There is an expectation that productive learning will take place and that pupils will submit work to teachers to be marked, as they would do in school. However, we are aware that every family is different, and facing different challenges so there is no pressure to do this immediately after a lesson. Individual teachers will make clear their expectations around submitting work when individual tasks are set.
Work should be submitted via Microsoft Teams, usually via ‘assignments’.
Feedback will continue to be delivered to pupils both verbally (during synchronous online sessions) and through comments on written work, they have submitted. English lessons on Fridays for Years 4-6 will consist of small group sessions with 5-6 students to provide more personalised feedback. Other subjects will undertake feedback in this way as and when appropriate.
During asynchronous lessons, a subject specialist teacher will be available online in Teams at the suggested times in order to answer questions and provide feedback.
Teaching staff will be keeping a close eye on academic work and will be regularly assessing and reviewing pupils’ attainment and progress. This assessment will continue in line with our usual framework, taking into account both effort and attainment. Where there are specific concerns in any of these areas, our usual school approach will apply; subject teachers will address individual concerns, whilst form tutors will manage any broader issues.
During the week, ‘homework time’ should be spent completing any unfinished tasks from the day.
During the weekend, Upper School pupils may be set short consolidation/vocab learning tasks. Year 7 will have Geography Coursework tasks and Year 8 should continue with their independent Common Entrance Revision.
In Year 5, maths and English homework will be set by individual subject teachers. Critical Thinking prep will be set twice a week after each lesson.
In Year 6, pupils will be asked to complete any incomplete tasks from the week for prep; Critical Thinking prep will be to continue work on projects from Idea, click here to access.
In Year 3 and Year 4 will have a weekly spelling list for pupils to practise outside of their lessons for their weekly spelling test. Other extra work/homework is optional. Parents are advised to use the list of suggested sites/textbooks and activities provided.
This can be an ideal time to undertake personal study projects. If your child would like ideas or advice about how to undertake a project then please contact their class or subject teacher.
There is an expectation that all pupils read daily, aside from their timetable. As a guide, we recommend the following as minimum times:
Year 3 and 4: 20 minutes
Year 5 and 6: 30 minutes
Year 7 and 8: 45 minutes
Pupils will still sit Common Entrance Examinations this year. This will allow us to acknowledge pupils’ achievements and enable senior schools to know what pupils joining them next year know, understand and can do. However, French oral examinations will not be undertaken.
In accordance with ISEB regulations, we will send examination paper packs by secure mail to pupils’ homes. They will be sent on Friday 29 May together with a return envelope addressed to North Bridge House Prep.
Exam Scripts must be returned by post no later than Friday 5th June. Further information and specifics will be communicated to Year 8 parents closer to the time.
For any questions about future schools’, please do get in touch with Ms Vivian (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms Vivian is in the process of liaising with Senior schools and further communications will be sent out in due course.