Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction online with traditional classroom-based methods.
Blended learning has in particular come to the forefront during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic to allow children to continue to access the curriculum when isolating from school.
When providing remote learning, teachers will be available between 9am and 3:30pm.
Children’s learning will be appropriately differentiated through adapted resources and direction towards another year group’s learning where appropriate.
Daily video calls with the class will be run in order to teach, read a story, direct children towards fun activities and touch base with the children. This will also allow teachers the opportunity to check in on the children in their class for safeguarding reasons.
Communication for this will be through class Dojo.
When providing remote learning, teachers are responsible for:
- Setting work –:
We will set a week / week and a half of talk for writing which will then be followed by a week of grammar and punctuation.
Talk for Writing
The booklets are age-related from Reception to Year 6. They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording. Each booklet will provide work for a week to a week and a half. There are 5 booklets per year group.
Grammar and Punctuation
We have Grammar and Punctuation booklets for Year 1 -6
We will use Nelson Handwriting online
Department for Education Letters and Sounds daily videos
Daily White Rose Maths will be set – teaching slides and videos are there.
Work sheets will be set for each day’s learning.
Daily fluency work will also be set
Wider curriculum work will be set daily.
- Reading comprehension (using VIPERS)
- RE (linked to PSHE)/ Music (linked to PSHE)/ MFL
All work should be uploaded to Microsoft Teams, daily for English and Maths, and weekly for wider curriculum areas.
- Pupils with limited access to devices can have work printed for them which they can pick up from the office after midday on Monday, at the beginning of the week.
Providing feedback on work
- Teachers will provide feedback for work which has been returned on Teams by the end of the week as following;
- English – a minimum of once per week including developmental points where relevant
- Maths – a minimum of once per week including developmental points where relevant
- Wider curriculum – once per week (minimum)
For more information on blended learning please see the remote learning policy