Remote Learning

French teacher with senior pupils
Summer Term 2020
Nursery to Year 8

 

An education at Yateley Manor is a holistic one. We believe that children deserve a quality education which encompasses the full range of subjects and opportunities. 

Following the announcement by the UK Government that schools would close on Monday 23rd March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, an extensive Remote Learning Programme has been put into place to support children and their families.

Our aim during these challenging times remains the same: to provide a first class education which challenges children and offers opportunities for them to find their talents and interests. In short, we aim to continue to prepare children for successful adult lives.

Strong relationships remain at the heart of a highly successful school. We are committed to support children with regular face-to-face contact through live sessions online as well as timely and regular support from teachers. The following document sets out further details.

We are a strong community at Yateley Manor. We will show the courage and perseverance to get through these difficult times together.

The Curriculum

Nursery

A member of Nursery staff will continue to offer next steps and monitor progress through Tapestry. Parents are asked to upload evidence to the software and feedback will be provided.

Reception

Teachers will live video call with the class once daily for four days. On Wednesdays the children will access a recorded story-telling session with their teacher and follow-up comprehension.  Parents are asked to upload evidence to Tapestry and feedback will be provided by teachers.

Small differentiated groups for live calls

Years 1, 2 and 3

Two live video calls for each class. Maths, English and Science to take place in the mornings. Activities will be set on Microsoft Teams. Children will hand in their tasks electronically and these will be marked with feedback provided.

Year 4

Children will follow their usual in-school timetables. Live video call input for every English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Drama lessons. This will prepare the children for transition into Year 5 in September.

Years 5, 6, 7 and 8

Children will follow their usual in-school timetables, to include core subjects, Creative and Performing Arts and Design Technology. Live video call input for every lesson.

Timetables

Reception

  • One live video session daily (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) for English, Mathematics and Phonics

  • Storytelling with comprehension questions on Wednesdays

  • PE videos available for each lesson on Teams

  • Music and French activities set on Teams

Years 1, 2 and 3

  • Two live video sessions daily (0930 and 1100) for English, Mathematics, Science and Topic
  • Music and French tasks set and PE videos available on Teams

Year 4

  • Follow usual in-school timetable

  • Live video sessions daily for English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Drama

  • Music and French tasks set and PE videos available on Teams

  • Wellbeing Wednesday activities to provide a break

Year 5, 6, 7 and 8

  • Follow usual in-school timetable

  • Live video sessions for each subject every day

  • PE videos available for each lesson on Teams

  • Wellbeing Wednesday activities to provide a break

Lesson Support

Outside live video input sessions, teachers will be available through Chat which will allow children to ask questions throughout the lesson.

Parent Contact

Parents wishing to make contact with teachers during the day should do so through email.

Pastoral Care

The wellbeing of the children is paramount. Regular face-to-face contact between teachers and children is essential to keep children positive and address any of their needs.

We will be leading two assemblies on a Tuesday (Years R-4 and Years 5-8) and a whole school assembly on a Thursday, each from 0900-0925. These will be available to children through Teams but will also be posted on our YouTube Channel.

Class Teachers will be in regular contact with children in Years R-4, spending part of the lesson times checking on wellbeing. Form Tutors in Years 5-8 will hold Form Time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through live video.

The Headmaster provides a Daily message through Teams which is also posted on our YouTube Channel.

Concerns

Children or parents with concerns should contact the Class Teacher/Form Tutor in the first instance as normal.

Technical Support

There are a number of Help Videos for Teams available on our YouTube Channel.

 

 

Yateley Manor at Home

Pupil Code of Conduct

Live sessions through video calls can be very useful to provide interactive lessons.

In order to keep everybody safe, please follow our code below:

  • Tell an adult in the house when the session is happening
  • Find a place where an adult could supervise your live lesson if necessary
  • Use polite language and be kind to everyone
  • Mute your microphone unless you are talking
  • Do not speak over others
  • Do not record a live session – the teacher will do this
  • Share your screen only when asked to do so
  • Use ‘Chat’ for learning purposes only
  • Say goodbye before leaving the session

Always treat a live session as if you are in the classroom with your teacher and friends.