Upper Key Stage Two

Expectations

Children were expected to:

  • Observe the rules and expectations of BSB’s Acceptable Use Policy at all times while engaging with Google Classroom and other online resources.
  • Read through the schedule of activities each day at 8:30am.
  • Attend the daily 9:00am ‘Class Meet’, to check in with teaching staff and classmates, as well as to have any questions answered.
  • Engage with tasks daily.
  • Hand in classwork through the Classwork section of Google Classroom so that these can be marked and returned. Please refrain from posting work on the Stream.
  • Be punctual to all relevant Google Meet sessions scheduled, and inform teachers in advance if you cannot attend.
  • Ask teachers and teaching assistants for help when needed.
  • Take breaks between tasks and at lunch time.
  • Try to get some physical activity each day.
  • Finish their school day at 15:00, as normal.

Parents were expected to:

  • Support children in establishing routines that fit the family’s ways of working in order to accomplish tasks set.
  • Ensure that children take breaks, away from a computer or device, between lessons/tasks and encourage them to get some regular physical activity.
  • Share any exciting news or children’s accomplishments with teachers.
  • Encourage children to make an effort to complete all compulsory tasks assigned and inform teachers of any obstacles to this, or if work may need to be handed in late.
  • Use office@britishschool.ro to request virtual meetings with teaching staff, ask questions and offer feedback on the Online Learning Programme.
  • Contact Mrs Smith, Head of Primary, through office@britishschool.ro with any concerns, questions or feedback.

Teaching staff were expected to:

  • Post a daily schedule of activities that children should aim to complete.
  • Host a ‘Class Meet’ at 9:00 each school day.
  • Be available to respond to students’ questions throughout the school day, between 8:30 - 15:00.
  • Maintain everyday expectations for assigning work that is appropriately challenging for each student.
  • Whenever appropriate or required, provide video and live instruction when presenting new material.
  • Assess and return all classwork submitted, within the expectations of the Marking and Feedback policy, providing feedback and targets for future development where appropriate.
  • Offer live ‘Meet’ sessions, as appropriate, in order to maintain and nurture pastoral relationships with students, as well as to answer any questions and give feedback.
  • Offer a weekly ‘office hours’ opportunity for contact with parents.
  • Respond to emails within 24 hours.
  • Be open to feedback provided by parents and students on their experience of online learning and share this with the Primary Leadership.

Learning

Children will be expected to complete tasks in line with our normal timetable for the school week, the number of which will generally mirror the number of lessons in each subject in a normal week. All Primary curriculum is delivered through Google Classroom and can be accessed through your child’s school login for bsbonline.net. Please contact your class teacher through the school office for login details, or if you are experiencing any difficulty with accessing the material.

In Upper Key Stage Two, teachers will aim to provide the following, though there may be occasional exceptions:

Maths

1 activity per day

English

3-4 pieces of work per week, or an extended writing assignment over the course of a week.

Spelling

1 Spelling/Grammar activity each week

Reading

20 mins of reading each day (Bug Club or other reading material).

1-2 guided reading tasks per week (e.g. comprehensions). This may also include ‘live’ reading tasks and discussions.

Science

1 written or practical activity per week.

Humanities

1 written or practical activity per week.

PE

Daily activities offered

Music and MFL

Number of tasks will be equal to the number of lessons per week. These may include Meets.

Art and DT

These alternate each half term. One task per week in either Art or DT, depending on the term/topic, though these may be covered through projects in other subjects.

PSHCE

1 activity per week which may include Circle Time activities through Google Meet

Computing

1 activity per week