Pupils' Virtual Learning Experience

This section of the website aims to demonstrate the level of support, contact and educational experience every pupil received whilst the school was closed due to Covid.  It is set out by Academics and Pastoral Care to cover the full experience that pupils received during the school's closure.  
  • Live lessons for all core subjects (Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, French and Spanish) for Years 3-6, live lessons for Maths, English, Science and Topic for Years 1 and 2 and live lessons for Maths, English, Phonics and Topic for Reception children, combined with pre-recorded videos and self-directed lesson plans for other subjects. 
  • Detailed lesson plans and high quality resources tailored to their classes, covering all school subjects as normal, so nothing is missed.
  • Live form time / registration every morning, where children are expected to register and unite as a year group.  
  • Direct email contact with the teacher any time during the school day. 
  • Personal feedback and motivating praise given for every piece of work completed.
  • Tailored planning and resources based on this feedback, to ensure misunderstandings are addressed and all children are meeting their full potential.
  • Whole school 'Celebration' assembly held every Thursday to highlight hard work and achievement from pupils.
  • A live wellbeing session every week to support children's metal health
  • House points awarded and certificates posted to reward achievements
  • Videoed bedtime stories
  • Exciting virtual challenges to bring the school community together
  • Drama Club held every Thursday after school.  Pre-prep is at 3.30-4pm.  Prep at 4-4.30pm.  This club is free of charge.  


Whilst the school is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working hard to ensure that all pupils continue to experience an enriching and fulfilling St Ives curriculum.  This aims to continue pupils’ progress, consolidate their learning and help them remain healthy, both physically and mentally. It is also extremely important to us that our pupils and parents continue to feel a part of the St Ives community so that we can stay “Together Whilst Apart”.

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