01st March 2021: Live Sessions Userguides

01st March 2021

In response to your feedback on the Parent Home Learning Questionnaire we have been looking into how we can deliver some live 'sessions'. 

Last week we sent out electronic permission forms to all parents via text message. If you had returned that form before 8:30am this morning you may have been included in our trial sessions this week!!

If your child's class teacher is already teaching in school this week we will look to see if someone can cover that meeting, but it may not be possible this time due to commitments with 'Parent's Consultation' meetings as well. You can still keep sending back your permission slips and, should this weeks trials be successful, in the case of future lockdowns we look to introduce a keeping in touch type live session during the isolation period. We plan to keep all lessons on demand/prerecorded rather than live at this stage.

Please see userguides for Foundation Stage, who will be utilising the Zoom platform, and KS1 & 2, who will be using the 'Meeting' element of the online learning platform they have been using since January.

FS1 and 2 will post the invite code into Tapestry--keep an eye out for your invitation!

KS1 and 2 staff will be posting the Teams guide to their class team, but if you can encourage your child to look out for their name on a meeting invite in the new channel if you returned a form for them.


Thank you for your support!

Live sessions: Userguides

(These are also saved to the Home Learning January '21 Update page)
FS1 & FS2 Zoom Live meeting guide
KS1 & KS2 Teams Live meeting guide

23rd February 2021: Keeping children safe online--Omegle

23rd February 2021

A website currently rising in popularity is 'Omegle', unfortunately for the wrong reasons, and as such is being mentioned frequently on school online safety pages/blogs.

"Omegle is a website that pairs random strangers for live text or video chats. It first launched in 2009 and its slogan is “Talk to strangers!” There is an option for adult (18+) content and a section for people aged 13+ with parental permission. Anyone can use the site. Users simply go to Omegle.com and then choose ‘Text’ or ‘Video’ chat and the page states how many users are currently online. Depending on the time of day this can be hundreds of thousands. Omegle markets itself as a great way to meet new friends however has been known to feature pornography and inappropriate content within chats, so it’s important parents are aware of the risks associated with the site." (National Online Safety Website)

Below is the National Online Safety guide explaining more about the website (can be clicked to access the original source if text is too small)