Trinity News : Friday 8th January 2021

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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 seaneen.horan@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk

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!   

Times are

P1: 11.00am

P2: 12.00noon

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.

Stay safe

Jacqueline Scott

Happy New Year from P4

We are very excited to be back. We look forward to seeing the pupils online. We will doing Book and a Biscuit live on Teams Monday to Thursday.

P4M @ 9.30am

P4W and P4B @10am

Pupils will receive and invite to join through their Outlook email using the password in their Homelearning jotter.

Each day assignments will be posted for the pupils with a range of learning activities to complete. We will provide feedback through the assignment part of Teams.

Hazel.McKinnon@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk

Sam.Bell@trinity-pri.edin.sch.uk

Karen.Walsh@trinity-pri.sch.uk

P1 Amended letter

Please see below an amended version of our Learning at Home letter with details about Book and a Biscuit and how to access Learning at Home Jotters. New details in bold for clarity.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Primary One Learning at Home.

As you will already know, all our online content will be accessible on TEAMS. We will upload a weekly learning grid for the following week on a Friday. This will include a variety of curricular areas. In addition, a daily task for literacy and numeracy will be posted on your class TEAM page (Mon-Thurs). Please do not feel that you must complete every task each week. We would advise prioritising the daily literacy and numeracy tasks. Please remember that in school, the children would be learning through play for a large part of the day and be kind to yourselves! During the school day the children would be working with an adult for around 10 minutes direct teaching, at various times.

We will be available to answer queries about your child’s learning and give feedback on work during the school day (8.30-3.00 Mon-Thurs/8.30-12 on Fri). We will try to respond to you within 24 hours of your enquiry. Each week from Monday to Thursday we will have a check-in through a ‘book and biscuit’. You will receive an invite via TEAMS and this will be from 11-11.30. This will give the children an opportunity to see their teacher and their friends whilst listening to a story. 

Each child was issued with a green ‘Learning at Home’ jotter earlier this year. This contains your Oxford Owl log-in and a ‘How to Help at Home’ section with useful websites for you to use. Children can do their work in this jotter. If you do not have a Learning at Home jotter, or need a new one, please collect one from the crate that will be outside the main school entrance over the weekend.

Please remember that learning happens in a variety of ways – for example, baking a cake with an adult involves a lot of maths and following instructions. Please take this time to have some fun learning at home with your child and remember that we are available to help in any way that we can on TEAMS. 

P1 Team

P1 Learning AT Home

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Welcome to Primary One Learning at Home. 

As you will already know, all our online content will be accessible on TEAMS. We will upload a weekly learning grid for the following week on a Friday. This will include a variety of curricular areas. In addition, a daily task for literacy and numeracy will be posted on your class TEAM page (Mon-Thurs). Please do not feel that you must complete every task each week. We would advise prioritising the daily literacy and numeracy tasks. Please remember that in school, the children would be learning through play for a large part of the day and be kind to yourselves! During the school day the children would be working with an adult for around 10 minutes direct teaching at various times. 

We will be available to answer queries about your child’s learning and give feedback on work during the school day (8.30-3.00). We will try to respond to you within 24 hours of your enquiry. Each day we will have a check-in through a ‘book and biscuit’. You will receive an invite via TEAMS and this will be from 11-11.30. This will give the children an opportunity to see their teacher and their friends whilst listening to a story.  

Each child was issued with a green ‘Learning at Home’ jotter earlier this year. This contains your Oxford Owl log-in and a ‘How to Help at Home’ section with useful websites for you to use. Children can do their work in this jotter. If you do not have a Learning at Home jotter, please contact your class teacher. 

Please remember that learning happens in a variety of ways – for example, baking a cake with an adult involves a lot of maths and following instructions. Please take this time to have some fun learning at home with your child and remember that we are available to help in any way that we can on TEAMS. 

P1 Team