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How to access home learning

17 March 2020 (by admin)

17th March 2020

 Dear Parents/Carers

 The latest information from the Government is that if anyone has a new, continuous cough or fever, to self isolate for 14 days. This includes any members of the household too.

 As I mentioned in my last letter, for now, we have been told that we need to remain open.

 In preparation for if we are forced to close, staff have been preparing work for children to do at home.

 All children should have received a pack of work which may include text books or worksheets etc. In addition to this, class teachers will be putting work on our website (on the class pages for each year group) on a daily basis.

 This will consist of:

  • Timetables (TT Rockstars)
  • Spellings (Spelling Shed)
  • Links to BBC Bitesize and other interactive websites so children can continue their learning.

 As well as accessing our main website, we will also be using Google Classroom for children in Year 5 and 6. This is a platform where we can upload documents each day for your child to work on.

 We will be showing children how to access Google Classroom over the coming days so if they have internet access at home they will be able to use a computer, phone or tablet to see the work they have been set by their teacher.

 Parents will need to set up a Gmail account which they have full control over but their child can access. We have included step by step instruction for how to do this.

 Once done, children will be able to access their work on Google Classroom. They will be able to type on it and submit electronically to their teacher without having to print anything out from home.

 In addition, each class teacher will be setting work to complete on Twinkl Go. This will be available for all year groups. Twinkl Go is a new interactive platform which the school recently purchased as it allows children of all ages to access learning set by their teacher on a smartphone/tablet or computer. Once again, this means children in each year group will be able to learn without the need to print from home and we have included detailed instructions on how to access Twinkl Go with this letter.

 We therefore have four ways for the children to access learning: 

  • The worksheets/books/packs which have been provided by the class teacher
  • The class page on the school website
  • Google Classroom
  • Twinkl Go

 

Of course, during the Easter holidays, there won’t be daily work set for the children, but during term time, if we are closed, work will be available for children to access each day.

 If you have any questions please contact the school and we will be happy to help.

 Yours sincerely

 Mrs Sam Benson

Head Teacher                                                                                     

 How to access Twinkl Go

  • Type this into the address bar on your smartphone/tablet or computer https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/sign-in
  • Enter the code that is posted on the your class page of the Brierley School Website
  • This code will take you to the activity your class teacher has set.

 How to set up a Gmail account for years 5 and 6:

 

  • Go to www.google.co.uk
  • On the right hand side, there will be either a circle with an initial in it, a ‘sign  in’ label in  blue or it could be an icon/emoji in the far right of the Google page (not next to the address bar)
  • If there isn’t anything, click on Gmail or you can see Create an Account as an option, click this,
  • If you can only see ‘use another account’, click this - For Myself
  • Add in details,

For your email address, please use this format - your title and surname, your child’s name @ gmail.com e.g. MrsSmithforJohnSmith@gmail.com

  • and password (your choice)
  • Click Next
  • Add telephone number, your DOB (not your child’s DOB as you should have full control over this email account) and Gender
  • Click Next
  • Click Send
  • A text message with a code will be sent to your phone.
  • Copy this into the box
  • Then click verify
  • Click Skip for the next prompt
  • Privacy and Terms  - scroll to the bottom and click agree twice
  • Click Create Account
  • This takes you back to Google home page with your next log in
  • To access Google Classroom from here, please see the attached guidelines.

 

Please note, this will also be posted on the Coronavirus page of the website