Dear Prep families,
You will all be aware that on Monday and Tuesday of next week, we will take part in remote and online learning due to the statewide lockdown. The way that lessons are delivered will continue as they did last term.
At 9:15am each morning, we will have a class meeting to mark attendance and do something fun, like play a game, share an item from home or just have a chat about a designated topic. Keep your eyes and ears open for anything your teachers ask you to bring to share during these morning meetings!
Joining in class and small group meetings is valuable to continue to build and develop relationships with teachers and peers. Some students may be apprehensive when contributing to class discussions online, which is OK! Every opportunity to join online meetings continues to build confidence to participate as both the listener and speaker.
Each day, teachers will be running two small group sessions where they will work with the children. The time and focus will be specified in the classroom timetable that will be made available to you on Sunday afternoon at 4pm in the Classroom Stream. You will see on Sunday that your child may not have a small group session on Monday or Tuesday. This is due to them being scheduled to meet with their teacher and group later in the week, whether that be online or at school.
We ask that students come to reading or writing sessions with some paper and pencil or a small whiteboard.
For numeracy focused sessions, please come along with some paper and a pencil or a small whiteboard and 20 objects that can help you to count.
If students attend a small group lesson with their teacher, they are not required to submit the task for that day for that subject. Eg. If they take part in a reading group session, they do not have to submit work for the reading lesson posted online- unless they really want to! This is to ensure that family workloads are not too big.
Just a reminder to please plan eating breaks around our online meetings to ensure students are focused.
We will provide detailed feedback for one piece of work each day for every student. Please use this feedback to help understand the areas that you can work on with your child.
This week, there will be no specialist lessons, as our specialist teachers are supervising students who are onsite.
If your child’s classroom teacher is supporting students who are working onsite, there will be no online meetings that day and no feedback provided on work tasks. This will be communicated to you by the classroom teacher through the class stream when required.
Just a reminder that you can access ‘Epic’ to read levelled books to continue with daily reading. If you have lost your login, please look at the instructions attached within the Google Classroom Stream.
One other thing, please remember that to access resources and links, you need to be signed in with your child’s unique Google Classroom login, you will not have access from your own personal account.
Thank you for your continued support. We hope that we will be able to see you all on Wednesday!
Take care and stay safe,
The Prep team