Remote Learning Platform
At Fairfield Primary School, we use Google Classrooms as our remote learning platform. Students access their Google Classroom via a secure login.
What does remote learning look like at FPS?
- Students start their day with a 9:15am meeting with their teacher and classmates. The teacher welcomes the class to the school day and goes through the timetable.
- Live meetings are held between the teacher and small groups in Reading, Writing and Maths.
- Specialist teachers run Visual Arts, Performing Arts, French and Physical Education lessons with every year group, once a week.
- Daily tasks are assigned in Reading, Writing and Numeracy.
- Weekly tasks are assigned in the specialist subjects and Inquiry.
- To support wellbeing and maintain social and school connections, small group and individual catch-up sessions are held throughout the week. Daily drop-in sessions – which have a social, wellbeing, and fun focus – are open to students on an as-needs basis.
- Students keep in touch with their teacher through stream comments, uploading tasks or responding to feedback. Students can post private comments/questions to their teacher and make public comments to their class.
- Students end the day with a 3.00pm meeting. This meeting could be with their grade or with grades across the year group.
Home Learning Tips
- Where possible, remote learning should take place in a family space (e.g. lounge room or dining room). These spaces are preferable over a bedroom, where your child can feel isolated and supervision can be more challenging.
- Try to establish and maintain a daily routine. The most important aspect is to find a routine that works for your family.
- Start and end each day with a check-in to help your child.
- Clarify and understand the instructions they get from their teachers.
- Help your child organise themselves and set priorities for their learning at home.
- Monitor how much time your child is spending online.
- Encourage regular exercise breaks. This might mean going for a walk, using exercise apps, dancing, floor exercises or using home exercise equipment. There will also be physical activities suggested in Google Classroom.
The Reality of Home Learning
By its very nature, remote learning is implemented at the most challenging of times. We continue to keep the wellbeing of everyone a priority, whilst focusing on the critical importance of learning.
As a school, we recognise the importance of a child’s mental and physical wellbeing. Families have different dynamics, requirements and challenges, and many parents are understandably concerned about how they can continue to manage their work commitments whilst caring for and supporting their child/children’s learning.
At Fairfield Primary School, the last thing we want is for remote learning to create extra pressure on any household. We are grateful for support parents can provide, and being realistic of the situation, we do not have the expectation that students will complete all tasks assigned.
Parents may feel that their role is to educate their children; this is not the case – teachers will teach the students. The most important thing you can do is to continue to provide comfort, support and encouragement to your child.