Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

In Nursery, photos of the children completing the activities should be uploaded to Tapestry where the teacher will comment, provide next steps and assign it to the curriculum area and age band appropriate. Where suitable the teacher will send additional activities to help support or extend a child’s learning. Teachers are online all through the day to respond to queries and support learning through email and Tapestry.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, work is expected to be submitted back to teachers on either Seesaw or Teams, but there is no pressure to do this immediately. Individual teachers will make clear their expectations around submitting work when individual tasks are set.

Work will be returned to the pupils with their teacher’s comments and feedback. This will include praise and reward for the effort made, next steps or areas for development, an extension or challenge suggestion. Where they can, class teachers in Key Stage 2 may organise small groups with 5-6 pupils to provide feedback.

Teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing pupils’ attainment and progress. This assessment will continue in line with our usual framework, taking into account both effort and attainment. Where there are specific concerns in any of these areas, our usual school approach will apply; class teachers will address individual concerns involving support staff where necessary.

Small Group Work

We pride ourselves on the individual care and additional support that we provide our pupils. We very much wish this to continue as part of our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. Small group and individual support sessions will be run by Mrs Wendon and her team of support staff for pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Please contact your child’s class teacher or Mrs Wendon cerys.wendon@cognita.com if you have any queries about this.

Reading

There is an expectation that all pupils read daily, aside from their timetable, 10 – 15 minutes in Reception and Key Stage 1 and 20 – 30 minutes in Key Stage 2.

For those pupils in Key Stage 1 who are unable to read independently, teachers will be providing details about how parents can access reading books online.

Future schools

Mr Wood and Mrs Alexander will be liaising with the secondary schools to which the Year 6 pupils will be transferring in September to make sure that all the appropriate documentation is sent on. They will keep you informed of any relevant information regarding transition if and when that is made available by the secondary schools.

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