Dear Parents and Carers,
From September 2020, we have been using the Microsoft Teams platform to share learning that teachers have prepared virtually. This platform is used as part of our 'remote learning offer' for when bubbles are sent home from school and requested to isolate. For more information on our 'remote learning offer' please see our Remote Learning Plan.
On the first instance of your child being sent home to isolate, you will receive a username and password from the school via SMS message. This is what is needed to access the online platform and allocated learning resources. Your child also has a range of usernames and passwords for several online subscriptions which can also be accessed remotely from home.
To access Teams, you can simply visit the website teams.microsoft.com in a web browser. For a better experience, we would recommend that you download and install the Microsoft Teams application which is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices.
To download the right version for your device, visit the website teams.microsoft.com/downloads
For further information regarding the use of teams, please follow the guides under the 'Microsoft Teams Guides' section below.
Oxford Reading Buddy - access to a range of reading books and materials at the appropriate level for your child, login details have been re-issued for your child.
Ed Shed - Spelling and Maths - Y1 - Y6 - please use the login details provided with your childs learnig pack.
Numbots - Online Maths - please use the login details provided with your childs learnig pack.
Interactive quizzes for all subjects/age ranges
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Coronavirus - A book for children
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
Natural History Museum
NASA for kids
National Geographic for Kids
Here you can find Dr Chip's daily dose of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities - live at 10am Monday to Friday.
Twinkl (an online resource for teachers) have also contacted school to inform us that they are offering every parent/carer of children at closed schools free access so that they can find and use resources from home. You will need to register with an email to be able to get access to this.
A Chrismas Carol - gutenberg.org/ebooks/46
Sport England - How to stay active while you're at home
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Wellbeing and emotional health
Youth Sports Trust - Home Learning Resources
If you would like to create an account for your child to save their progress, you can do so but they can still access the learning without one. We recommend you scroll down and click on the videos to learn more about computers and the internet and then for activities click on Pre-reader Express for EYFS and Years 1 and 2, or Express Course for Years 3 - 6.
This link will support you with advice and activities to keep your child/ren safe when they are learning or playing online.