Dear parents and carers,
During the course of this week (week of the 11th January), all children in KS2 (Year 3 - Year 6) will receive two separate text messages from their class teachers via Weduc. One text message will contain your child's Google Classroom google username and the second text message will contain their unique password.
Children in KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2), Reception, Nursery and The Ark will receive their login details beginning the week of the 18th January.
Home learning will continue to be posted on the class pages of the school website over the next few weeks to support our transition to Google Classroom. This will be updated each Monday. Paper copies of home learning can also be requested by phoning the school office and collection can be arranged.
A Google Classroom page has been created on the school website. Go to the parents tab. Then Google Classroom.
How to access Google Classroom?
Google Classroom can be accessed on any device including mobile phones, smart TVs, I pads, laptop computers, Apple Macs, as well as games consoles such as a PS4 and an X box. Children do not need their own device. We are very aware that a large number of our families have access to only one device and our google classroom provision will take this into account. As a school so far we have only received one device from our government allocation.
What is Google Classroom?
Google Classroom is an exciting, learning platform with curriculum resources we have been developing for your child to access during the school closure. Your child will have access to Google Classroom using their school login and password. Google Classroom has been designed to support pupils having access to increased online learning and crucially develop stronger communication directly with teachers. It will allow pupils and staff to collaborate on one learning platform. Your child will be able to access work that has been assigned by their teacher, complete the work online and share it with their teacher. Your child’s class teacher will then be able to give feedback and support your child accordingly in their learning.
There are some 'live' aspects of Google Classroom, however, as a school, we will record any 'live' teaching that can then be viewed at any time. These will only be short sessions per year group and a timetable will be created and shared. Further information about Google classroom and how to log in can be found in the files attached.
Google Chrome – In order to use Google classrooms on a computer, you will need Google Chrome as your internet browser. To install, follow this link and click ‘download’. Follow the instructions in the installer.