Well, we are one week into remote learning and I am really impressed with the amount of engagement and the huge steps children (and parents) have made in using technology to enable learning to continue. I miss seeing all the children on a daily basis but our regular Google Meetings are the next best thing. I'd like to eventually get to the position where all work is returned via Google Classroom so we will keep demonstrating this in meetings so that more children learn how to do this. I am pleased to say that children are using Google classroom responsibly. You may see slight changes in the way I present work on Google Classroom while I learn the best way to use it. I hope this will make things simpler rather than confuse children. Please encourage children to message me if they need help with the work. We can meet in a Google meeting and I can go through things with them. I may start scheduling these meetings and requesting children to attend. I will continue to prioritise Maths and English but will also offer access to learning across the wider curriculum throughout the week. Children can dip into what they want to in these afternoon sessions as well as getting outside for fresh air and exercise. We will also be offering PE lessons via Zoom from next week from our Saint's Coach. We will continue to meet each morning (time TBC) and then again for 'story time' at 3pm next week. I hope you have a restful weekend.
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