3 reasons why you need to access your child’s Microsoft Teams log-in details.
- To access this term’s virtual parent, teacher consultation meetings (and sharing assemblies)
- To access remote learning in the event of full or partial closure
- For children to submit home learning, eg reading reflections
From Friday 11th September you will be able to download your child’s Microsoft log-in details from the report section of MCAS
Parent consultations this term will be take place via Microsoft Teams. Please see this news article for more details:
Our approach to remote learning
Schools have been asked to plan to provide remote learning in the case of a local lockdown or if a ‘bubble’ is asked to self-isolate. There should be no interruption to children’s learning.
Nursery and Reception
Children in our Nursery and Reception will be set learning activities by their class teachers via our Instagram sites. Links to these will be posted on our year groups noticeboards.
Years 1 to 6
Microsoft Teams is our chosen digital education platform. Over the coming weeks and months children will become familiar with Microsoft Teams as their teacher begins to use it as a tool in the classroom.
Each class has a ‘team’. Each class member will be able to log-in to this team and will be able to see all ‘posts’ from this team and join their teacher for planned video conferencing.
In the event of any closure, your child will be asked to log into Teams to access links to Oak National Academy English and maths video lessons. These will be linked to work set by your child’s class teacher. Your child will complete work set in their own private section of the ‘class notebook’. The class teacher will assess your child’s work and then invite him or her to live video feedback sessions with up to 5 of their classmates.
The number of live feedback sessions offered to your child will vary by age group, with the aim to have one session per day with their teacher, and a timetable to work to when they are not directly involved in a video conference.
For safeguarding purposes, all sessions will be recorded and saved on the school’s secure cloud-based server. By joining the meeting, you are giving consent for your child to be recorded on Microsoft Teams.
The Oak National Academy have listened to feedback and have worked hard over the summer to completely rerecord all their lessons. These pre-recorded video lessons are recommended by the government for schools to use. Lessons are blocked and link to the intended outcomes of the National Curriculum. This means our teachers can select the block or unit of work that directly links to our Fielding curriculum and sequence of teaching without any interruption to your child’s learning.
Teachers will also set work linked to the Fielding Learning Challenge that the children are working on at the time.
Check your child can login to Microsoft Teams, and access their calendar and their Outlook inbox. Both can be accessed through Office.com. To do this you should:
- Download your child’s Microsoft log in details from MyChildAtSchool (MCAS). Details can found in the ‘report widget’ on MCAS.
- Watch our short How to Log on to Microsoft Teams video.
- Login to Office 365 using your child’s email and password. (Your child’s username is in the format of an email address. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please add a profile picture to your child’s account, by clicking your initials in the top right-hand corner and then clicking ‘change picture’.
We will supply further details about your child’s learning at home and how to access it, if we need to move from face to face to virtual teaching. In the meantime, you might like to watch this short video by Mrs Bumby on how your child can access and use the Microsoft Teams tools in video calls:
Using Teams for home learning
Over this term we will ask children to complete some of their home learning on Microsoft Teams in the ‘class notebook’. This is so that they are prepared if we need to use it during a school closure.