We believe that our school is the most suitable place for learning and that all children should attend school if they are healthy and well. Remote education will be offered in situations where a class, group or small number of children need to self-isolate, or there are local restrictions requiring pupils to remain at home.
In the event that children need to learn remotely, the school will loan them an iPad use at home. The iPads have been restricted and configured with the apps the children need such as Google Classroom, Lexia, Timetable Rockstars, SpellingShed, MathsShed.
We will use two main tools to communicate with pupils and parents whilst they are learning remotely: Class Dojo and Google Classroom.
We are now using Google Classroom as a hub to allow blended learning from the classroom into the home. Our pupils in Y1-Y6 will be able to use their iPads to access homework and to learn from home when in isolation. Every child has a unique login to the Classroom.
Google Classroom is a safe and secure solution for children to access their learning materials directly from us, their teachers. There is also the option to collaborate with other pupils in the class by sharing ideas or tips.
By clicking the image above, you will be taken directly to the Google Classroom webpage. On the right, you will see an option to sign-in. Once in, you will be in your class page with your assignments and lessons. If you require any help or support, please email your child's class teacher or message them using Dojo.
We use ClassDojo to communicate with you and your parents to support you with your learning at home. The activities and links on your class' page are still very useful, but the Class Blog and Video Centre have been retired.
Support to keep your children safe online
Please use these resources to help you keep your child safe online:
- support for parents and carers to keep children safe online (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online), which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
- guidance on staying safe online (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-staying-safe-online) which includes information on security and privacy settings
- Thinkuknow (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/) provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
- Parent info (https://parentinfo.org/) is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
- Childnet (https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit) offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
- Internet matters (https://www.internetmatters.org/? gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktuA5LWK2wIVRYXVCh2afg2aEAAYASAAEgIJ5vD_BwE) provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
- London Grid for Learning (https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety/) has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
- Net-aware (https://www.net-aware.org.uk/) has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
- Let’s Talk About It (https://www.ltai.info/staying-safe-online/) has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
- UK Safer Internet Centre (https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers) has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services