During this period of online learning, we are as keen as ever to ensure that pupils receive as broad an experience as possible, accepting the given limitations. With a potential increase in the amount of time spent on screens and devices, it will be even more vital to build time into the day for fresh air, exercise and other enriching activities. With this in mind, we plan to enable all pupils to strike a healthy balance, by giving over time each day to a range of types of learning. These will be led by their normal teachers and will continue to cover the curriculum required by these subjects, although in a more collaborative and creative format.
Music and Drama tasks will be set either using Microsoft Teams or Seesaw depending on the school year and evidence collected and uploaded by the pupils. Any making activities have been designed so that they can use everyday items you may have around the house (eg. recycling junk) or have alternatives so there will be no need for extra materials/tools to be purchased. Each programme also incorporates the development of IT skills and will link to other wider academic and co-curricular aspects of school life.
Games and PE
During the Summer Term which is usually dedicated to athletics and preparation for sports day, Mrs Hartnoll our Games and PE Lead will offer a broad and balanced curriculum. It will encourage pupils to complete their recommended daily exercise time, as well as setting weekly challenges for the pupils and their families to try.
Cognita Home Olympics
In the absence of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Cognita Home Olympics will be a great way of connecting, competing and celebrating through physical endeavour. All Cognita schools have been invited to participate in these games in the week of May 18-22nd. The Games will start with an opening ceremony and the Cognita Creed. Each day will include one fitness and one skill event for every age group (including parents!) for 4 days, with the closing ceremony and results announced on the 5th day. The standards will be circulated at the end of April giving pupils and families the chance to train for their selected events. It will be an opportunity to represent themselves, their schools and their countries with passion and pride and enjoy the way sport can bring our global community together to be happier and healthier. Further details about how to enter will be sent out by the beginning of May.
With every Cognita school in the family now educating their pupils online, Cognita Competitions are a series of optional pupil competitions, designed to provide our pupils with an opportunity to connect and share their creative flair across the organisation. We want to celebrate their work and use it to reinforce the importance of our global perspective and relationships. There will be a series of four competitions based on the following titles:
- From my window
- Sunshine after the rain
- Thank you
- Recycling for a better world
Results of each competition will be shared on the Cognita Online Community and the school/pupil will be contacted directly to present their prize from the individual competition judge. More information will be provided as the term progresses.