Copley Primary School

January 18th Update

 

We hope the children enjoyed our first day of 'live meets'- I know all the teachers came back smiling from seeing their classes again. There were a few technical issues on different types of devices but we are all learning from each other in this new age of remote learning. A big THANK YOU to those parents who helped with suggestions and solutions to the technical problems a few families were having whilst teachers were presenting their 'meet'. I am sure these sorts of issues will become fewer as we move on. (Our Facebook page has information and help for the issues which occurred today.)

 

Each class has 3 sessions throughout the week (please refer to the timetable below) and this will be aimed at helping children with the work which has been set. The link for the meet will only appear 5 minutes before the starting time for the meet-up.

 

On Friday, the meet is more about having some fun with their friends. 

 

Please can I ask you to make sure your child has read and understood the guidelines school has set out (See Google Classroom tab on the left). These are for safeguarding purposes as well to help children get the most out of the sessions with their teachers.

We will continue to assess our remote learning provision daily and adjust things when necessary. If you have any issues with our online offer or technical set ups, please email the teachers through the class email and we will do our best to solve them.

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

 

Mr Theaker

Head Teacher

January 15th Update

 

‘Resilience’ and ‘Teamwork’ are 2 of our Copley core values and the last 2 weeks has shown how our pupils, families and staff are able to use these to face the challenges which occur. During these last 8 school days since lockdown was announced, pupils, parents and teachers have all had to adapt the traditional style of teaching and learning to cater for the new way of online learning. Unfortunately, it seems like the ever-evolving dimensions of remote teaching and learning will be around for a while longer.

I am very pleased to inform you about Phase 2 of our remote learning provision. You may have noticed teachers being more visual on some of their lesson presentations this week, giving explanations of the tasks and topics- this will continue for Literacy and the Topic/Science subjects set each day. Daily Maths lessons include a video with explanations of the objectives, methods and calculations needed for the objectives being covered. Other subjects (French, Music, IT, PE etc.) will be added to still offer a broad curriculum. EYFS follows a slightly different formula each day but covers all their needs throughout the week.

 

Assemblies on Mondays (Theme for the week), Wednesdays (Book Assembly) and Fridays (Celebration Assembly) will be available on Google Classroom or our website.

 

Online live meet-up sessions will be offered for children learning from home. The purpose of these live meet-ups is for discussion with the teacher about work done, further instruction or explanation if needed and a general catch up with their teacher live. We have varied the days and times of these sessions to try and reduce the chances of any clashes between home devices being needed for families with more than one child. Please see the table below for class and session times.

 

Day/time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1-1.30pm

Bankhouse

Kingslea

Greenpark

Calder

Lydbrook

 

 

Bankhouse

Kingslea

Calder

Lydbrook

Greenpark

 

Bankhouse

Kingslea

Greenpark

Calder

Lydbrook

1.30-2.00pm

Northdene

Riverwood

Springwood

Woodhouse

Northdene

Riverwood

Woodhouse

Springwood

Riverwood

 

Northdene

Springwood

Woodhouse

 

 

On Friday, we will begin our new ‘Golden-Time Get-Together’ which will give ALL the children- whether in school or at home- a chance to spend time together. Each week will have a different theme and fun activity, but it is intended that our pupils still feel they are part of the class and ‘be with’ their friends. Once again, to reduce the chance of siblings needing devices at home at the same time, we have staggered the sessions:

EYFS 10.45am      Yrs 1&2: 1-1.30pm  Yrs 3 & 4: 1.30-2pm         Yrs 5 & 6: 2-2.30pm

 

I expect there may be some teething problems at first and, unfortunately, not all live sessions will be at times suitable for all pupils and families and we will monitor, assess, and refine where we can. (Instructions on how to join the live sessions through Google Classrooms will be put on the Google Classrooms tab over the weekend.)

 

I hope that the blended mix of recorded lessons, assemblies and live sessions will give all our children wider opportunities to learn and help them still feel part of our school community.

 

Mr Theaker

Head Teacher