Remote Learning Hub

Welcome to our Remote Learning Hub, from here you will be able to access the various resources we have set up to support pupils at home whilst self-isolating or if Government advice changes to close all schools.

Work packs are still available, please contact the office at St. George's Road for details.

Please check back here regularly as we update this page with any changes or advice.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an online learning platform that allows teachers to create ‘assignments’ for children to complete online and return to their teacher. We aim to provide several lessons or activities per day. These will be in Maths, Literacy, Reading and Topic work. Children have been given a card with logins for Google Classroom, along with any other online services that your child has been using.

Please monitor due dates for assignments to help ensure all work is submitted to teachers each day.

If you do not have your pupils log in details for Google Classroom you can request them via ClassDojo.

To access Google Classroom:

  1. Go to classroom.google.com (we recommend doing this on a laptop, but this can also be accessed by downloading the following apps on a tablet or phone if needed: Google Docs & Google Classroom). You may need to sign out of your personal Google accounts before signing into Google Classroom.

  2. Login using the @valenceprimaryschool.com email address and password given to your child
    (example: Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Password: 1234)

  3. Select your child’s class and select ‘classwork’ at the top. This is where your child’s teacher will post activities and lessons.

  4. Please submit your child’s work using the ‘turn in’ button within the assignment.

We do recognise that this may not be fully accessible to all families and that there may be technical difficulties accessing and completing the work online. To address this, we have provided children with exercise books that the work can be completed in (simply use the ‘private comment’ section to let your child’s teacher know they have completed the work in their exercise book). Additionally, you may upload a photo of your child’s work using the ‘turn in’ function.

Google Classroom link: classroom.google.com

Google Classroom Help & Support: support.google.com/edu/classroom

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a behaviour rewarding app/website that many teachers at Valence have been using to reward children’s hard work in class. Class Dojo also allows parents and teachers to communicate directly.

In order to communicate with your child’s teacher during the shutdown, we are asking parents/carers to create accounts on ClassDojo and connect with their child’s class account.

  1. Go to www.classdojo.com (or download the Class Dojo app)

  2. Select ‘sign up’ and then select ‘parent’

  3. Enter the code provided. Note: codes will be provided to children in class before Friday, however if you child is not in school, logins will be available for collection from the offices and they will be sent to you via Parentmail.

Class Dojo is the main method of communication with your child’s teacher during the shutdown, please do not contact the offices for questions regarding Google Classroom and lesson work. Please only contact your child’s teacher with questions relating to their work, this will allow teachers to focus on helping children at this time.

Any and all other updates will be communicated via Parentmail as normal.

ClassDojo codes have now been sent out to all pupils via ParentMail. If you have not received one please contact the school office at St. George's Road.

Class Dojo link: www.classdojo.com

Nursery & Recpetion

Our learning packs for Nursery and Reception are now available.

Nursery and Reception Summer Term Week 5 - 18/05/2020

Nursery and Reception Summer Term Week 4 - 11/05/2020

Websites

Websites we use at Valence

Don't forget that our pupils have access to the following websites where they can access some fantastic learning resources.

For those who currently do not have their log in details, we are aiming to get them to you as soon as possible.

Time Table Rockstars: ttrockstars.com (request login details via class Dojo)

Oddizzi: www.oddizzi.com (request login details via class Dojo)

Discovery Education: www.discoveryeducation.co.uk (request login details via class Dojo)

Monster SATs: www.monstersats.co.uk (request login details via class Dojo)

Numbots: play.numbots.com (can be accessed with TT Rockstars log in details)

Free websites for all to use

The following websites are great resources for learning at home from, there should be something for everyone here from Music to Maths.

Oxford Owl: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home 

Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.co.uk (User: march20 PW: home)

Collins: collins.co.uk (Free resources to help support your child's learning at home, while schools are closed)

Speech & Language: speechandlanguage.info/parents

BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

BBC Teach: www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Carol Vorderman's The Maths Factor: www.themathsfactor.com (currently free during school closure)

Explorify: explorify.wellcome.ac.uk (parents sign up for a free account & select Home Educator)

Amazon Audio Books: stories.audible.com/start-listen (free to use whilst schools are closed)

White Rose Mathswhiterosemaths.com/homelearning 

Chrome Music Lab: musiclab.chromeexperiments.com

Out of the Ark Music: www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home

Widgit: widgitonline.com (Widgit are offering a free 30 day trial using code: WIDGIT30)
Widgit Symbols are used worldwide to support people and help them realise their full potential, no matter what their age, ability or background.

Apps

There are some excellent apps we use at school that you can download for free to use on your mobile devices.

  • Bee Bot
  • Chatter Pix for Kids
  • Hopscotch
  • Puppet Pals
  • Swift Playgrounds
  • Y2 Maths

Nursery & Recpetion

Here you will find any PDF's to download. These may be related to support or learning during our closure period.

Staff

To access your work documents just sign in to your One Drive.

Office 365: login.microsoftonline.com

One Drive Help & Support: support.office.com/en-us/onedrive

Updates

Whilst the school is closed lookout for updates and news via ParentMail. You may receive emails or SMS messages, if you are already connected to your ParentMail account we recommend downloading the free ParentMail app for your mobile device.

ParentMail: www.parentmail.co.uk

You can also follow our news updates on social media. Twitter and Facebook would be the best choice to keep up with our news and updates as they provide text-only updates that are not currently possible with Instagram. Please remember that we only post updates and news via social media, we do not answer enquires via social media.