Our Online Teaching and Learning Timetable Explained
Learning Readiness & Connection
This is an exceptionally important time to be mentally and physically ready for the day, and to keep everyone connected students with students; students with teachers; teachers with families.
Body 2 Mind
Every morning prior to check-in, we are encouraging the whole family to engage in some light physical exercise together before their learning and workday begins. These are also called Move ‘N Groove sessions in school.
The morning activity will be provided each day by our PE teacher Mr Colgrave.
Daily Check-in and Roll Call
Every day at 9:00am there will be a scheduled morning daily check-in between students and their teachers. In Year 3 - 6, teachers will open the class roll at 9:00am in Office 365 – TEAMS. Students are able to respond to their teacher’s morning welcome using the ‘Posts’ function. In the event you are experiencing difficulties logging into TEAMS, then please ensure parents notify the class teacher via Class Dojo.
Innovate and Create
Having daily opportunities for students to explore, discover, create and innovate is essential in the home environment and follows our Maramba Primary School Teaching and Learning Pedagogical Model.
We are encouraging all families to be actively engaged in Family Human Literacy learning to support each other through this challenging time.
Innovation Meets (3-6) will be planned and delivered as the first family learning experience each Monday morning before other learning experiences. The focus for each weekly session are created by the teacher and informed by parent and student feedback and understanding the pressures that are placed on families at this time.
On Friday, we have an Innovation Hour at 1:55pm that will have a STEAM focus. We encourage families to participate where possible but they can also be interdependent experiences too.
These sessions will be organised and supported by teachers.
Initially in Year 3 – 6, Discovery sessions will be opportunities for students to make, create or innovate together. It is designed to be a stimulating start to the day and get the brain active before the learning ahead.
Gradually, these sessions will evolve to reflect the similar learning opportunities to what students engage in at school. Students will work towards answering a key question by finding a unique solution to an identified local or national or global issue. This will require students to investigate, explore, and discuss their key findings in a series of lessons across the term.
Specialists - Art, PE, Music and Coding
Specialists will also provide scheduled learning experiences for students in each year group to continue a modified specialist program that can be delivered at home. Each year group will have their four specialist sessions each week and always at the same time.
Communication and Skill Building
Essentially, this time has an English focus. Students have opportunities to improve their communication skill building. This includes speaking, listening, viewing, reading, writing, handwriting and spelling.
This part of learning represents the Mathematics component of the curriculum. Teachers will provide a mixture of mathematical concepts and real-life applications.
Community Pit Stop and Daily Reflection
A great way to end the day, students and their families are encouraged to participate in a Community Pit Stop and Check-out where they can share events from their day as part of family and individual reflection time. This time allows family members to review their day and make improvements in the way they learn, work and live. If it doesn’t happen at this time it can take place later when the family is together.