Lower Years

Morning assembly

Guy will record a morning assembly every day. The link to view the assembly will be sent to you and posted on our website shortly afterwards. Lower Years pupils do not usually attend the morning assemblies, but we hope that watching the assembly before they start their day’s school work will help them feel part of the community during this period of social distancing.

Form time on Zoom

The students also have an opportunity for ‘form time’ every day. Please check your year group timetable for your specific timings. The form time is a great opportunity for the group to speak with each other and their form tutor. In order to connect to form time you will need a phone, laptop or ipad as we will use Zoom software. Your form tutor will email you with your invitation and you will automatically be connected to your group.

Lessons on Zoom

The form is divided into groups for two timetabled lessons each day delivered by Zoom in Maths, English, French and Humanities.

Giving and having lessons through Zoom does take some getting used to. Pupils will need to listen carefully to instructions and be paticularly considerate of their classmates.

Pupils should follow the school rules and dress code as they would on any normal school day.

Independent Work

The Form Tutor will be setting appropriate work and activities for the afternoons, supported by the Humanities, Science, and Art departments.

Extra-curricular activities

Students and families may like to participate in activities together over and above the work we are setting in the distance learning curriculum. We will regularly keep you informed of activities, challenges, resources to benefit the wellbeing of pupils and parents etc.

Staying informed and whom to contact

The Coronavirus situation section of the website will be kept up-to-date with information about the school’s continuity plans as well as the timetables for each section of the school. We will also be posting our extra curricular activities, challenges, artwork and photographs to these pages.

Your form tutor is your first point of contact and in addition to your form time they can schedule individual appointments if you wish to discuss a specific matter. Please do email them directly.

Please email Rachel Bowles or request a Zoom or Skype call and I will be delighted to help with any general or administrative enquiries you have. Please also send me any photos you have of the time being spent at home. I will be sending out ideas in the coming days too.

Please email Claire Weber if you have any queries about the continuity plans and projects in the Lower Years.

Please email Ben Ruddin if you have any queries about Zoom use or staying connected with the school from home.