SUPPORTING LEARNING FROM HOME FOR YEARS 7 – 10
Our Science teams have worked incredibly hard over the past week to support continuity of learning for our 7-10 students during this second period of lockdown. We have devised lesson plans that will be uploaded to Compass each morning, detailing the learning objectives for each class and the tasks that need to be completed. Each teacher will conduct a Google Meet to continue to connect with their students as well as to support them in their learning.
Again, we have engaged with a number of online platforms to assist student learning, including Google Classroom and Stile. These platforms enable us to deliver engaging and innovative lessons seamlessly, while also providing teachers with instant feedback regarding student progress.
As well as this, there are many ways you can support your own child in their Science learning at home, including:
- Acknowledging and encouraging your children’s interests and natural abilities in science, helping them further develop their interests and abilities over time.
- Encouraging your children to observe, ask questions, experiment, tinker, and seek their own understandings of natural and human-made phenomena.
- Fostering children’s creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and resourcefulness through authentic tasks such as cooking, doing household chores, gardening, repairing a bike or other household object, and other everyday activities. Actively engage with your children during mealtime discussions or group games requiring mental or physical skills, or by talking about books they are reading or television programs about science they have watched.
- Providing your children easy access to science learning resources such as books, educational toys and games, videos, and online or computer-based resources.
- Joining your children in learning new things about science and technology. Take advantage of not knowing all the answers to your children’s questions, and embrace opportunities to learn science together.
Please, as always, encourage your child to reach out to their teacher if they’re experiencing difficulty with their learning. We are all in this together.
Head of Science