
I, along with all staff will continue to provide you with materials (via Google Classroom, the school website and social media pages) to support your distance learning.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
(Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning)