Containment: France 4 launches school at home… on television

School at home with lessons given on television? This will be possible from this Monday, March 23 on the antennas of France Télévisions. Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, the public audiovisual group has changed its schedules to support confined students, from CP to terminale, in their schooling.

The watchword: “Stay at home, but keep your achievements!” insists Amel Cogard, director of the group’s Education unit, already at the origin of the free educational platform Lumni and partner of the “Learning Nation” operation of the Ministry of National Education. The idea is to provide solutions for all children, especially those who don’t have a computer and particularly those who have started to learn to read. »

On the program, lessons of 45 minutes to 1 hour broadcast on France 4 where teachers will come back to the fundamental notions. They will start at 9 a.m. first for CP-CE1 then for college students at 2 p.m., to help them review French and mathematics. High school students will be able to deepen one subject per day – French, maths, history-geo, physics and SVT, life and earth sciences – from 3 p.m.

“Provide educational continuity”

“I am in front of an interactive whiteboard where you can also scroll through animations and with which I am used to working with my students, explains Laure Brémont, school teacher and director of the Henri-Wallon school in Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne), volunteer to teach math to primary school children in front of the camera. The aim is to provide educational continuity. We will thus review notions seen at this time of the year and new ones. We leave time to do the requested exercise and we also give tips to parents to redo things at home! »

The 40-year-old teacher plans to tackle mental arithmetic – with doubles and halves, for example – numbers up to 100 and problems to solve… Recording her first lesson on Friday in front of a green background where a room of virtual classroom will appear, was a first for her. “I’m used to talking to children and adults, but I’ve never made videos or tutorials,” smiles Laure Brémont. It was impressive to find yourself on a set with a very small team and all the precautions. »

“So I arrived with my own makeup and there was hydroalcoholic gel everywhere! It was also a little confusing not having students in front of me… But the experience in the field helps, says the teacher. This initiative makes it possible to reach everyone and I think that the experience will also be an opportunity to reinvent things. »

“We will try to play down”

In addition to these courses, a new fun-educational magazine, “La maison Lumni, l’émission”, piloted by Alex Goude, will be launched this Monday on France 2 at 10 a.m., on France 5 at 11 a.m. and on France 4 at 3:45 p.m. “We created this show in a few days and all from a distance. It’s a first, says the presenter who shot the first issue on Sunday at studio 107 in Plaine Saint-Denis. I will be with teachers who will focus on a course element in 5-10 minutes. We will also offer activities to redo at home, a small gesture of sport, an ecological gesture. We will explain the coronavirus and why we must stay at home. »

Sports teachers, health personnel, bloggers, YouTubers will deliver tips. And each day, a personality – Gwendal Marimoutou, known to the faithful of the Gulli channel, the actress Michèle Laroque, the singer Anggun – will tell, via a video message, his confinement by giving his advice to the youngest. “We will try to play down the drama by offering a funny and intelligent moment to occupy the children, assures Alex Goude. We will also answer their questions asked on social networks.

To complete, various animated cartoons and edutainment formats will be featured on the France 4 schedule, which will launch documentaries on Tuesday at 9 p.m. for middle and high school students such as “Apocalypse: the war of the worlds 1945-1991” while France 5 in will offer at 3 p.m. In addition, new content, among the 10,000 on the Lumni platform, will help young and old to revise.

Containment: France 4 launches school at home… on television