Learning at home
The start of the spring term has seen the majority of Colfe’s pupils move to learning at home during the current lockdown, with the school remaining open only for children of key workers critical to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teaching and support staff have worked extremely hard to ensure lessons can be delivered virtually via online platforms. This a new experience for all and one which Colfeians have responded to with characteristic enthusiasm and resilience.
Pupils across the school receive daily live lessons via Microsoft Teams as well as continued pastoral and wellbeing support and guidance on how to keep fit and active at home.
Parents are crucial to the success of home learning – particularly those of younger pupils – and the school is grateful for all those taking such an active part in their children’s education, often whilst simultaneously working from home themselves. Despite these challenges, the response to the online learning provision has been universally positive.
While the school community must be apart it can still be united – we asked Colfe’s families to share images of how they have adapted to their new learning environments at home, as one parent commented:
“a lovely idea to collect images of pupils learning at home during the pandemic – I’m sure future generations of Colfe’s students will be fascinated to see what life was like for their counterparts in 2020.”