I am writing to you now because I want you all to achieve your best and I’m worried that some of you may not be doing so at the moment. I want to hopefully help you understand a few things about what your teachers and LSAs are doing for you. I also need to sort out a few concerns that we have in this area, so please read carefully and ask if you are not sure. I need you all to respond to this blog to tell me that you have read and understood its message.
Firstly, your learning tasks are posted at 9am every day for you to complete. Your teachers are monitoring the tasks from 9am every day to make sure you complete the work. We know who’s completing it and who’s not. If you don’t complete your work that day, you waste our time and not one of you would want to do that, would you? We are putting a lot of time, energy and effort into ensuring that you continue to achieve your best, so please give some time, energy and effort back!
Please prioritise learning from the day we are on, e.g. if it’s Thursday, do Thursday’s work first. Going back to yesterday’s work may be tricky, especially if it’s an LbQ task or Education City where it will have timed out and the code no longer works. We found it very interesting when some of you on Thursday said you’d completed Tuesday’s work- you didn’t, because the code had expired!
As I’ve said, we are monitoring your efforts and I am worried that some of you are giving us very little effort at the moment. It’s very easy to type “Done it” but we want to know how well you are doing, so responding with “Done it” or “Done it in my homework book” doesn’t help us do that. From now on, if you complete your work in your book or on paper, I’d like you to give more detail about what you did, how you did it and whether the task was tricky or you found it easy. If you found it tricky, explain which part was tricky and maybe we can help? Where possible, give your answers with explanations on the blog. That way we can see how you got on by reading your comment and we can respond in a way to help you best. If you complete an LbQ, Education City, Rising Stars or Purple Mash task that we set you, we can see your scores and how well you did so you don’t need to explain these, but please let us know you have completed them.
Your teachers and LSAs respond to every comment you make on these blogs. However, most of our comments are being ignored. Please go back to comments you have made on previous blogs to see our feedback and respond again. Some of you have additional questions to answer, and most of you will simply have praise from us. Surely you’d want to read that!? Remember- this is the only way we can communicate with you at the moment so please take advantage of it. We want to know how you are, so tell us!
As always, if you have any questions please ask us. You can because we have this website and the blog to help you during this difficult time. Not every school does. Take care, stay safe and we’ll all see you soon.