How has the curriculum changed?
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. Your child should still be experiencing a broad curriculum via remote learning.
However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, Art lessons will take place as a live lesson but students will not have access to specialist materials. The planning has been adapted for more basic materials that the students are likely to have at home. For example, our Year 7 are working on their 'Insects' project but won't have access to a wide range of dry art materials, like oil pastels, collage, wire, paint pens etc that we would have been able to experience in a non-Art classroom in school. Students are encouraged to use materials they may have at home.
In Music and Dance there is a greater emphasis on theory work as the students may not be able to access the specialised music software at home. In Drama the curriculum theme will continue as normal. However, the emphasis on theory work is much greater. For example, Year 8 are doing a project on 'Witches, Fires & Plagues' which has been adapted to also look at the history of 'The Great Fire of London'. Students will be working on a monologue rather than a group performance to support learning and continue to challenge students.