Nightingale Online Curriculum - All Children
During the period of National Lockdown children at Nightingale will learn online, guided by their class teacher. Every day parents will receive an e-mail from their child's teacher that will detail the work to be completed. In KS2 children will also be using Google Classroom to enable them to independently access their work.
In the Early Years (Reception and Nursery) children will be taught 3 live sessions each day. In Reception children will also be invited to attend online phonics in small groups. Children will receive a minimum of 3 hours of teaching in KS1 and 4 hours of teaching in KS2. At least 2 hours in every Key Stage will be live teaching, the remaining hours will be made up of pre-recorded content and independent learning tasks.
The Remote Teaching will be supported by work packs provided by the school. All children in KS2 will also be provided with a chapter book for their reading lessons.
Children who struggle to engage with Online Learning, or those without internet at home will be invited in to school. Children who would like to loan a computer from the school for this time period may do so and pick-up will be arranged within 24 hours of any request.
Teachers will continue to follow the school's curriculum during any period of online learning. This will include Read Write Inc phonics, Mathematics Mastery, Destination Reader, Pathways to Write and Developing Experts for Science. Teachers will adapt the school's Curriculum for Hackney (covering humanities, arts and design technology) for online learning too.
During time away from school we are committed to children receiving a broad and balanced curriculum. Each week every child will have access to a singing assembly, a praise assembly and a cooking session run by the Hackney School of Food. Children in Years 1-6 will have timetabled Spanish and Music sessions. Children who learn a musical instrument will have their lessons online over Zoom.
Feedback from Class Teachers
Parents in EYFS and KS1 should e-mail their child's work to the teacher when requested. Feedback will be given to the child verbally or in an e-mail. Children in KS2 will be expected to submit their work daily on Google Classroom where it will be marked and returned.
Support from Online Tutors
The school employs three Graduate Academic Tutors and two Qualified Teachers through the National Tutoring Programme. These tutors are able to continue teaching online in the event of any school closure. Children who are at risk of falling behind will be allocated an academic tutor and will receive 1:1 or small group tuition.
Online Learning - Isolation of a Bubble
If a class 'bubble' is required to isolate, their teacher will continue to deliver lessons over Zoom. All children who need one will be allocated a device from school before they are sent home, or pick-up will be arranged.
Online Learning - Children self-isolating
If a child needs to self-isolate due to Covid contact in their household they will be provided with a work pack from the school and guided to pre-recorded video content. They will also have online tutoring during their isolation period to ensure that they do not fall behind.