Blended and Remote Learning
Mowmacre Hill use TEAMS as a platform for Blended Learning. TEAMS is a set of education productivity tools created by Microsoft and includes outlook, word, one note and many more apps. Pupils use their TEAMS accounts to access their Year Group TEAM in order to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers and access specific resources.
Below are the 3 scenarios which will require Remote Learning.
School is open and children are in class
Blended learning approaches used consistently in classrooms at an age appropriate level (in line with Discovery Schools Blended Learning Progression documents).
Self-isolating (on an individual basis possibly because of close contact testing positive)
Children will be provided with learning which links to provision on offer in school. Isolating children at home will be accessing the live lesson through TEAMS on their personal school device. With regards to Reading, teachers send books home for pupils to read as usual. This provision should include appropriately levelled books and opportunities to read for pleasure, just as we would in school. Additionally, we would expect that the child’s reading log is completed daily. Free access to ebooks and online reading websites are accessible through the children’s MYon reading account.
Bubble Collapse/ National/local Lockdown
What is taught to pupils at home? We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. All teachers provide remote learning in line with teaching days similar to what pupils would be receiving whilst in school. It is expected that there will be a clear teaching sequence evident and all core and many foundation subjects will be included. Lessons and activities are accessed through TEAMs and children will have invites sent to them and also understand how to access their lessons using the calendar section of their Microsoft TEAMs account. Reading books pupils have at home and free ebooks online Online tools/ digital platforms which contributes to the delivery of certain aspects of learning and formative assessment will be used including Times Tables Rockstars, Spelling Shed, Myon, Century and Accelerated Reader. There are weekly phone calls to all families with two or more weekly phone calls to vulnerable pupils. It is important that we maintain a sense of community with parents/carers and children. Encouraging and enabling interaction between pupils, parents, carers and staff can help them to feel like they are a part of a community.
Please use the link below to view guides regarding online learning using online platforms.