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Spring 2 News Week 1 February 22nd

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a peaceful half term. I think Spring has sprung- I saw lambs this morning. Like the rest of the country we await the Prime Minister’s announcement later today. Hopefully we can then clearly plan for the children’s return. I will keep you informed via this news post. If you do have any questions or worries as we move towards the full return then please let me know in the usual way.

 

Astrea Parent Portal link.

Home

Fun Friday- what did you do at home?

 

We have made our own play dough and Chinese dragons for Fun Friday

Well done to our Year 1 writers- super stories.

 

I hope you have a good day.
Mrs Mason

 

Monday January 11th until March 8th.

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. 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.

Parent Portal’ is now live and the first two videos can be accessed and shared via the following links:

·       Number 1 (Introduction) here: https://vimeo.com/499987315/f706e8e19a

·       Number 2 (using Teams) here: https://vimeo.com/500166212/8fce1e45c5

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. If you have difficulties accessing learning virtually please let us know and together we can work out how to support you.

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.

Thank you.

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