Our staff will deliver our Online Teaching and Learning Programme using the following technology platforms:
Seesaw and Microsoft Teams.
Pupils/Parents will be able to download the work from Seesaw and then either print it out or complete it on a separate piece of paper/in a workbook and can be sent back to teachers by uploading a scanned image, video or photograph to Seesaw.
What is Seesaw?
Seesaw is an award-winning digital portfolio that allows you to see your child’s learning like never before. Teachers, parents and children can all access videos, audio recordings and notes in one place, taking the onus off solely the parent supporting their child’s learning.
How will it work?
In these uncertain times, we want to make sure we are balancing screen time for our pupils – Seesaw opens and closes each teaching day on the screen but provides resources and activities away from a computer or phone. On a teaching day morning, parents and children will log in to Seesaw where the teacher will have a daily check in with pupils (read a story, say hello, set instructions for the day). Then at the end of the day, the parent and child log back in to add photos and videos, documenting the day’s learning that the teacher can then comment on.
Why is it perfect for our families?
- Empowerment of pupils – pupils will have a clear connection with their teacher at the beginning of each school day, giving them clear instructions on the day ahead. This relieves parents from thinking up activities and gives children independence in understanding the task and reporting back whilst keeping a connection to the school routine.
- Development of metacognitive skills – children will report back on the day’s work using video, voice recordings or pictures. This is crucial to the development of metacognitive skills, allowing the child to learn about learning.
- Easily accessible – access from phone or desktop with easy to use, intuitive software.
How do I access Seesaw?
You can find out more and log in via the Seesaw website.
Watch the introduction video here
This is clearly an unusual situation for everyone, where there is a greater reliance on digital devices than usual. We recommend that pupils try to spend no longer than three hours on a device each day. Teaching staff will work together to ensure that the work set is balanced across a mixture of mediums. If you feel your child’s screen time is exceeding what is reasonable, please do contact your class teacher so that they can help. Regular breaks, within the maximum recommended screen time, are crucial.
Registration and Attendance
Despite the school being physically closed, regular attendance remains a requirement during this period of online learning. If your child is unwell and unable to engage with online learning, please contact your class teacher so that we can ensure that our attendance records remain accurate and so that we can offer support to you, where required. Likewise, in the event that parents/carers become unwell, we ask that you inform your class teacher. We will continue to do all that we can to support you through this period.