La Martiniere for Girls will start online classes for the primary and middle sections from Monday.
Students of classes X and XII have been attending virtual classes for about a fortnight. Classes I to IX will also log in from next week. Class XI has been excluded from the online classes because the ICSE exams are yet to be completed.
The online classes will be held for two hours every day, starting at 9am. “We will draw up a timetable and classes will be conducted according to that. We will make up for the loss of working days but we do not want to pressure the children,' said Rupkatha Sarkar, the principal of the school.
The classes will be interactive and “conceptual”, formulated to encourage self-study, Sarkar said.
The activities for primary classes would include reading storybooks or doing creative writing so that “every child is benefitted”, said Sarkar.
For some classes, only the compulsory subjects like English, social studies and second language will be taught online.
Report cards will be mailed to parents of all classes after May 3, a school official said.
The school will lose not more than 10 to 12 working days from the start of the new session till the school closed for summer vacation, the official said.