Remote Learning

Welcome to your guide to online remote learning.

 

Click the image below to access a video explaining how to log into Microsoft Teams for the first time:

Click the image below to access a short video to help us all with our daily routines during school closures.

 Click here for a copy of the the plan contained in the video

"We understand that happiness is not always straightforward.  Especially lately, being away from home, it may feel like there is bad weather in your head...we've packed this digital Guidebook with our top tips and tricks, videos and activities that you can do at home, to help look after your mental wellbeing and find your Happy Space" Let's start an epidemic of happiness, Happy Space.  Click the image below to access this digital wellbeing guide book to support children aged 7-12 years old.

 

This page contains the information you need to get your child up and running with remote learning.  This has been done in conjunction with the School Closure Contingency Plan (See below to download a copy).

Each pupil has been allocated a Microsoft Office 365 Education Licence which will give them access to a whole range of online apps including Microsoft Teams.  Five copies of this and other apps such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office can be installed on a Windows computer or android and IOS devices with this licence.

 

It is through Microsoft Teams that a class ‘Hub’ for each year group has been set up.  Here, they will be able to have contact and guidance with their class teacher.  They will be able to complete homework and complete tasks that are set by their class teacher who can monitor their progress and have some contact with their classmates in the case of self-isolation or bubble or school closure.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to download a copy of our Remote Learning Policy.

 

Teachers will have spent some time in school modelling this process, showing how Teams can be used and may have set some trial tasks to be completed with pupils.  We know that children will need extra guidance from home to help with this.  Please click here to watch a video demonstration of how to access teams from home.

 

If as parents/guardians you are having some difficulty and need some support you can contact the school office or send an email directly to staustins_teams_help@sthelens.org.uk.   Do not contact the class teacher directly via email.

 

Class Hubs will be seen as an extension of the classroom and as such there will of course be a level of expectation as to how teachers, pupils and parents engage with this.

 

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the Remote Learning Home-School Agreement – your engagement with the class hubs will indicate your agreement to this.

 

In introducing this initiative we are aware that there will be hiccups along the way.  However, as we move forward with this together, we will adapt to the challenges of educating our children in these unprecedented times.

On behalf of St Helens Council, I am pleased to share that we have been able to agree a free 'Teams for families' overview session with Microsoft on Wednesday 13th January at 4pm-5pm for all St Helens schools' pupils and parents.  

The session introduces parents and pupil participants of all ages to Microsoft Teams through live demonstrations of Teams for Education features including meetings, conversations, documents planning, classroom tips, and troubleshooting. Participants will leave the training with new understanding and with resources to continue their journey in remote learning.
 
The session will be delivered using Microsoft Teams Live which means that pupils and parents will only receive one-way audio & video from the presenters (Microsoft), however attendees will be able to ask questions in the chat window of the session which will be answered by the presenters.  Please use the link below:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YTg4OWQwM2YtMmEwNC00Mzg2LWFkYjMtMTQ3OTg0OGUwOGE5%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2272f988bf-86f1-41af-91ab-2d7cd011db47%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f0d278e9-3a9f-48df-8e45-3fb890309886%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d
 
Reading at Home with MyOn
To help with home reading and access to suitable books, the school has bought into an online reading programme called MyOn. Children from Reception to Year 6 can access MyOn using the username and password that they use to log into Mathletics.  Click on the MyOn image above to be taken to the website.  
 
 
 
 

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