Great communication with the teacher. Its really useful having physical workbooks and resources to work with.
The communication with all the teachers, videos of what to do and how to do it, have seen a massive improvement in home learning and can’t be happier with how it is.
I like the support of the uploaded lessons. **** can see her teacher and is taught in the same way at school. This is reassuring to her and I can sense that she knows what is expected of her with getting on with her work.
Very dedicated teachers. Very engaging and thought through tasks and videos. Prompt responses. We really like Mr E’s weekly schedule with all the WALTS. We stuck it in the book and tick off tasks as we go along.
Videos from the class teacher as ***** can relate to this and it is familiar for her. She enjoys seeing Miss Jose and is used to the fun little things they say and do (eg. Snap crackle pop, sharpen fingers etc)
Well structured resources provided and supported by videos, which really help make sure we are using the right methods. Teachers always available to provide additional support to provide clarity, etc
The teacher feedback is excellent!
Here at Illogan School, we aim to continue to provide an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects, even during bubble closure or National Lockdown. Remote Learning is of a high quality and aligns directly to the curriculum that would have been taught during the term, as identified in our Long Term Curriculum Planning documents.
Teachers are currently providing daily video input from themselves for the following lessons: reading, writing and maths. There is additional video input during the course of a week for the following foundation subjects also: Geography (during Spring 1), History (during Spring 2), PSHE, PE, RE, Computing and Science. Here is an example of our Remote Learning timetable in Year 2:
Our video input follows a clear structure. This ensures that our pupils receive the best we can provide remotely. Teachers use slides to share the purpose of the lesson (learning objective), revisit previous learning and introduce new vocabulary. Opportunities are regularly included for pupils to retrieve knowledge (in the form of questions, quizzes) as we understand that this is a key aspect of the learning process and are keen to ensure that knowledge ‘sticks.’ Subject Leaders (maths, English and curriculum) are monitoring the content and relevance of such videos each week, as we strive to provide the very best education we can and support our staff in the process of doing so.
Our videos are uploaded daily onto the learning platform, Dojo. This platform enables pupils to submit their learning to school, receive rewards for doing so and for staff to provide developmental feedback regarding pupil’s progress. Parents and families can message staff directly via Dojo which provides an essential avenue for communication at this time.
Here is an example of a daily sequence of videos for teaching writing:
To support our lessons, each week pupils are provided with a home learning pack. Such packs, provide all the necessary stationery, worksheets and materials in order for pupils to complete their lessons. Examples of the items in our home learning packs include: exercise books for recording, purple pens for editing writing, word banks to support vocabulary/oracy and world maps to support our current Geography focus across the school.
Here are examples of writing that have been uploaded onto Dojo:
In order to capture our families’ ‘voices’ in response to our Remote Learning Offer, we recently conducted a survey. We are proud that our families recognise our relentless drive to provide a quality education and grateful that we are working in strong partnership. Here are the results:
Each week, there are at least two assemblies held for children. Mrs Bright’s (Deputy Head) assemblies are focused on the four core Illogan Values of ‘Aspire, Believe, Create and Dazzle.’ Each value is explored with a key role model as a source of inspiration. Pupils are then encouraged to share how they have encompassed that value during the week, whether they are learning with us in school or at home remotely.
Each Friday, Mrs Knuckey (Head teacher) shares a Celebration Assembly. This is an opportunity for staff and pupils to come together and share all the achievements that have taken place during the week. Each class nominates pupils that has demonstrated the key value focus for that week (either Aspire, Believe, Create or Dazzle) and this is celebrated by all. Mrs Knuckey also uses this assembly as an opportunity to share the progress of our key school priority of Reading, by reviewing class and pupil word counts (number of words read during the course of the week).
We greatly value our assemblies as an opportunity to still ‘come together’ despite being held virtually. They enable us to continue building a strong sense of community here at Illogan, whilst reinforcing our values and ethos that we are so passionate about building together.
Safeguarding, during this time, is our number one priority. As a result, we have a robust tracking system in place to ensure that we are doing all that we can to ensure children’s safety. This system is monitored by our Safe Guarding Lead and Deputies. As a school, all staff use ‘My Concern’ to keep our children safe from harm.
Further details of our Remote Learning offer can also be found below.