The following document from Education Scotland provides advice for practitioners for delivering learning and teaching online: Learning and Teaching Online: Advice for Practitioners
Below are links to six recent probationer enquiry presentations:
- Ailsa Munro – Assessment is for Learning Strategies
- Caroline Stirton – Can physical activities help number recall in children?
- Michelle Conley – Brain breaks in Primary 5
- Sandra Wilson – What is the problem with maths word problems?
- Katelyn Holmes – Static vs. Working Wall Displays
- Alexander Couper – How does parental involvement influence learner engagement in reading and writing?
Visit the Argyll & Bute Parent and Carer Home Learning Support Portal to find resources that parents and carers can use for nursery, primary and high school level, as well as for home learning and care experienced young people.
You can visit the site at the following link: https://sites.google.com/ab.glow.scot/ab-parentcarer-portal/home
Please see below information from BBC Ten Pieces about week four of BBC Ten Pieces at Home.
“This week’s Ten Pieces at home activity is all about singing! With help from the BBC Singers, your students can sing the tune from Jean Sibelius’s most famous piece Finlandia.
Children can learn the melody line by line and then perform the tune as a whole with the BBC Singers in a virtual choir.
Simple French Songs
This is a collection of songs to help you learn how to say hello and how you are feeling.
To learn the colours and numbers to 10.
A special hand washing song and some simple traditional French songs and rhymes.
French Hand Washing Song
Simple traditional French Songs and Rhymes
Please see below information from BBC Ten Pieces about week three of BBC Ten Pieces at Home.
“This week’s Ten Pieces at Home activity…
This week’s activity takes inspiration from Elgar’s Enigma Variations – offering a simple art and literacy activity to connect children with people they love and miss. Elgar wrote the variations about his friends, using music to describe people’s characters and creating musical portraits. Join Naomi Wilkinson and draw a portrait and write a musical memory about a friend or family member.
Thank you to all schools who have submitted examples of online learning. This will help to provide ideas and help to generate creative solutions for schools. The digital team is on hand to help if any support is needed. Please continue to share with your Education Officers the great work you are doing so that we can continue providing exemplars.
Regular communication through variety of digital platforms
Communication logs, phone, email, text etc
Virtual newsletter/week ahead update sent home each week
Using school website
(Hermitage Primary School; click to enlarge)
Using individual GLOW folders to store work and photographs sent be parents through email
Schools using Facebook to reach out to young people and parents
Learning and Teaching
Planning shared with parents – task with identified Es, Os, LI and SC to allow parents to see where the learning fits into the progressive, learner’s journey
Parents sending in photos/videos of children’s work
Parents responding to questions from teachers
Pupils regularly and successfully engaging in tasks set by home
Parents undertaking their own learning tasks as an addition to work set
Twitter evidencing rich work at home
Seesaw used for effective communication
Class making use of Google Classrooms to create their own assembly, shared with parents
Teachers supporting learning with recorded videos
Reading families – parents supported through recorded videos on reading for pleasure with your child
Providing supportive links with tasks
Moving forward with transition
Support learning with Google quizes
Using social media to share information and pose challenges
Online assembly using YouTube
Regular family challenges sent home each week
Virtual days for all families to be involved in – ECO green day, healthy eating, sports day
Feedback from parents on tasks set
Recorded 5-10 minute assemblies, recorded by HT providing overview of pupil’s work
A slideshow of recent photos of work, and sent to all classes/parents through Seesaw – Parents asked to send in ‘Proud Piece’, an identified piece of work each each, these then collated into a slideshow and shared to all school classes, building a sense of community.
Section 7: Quiz
Section 6: Logos
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