Good morning everyone,
I would like to say a big well done to everyone- staff, children and parents for maintaining support (and patience) with online lessons. Those of you who have been working in this way for months will know that it is by no means a perfect medium and things go wrong at times. Can I remind you that if you have an issue getting onto a lesson then please contact the school office via the school admin email address or Parent app and not ask questions or make comments on the page posts. Often teachers are in the lessons and can not reply to these. This also means that important messages get pushed down the feed and are hard to find. You should also remember that all children and parents in the class can see the comments you make. Please do not use teacher’s personal work email addresses.
Today we launch our daily news post for our children. This will be uploaded each morning to the class page- posts.
Children’s comments on the class news post
Please remember that your comments can be seen. Children should not be using this as medium for chatting with other children in the class or making silly comments.
Joining TEAMS using Playstations or Xboxes
My assembly for this morning can be found in your child’s class TEAMS page- see screenshot below. In school we will listen to this at 9.15 am. It is also on the online learning timetable for that time. The story sessions will be added later in the day.
Please continue to share you work with your teachers via Purple Mash, email or the school Facebook page. Children will be awarded 10 Team points for every piece of work shared.
School Reading Challenge
Children reading at home 4 times each week will earn 1 sticker on their chart. Please keep a record at home and on the children’s return I will be ready to open the School Council shop.
I hope you have a good day
Safeguarding for our online teaching sessions.
• 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.
Joining TEAM sessions
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 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.