10th March 2020

Preschool - Year 6: Virtual Learning Environment Arrangements

Communications to DBS parents of students in Preschool to Year 6

Due to our closure, we will be making a rapid switch from an in-person learning environment to a 100% online learning environment. From the experience of schools in East Asia, who have been compelled to do this, it should be noted this switch is highly likely to cause stress and anxiety for students, parents and staff members. Therefore, I would like to please ask for patience and calm from all stakeholders (parents, teachers and children).

To begin with, the majority of work set in PS – Year 2 will be via Class Dojo and for Year 3 – 6 will be via Google Classroom. Here is a link to a video to show you how Google Classroom works.

To maintain a school routine at home, here is a suggested day broken up into periods for Year 1 – Year 6.

8:15 am – 9:05 am

9:20 am – 10:10 am

10:10 am – 11:00 am

11:20 am – 12:10 pm

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

P1: Maths

P2: Reading/Arabic

P3: Writing/Islamic

P4: Physical exercise

P5: Topic/Specialist/Science


For Years 3 – 6, your Google Classroom codes have been shared with you via your class teacher. If you need any further support, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.