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Remote Learning

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Remote Education Provision Information to Parents

A key focal aspect of consideration during the planning and implementation of the remote learning structure has been to consider the physical and mental well-being of our pupils. In equal measure it is also important to factor in the same principle for our staff who are learning new ways to deliver a balanced and engaging curriculum with new technology methods for all our pupils. We offer the following.

 

The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?

 

5 Lessons each day comprising of:

Period Subject Live lesson
9:15 – 10:10 Maths Mon , Thu
10:15 – 11:10 English Tue, Fri
11:10 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Creative Wed
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:55 Mindfulness Mon, Wed
14:00 – 15:00 Physical Education / Pinewood Outdoors Tue, Thu

 

Work will be shared by 9am each day so parents and pupils can plan the day at your convenience. Live lessons will need to be attended at the stated times.

 

Some examples of teaching approaches include:

  • Video of instructions
  • Google documents which are expected to be completed and ‘turned in’ as instructed
  • Quizzes
  • Commercial educational websites that pupils are familiar with in school: Education City, Purple Mash, BBC Bitesize, CBeebies, Oak
  • National Academy
  • Live lessons

KS3 creative lessons will include one PSHE lesson per week

KS4 creative lessons will include one PSHE lesson per week, the remaining four will be dedicated to Work Related Learning.

 

Accessing Remote Education

Google Classroom is the platform to access all online lessons.

Access to our virtual school can be gained using the front-page tab entitled “Online Learning”

https://www.pinewood.herts.sch.uk/virtual-school/

Go to the Apps section in the virtual school tab on the front page and scroll down to Google Classroom for access. Pupils will be directed to accept an invite from their teacher.

https://www.pinewood.herts.sch.uk/virtual-school/virtualschoolapps/

Where a student does not have access to technology and therefore are unable to access remote learning, parents or carers should contact the form tutor for their child for assistance.

Where appropriate the school IT department will provide support by way of technical assistance and support, provision of internet connectivity or loan of a device to assist with remote learning.  Where none of these options are either available or suitable, work will be printed in school and sent home to be completed by the school office.

 

Engagement and Feedback

We appreciate this will be a new way of learning for many of you and that there will be other commitments in the household on a daily basis.

Work that is posted by 9am each day is done so to allow you to plan the day to suit you. It may be that some work is completed in a different order or at times outside of the timetable.

Attendance to live lessons is strongly encouraged unless there is a clear reason that is communicated to the class teacher.

There is a tutorial on Friday with your child’s form tutor. This serves the purpose of pupils being able to touch base with their peers and their form tutor.

If for whatever reason your child does not attend the class teacher will contact you.

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others.

Call Us

01920 41 22 11

Address

Hoe Lane
Ware
Hertfordshire
SG12 9PB

Email Us

admin@pinewood.herts.sch.uk