Remote learning during lockdown

Schools all around Nottinghamshire have been helping pupils to learn remotely. Below are just a few examples from around the county.

All Saints Infant School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

The school has been providing daily online phonics and numeracy lessons, as well as setting daily activities for pupils.

They’ve continued their ‘Mystery Reader’ programme, with children taking over from the adults to share pre-recorded stories, filmed by their parents at home. Inspired by recent news about satellites, the school also held a virtual space-themed show and tell.

Carnarvon Primary School, Bingham

The school has been providing timetables online, which include daily tasks for Maths, English, and other subjects, as well as exercise ideas.

Using an online platform to set tasks for pupils, teachers and pupils can interact with each other and give feedback, as well as see excellent examples of pupils’ work through virtual year group displays.

King Edwin Primary School, Edwinstowe

Using a range of online learning platforms to communicate with children and set assignments, as well as fun fit sessions, reading clubs, and more, King Edwin School was able to deliver a very similar programme to what they would deliver face to face.

Parents, children and staff have been regularly communicating through text or conference calls, with teachers setting assignments and teaching sessions for families to follow.

Northfield Primary School, Mansfield

The school has been uploading work daily, and children are able to make short videos or just write to teachers about what they are struggling with, with school staff on hand to provide immediate support. They have also provided work packs to children who haven’t been able to access the materials online.

Phoenix Infant School, Gedling

The school has been texting every day, even at weekends and during the holidays, with ideas, links, or just to say hello. Their home learning platform is well used and updated every week, with families sending in their home learning by email, and achievements put up on the school’s website.

Nettleworth Infant School, Mansfield

Using an online platform to set daily tasks, with staff checking engagement, Nettleworth School has provided laptops or tablets to children that don’t have access.

Beardall Fields, Hucknall

Teachers have been posting videos and using blogs to keep in touch with their classes. The school also produces physical work packs every two weeks, to reduce reliance on online learning.

Jesse Gray Primary School, West Bridgford

The school has been using Twitter to keep in touch, with each class having its own Twitter page, and teachers have been using Zoom for literacy and maths lessons.

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