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Spring 2 News Week 3 January 21st

Good morning everyone,
I am pleased to tell you that the Trust’s ‘Parent Portal’ is now live and the first two videos can be accessed and shared via the following links:

·       Number 1 (Introduction) here:

·       Number 2 (using Teams) here:

In school we are starting to get into a routine and the children are getting much better at logging into TEAMS. I know that our technology lets us down sometimes but I do feel that the remote lessons are going well so thank you for all of your support with this. If you have any feedback about our online timetable then please let us know.

Weekly online engagement chart.

Our aim is get every child accessing our online live lessons as this is where teaching is taking place. Each week we will review the online registers and contact parents of children who are not engaging in lessons or activities set. I understand that for some of you this is challenging and we will help you as much as we can to support your child to keep up with their learning.

School Council Meeting

Please post your ideas for our School Council onto  your class pages.
Good link for children to explore different artists.

I hope you have a good day.

Mrs Mason
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.


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.

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