Remote ‘Blended Learning’ During School Closures
Students will be following their normal timetable throughout each week and be expected to log in for form time at the beginning of each school day. Blended learning is a combination of both virtual live online lessons and work set to be completed during lesson time.
Remember to check everyday with the Weekly Work Overviews that are updated each week to give you details on what your classes will be covering.
Remember, Learning at EGS is EGS:
Email – check your emails carefully everyday
Google Classroom – check your Google classrooms everyday
Subject Timetable – Follow your timetable
The School Day During Remote Learning:
Try to have a space set aside for your remote learning if you can; quiet and free of clutter. Ensure you have your exercise & text books to hand as well as your stationery.
- Ensure you get up on time, get dressed and have breakfast
- 8.30am – log on for Form time / registration with your tutor
- 8.40am – follow your weekly timetable throughout the day
- Breaks and lunchtimes will be at the usual times
- 3.05pm – End of the day – no form
When in a live lesson, please have your camera on but ensure your sound is on mute. Follow teacher instructions. Interact within the chat box if instructed. Raise the ‘hand’ option if you have a question. Unmute yourself to answer to the register or a question.
School rules still apply.
Merits, LR1/LR2/First Call will still be used, recorded and shared.
Please try to get some fresh air / exercise everyday.
Google Classroom streamlines the process of sharing files between teachers and students. All classes that your student has will have their own Google Classroom where the teachers will post announcements, homework and any other tasks or resources
Children can achieve better at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about your child’s education. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a child develop a positive attitude towards learning. Here are some ideas:
Give encouragement and show appreciation of your child’s achievements, whether great or small.
Allow them to make mistakes and to learn from them.
Give feedback rather than criticism, For example, rather than saying ‘you got it wrong’, try saying ‘it didn’t seem to work that way’. This can help them think about where they went wrong and have another attempt.
Encourage a variety of interests.
Learn together, do things together, visit interesting places, talk about things you’ve seen on television and allow your child to ask questions.
Let your child develop at their own pace. Be realistic and avoid putting your child under pressure with high expectations.
Encourage reading by having books, magazines and newspapers in the home and let your child see you and other family members reading them. If reading is difficult for you, some schools have shared learning schemes which help parents and young children learn to read and write.
Help children learn about self-discipline.
All parents want their children to do well in life, and helping them get the most out of their time at school can help them on their way. It is not just about learning and exams; there are a whole range of good things about being at school like building a good group of friends, finding after-school activities to enjoy, such as sport and drama, or going on school trips. School also helps children find out how to get on with people from different ages and backgrounds. Aiming high for your child is about helping them do well and improving their life chances.