Live Online Lesson Timetable from Monday 27 April

Since the school closure in March, all curriculum delivery has moved to remote learning and this is being provided through our online Google Classroom platforms. For students with no internet access, paper packs of work are being provided.

The majority of work is set by teachers at the start of the week, with a deadline to complete for the end of the week. This allows for flexibility in when students wish to complete their work. We know some of our students then loosely follow their school timetables to help them manage their time, others are preferring to work through tasks in a different order, completing one subject before moving on to another. Both of these approaches are fine. We are adapting the amount of work set to suit working from home. It is important students do not feel overwhelmed by the distance learning and we encourage all students to contact their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.

To supplement our distance learning, we are pleased to release our live online lesson timetable. These sessions will not be delivering extra material, but are an additional opportunity for students to contact their teachers and classmates by coordinating a time to log in at the same time to discuss the ongoing Google classroom work. The precise content of the sessions will be dependent on the subject and year group. It is anticipated there will be question and answer sessions, additional explanations of tasks and some use of live ‘video’ delivery through Google classroom facilities. Students will not be disadvantaged if they are unable to log into the sessions, and the Google classroom work will not be reliant on these sessions.

Students will be contacted directly through their Google classrooms about upcoming sessions, and we would encourage all students to participate where possible.

Below is the timetable for the first two weeks:

A pdf version can be downloaded here

 

Parent & Carer Update on Remote Learning

24 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We hope you are well, managing to stay safe and your children are not missing school too much! We have had some constructive feedback about the volume of work, the scheduling of when work is set and that students would like to see their teachers (although they probably wouldn’t admit it!). We are working on how to develop these areas and others.

Below are some important updates as we progress through the next period of lockdown.

Remote learning expectations

Please can you support us by reading the expectations document below. The expectations have also been shared with staff and students. As we continue to learn the best ways to engage students in remote learning, it is important we all understand what is expected of everyone involved so that we can communicate effectively and provide the best possible experiences for our young people.

Download remote learning expectations here – Remote learning expectations

‘Live’ sessions with staff

We are currently producing a timetable that will allow students to ‘meet’ teachers using Google Meet within the Google Classroom. These sessions will not be taught lessons to begin with but will be an opportunity for students to ask questions about work and clarify their understanding of how it should be completed. These sessions are not compulsory for all students to join and are there as an extra layer of support for students.

Students have been emailed a Google Meet Code of Conduct form which must be completed before attending a Google Meet.

The timetable for these sessions is available on the school website and has been emailed to students school Google accounts. The links to the meets will be published in Google classrooms.

Google meet app can be downloaded to phones/tablets/PC or laptop.

Google Guardians sign up

We are setting all our work through Google Classrooms so that students know where to find their work. Within Google Classroom there is the ability for parents/carers to receive daily or weekly update emails showing work set, work completed and any work that has been missed as well as announcements from within Google Classroom. You will receive one email summarising all of the subjects your child studies. If you are not yet signed up please complete the form below and the Learning Leaders will ensure you are signed up as quickly as possible.

We would recommend that you select daily updates as we are encouraging staff to spread the setting of work throughout the week. Selecting the weekly option will only give you a summary at the end of every week.

Google Guardians info – click here for information on what Google Guardians is.

Google Guardians FAQ – click here to find answers for frequently asked questions

Google Guardians sign up form – complete this form and we will sign you up!

Thank you for your support, take care.

Team Roseland

 

A pdf copy of the letter can be downloaded here

Year 7 & 8 Family Learning Resources

Thank you to those parents and students who attended our Family Learning Evening on 23 May.  We hope that you found the evening beneficial in providing information about the assessment preparation.  It was great for students and parents to engage in practical activities together.

For those parents who were unable to attend we hope to see you next time.  We would like you to be fully informed in order to support your son/daughter through the revision strategies, making any assessment process positive, manageable and successful.

Please find attached the resources shared during the evening:

Year 7 and Year 8  Family Learning Assessment information booklet

Revision timetable To assist revision planning at home together 

We hope that the advice given will support you to strike a healthy balance in enjoying the school holidays and building on learning in a fun way.

Kind regards

Lenka Chanter

Assistant Headteacher

Teaching and Learning & SENDCo