As we begin our new school year, we may face an autumn term that is disrupted by COVID-19. If your child is required to isolate for a period of time or is unable to attend school then please access our online learning resources by clicking on the the ‘Pupil Online Learning’ link below. Your child will then be able to access a range of school resources, including the weekly learning grids. All daily activities follow the learning themes that your child’s class teacher will be covering in school so this will hopefully minimise any gaps in learning content. Reception and KS1 pupils will be able to access and practise their Read Write Inc Set Sounds 1,2&3 by clicking here.
Whole Class Isolation: If the whole class is isolating then your child will be required to log into their Microsoft Teams account, using their login and password (a copy of these can be found in your child’s homework book). Access this through the ‘Pupil Online Learning’ link below. The class teacher will upload daily activities and communicate with the children through this media platform. A parent guide on how to use your child’s Microsoft Teams account can be found by following the link below.
Staying Safe Online – E-Safety reminder for parents
It is important that our pupils remain safe whilst learning remotely at home. The majority of online learning activities, found within the weekly online learning grids below, are linked to school programmes that have e-safety measures established to protect your child whilst working online. However, parents should always be mindful that there are always e-safety risks when searching the World Wide Web and using online platforms such as U-tube etc. If possible, parents should supervise their children whilst searching the internet or, if not possible to do so, ensure that their home computers, tablets, phones etc. have parental restrictions set to block any inappropriate online material.
Remote Learning Online Safety Device
Probably the ‘best’ website for general advice is internetmatters.org – It is particularly useful for information on setting parental controls.
In school, Google is automatically locked to a safe search, this will not always happen at home. A good, child friendly search engine to recommend to parents is swiggle.org.uk
Equipment loaned by the school will have a simple agreement with parents reminding them that it should be supervised as internet filtering will not be effective if not in school. If any parent is struggling with resources during this period of ‘restricted attendance’ then please contact the school office on 0191 5813055 and complete the online google doc form as previously communicated with parents. Google form link here
Please remind your child that they should inform an adult straight away if they have concerns about any online material or if they feel uncomfortable with what they see or read online. If you require any support with online safety, please contact the school or check out our e-safety information page on our school website (click here).
Remote Learning – Contacting Staff
Please ensure that you are using the class emails to communicate with your child’s class teacher. These are highlighted on the weekly learning grids. Do not send emails to personal staff accounts shown on the MS Teams platform as these are not valid accounts and therefore will not be responded to.