Term 2, 2020 Teaching and Learning Overview.
During this uncertain and difficult time for all of us, the State Government has given parents a choice about whether children return to school for face-to-face teaching or learn from home, and this is a personal decision influenced by each family’s circumstances.
Our aspiration for teaching and learning this term is for every JPS student to continue to experience successful, positive, personalised and engaging learning experiences, regardless of whether that is learning at school or distance learning at home. In our planning for term two, we have considered all families and contexts and remain committed to both student learning and wellbeing, and are very mindful in not adding to family stress during this ‘state of emergency’.
This term learning will look different in every family and for every student. It will occur in many different ways and maybe a combination of parents and students accessing teaching videos, lessons or resources online, and/or written materials through printed resources or learning packages, real-life daily authentic learning experiences, or learning from a teacher face-to-face with other students at school in a classroom environment.
To ensure success no matter the learning mode, we have developed a combination of technology and non-technology based learning opportunities for all students. These lessons and activities will be highly recommended for each learner so that they can continue working towards learning goals and building necessary skills and knowledge.
We have planned for and prepared for fortnightly ‘Learning Blocks’ which are periods of learning that will run for two weeks during term two. Please see the attached term two planners for exact dates.
- Learning Block 1: Weeks 1 & 2
- Learning Block 2: Weeks 3 & 4
For students returning to school to learn in a classroom, this guide will inform and reassure parents and carers of the practices and measures being implemented daily to keep all students and staff healthy and safe. A timetable for each phase of learning will be provided, as for the first few weeks of this term all students will be working on the same curriculum objectives.
For those students learning at home, this guide will inform and reassure parents and carers of the procedures for accessing resources and explain how we will provide a series of lessons and learning activities. These have been designed in such a way that they are simple to follow, consistent across all year levels and provided in a weekly format to be adopted or adapted as needed.
All students, both those attending school and those learning at home will work on the same curriculum and learning activities planned for and shared in the Learning Packages, for the first few weeks.