At Fairfield Prep School, online learning consists of three lessons a day; English, Maths and a Topic or Foundation subject.
Parents and pupils can access all lesson information using the Firefly portal and considerable attention has been given to the learning resources and support for parents for pupils from Kindergarten to Year 6.
The teachers have had fun recording themselves as they introduce each lesson and this has been very well received by children and parents alike. Additionally, teaching staff are also supplying links to other resources to support learning across the curriculum.
Fairfield pupils are using three platforms to respond to the lesson tasks and return their answers. EYFS are using Tapestry whilst Years 1, 2 and 3 are using SeeSaw. Pupils in Upper prep are using Microsoft Teams Chat, for communicating with their teachers and importantly, with each other.
The pupils have also been set sporting challenges to keep everyone active during the school closure. These have been readily embraced with evidence supplied via some great videos and photographs.
We have encouraged our parents to provide feedback and are delighted to hear that the children are enjoying the continued interaction with their teachers and that the parents are happy with the variety and amount of content being delivered in lessons.
In a recent survey, feedback from parents thus far has been overwhelming positive with 90% of parents stating that their child had responded well to our online learning provision and 86% of parents gauging their child’s workload to be at the appropriate level.
My husband and I wanted to take this opportunity to email you to say a huge thank you to all the staff for your hard work in this difficult time. Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her online lessons and we appreciate all the effort that goes into these. Mrs Baxter and all the staff have been extremely supportive and encouraging. Year 2 parent.
The online teaching and live lessons is clearly a great asset, both my boys have been engaged and less frustrated than they have done in previous times under this situation. I can fully appreciate the amount of work that this has taken to orchestrate, but I wanted to thank you for the efforts of your staff. Parent
Thank you also for the fab home learning resources you have put together, they are really helping us feel like we’re as ‘at school’ as we can be.
I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you for the effort and hard work you have all put in over the last few weeks . It’s really appreciated and you guys have gone above and beyond.
Year 1 parent
The Year 3 teachers are doing a fantastic job with the online learning. The videos and the personalised feedback by the teachers are really helpful and very motivating.
Year 3 parent
Just wanted to express my sincere thanks in you all setting up the fantastic remote learning package. We are finding it is working really well and flows lovely from one task to the next.
Year 4 parent
I just wanted to let you know how great a job the Year 6 teachers have done for this term. The balance of the videos and the set work seem to be working really well.
Year 6 parent