The extensive home learning programme at Thorpe Hall School covers a broad academic and co-curricular curriculum across all Key Stages. It is underpinned by the smart use of technology, the best educational apps and the latest collaborative working platforms. Our dedicated teachers are committed to making sure the home learning solution delivered meets the needs of our pupils and their families. It is continually being assessed, developed and improved as we all strive to make it the very best it can be.
While school is closed (to all except vulnerable children and children of keyworkers), Thorpe Hall is delivering lessons, tasks and resources, and supporting pupils’ home learning as outlined below:-
FOR UPPER SCHOOL PUPILS
Remote lessons are delivered via Microsoft Teams (available on pupils’ School iPads).
Lessons take the form of online audio/video conferencing, worksheets, and other resources and apps as appropriate.
Pupils follow a full timetable and most lessons feature ‘Cameras-On’ elements to support good communication, facilitate social interaction and enhanced pupils’ engagement. All pupils are given guidance for safe and best practice for ‘Cameras-On’ sessions.
Homework assignments and tasks continue to be set via the Satchel:One App, also accessible via pupils’ School iPads. Parents are pupils can view tasks set, work submitted, deadlines and progress, and keep up to date with all work to be completed outside of the school day.
Email is part of our students’ everyday life and in the absence of face-to-face communication, this platform is used extensively to keep all students well informed of day-to-day activities, assemblies, changes to the day and much more.
Students join their form group and form teacher every morning on Microsoft Teams where they register, raise any issues and get help and support.
FOR LOWER SCHOOL PUPILS
Live lessons, remote resources and homework tasks
Details of work to be completed and the day-to-day communication from your child’s teacher continue via Class Dojo: – https://www.classdojo.com/
Lower School staff use Google Classroom and SeeSaw to deliver lessons and learning resources.
As the nature of tasks set varies by age, confirmation of which platforms are relevant, how to access them and any login details are provided by your child’s teacher.
The remote provision continues to evolve with a full programme of learning designed to engage and challenge in an age-appropriate way. Pupils attend multiple ‘live lessons’ throughout the week. These are also made available to families who cannot attend in real-time.
Each day begins and ends with ‘Cameras-On’ class time, providing important opportunities for children to socialise and receive support and encouragement from their teachers and their classmates. Parents will be given guidance for safe and best practice in relation to ‘Cameras-On’ sessions.