Parent Teacher Meetings – How to Join

We’ve been delighted to see the hundreds of bookings for our online parent consultations coming in. The teachers are all looking forward to catching up with you.

The time you selected when you booked the appointment will be the time you are allocated. We will be posting the list of times within the class teams (see below) on Thursday afternoon.

Hopefully you all know by now that meeting will take place on Teams, and you will need to log on using your child’s account details.

Open the Microsoft Teams app on your device of choice. If you don’t have it, you can get it for free here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/download-app

Select your child’s class team (e.g. REC – FOREST)

The meeting is listed in the General channel in the Posts section, e.g. “Forest Class Parent Consultations”. If meeting are in progress, there will be a purple block stating “Meeting Now”

Click “Join”.

The next screen allows you to turn you camera an microphone on. Please do.

Again, you will need to click “Join now“. You will be admitted when your time slot begins.

For help with logging on to Teams for the first time and getting to the right place, take a look at this video:

Tips:

Join a few minutes early to allow for tech hiccups. Meetings must finish on time, even if they start late.

The meeting will not be in year group teams; they will take place in class teams. example: Not Year 4, but 4 SAVANNAH.

At the end of your meeting, please press the red button the leave:

See you soon!

Book swaps!

We are offering families the opportunity to collect books from school next week. You may take a few so your children can read over the half-term break.

If you would like to change books for your child, please come to the main reception at the times below. Please place the book your child currently has in the box provided at reception.

9:00 – 11:0013:30 – 15:30
Monday 8th FebYear 3Reception
Tuesday 9th FebYear 5Year 1
Wednesday 10th FebYear 4
Thursday 11th FebYear 6Year 2

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)

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.

Preparing for the Christmas Concert

Songs for children to listen to in preparation for next week’s virtual concert

Reception – Whole school songs at the bottom of the page

Year 1 – Little Drummer Boy

Year 2 – The Bare Necessities

Year 3 – You’ve Got to Pick a Stocking or Two

Year 4 -Traditional Medley

Year 5 – Jingle Bell Rock

Year 6 – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Whole School Songs

**Update** Christmas Performance Dates

Join this year’s events from the comfort of your own home (or office)!

Reception Christmas Show10:30am, Thursday 17th December

Forest and Woodland classes will perform their show live at 10:30am on Thursday 17th December. We plan to put a large screen in the hall to allow the children to see the audience and hear your applause at the end. Zoom meeting details will be sent directly Reception parents. Please put your cameras on so they can see you waving!

Whole School Christmas Concert (CHANGE of DATE) – 7pm, Friday 18th December

Each year group bubble is preparing a song for you to enjoy. The show will be streamed at 7pm on Friday 18th December. Zoom meeting details for the ‘watch party’ will be sent to all parents by email and the YouTube link will be posted on the school website (see below) on the day of the show.

edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk/music