If we are in national or local lockdown, or your child has to self isolate at home, he/she will be able to access online learning through Teams and Purple Mash. Your children all have a login to TEAMS. Here’s our Remote Education Policy, which has all the information you need:
There will also be supplementary activities on Purple Mash. Parents, please look out for notifications on the school’s Gateway app, the Facebook page, email and text.
All classes are using Microsoft Teams because this can be used on a smartphone, an XBox and a PlayStation. The children need to be online for 3 x 30 mins spread out over the day. We have timetabled this so that children in different year groups are not needing to be streaming at the same time so that they can share devices. We have distributed over 70 laptops and tablets, including free Vodafone SIM cards for any families without internet access, so that all families are now accessing learning online.
If you need access to data, please get in touch as we do have SIM cards available on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Each bubble will have PE on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
The Department for Education also really recommends the Oak Academy’s online learning, which you can find below. There’s a really good section for parents to let you know all about the way the online learning works:
We will be regularly posting links to other websites that you might also find useful.
The BBC Bitesize website has just about everything your child needs, and is updated regularly. Tune in to the show every day from 9am on:
After the show, head to your daily lessons online for all ages:
There are also some great quality daily lessons for primary aged pupils, which are updated each day:
There are also some really interesting, good quality daily lessons for secondary aged pupils:
There is a link to the music hub website, where there will be opportunities for your children to practise and continue learning music. Go to the digital lessons tab and you can earn points for Mellers on the leaderboard by taking part!
Here’s the link to the lessons for pupils that didn’t take their trumpet/trombone/baritone/cornet home:
Here’s the link to the lesson for pupils that did take their trumpet/trombone/baritone/cornet home:
Here’s the link to the the music hub’s YouTube channel, which has all the lessons and includes some singing lessons too:
Here’s the link to a learning pack for parents put together by Nottingham Schools Trust, which we are part of:
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Tamba Roy, who has worked with our staff, pupils and parents for many years on supporting our emotional health and wellbeing, has put together some videos to support us all through these challenging times. You can follow the strategies Tamba talks through on your own, or with someone else. It’s a lovely activity for parents and children to do together: