Remote Learning Provision at St Neot’s Prep.
At St Neot’s Preparatory School, we are proud to be providing a full, broad and balanced online curriculum for our pupils during this period of lockdown.
Our Nursery remains open for all registered pupils aged 2 to 4 years. The children follow their normal day and curriculum, with specialist staff providing their lessons via our remote learning platform. Nursery children who are at home receive weekly pre-recorded activities and a weekly live storytime. This engagement will help to ensure children not at school remain connected to the staff at St Neot’s.
Children in Pre-Prep access our remote provision via the platforms of ClassDojo and Google Meet. To support the children's pastoral needs, all classes benefit from two live Form Times per day. The full curriculum is delivered live throughout the day and the weekly timetable includes specialist provision such as Art, PE and Games, French, Music, Forest School and IT. This breadth of education ensures that the children remain engaged through a variety of learning activities and continue to follow their planned learning for the term. Learning is personalised through small group and live Read, Write Inc sessions, guided reading groups and targeted groups. The children remain connected with their peers and teachers through regular live interaction. In addition, extension or support is offered during the lessons. Children submit work using the learning platform and feedback is given after every lesson.
Year 3 and Above.
Children in Year 3 and above use Google Classroom to access their full school day remotely. The day begins and ends with live Form Times that ensure regular contact with and support from the Form Teacher. Live lessons run for 45 minutes throughout the day, with a 15 minute comfort break in between, providing time away from the screen and some down time to recharge before the next lesson. Children follow their usual timetable of academic subjects, as well as the wider curriculum areas such as outdoor learning, games, art and music to name but a few. Work is uploaded to Google Classroom and teachers provide feedback on this forum as well as verbally through Google Meet live sessions. Scholarship preparation continues for Year 8 pupils in live designated ‘scholarship classrooms’ and tutors offer support in their area of expertise. Support groups and catch-up sessions are also built into the weekly provision; learning is scaffolded when appropriate and the introduction of team teaching and smaller ‘Breakout groups’ allow for differentiated work and teaching groups to provide both challenge and support. Live Learning Support sessions continue to provide assistance to those children who would normally receive it.
Opportunities for us to come together as a school, in order to celebrate and reflect on all that we do as a team are offered through live assemblies at the beginning and end of each week. In addition, we distribute a weekly newsletter celebrating and showcasing all the hard work the children have participated in throughout the week.
Key Worker Children.
Our Key Worker children remain on site and are cared for through our ‘Rainbows’ programme. They are able to access the live and specialist lessons, in the same way as children do at home, and have a team of staff working with each year group who offer technical support and pastoral care if needed.