Dear Parents and Carers
Week one of 2021 done and dusted! It certainly hasn’t been without its challenges but I am hoping that all the effort and hard work put in by school staff this week will see learning from home on Monday go smoothly (or as smoothly as technology allows us!) for everyone. Please do remember that school remains open every day for some children, and staff are planning, preparing, delivering and assessing both learning from home and in school. There will be times when your child’s teacher will indicate on TEAMS that they are the teacher in school for that week – please bear with them.
All of our year groups will be using Microsoft Teams to share online learning. As previously shared, to access TEAMS you will need your child’s office 365 account and password. These have been sent out. Class teachers will post suggested timetables, learning activities and provide feedback for your child. Staff will aim to respond to pupils, parents and carers by the end of the next working day. Please do look at your child’s class page and our school website for support on how to access Teams. There is also information on how to manage sharing a device, as well as how an Xbox or Playstation can be used as a device. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I do not doubt that we will face some issues over the next few days so be prepared to take lots of deep breaths. We can do this!
Starting on Monday there will be a time for a ‘book and a biscuit’ for each class every day from Monday to Thursday. This will provide an opportunity for the children and their teacher to hear and see each other. We ask that parents and carers ensure children follow the correct protocols when online!
P3G : 2.30pm
P3M&W : 2.00pm
P4M : 9.30am
P4W and P4B : 10.00am
P5 : 2.00pm
P6 : 11.30am
P7 : 1.30pm
Other opportunities for children and staff to ‘meet’ will be indicated through teams.
I hope that you are able to ‘switch off’ over the weekend and that Monday goes well. Our children are incredibly resilient and have already shown how they can cope with change and take things in their stride. Be kind to yourself, do what is right for you and for your child and try hard not to allow learning from home to cause upset and distress to anyone. Please do not worry about any ‘gaps’ – if children are happy and loved any ‘gaps’ can be filled.
We’re here to help.