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Home Learning

See below for answers to any questions you may have regarding the online learning:

 

How will school support my child to learn at home?

If your child for any reason is not able to attend school, but is well enough to work, they can access remote education. They will be set work to be completed and sent back to the teacher on the Purple Mash website.

 

How do I access this?

Children are now used to using Purple Mash and should all have login details they have been using to complete homework. IN the past, you will have received an email with a username and password for Purple Mash - if you have not received this or if you no longer have this, please contact the school office. Please spend some time with your child, practising how to log on.

You can enter your login details on the Purple mash website to access work set by the Class Teacher - www.purplemash.com

You will be able to upload your child’s work through the Purple Mash website so the teachers can assess and feedback.

Click here to read guidance on how to upload work to Purple Mash.

  

Are they easy to use?

This website is easy to use once you are familiar with it. Teach your children to access it. Please watch these short Youtube videos to help you:

PurpleMash       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOiu1dhTj5c

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZyQdS1y3WQ

 

What happens if I don’t have a laptop or tablet that my child can use?

We have some laptops or tablets that can be loaned. Please contact the school office to arrange to collect if you are not able to use technology in any other way. We can also support with internet access if needed.

 

What happens if I’m having difficulties with accessing the lessons or Purple Mash?

Please watch the tutorials linked above first. If these do not help, please call the office and we can guide you through it. If you have any issues with logins, the office can help.

 

 How can I help my child?

You can help your child by looking at the remote education section on the school website to look at the overview for learning each day. Then support your child to log on ot Purple Mash and complete the tasks.  Please explain the timetable to them, so they know what will be happening each day. Please settle your child in to a routine - getting up at the same time they normally do for school, having breakfast and making sure they are logged on and ready to go by 8.55am. Please also make sure they have a pen, pencil and paper to use. If you don’t have these please speak to the office.

 

Are there any other resources we can use at home?

Yes, there are links to different websites and resources on our website; please see the Home learning section.

 

 

What about the risks to children online?

It is incredibly important that parents and children are aware of the risks online. As children spend more time online in this period, this becomes even more important. Please read the online safety information on our website and share with your child in an age-appropriate way. Please read the letters below for more information about eSafety:

Zoom eSafety Letter

 

Look below at your child's year group overview and then log on to Purple Mash to access the tasks.

Remote Education Year Overviews

wc 17th January 2022

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

wc 10th January 2022

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

wc 3rd January 2022

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6