Good morning Year 4,
Welcome back to our new Spring term. I know things are very different to what we had expected, and there are some new changes. These can feel nerve-racking and cause us to feel lots of mixed emotions, however you are feeling, whatever emotions, it is OK. We are all feeling lots of different emotions in these strange times. We are in this together, and all the staff at Selsdon, and your parents/carers are here to help you feel at ease and to ensure that you are OK.
Dear parents following the announcement of school closures until 18th January, all learning will be moved online. To facilitate this, the school is moving to use SeeSaw and Zoom for daily activities and lessons. This post contains:
- Key info for remote learning this week.
- Key info for plans tomorrow (Tuesday).
- Introduction to software we will be using during remote learning.
- Weekly timetable during remote learning.
PLANS FOR TOMORROW (TUESDAY, JANUARY 5TH)
Tomorrow (Tuesday), your class teacher will be hosting Zoom video calls at the times below to introduce some new tools and welcome children back. All pupils are expected to join if they are not in school and they can do so. Pupils in school will be joining these Zoom video calls and supported to access activities from school. Zoom details will be texted out in the morning.
- 10am – Welcome back / registration
- 10:15am – Rules & expectations whilst using Zoom
- 11.15am – How to use SeeSaw & Activity 1
- 1.15pm – Registration using Zoom & Activity 2
- 2.15pm – Story time
WHAT IS SEESAW?
SeeSaw is a platform used by schools to post learning activities. It is easier to track activities and responses, and pupils can reply with pictures, written comments or even videos. This gives us lots more opportunities for interesting remote lessons.
We have emailed each of you with your login to our class.
WHAT IS ZOOM?
Zoom is a free video calling software. It has be regularly used throughout the Covid-19 pandemic as a way to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as used extensively by schools and teachers to facilitate remote learning.
Year 4 Timetable
We have devised a timetable for Remote Learning, which we hope will help keep our routine in place and motivate our learning.
We understand that these are really challenging circumstances, and with little notice from the authorities, we apologise for the late notice of these changes.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support through this ever changing times.
With best wishes,
The Year 4 Team