This document shows you how to access Office 365 and Teams. The video links on the last page give you more detail on how Teams will be used from next week. The ‘Assignments’ section in particular is how the majority of Year Groups will be posting the learning.
If you require any further support please do not hesitate to contact me.
Reporting to Parents Between now and Christmas, you can expect a written update on your child’s progress and learning. Each week, a small group of children will be the ‘focused’ children allowing us to observe your child closely while they play and learn to find out more about their interests and how they are progressing. To reduce documents being sent home from school, we will be using Class Notebook on Microsoft Teams to share the written profile with you. This will include snapshots to show your child’s learning as well as comments from the teacher and child relating to progress and observations. You will only be able to view your own child’s profile. A short (5 minutes) follow up parent consultation phone call will be arranged following the written profile. You will receive an additional letter with all relevant dates specific to your child.Prior to the profile, there will be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have using the parent/carer communication page on Class Notebook. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the profile for you to include your comments. Your child’s Office 365 password will be sent home in Homelearning Jotters. Once you have accessed Microsoft Teams, you will findClass Notebook. For support with this, please see the attached written guide and video links below. These will also be available on the school website, under the class page. If you continue to have problems, please contact myself or the school admin account for further assistance.
Weekly homelearning tasks will be posted on the ‘General’ channel on Teams from next week. Primary one and two pupils will not be expected to complete homelearning online (unless during isolation periods). Please use the learning at home jotter (sent home this week) to complete any written tasks.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
It has been a pleasure to get to know you all and teach you this year. We are so proud of you all! Thank you for all your collaboration during lockdown – you have been amazing! Please watch this short goodbye video from us.
As a goodbye gift from us – we have sponsored a Hawksbill Turtle with the WWF on your behalf. More information will arrive over the summer holidays and will be shared with you by your P3 teachers. You can download the certificate and picture below. We have also included information from WWF about how your sponsorship will help to protect and save turtles.
Marine turtles are excellent navigators – they often migrate hundreds, even thousands of kilometres between feeding and nesting grounds. Male turtles never leave the sea, but females come ashore to lay eggs – amazingly to the same beach where they themselves hatched.
Marine turtles need to get to the surface to breathe, and if they get caught up in fishing gear, they can drown.
One of the main threats marine turtles face is the destruction of their habitats. Development along coastlines is destroying nesting beaches, making it harder for female turtles to lay their eggs.
Marine turtles are poached for their meat and shells, and nests are raided for eggs, which are seen as a delicacy in some cultures.
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, and increase the number, and the intensity, of storms. This can damage and destroy nesting beaches.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We’re reducing the negative impact of fishing practices on marine turtles by, including the use of less-harmful fishing gear – for example, ‘circle hooks’ instead of traditional ‘j’ hooks can reduce accidental capture of turtles by up to 80%.
We’re helping protect marine turtle habitats. In Fiji, we’re engaging with local communities to help them protect, monitor and manage turtle nesting grounds
Your adoption and support will help us:
Reduce accidental by-catch of turtles and lobbying to have on-board observers on fishing vessels
Influencing national policy including input into the Fiji Sea Turtle Recovery Plan
Community protection, monitoring and community turtle monitors and sharing of data and insights to improve turtle conservation
Educating local communities on the importance of Marine Turtles and their threatened status.
Capacity building on law enforcement, protection, management, research and monitoring
Promoting sustainable development and livelihood diversification to reduce pressure on marine environment
Fund our other essential work around the world
Turtles have light, spongy bones that help them float.
For our last week of learning from home, we are looking at two sounds that we learned in P2; ‘ck’ and ‘igh.’ Once you have watched the videos, have a go at the tasks and see if you can remember how to use the sounds. A tip for using ‘ck’ or ‘k’ is if a word has a short vowel sound before the /k/ sound (such as lick, peck, lack, lock, luck, picker) then you use ‘ck’. If there is a long vowel sound (such as look or leek) then you only need a ‘k’. Have fun!