Morisset Public School

Learn and Live

Telephone02 4973 1435

Emailmorisset-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Single Unit of Work Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will there be new work each week?

Single Units of Work will be posted on the website each Sunday evening ready for Monday. A message will be sent out on the App letting you know that the units of work have been posted on the website.

What can I do if I don’t have a printer?

A unit will be printed to be picked-up, we ask that you email or phone the school prior to arrival.

How do I return my student’s work?

As per the NSW Health stay-at-home orders we are not requesting work to be returned directly to school. Students can bring their completed units back to school following lockdown. All students have been sent an email to their Student Portal outlining procedures for returning work via email. Contact the school if you need username or password.

How do I submit my child’s class project?

Class teachers will be emailing students through the student portal regarding the projects.

What if my child doesn’t complete the single unit of work?

The single unit of work has a range of activities to be completed, they do not need to be completed during school hours. The single unit of work allows for learning time and activity time.

The DoE guidelines -

Early Stage One (K) and Stage One (Years 1 and 2) – learning from home approximately 2.5 hours per day – English, Maths and Key Learning Areas. Additional activities - wellbeing, mindfulness and physical activities can be outside this time.

Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6) - learning from home approximately 3 hours per day – English, Maths and Key Learning Areas. Additional activities - wellbeing, mindfulness and physical activities can be outside this time.

What if my child completes the unit of work before Friday?

Class teachers have designed the unit to be completed over the full week; spelling words need to be written out each day, math activities to be completed daily and so on. Encourage your children to work through the grid for each day. There are additional activities on the website and a number of links to the DoE website for more learning packages, Live broadcasts and ABCTV educational shows.

How will attendance be recorded while my child is learning from home?

During the Learning from Home period any student who is working on their ‘single unit of work’ or additional learning activities will be marked as ‘F’ (flexible).

What if my child is sick?

Phone the school and the roll will be marked as sick, get a COVID test and follow COVID guidelines. The class teacher will be notified that the student was not participating in learning on that day.

Will my child be missing out on any learning if they don’t complete the single unit of work?

Like many terms used in education, ‘unit of work’ can mean different things.

In this context, ‘one unit of work’ refers to a sequence of learning activities in which students experience the same learning whether they are at home or school.

The organisation of the content in a unit may vary according to the school, the teacher, the class, and the learning environment. Teachers have adapted their existing teaching and learning programs to enable students to continue their learning at home and school using modified tasks that would have been completed in the classroom under usual conditions.

What if my child is doing other work at home?

During the Learning from Home period any student who is working on their ‘single unit of work’ or additional learning activities will be marked as ‘F’ (flexible). Students can bring their completed additional learning activities to school when face-to-face learning resumes.

How do I get my child’s password or access to Reading Eggs, Mathletics and Student Portal email?

Send an email to the school requesting these be sent back.

Why isn’t my child doing a ZOOM lesson?

Not all classes will be accessing ZOOM. There are guidelines regarding the delivery of ZOOM meetings and students must be able to participate without parent support. Additional classes will have access to ZOOM as both staff and students learn the process and are familiar with the department’s guidelines. Class teachers not having ZOOM meetings will be phoning their students to talk with them about their learning at home.

What if I have a missed call?

Teachers are currently working from home and using their personal mobiles to make calls – with no caller id activated.

You are not required to phone the school as there are minimal staff at school and they are unable to forward or transfer your call.

The teacher will email the student through the student portal, try and phone you again later or on another day.

If you have any further concerns, please email the school.