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Spring News Week 1 January 8th

Good morning everyone,
Thank you for joining in with our class meetings yesterday. This has really helped us to overcome some technical difficulties. I will add the timetables for next week onto your class pages (see links below) over the course of today. The first session is my welcome to the week assembly which at the moment will be recorded rather than live. This means that the children could log in and listen at 9.15 am or at a time that is more convenient to you.  I am still trying to work out how to add all class teams into one meeting!! I will let you know where to access this later,
Safeguarding for our online teaching sessions next week
• All sessions on Teams will have two members of staff (one lead, one support) present at all times and the full session will be recorded. This means that children can watch the recording again to help them with their follow up work.
 • Web-cameras/Video/Microphones should be turned on for students during taking the register and if they have a question, but for the remainder of time, webcameras/video/Microphones for students should be turned off. This will be managed and monitored by the supporting member of staff.
• The ‘chat’ function will be disabled for 1-1 use and is not to be used outside of the public forum and may only be used in group meeting sessions for asking questions. This will be managed by the supervisors on the call.
We have a new bike rack- thank you DMBC.
I hope you have a good day and a relaxing weekend- snow maybe??
Mrs Mason
Joining the TEAM sessions next week
By the way did you know that you can access TEAMS on XBox and Playstation?
Open TEAMS and find your class team (below is a screen shot of Pumas class.)
On the first page you will see the meeting – the part highlighted in purple- click  on this.


This will then take you to the meeting page which looks like this.


Stage 1 Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th January

Please follow the links below to your child’s class page where you will find a timetable with work for these 3 days.


Stage 2 Monday January 11th until February 1/2 term holiday.

Please follow the link to your child’s class page where we will upload the weekly timetable (uploaded each Friday.)

This will contain the links to the live sessions with your child’s teacher. We will be monitoring engagement with the online learning making sure that all children are keeping up with their school work.

The timetable will include links to daily English and Maths lessons with your class teacher as well as a story/ class novel session.

The final session of the day will be a chance to share work and receive feedback. You can also share your child’s work via Purple Mash, via Facebook or via email to Castle admin.

All lessons with your teacher will be accessed via Microsoft Teams. Below are some leaflets which will support you with this.

How to access Home Learning Resources

Pupils Home Learning How to guide

Our home learning also incorporates the use of our  online learning platforms.

There will also be links to support independent learning and research into the curriculum theme for the term.

We will be in contact if you have told us that you do not have access to a computer/tablet. If you have difficulties accessing learning virtually please let us know and together we can work out how to support you.

Pupil emails and log ins.

You  have received your child’s email address and log in details. These are to be used next week when our online learning commences. These will give your child access to Microsoft TEAMS.

It is very important that the children are able to access this so that they do not fall behind with their learning. We have practised accessing TEAMS within school but please make sure that these work from home and if you have any issues at all please let us know. Thank you.

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