As part of the children’s learning, we use Chromebooks which have many advantages over PCs/laptops being quick to start as they have no software installed. All resources are accessed via Google Apps for Education. Google Classrooms enables teachers to collect and organise digital work, deliver questionnaires and quizzes, gather data, and assess pupils’ work. Pupils can collaborate on the production of work, comment, allowing pooling of ideas, and publish on Google’s publishing platform where they have unlimited storage for files.
Although they will mostly be used for in-class work, there may be a need to access their account outside of school. If for any reason access is needed at home, your child has a unique sign in name and password.
To access your child’s account please click here. Please note that usernames have been sent home but you will need to add @camp.herts.sch.uk for their email address.
Usernames have been allocated as follows: the year they started Reception, followed by their first name, then the first initial of their surname. For example, if your child started Reception in 2015 and is named Thomas Jones, their username will be email@example.com.
During any periods of remote learning, teachers will plan and deliver a sequence of sessions across the two weeks where skills are taught or revisited and built upon. Teaching will be across the curriculum and not just restricted to English and Maths. Each day there will be either a live or pre-recorded ‘teaching input’ to teach new skills and daily work set in line with national expectations:
Key Stage 1: 3 hours a day on average across the cohort including Google Meet, with less for younger children
Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day including the Google Meet
We will use a mixture of on-line resources to support learning and we have used the feedback you provided in our previous survey to identify the most widely used and favoured resources by our families.
Please see a link to our Remote Learning Policy.
We have set up a new class email address in order for teachers to receive and respond to messages from parents regarding the learning. These all follow the same format e.g firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc
If you have any access or technical issues or have forgotten passwords and need help then please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
We are keen to encourage all children to complete the learning set for them although we do understand how tricky this will be if parents are also working at home and/or supporting several children with their online learning. We will keep a record of which children attend any live teaching sessions and who is accessing the online learning set so that we can contact and support any families that are having difficulties.
For children in Year 1 and Year 2 the teaching sessions will take place at sometime between 9:00am and 10:00am each day. For Year 3 to 6 the teaching sessions will be from 10:00am. To support any parents who cannot commit to a particular time each day, we will record any live teaching sessions. If you do not want your child to be recorded taking part in a google meet then please have the video turned off or arrange to access the recording later in the day when it is posted in the stream.
For children in both Nursery or Reception we will be using Tapestry to set learning activities and teaching videos which will be uploaded by 9am. Parents can then upload activities completed to Tapestry. All other Year groups will use Google Classrooms to set and respond to learning activities daily. Teachers will be clear how they would like you to record and submit work.
Exercise books are available for collection every Monday for the children to use at home to complete their remote learning in. We have been able to help a number of families by loaning them a Chromebook to support access to remote learning. We can also provide printed copies of materials if needed. Please contact the remote learning email address or call school for further support.
For access to our “How-To” Guides on topics like; Google Classroom, Purple Mash, taking a screen-shot, etc, please CLICK HERE.