Coronavirus,Google Classroom & Other support
School is currently closed.
To see letter about reopening school sent to parents on 11th May 2020l click on the link below
You can still contact us on the school office phone number number or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have set up an online Google classroom for each child. Your child will either have received their username or login. they have either been given it at school or you will have received an email with the details.
To get onto the Google classroom:
As school has been closed we are providing your child with access to online learning from home.
In order for them to access it they will need to log in with their username and password.
Here are the steps to getting started on a laptop or computer.
1. Click on this link https://myaccount.google.com/
2. Log in with their username and Password:
3. Click on the little 3x3 grid on the right hand side and then click on the Classroom icon. This will take you into your child's class online learning.
4. Your child should click on the 'Classwork' tab at the top - they will be able to see different activities they can do each week.
5. Where they are asked to, they will be able to send work they have done back for their teachers to comment on.
Steps to complete homework on Google Classroom (for your child):
a. Click into the 'Classwork' tab at the top.
b. Scroll down to find the lesson you are on; please work in sequence.
c. Click on the lesson/assignment and click 'view assignment'
d. Once you have read the instruction, if there are word mats or text you need to read, they should be there for you to access.
e. Sometimes you may be asked to click on a link which will take you to a website where you will play a game or maybe research something.
f. Sometimes you will be asked to complete a task - To complete tasks, on the top right corner, click 'Make a copy' and complete the task on Google Docs. You do not need to save, as it saves itself. You can just close it if you want to get back to it later.
g. Once you have finished your assignment/homework, click 'Turn in'.
h. If you want to edit it again, you can find 'unsubmit' on the instruction page.
If you need help with how to work things or complete work, private message is available on the instruction page (after you click into 'view assignment').
6. Each week teachers will be putting more activities online. Teachers will be able to 'talk' to your children online giving them instructions so they know what to do with each activity.
If you or or child needs any help, please let us know by writing something in the stream section of the classroom (see tab at the top).
Accessing Google Classroom from a tablet or ipad
1. Download the Google classroom App from the Playstore or Apple Store.
2. Go into the app
3. Put in your email and password.
Teachers will be giving appropriate, safe websites and activities online for your child. However, as your child will have access to the internet, you should monitor what your child is doing online so that you know they are safe.
Although they may be able to talk online - their teacher can see all communication. Please remind your child to only post and speak appropriately.
It would be good to give your child a routine during the day so that they do not get bored. Try to help them where you can. We would love your children to continue learning whilst they are at home if possible.
We wish you lots of luck.
Stay healthy and well.
How to talk to your child about the Coronavirus
Some good advice about how to support your children and talk to them aboutthe Coronavirus
Get your children to watch this:
How to wash your hands
Go Zen! - Anxiety relief for children - https://gozen.com/
Child Mind Institue - https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/
Young Minds -https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/
Calm zone Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)