At Bank View Primary we want to make sure that all of our students have access to a strong and stable education, we are fully aware of the current climate in regards to COVID and how it impacts on learning. Whilst we do not want any of our children or bubbles out of school, we realise that we must have clear plans laid out in preparation for either an individual going into a quarantine period, or a year group bubble going into a period of 14 day lockdown.
To prepare for this we have integrated ‘Seesaw’ into our curriculum. All pupils have been trained in the platform, and teachers have prepared lessons ready for any periods of quarantine or lockdown.
Our aim is to provide high quality online lessons and activities for our pupils to complete that follow the sequence of our curriculum as laid out in our curriculum planning. Seesaw enables us to achieve this and, crucially, enables our teachers to give high quality feedback to pupils when they complete work.
Login here https://app.seesaw.me/#/login
Seesaw is a secure online platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and nothing is shared without teacher approval.
All students are given an individual login code to share any home learning which is competed at home. This can be pictures, writing or videos created in other app. All learning your child is doing at home, Seesaw allows them to share this with their teacher.
Normally we have a class journal where children share their work with the whole class; however whilst we are learning from home, only your child and their teacher will be able to see the work shared and it will not be made public to others in class.
Below, you will find a link to a video by Mr P ICT who will explain just what Seesaw is and how to get set up and use it effectively at home. You will see that it is very simple and after a little bit of practice the children will have no problems using this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9FyB1SCbeM
As a staff, we are very excited to get set up with Seesaw and engage the children in their home learning.
White Rose Maths
White Rose is the primary maths scheme we use in school and Seesaw allows to continue with the scheme even at home with all lessons being uploaded.
Lexia Core 5
Login here: https://www.lexiacore5.com/
This programme helps the children with their reading and spelling skills. The children enjoy playing the educational games and we have seen a real improvement in their reading and spelling ability from using this programme. Your child is also able to access this from home. Please remember our E-Safety rules when children are using devices – they should only access it in 20-30 minute sessions.
Login here: https://www.linguascope.com/
Linguascope.com is an award-winning language website trusted and used daily by thousands of schools worldwide. Their language games and activities, organised into over 140 topic areas, are developed to match curriculum requirements. Each topic area is composed of a series of activities and accompanied by a printable worksheet for extension or consolidation.
Login here: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Oxford Owl website offers an online library full of different books to read and browse through at home.