As ever, work is expected to be submitted back to teachers and individual teachers will make their expectations clear when individual tasks are set.
Nursery and Kindergarten
In these school phases, work should be submitted via Seesaw or Tapestry or by emailing the relevant teacher. Work can then be assessed and feedback provided with any further actions to be taken.
Years 1 – 6
In Year 1 to Year 6, teaching staff will indicate when to submit any work for assessment or feedback. This work should be submitted via the Seesaw platform.
Following each piece of submitted work, teachers will continue to deliver detailed marking and feedback. It is then the responsibility of pupils to act upon any relevant comments provided and to seek further clarity from their teacher, as required.
Please do be reassured that our teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on your child’s academic work and will be regularly assessing the attainment and progress of each pupil. This assessment will continue with our usual framework, taking both effort and attainment into account.
Where there are any concerns in either of these areas, our usual school approach will apply, with subject teachers addressing individual academic concerns and Form Tutors managing any broader issues.
Reading can bring so many benefits and we are extremely keen for our pupils to continue to read a wide variety of books at home. For pupils in the Early Years through to Year 6, we have allocated a daily Story Time slot for this purpose.
There are numerous ways in which to access books at home at this time, including a considerable range of free Audible downloads that have been provided for children across the country. These may be accessed at www.audible.co.uk, as well as via Kindle and the Kindle app, which can be downloaded to a phone or tablet.
There is an expectation that all pupils read daily, aside from their timetable. Please refer to the email sent out by Mrs Bodle on accessing reading materials to ensure your child continues to have access to a range of reading material.
11+, Common Entrance and Secondary School Examinations
Ms Dowling and Mrs Deli will continue to provide weekly sessions for those children in Year 5 attending their exam preparation clubs.
There is understandably a lot of uncertainty regarding future examinations and once we have a comprehensive picture from the senior schools we will communicate this to you. If you have any immediate concerns or questions regarding future schools please do not hesitate to contact Mr Harmer.