Home Learning (2)

Home Learning
The school's solution for 'Remote On-Line Learning' for this current national Lockdown is based on Microsoft Teams.
All children not at school will have access to a daily timetable, (please see right hand column) that will provide the children with direct access to both 'Live' teaching from the class teachers and pre recorded lessons.
The premise is very much that the children carry on moving forward with their learning against the 'Revised Curriculum' that we have been implementing since September. By engaging with the on-line lessons and completing the work/activities set, children will continue to move forward with their learning and build on their prior learning.
The lessons that the children are undertaking at home mirror those that our Key Worker/Vulnerable children are receiving in school.
The School's Approach to remote 'On-Line' Learning.
The resources below will support the 'Remote On-Line' learning for the week beginning 18/1/2021 only - just in case. The main access for children is still with their login's for Microsoft Teams, this is just a back up!
No resources next week as it's Half Term. Don't forget the PTA Scavenger Hunt and the 'Joy of Moving' from Colchester United. Both of these resources are on the Welcome Page of the website and have been e-mailed to parents.
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Microsoft Teams - Help Documents for Parents
 

Microsoft Teams—A few Do’s and some definite Don’ts for Parents and Children…

Do—Persevere when a link doesn’t work. The chances are it’s not the link it’s just the connection at that time. As with any website be patient and refresh the link. E-mailing us after you’ve tried once because a link doesn’t work that one time is a little bit reactionary.

Do—Remember these are computers. Things will and do go wrong all the time. When they’re working perfectly it’s brilliant, but when they’re not, don’t over think it. We totally lost Mrs Hancock for a day this week and Mrs Wall just disappeared half way through her teaching. Children will still be able to access the files in their folder and the teachers will re-appear when they’ve solved their technical issues.

Do—If possible, reduce background noise. Washing machines, the TV, etc, can all be picked up and this does create a cacophony of sound. There are some huge challenges here, especially when children are in the same room—so if you can spread them out around your house—please do.

 Do—Trust your children. The on-line lessons are for them as children, not you as parents. Resist the temptation to hover in the background and let them make their own mistakes. Even our youngest children don’t need their parents standing over them when the teacher is teaching.

Don’t—Start the lesson before the teacher does. This is really irritating for everyone. Be patient and wait until the message comes up that tells you the teacher has started.

Do—If you have a technical problem, e-mail support@stjohnsgreen.org.uk

Don’t—if you have a class based concern e-mail the support e-mail address, this is for technical problems such as logging on.

Do—if you have a class based concern e-mail admin@st-johnsgreen.essex.sch.uk in exactly the same way as you would if the children we’re in the school building. This will then be forwarded to the class teachers

Don’t please as parents use the chat function to contact the teacher, this is not what the chat function is for.

Don’t as parents overthink everything. The lessons are being recorded and are readily available, so if you want to go out for a walk or take a break then do. As long as your children are accessing the on-line learning for the majority of the time and doing their best to keep up with everything, not logging in at exactly the right time is not a disaster.

Don’t—Reply to the teachers comments in the ‘Chat’ function unless you’re asked to. Otherwise the teachers comment gets lost in a plethora of emoji's

Do—remember, everyone is still learning about Microsoft Teams including us. It will continue to get better, the more we use it and the more familiar we become with it.

Do Remember all work to be uploaded to the ‘assignments folder only.

Easy!

 

Xbox/Play Station

Some of our parents have already cracked this, but others may not have been aware.

Your child’s xbox/play station can be used to facilitate their on-line learning. Below are some instructions that tell you how to set up the xbox/playstation.

The one sticking point is a keyboard. Luckily we have a solution to that—the school will lend you a keyboard.

If you haven’t yet considered using your child’s xbox/playstation, then please do and if you would like to borrow a keyboard please e-mail: support@stjohnsgreen.org.uk