Learning from home
This is new to all of us! We will do everything we can to make the lessons and instructions as clear as possible. Teachers will send further explanations or a different activity (where possible) if your child is struggling. Our aim is to cover key Learning Objectives but not to overload with paper tasks.Key Stage Two Head – Sheila Neethling
Please let the class teacher know if there is a problem or you need help with the lesson materials.
Lessons and resources will be sent from 1st April
While we will miss the fun and active class/ group inputs, we are confident that the key Learning Objectives can be covered using distance learning.
Year 3 will be using Class Dojo to share lesson materials.
Years 4, 5 and 6 will use Google Classroom.
‘Paper’ tasks (like worksheets) can be printed off, or completed using a device. If you can’t print, you can also follow instructions on-screen, but write answers on a piece of paper (clearly label which question or task is being worked on. And include your name!) Any work completed on paper can be scanned/photographed and submitted electronically, or returned to school when we re-open. Teachers will be available via Google Classroom/Class Dojo and email if you have any questions. Wherever possible, teachers will respond as soon as possible on ‘school days’ between 08:00-14:00.
Do not expect an immediate response – response time will be affected by internet access, loadshedding, health, and their own family responsibility.
Please be patient.
It is possible that there will be some lessons that may feel harder to work through, but we will try as much as possible to answer questions as they arise (via parent email, or students can comment on Google Classroom). Along with Maths and English work, your child will also receive activities for Languages, and introductory tasks for our Term 2 topics(History/Geography/Science). We will also include a few activities that will contribute to the learning for the term but may feel a little less like hard work or traditional lessons. If you find that your child is feeling worried or anxious about a particular lesson, the hope is that you can use one of these other activities to keep them busy in a productive, educational way while you contact the class teacher for clarification or guidance.
Download the latest KS2 Newsletter here.