Online Learning During Covid 19

After teaching through the lockdown last year, our teachers are better prepared for the next lockdown but it should still  be recognised that we will be heading into a period of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).  We call it ERT as we are not experts in remote teaching and our training or intentions have never been to deliberately set up a distance or online learning programme.  We are not expecting parents to replicate what we do at school and you shouldn't expect teachers to do what we do at school, in your home.  We should note that these are exceptional times and that all of us can only try our very best.

What will be noticeably different this time is that the teachers will be available to be online more with the students from day one.  This will include the following:

  • The regular 30 min class catch up and check in

  • 20 min 1:1 slot for children who do not understand a piece of work

  • At least one session of reading or writing and math per student per week

The plans will reflect the following premises which have been based upon following expert advice.  

  • We are entering a period of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) and not online or distance learning

  • Teachers, families and students' mental health is the priority.

  • Missing a few weeks or even a few months of school when students are primary aged will have little impact on their long term educational outcomes.  In 2020 we saw very little difference in outcomes for the vast majority of students.

  • The content of distance learning will be a mix of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Voyages (Our Topic for this term) and life skills.  Learning will be synchronous (via Google Meet) or asynchronous (Google Classroom/Seesaw).

  • Families and children can do as much or as little as they like of what is provided but can’t ask for more than what is currently being provided.  Providing additional meaningless worksheets to keep children "busy" does not help anyone.

  • Equity will be an issue for some during ERT and we will check to make sure everyone is coping.

Teachers will be emailing you or using seesaw over the weekend with links to a google classroom which will house all of the necessary links and all of the details of what is to be done and when. 

The most important thing we can do is to provide a chance for students to connect with their peers face to face via google meet.  We will start with 20-30 minute sessions each school day at the following times.  This will be a chance for teachers to read a story, have some show and tell and share what everyone has been learning about.  Once again, details on how to connect will come out before  via google classroom or seesaw.

Room 1 - 2:00-2:30pm   --  join code s72oyhk

Room 1A - 10-10:30 --  join code  jy7urw3

Room 2 - 10.30-11    --  join code uihdnyn

Room 2A - 1.30-2pm --  join code xizxncd

Room 3 - 11:00 - 11:30 --  join code sdb5hfy

Room 4 - 10-10:30        --  join code fjj4wmd

Room 5 - 11:00 - 11:30  -  join code wdbn2bb

Room 6 - 11:00 - 11:30 -  join code q7g7qf5

1:1 Session booking form for learning support.

Compilation sites






Te Reo

Non Screen Ideas

Compilation site

Ministry of Education Site


 UK Home Learning



Reading Eggs

Read Theory

Listen to stories

David Walliams Stories for Free


This will largely come through Google Classroom once holidays finish.



Xtra Math to practice basic facts.

Student favourite prodigy

Username = covidkaik    password = 20kaik20

Hills Cluster Link

Scratch Games


Jump Jam


These websites are the main ones that we use to deliver online learning and this page will be added to as we go.  Google Apps for Education and Seesaw will be the main delivery platform for instructions from teachers and we will be setting up all students in the next few days.  If your child does not have or know their username and password please email [email protected] or [email protected]

Working from home and learning from home is very hard so please don't become stressed about doing a lot of school work with your child.  The most important thing is a happy household over these difficult times.