Distance Learning update

Distance Learning update

Next week, our whole school focus is retrieval practice.

Students are expected to revisit a variety of misconceptions in their work and be tested with some retrieval activities (such as quizzes). We also expect students to have the the chance to refine work that has been previously set, using feedback and guidance. Teachers will allocate these tasks.

From Monday, June 15th, we will be following our Cycle 5 timetable.

Cycle 5 will see more students being taught live or experiencing pre-recorded lessons. The aim is that they see and hear their teachers.

Overviews of Cycle 5 remote learning activities will be published in teams and stream to help students navigate what they should be doing.

For example, the Music Department is using quizzes from material covered in Cycles 1 – 4, to help with planning for Cycles 5/6. Cycles 5/6 will introduce revision alongside new learning.

Submission of work will not change during Cycle 5. The main change is that we will be hosting more LIVE lessons and pre-recorded lessons, in order to help support and guide students’ work.

Core subjects (Maths, English and Science) will continue to submit one task and a retrieval task weekly.

Non-core subjects will follow the same submission details as before. For example, in Drama we will pre-record our lessons.

In the first week, students will submit a task to their teacher. The following week, we will pre-record another lesson with a retrieval activity for submission.

Heads of Department have already outlined which lessons will be LIVE or pre-recorded.

Following Cycle 5, we may have more LIVE lessons and will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

Mr Aylett
Vice Principal