Meath Green Junior Remote Learning Provision
During the summer term we worked hard at Meath Green Junior School to find ways of keeping teachers connected with their class as we worked through the COVID-19 pandemic. Since returning to school in September we have continued to develop this further and our school has once again become a vibrant learning environment, in spite of all the pandemic restrictions in place.
Meath Green Junior School aims to continue to provide an ambitious and broad curriculum. Remote learning refers to the provision of work, teacher support, assessment and feedback from teachers to pupils in the event that normal lessons are unable to be delivered ‘face-to-face’ as normal.
We have extensive plans for the provision of remote education where needed e.g.
Expectations from remote teaching
When teaching remotely, the DfE will expect us to:
What we will offer to our children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6
(please be aware there is a possibility of some slight variation)
Teaching and Learning
VIPERS - Reading
Answer sheets for all tasks so that children can be reflective and monitor own progress
Each week, we will provide regular learning opportunities to cover a selection of the following: Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar, IPC, Science, Art, Handwriting, PE, and PSHE. These will be independent tasks, without the need for video lessons.
Pre-recorded lessons for introductions and bulk of teaching
Live lessons when timetabled or to set up small interventions to support
Live lessons will also be used as an informal catch-up once a week for class teacher to check in with their class to assess individuals welfare and wellbeing
A weekly assembly led by either Mrs Beasley, Mr Amerio or Mr Newell
Whole School Remote Learning Plan
We will ensure that one teacher from each year group will be providing the on-line taught lessons. The other two teachers will be planning for the year group and carrying out wellbeing calls to families.
We used the feedback from the Microsoft Form we sent out earlier this term about learning during the initial lockdown to ascertain what would best suit parents, pupils and staff. We have chosen a blended learning approach; One Drive to upload the resources as this enables the pupils to use materials and resources which they would use in lessons at school and ‘live’ and recorded lessons.
Listed below are some of the online resources we will be using:
Pupils are expected to:
Parents/Carers are expected to:
Any online contact between pupils and school staff must only take place through official school channels which are:
Staff contacting pupils through personal phones or personal e-mail accounts, or any other third-party messaging software or video conferencing e.g. WhatsApp, Skype is strictly prohibited.
Supporting our SEND Pupils
The SENCo to check in with families of pupils with EHCP’s at the onset. The SENCo will be available to be contacted by any families that have any concerns about special educational needs.
For pupils on the Speech and Language registers
For pupils receiving Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA)
Children with SEND to follow the same path as all other children.
Wellbeing during this time
At Meath Green Junior School, it is important to us that all members of our school community are healthy both physically and mentally. We recognise the responsibility we have for the physical development and the well-being of our children. We will exploit every opportunity through our curriculum to help the children develop the physical and mental strength to be successful and happy. Wellbeing calls to families will be part of the MGJS provision.
We are always looking for new ways to ensure that our pupils, families and staff are equipped with the right skills to ensure they have positive mental wellbeing and also where they can seek support should they need it.
Listed below are some website links to Mental Health and Wellbeing support should you need them.
Mental Health & Wellbeing: Website Links