#Login Problem – Please Read

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Over the next 2 days you will receive your login for your child’s Microsoft Teams account. This will allow them to participate in live teaching, upload work and enjoy other resources. Whilst we are very excited about this, we have been made aware of a potential issue that could prevent you from accessing the accounts. 

There is a slight disconnect between the automated London Grid For Learning (lgfl) system that generates the passwords (mostly 6/7 characters long) and Microsoft Teams system which needs an 8 character password… 

Therefore, most children have 6/7 character passwords, which, unaltered, will not allow them to access Teams! Never fear, there is a work around – we need the children to make the rest of the password length up to 8 characters, using #hashtagsto fill the missing spaces: 

paint5 (6 characters – including the numeral) becomes paint5## 

crayon8 (7 characters – including the numeral) becomes crayon8# 

If the password is 8 characters (or more) long, then you do not need to make any changes. 


This information is included in the letter that contains the passwords, but we wanted to signpost it as clearly and loudly as possible, to avoid any frustration and confusion. 

Thanks 

Mr Absolom

Counting Down to Teaching @ Home!

Coming soon to a living room near you – a real life teacher!

You should be receiving your child’s login details for their Microsoft Teams accounts over the next two days (Thurs/Fri). These will be in an email so keep your eyes peeled!

We will be writing to all parents about when and how these sessions will take place. All documents – excluding logins – will be available via this website as well.

Thanks

Year 3 Violin is Back!

Whole class violin lessons are returning next week.

Our Lewisham Music tutor, Mrs Plummer, will be in on Wednesday afternoon to teach the bubbles and the best news – children at home won’t miss out!

Year 3 children who are at home can join in online. Access details will be sent the day before the session.

If you need a violin to use at home, you may borrow one free of charge. Simply add your details to this quick form: https://forms.gle/6VoosbSi4HJzUTpL9

Violins will be available to collect between 2:00pm and 3:30pm on Monday 18th January. Please come to the main entrance to collect between those times.

Assemblies – 9:30am Every Day

We have an assembly or PE session every weekday morning until further notice. All start at 9:30am.

We try to make content appropriate for certain year groups, but everyone is welcome to all the assemblies. It is lovely to start the day seeing you all!

Monday – Morning Assembly with Ms Rennie (Whole School)

Tuesday – PE with Miss Poole (EYFS/KS1)

Wednesday – Singing with Mr Barrett (EYFS/KS1)

Thursday – PE with Miss Poole (KS2)

Friday – Singing with Mr Barrett (KS2)

Reception Home Learning Win!

Thank you so much for continuing to share your child’s learning with us via the EYFS email. We are so impressed with the quality and quantity of learning that you are managing at home. Well done everyone!

We thought that you might like to see this amazing piece of animation made by Ursha following our speech bubble activity. We think you’ll agree it really shows that children can grasp technology better than some adults! 

Need Help with Tech?

We want to make sure every child can learn remotely.

If you have no fixed broadband at home and do not have enough mobile data to take part in Zoom sessions and remote learning activities, please let us know using the form below. There may be government help available.

If you are in difficulty because your children do not have a laptop or tablet to use, there is a section on the form for this, too . We will do our best to help those in the most need.

Please complete the form HERE.

Class Zooms

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Day #2 of Remote Learning. We really hope you are finding the resources and videos useful. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that each year group will have a daily Zoom ‘catch-up’, starting today. This will be an informal opportunity for your child to see their peers and an opportunity to ask any questions about the remote learning. Can we please ask that you all try to make the Zoom sessions – these form part of our safeguarding measures and we will be phoning any families not seen on the Zoom to check that they are safe and sound. Your cooperation with this is much appreciated.

Details of how to join each year group’s Zoom session will be emailed to parents/carers.

The Zoom sessions are scheduled for:

10:00 – 10:25: Year 6
10:30 – 10:55: Year 4
11:00 – 11:25: Year 5
11:30 – 11:55: Year 3
13:10 – 13:40: Year 2
14:00 – 14:20: Reception
14:45 – 15:15: Year 1

If you have any problems accessing these, please contact the school office.

Day 1 – Done!

Well done everyone – we made it to the end of Day 1 of the new period of remote learning. There will undoubtedly have been as many failures as successes BUT you did it!

We will be updating the year group resources this evening. We hope you are finding them useful and wish you all the best in completing as much as you can, with the minimum bloodshed!

Have a good evening and look after yourselves.