Home Learning 2020-21

Below, you will find useful information about the online learning platforms we use in school: Google Classroom, mainly for Key Stage Two and Class Dojo, mainly for Key Stage One.

Google Classroom

 

If your child is in Key Stage Two and is isolating from school, they will be using Google Classrooms as a platform for online learning. Each child has their own school Gmail log in and password that gives them access to G Suite Education, including Google Classroom. Whilst your child is isolating, Google Classroom will be used to communicate, teach, and feedback to your child. Please see below for guidance and further information. 

Pupil Guidance Parent Guidance  Google Classroom User Agreement Google Meet Guidance

How and where do I comment on Google Classrooms? 

 How do I turn my work in?

 

Accessing Google Classroom with your children 

Pupil user agreement Using Google Meet

As a school, we use G Suite for Education - a set of education productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Classroom, and more used by tens of millions of students and teachers around the world. Pupils will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills, using mostly Google Classroom. 

Your children will have been provided with a school Google account to access G Suite for education. If you are having trouble accessing their account, please see the parent guide below.

Parent Guide to Google Classroom

Google classroom will be used mainly to set, submit and receive feedback on weekly homework, however this will also be our main platform used for remote learning in the event of a school or bubble closure.

Why are we using G Suite at St.Nicholas?

Inspire collaboration

Students can work together in real time in Google Docs (and Sheets, Slides and Sites) to complete group projects.

Manage with ease

Administrators at St. Nicholas can set user permissions, security settings and allow/deny settings for any account on our domain name to ensure safety and privacy for all our children and staff.

Keep data secure

The Google Apps for Education Administrators can configure many critical security settings & features which will benefit our students.

Stay connected anywhere

Students, staff and children can work together anytime, from any device.  With offline apps, they can keep working even without the internet.

It is free

Every student at St.Nicholas is able to have a Google account that belongs to our domain. This allows them to use everything that Google has to offer, all under one umbrella. Students who do not have the Microsoft Office package can use the word processing and document editing tools that are provided free of charge with Google Apps for Education.

What can my child access with their Google account?

  • Gmail provides email storage with extra security including the option for restricted incoming and outgoing email.
  • Google Calendar enables us to create and share school or class calendars with events.
  • Google Drive lets pupils create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms. This also allows students/Pupils to work collaboratively on projects simultaneously in real time. Students/Pupils will be able to work on the same document from their own homes.
  • Google Sites makes it easy to collect, share, and publish all types of content in a single website. Students/Pupils will also be using sites to create portfolios of work.
  • Other applications such as Google SketchUp, Google Video, Blogger and much more are available via the Google Apps for Education suite.

Class Dojo

In Reception and Key Stage 1 we are using Class Dojo as our online learning tool. If your child is isolating from school work will be assigned to them through Class Dojo. Each child has their own log in and password which has already been set out, if you need your login's reissued please speak to your child's class teacher. While isolating Class Dojo will be used to communicate, assign work and give feedback to your child. 

When the teacher assigns the work you will be given a way to send your work back in, this may be to complete a worksheet, take a photograph, send in a drawing or video. From this your teacher can mark your work and attach a comment for feedback. If your work needs editing then your teacher will return this as a draft, once edited you can submit your work again for marking. 

Each child has a Class Dojo profile which comes with a little monster avatar, on their profile parents and children can look through the work they have completed. Teachers give out Dojo points for the work completed online as well as use them in class for learning and behaviour. The children love to receive the points, they are very proud of themselves as are the teachers. 

Class Dojo has a main Class Stories page where the class teacher uploads information for all the children and parents. Information provided on here are letters, links, timetables and class news. 

Weekly spellings and homework are uploaded on to Class Dojo. 

Please see the guides and Youtube tutorials below for help with using Class Dojo.

Parent Set up Support

Pupil Set Up Support

If for any reason you cannot access the online learning platforms, please contact school. If your class teacher has directed you to the website for remote learning, then please visit your year group page above to access the daily resources and tasks that are being completed in school.

Select your year group below.

 

Reception Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6