We are excited to let you know that we have decided to change the way we provide home learning. It is essential that all children are completing at least some of the home learning sent home by the class teachers each week and we believe this change will offer families more support. Over the next few weeks we will move to a system that will allow teachers to work more closely with children who are not in school. Rather than sending home learning via ParentMail we will begin to use Microsoft Teams. We understand this is a new way of working for all of us - families at home and teachers in school - but we think the benefits are definitely worth it!
Teams can be accessed through any device - PC, tablet or smart phone. When logged on, children will be able to connect with their teacher and classmates. They will find the learning that has been set as well as instructions for how to complete it. Children may be asked to watch a video, complete an online quiz, or write in their home learning book. They will have access to Word, PowerPoint and Excel and will be able to easily upload a photo of their work - it won't need to be printed out. Importantly, children can message their teacher if they get stuck or would like extra work and they will know their teacher will see their work when it's been completed.
We will be sending emails to all families giving details of their child's user name and password as well as a guide for using Teams. A further copy of the guide can be obtained by clicking HERE. You can find out more about Teams on the Microsoft website - click HERE to go directly to the page.
We appreciate that this continuing period of home learning has been difficult and in the coming days we will be contacting parents whose children have not engaged with their learning to find out if there is anything we can do to help. In the meantime, if you would like further help or clarification, please email your child's class teacher.
Thank you for your continued support.