Supporting Home Learning at Dunbar Primary School

Supporting Home Learning@ Dunbar Primary School
Please find information regarding some of the changes we have put in place in connection with your valued feedback from our recent parental questionnaire.
Please be aware that not every year stage works in exactly the same way, as teachers are working hard to put in place what works best for their age and stage. Our teachers are working very hard to get to grips with a lot of new digital skills as we go along!
Thank you for your feedback, and we will continue to learn and improve the ways we are offering distance learning.

YOU SAID – You would like some of the tasks read out loud.
WE DID- We have now started to use Screencast O Matic to do this.

YOU SAID – You would like to know when Google classroom tasks are going to be set each day.
WE DID- We have introduced daily or weekly timetables.

YOU SAID – You would like more typing skills tasks because you are typing a lot at the moment.
WE DID-We have changed our ICT plans to suit this.

YOU SAID – you would like more links to the BBC Bitesize resources.
WE DID- We have incorporated these more regularly in tasks set.

YOU SAID – You would like us to organise the ‘to do’ section so it is clearer for you to see what tasks you still have to complete.
WE DID- We have made sure to do this to make tasks clearer.

YOU ASKED- You asked for more support for ASN children.
WE DID- Support classrooms had already been set up for children with ASN from P4-7 who were attending support groups. Mrs Kelly has now opened these up to any child who feels they need extra help. These have resources, recommended websites, and the chance to ask other for extra support.

YOU ASKED- You asked for a chance to see the teachers more.
WE DID- Lots of teacher’s have now begun uploading video content of themselves, either reading stories, introducing lessons or just sharing news.

We have posted details to the Google Classrooms and below to help parents to learn how to edit PDF documents: this is available on Tablets and phones only

Meeting Teachers- Children would like the opportunity to talk to their teachers- Teachers are beginning to try out Google Meets to find what works best for their learners.

Technical Issues- Some of the IT issues have made tasks difficult – We are increasingly trying to offer more offline tasks – outdoor learning, art, etc.

Weekly Planning- It helps to plan the week when you know what is coming up at the start of the week – some year stages are trying out a weekly overview on a Monday to give more guidance on this,
Daily Planning- Other stages are setting a regular range of activities at the start of each day.

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