UPDATED January 2021 - Remote Learning Plan
Dear Parents and Carers,
The current situation in schools is challenging and we appreciate all parental support in engaging with the Covid-19 testing where needed. At Highfield, we don’t want any of our children to miss out on learning unnecessarily. It’s really important that children are continuing to learn when they are unable to be in school due to the current Covid- 19 related problems. In cases where children are symptomatic, unwell and off school as a result children would not be expected to engage in home learning until they were feeling well again. The focus for these children, as is always the case with absence related to illness, is on getting better. However, there are other circumstances which may arise where work needs to be set by school linked to isolation.
In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, Highfield has developed a Remote Learning Plan. We are determined to support all of our families in being able to engage in home learning so are providing online learning for those who are able to access it and hard copies of learning for those people who cannot.
From September 2020, we have been using the Microsoft Teams platform to share learning that teachers have prepared virtually. There will be planning, resources and online tutorials each day. There is also a simple timetable for the children to follow whilst working from home.
If your child will be working from home, you will recieve a username and password from the school via SMS message.
To access Teams, you can simply visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/ in a web browser.
For a better experience, we wouldrecommend that you download and install the Microsoft Teams application which is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices. To download the right version for your device, visit the website https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads.
If you do not have access to Microsoft Teams, we will still be making work packs which you will be able to pick up from school. This will be the first time we have used Microsoft Teams in this way so please let us know if you encounter any problems.
Completed work can be e-mailed to one the following addresses..
E-mail your work to...
For further information regarding the use of teams, please follow the guides under the 'Microsoft Teams Guides' section below.
Teams Logon Guide [Follow when logging in for the first time]
Teams Parent Guide - English
Teams Parent Guide - Urdu
Teams Parent Guide - Romanian
Using Teams on an iPad - YouTube Video
Teams on Gaming Consoles - English
Teams on Gaming Consoles - Romanian
Teams on Gaming Consoles - Somali
Teams on Gaming Consoles - Urdu
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