It is important that you follow your child’s class tab to their remote learning page.
The Government announced a full reopening of schools for 8th March 2021.
Remote education will continue to be provided for thiose children who have to self isolate.
Please find our guidance for remote learning below.
Remote Education Provision at Holy Family Catholic Primary School_A Guide for Parents
Children are at a greater risk if they are unsupervised when using devises which allow them access to the internet. All the well-known social media apps are for ages 13 plus. Please ensure that your child does not have access to Facebook and Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, Whatsapp (16). There have been instances in this school of cyber bullying and we have also been made aware of cases of grooming in children as young as 10 due to being in contact with someone they do not know online. Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child uses and supervise their use of websites and apps. Role model safe behaviour and privacy awareness. Talk to your child about safe use. Our Safer Schools App that was launched in the Summer this year is a great way to stay ahead in your understanding about online safety. If you haven’t downloaded this app yet please ask for further support. Be active daily and get away from the screen regularly and at least an hour before bed.
Online Learning Platforms
The platforms we have for children to learn at home are very safe to use on a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone. You must ensure you have your child’s login details and can get these by emailing your class teacher. We know digital devices are not the only way to learn. So use books and other printed materials that we can provide or that you have at home. Make sure they write by hand daily!
During lockdown and partial school closure there were 4 or 5 live lessons each day however learning is now live in the classrooms. If your child has to self isolated they may still be invited to the lessons but links will be sent to you individually.
If you are requested to attend a live lesson please be on time – it is better to be 2 mins early as the teacher can make sure you have everything you need.
- Please make sure you click the correct link. The links are added to our calendar as meetings.
- We will admit children at the start of the lesson, if your child is still waiting a long time, please leave the meeting and re-join as it may be that the teacher cannot see them waiting.
- Please ensure your child leaves the meeting when it has ended as they maybe late to the next meeting. They are enjoying seeing their friends and socialising, which is understandable.
- Some devices are not happy or ‘big’ enough to access 28 videos and voices so may not allow the screen to be shared. If you cannot see the screen try turning off your video and make sure you’re on mute. The teachers may be able to download some of the screens in a pdf format so you can open it before the lesson. Glitches tend to be with Apple and Android. Microsoft Teams works better on laptops or through an app.
- There is a way to access Microsoft Teams on Playstation and X-box. using-x-box-or-play-station-to-access-hwb
Structuring the day
Children at home (knowing they should be in school) will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day. Try and make sure that they:
- get up and go to bed at the same time each day
- have regular meal time
- have regular breaks
- make time to be active – children are used to regular play at lunch and break times