Google Classroom at St James’
We are really excited to be able to work through this Lockdown period by using Google Classroom.
Here are a few reminders for you:
Google Classroom can be accessed through a free App either on the Apple Store or Google Play on both Apple and Android devices as well as through the Internet on laptops or desktops. If accessing on the Internet on a laptop or desktop, type in classroom.google.com into the address bar. Children will see a log in screen and will need to enter their username on the first screen and press ‘next’ their password needs to be entered on the second screen.
· The ‘stream’ which is the front page, is where teachers’ direct children to learning links and websites and would be the best place for children to explore when they first access their classroom.
· On the ‘classwork’ tab, there may also be assignments, quizzes or questions that are set. Clear instructions will be written to explain how to complete each task. Children don’t need to save anything anywhere as Google automatically saves their work as they go in a folder that their teacher can see.
· Once logged in, you need to click on classwork at the top of the page and your child’s work will be in dated folders.
Children can send a private message to their teacher asking for help. Obviously, this is not a chat room, so please ensure your children are asking appropriate questions.
We hope that your child enjoys engaging with this learning platform.
Note: There is no expectation to print any of the work.
If there are any issues with passwords/usernames, please contact with the school office, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you.
Each day your child will be expected to complete English and Maths learning as well as learning from another curriculum area (Science, Topic or RE). Your child’s class teacher will put video advice and support for all learning.
We hope you have lots of fun in our virtual school!