Using the Internet Safely
We are aware that many families are helping their children stay in touch with their classmates and friends through video chatting using Zoom, House Party, WhatsApp or other similar means. We recognise this is really positive in supporting them and their mental wellbeing during this time. It may also be that a member of staff has supported your family through a video call. All of this is extremely positive and is being used well however we do want to make you aware of the risks around video calls especially as they are now such a prominent means of communication. Unfortunately, not everyone is using them in the way they are intended to be used and some are abusing them! Please click on the links below for more information about these methods of communication and some of the current issues and risks. These posters are excellent and contain lots of useful information.
Also, a few pointers for any time when your child is in video contact with both individuals and groups to ensure that all involved are safe (some are also relevant to telephone contact):
Make sure that children call from a communal space in the home.
Do not allow children to call from their bedrooms unless a parent is with them.
Make sure your child and anyone else present is fully clothed even when it is hot (e.g. dress first rather than call in swimming costumes or when shirtless etc)
Always make sure an adult is present throughout the call.
Make sure that everyone present behaves appropriately.
No swearing or inappropriate language from anyone during the call.
If you have been using something other than Zoom, House Party or WhatsApp and would like similar support then please get in touch with your class teacher and they will be happy to help.
Websites / Online Learning
Please refer to our weblinks section by clicking on the blue link.
We aim to continue to provide an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects.
We have surveyed our parents / carers and the results have provided us with the information to feel confident that the majority of our pupils will be able to access online learning. Some parents have not responded and these will be contacted via a phone call to check what ICT they have available at home. For children who do not have any internet access we will endeavour to get paper packs home to them as we did in the period of lock down between March and July.
We have extensive plans for the provision of remote education where needed and to ensure that the small number of children that need to be educated at home, for example, due to shielding or self-isolation, are given the support they need to continue learning. We are in the process of showing our children in KS1 an KS2 how to use Teams to access lessons as part of their ICT curriculum. We aim to use Teams to set homework once all children have their log in details so that both children and parents can become familiar with the system before the eventuality that it needs to be used.
Remote education, where needed, is of a high quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.
Pupil Log On Guide
Greenfield Primary School's Calculation Policy
Mathsbot (This great for KS2 / Y6 especially. You can practice your artihmetic on this site by choosing the topic then create starter. It does go up to GCSE so pick the levels carefully... Maybe level 3 maximum?)
What does reading look like at Greenfield? Click this link to view a reading booklet which includes key information.
Government document: 10 top tips to encourage children to read
Read Write Inc
KS2 Spelling Patterns
Spellings Login (This is case sensitive so you must make sure that the first letter isn't a capital unless it is a capital letter on the test. This may be an issue if using an iPhone or iPad).
J2e (if you log in here you will be able to access lots of the programmes and websites that we use in school on one platform).