Thank you for those parents and family members who were able to attend the virtual presentation this afternoon on Microsoft TEAMS.
If you missed this, please see a copy of the presentation below.
Our Remote Learning Strategy – Presentation for Parents
Tips for accessing your remote learning invitations:
– Type into your search engine ‘Office 365 login’
– Use your school family email address and password to log on
– Go to the Outlook symbol to open your school emails (the symbol is a blue open envelope with an ‘O’ over the top)
– Once Outlook is open, go to your ‘inbox’, this is where your virtual learning invites will be
– Click on the link within the email, and this will open Microsoft TEAMS meeting
It should be noted that you will NOT be able to access the TEAMS virtual lessons by going straight to the TEAMS app due to the security settings, please always enter via the email invite itself.
All parents should have received a school family email address and password yesterday. This was issued in the letter which went home with your child’s Remote Learning Pack. A few parents have been really helpful in contacting us, expressing queries about how to get in.
To be clear; you or your child will only need to access your school email address for one of two reasons. 1) If your child wishes to take place in a virtual Power Maths lesson or a virtual Phonics lesson and 2) if school is offering virtual sessions with parents such as; ‘Share a Brew’ and ‘Prepare Aware’. Lessons will only be happening virtually, in the event that we have a full school closure or a bubble needing to be shut down.
To access the virtual lessons/virtual sessions for parents – you will need to log into your email inbox. The easiest and most effective way to do this is:
- ‘Google’ Office 365 and click on this
- Type in your school family email address
- Type in the temporary password that we provided. You will be asked to change this for something more permanent when you log in for the first time.
- You or your child will have an email invite with a TEAMS link to click on in the event that school is providing live lessons, and if school is holding sessions for parents
- An option will appear for you or your child to join TEAMS on the web or join on the app! Select to join TEAMS using the web.
Some parents are trying to get direct into the TEAMS app. You will not be able to do this as our permissions will not allow. This is because we need to have some security controls over the settings for safeguarding purposes.
Next term, we will be holding further trial events for remote learning – it is important that all parents can get used to the TEAMS software in case we need to use it in an actually lockdown scenario. We will also be educating some of the children in school about TEAMS – we feel this will only make things smoother! In the meantime, see if you can log into your family email inbox. Let us know if you are having difficulties and we will endeavour to help.
In school, the EYFS and KS1 children really enjoy their daily phonics sessions, as they build up the various sounds to support their reading in a fun way.
If you wish to have a practice at home with your child, please see the Mock Phonics Screening Check below – how many alien words will you find?
Mock Screening Check 2020
In these difficult times, as a school we felt it was important to give our prospective parents the opportunity to come and view the amazing facilities that we have at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School. This will take place on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th November 2020. We will be proud to share our vision and ethos, and to answer any questions which you may have.
Please note that there will be limited places on each tour to ensure we can comply with social distancing. To book your tour tickets, please click on the link below.
Prospective Parents Tour
We look forward to meeting you!
We are pleased to announce that the Remote Learning Strategy booklet has been sent home with your child today, in advance of the Remote Learning Packs being issued later in the week.
Please check your child’s book bag and take time to read through the booklet and keep it safe – you will need to refer to this during a lockdown, bubble closure or isolation for your child.
Please see the latest HT Covid-19 update, which was emailed to all parents on Friday evening. We also attach the Autumn dinner menu.
COVID-19 Update – 14 10 2020
Autumn Term Menu 2020
Next week, all parents will receive information about our Remote Learning Strategy. It will include a booklet for parents, a learning pack for each child and some access details for live lessons from the teachers, in the event of a full or partial school closure.
On Friday 23rd October @ 1pm, we will be holding a virtual meeting about the strategy for parents and carers, where we can answer your questions and talk you through the key details. A TEAMS link will be emailed to you in the coming days. Should you wish to join, click on the emailed link at the correct time.
We hope you’ll be able to join us so we can get everything in place should another lockdown situation arise.
Please find below a copy of the correspondence which was handed to parents yesterday.
COVID-19 Update – 14 10 2020