At St Julie's we have set up an account for all children using Microsoft TEAMS. This application is GDPR complient and will allow us to upload files and folders unique to each class and more specifically add links to particular websites, video links and folders of work for particular days if you require them. There is also a facility on this application to have a conversation between class pupils and their class teacher (visible to all class users at all times and monitored by the school and the authority.) We have disabled the chat facility so that children cannot 'chat' one to one in doing so protecting all members.
A word document is attached below with full guidance on how to access the application from home. Usernames and passwords have now been created and these have been sent out. Please don't forget that when you first log onto TEAMs please add @sthelens.org.uk to the end of the username
A Remote Home School Agreement is attached below outlining how school, pupils and parents will work in partnership to provide a TEAMS learning platform where all children have the opportunity to engage in learning.
As numbers of Coronavirus infections continue to rise, there is every possibility that individual children, a class bubble or the whole school will need to self isolate or there may be a local lockdown, for a period. Therefore, during this period of uncertainty, the school has put in place a plan for remote learning, so that all children can continue with their education. Our Home Learning Plan has two different steps.
DAY ONE OF CLOSURE OR ABSENCE (Step One)
In order to allow the school, the time to respond to any closure or absence due to COVID-19, personalised home learning activities will only be uploaded onto your child's TEAMS page on day 2.
The following tasks should be completed by the children on day 1:
- Go to your TEAMS page, look at the isolation file and complete English and Maths activities.
- KS2 children - 2x15 minute sessions on TT Rock Stars. Activity will be monitored by staff.
- KS1 children - count in 2s,5s and 10s
- Choose your school reading book, a reading book from home or an online book- Oxford Owl free eBooks and read a chapter of the book. You can use your Reading Record to record what you have read. Write a summary of the book about what has happened in the chapter, make predictions about what might happen next?
- Complete My Maths and Classroom Secret activities set by the class teacher. Activity will be monitored by staff.
HOME LEARNING DAY TWO ONWARDS ........ (Step Two)
From Day 2 onwards, your class teacher will post the days lessons onto your TEAMS page. A timetable is available on each class page if you would like to follow the class timetable while isolating at home.
Each day there will be a Maths activity, an English activity, a Phonics or Grammar activity and a Foundation Subject activity. A power point may also be posted to support your child with their activity. All activities need to be 'turned in' and teachers will give children feedback on the completed tasks.
Children must read every single day, either a school reading book, a reading book from home or an online book - Oxford Owl free eBooks. Record what book you have read in your Reading Record Book.
If you are unable to access online learning, let school know as soon as possible and a work pack will be put together for you to collect from the school office
Children at St Juile's Catholic Primary School use the internet regularly across the curriculum to support their learning.
To develop children's understanding of the potential dangers hidden within the internet we hold an annual Online Safety week as well as online safety lessons within the Computing Curriculum.
Please take some time to look through this website for parenst before your children undertake screen time learning or socialising. There are guides,resources and presentations available to help us all understand the bigger online world.
Recommendations for Parents
- Check out what child protection services your Internet Service Provider offers
- Ensure children are using internet compatible devices in communal areas of the house
- Tell your children not to give out any personal details, if they want to subscribe to a service (after gaining your permisssion) make up a family name
- Make sure your children only use moderated chat rooms and ask them to introduce their online friends.
- Encourage your children to tell you if they feel upset or threatened by what they see online
- Write a family 'acceptable use policy' for working on the computers
- Surf together and be part of your child's online life