Google Meets

To enable the children to keep in contact with each other and their class teachers, we have started to use Google Meets.

Google Meets will enable all children in a class to meet together virtually, similar to Zoom or Microsoft Teams, in a safe learning platform. All children will be able to access Google Meets through their Google Classrooms. The link will be posted shortly before each Meet.

 

Weekly Class Google Meet

We intend that each week, we will set up seven regular time slots, one for each class, for the children to meet safely together on Google Meet. During this time, the Class Teacher will check-in with each child present and it will be a lovely way for the children to keep connected, especially with one another. Teachers may encourage children to think about questions or a particular theme beforehand as a basis for the Google Meet.

Please note, these are the updated times for w/c 8th February.

Year Group Weekly Timeslot
Reception Friday 1:30
Year 1 Wednesday 2:30
Year 2 Thursday 1:30
Year 3 Tuesday 2:30
Year 4 Wednesday 1:30
Year 5 Thursday 2:30
Year 6 Tuesday 1:30

We understand that not every child may be able to attend a live Google Meet for many different reasons. School will follow-up these children with phone calls home to check-in on their wellbeing.

 

Daily Class Google Meet Sessions (Starting on Monday 22nd February)

For children in Reception and Year 1, Mr Wilson and Miss Swain will be focusing on phonics at the start of each of their sessions. Developing these early reading skills is so important so we would encourage as many children as possible to join at the start of the Meet. Children will also have the chance to ask questions about their learning for the day.

For children in Years 2 to 6, your child’s class teacher and teaching assistant will be online ready to help your children with their learning. This is not a mandatory session but a supportive ‘help desk’ session to those who need it. Children may join the Meet to ask for help in getting started in their writing, how to answer a particular question in mathematics or for some guidance on getting started in their afternoon learning. It is a chance for children to have daily contact with their teachers should they need it. Teachers will use visualisers to model learning to children if needed.

Depending on numbers, children may need to wait to enter the Meet. For example, if a Meet started at 11am and one child immediately entered and asked for help for a particular mathematics question, there may be another child waiting to enter the Meet. The teacher would then admit this child to the Meet after going through an explanation to the first child.

We have timetabled the Meets to ensure there are no clashes, meaning siblings sharing a device can still both access their Meets if needed.

Class Teachers Daily Timeslot
Reception Mr Wilson and Miss Roberts 9:00 – 9:30
Year 1 Miss Swain and Miss French 9:30 – 10:00
Year 2 Mrs Amphlett and Miss Delargy 10:00 – 10:30
Year 3 Mr Kelley and Miss Softic 10:30 – 11:00
Year 4 Miss Ashby and Mrs Kailey 11:00 – 11:30
Year 5 Mrs Reihill or Mrs Aston and Miss Cleveland 1:00 – 1:30
Year 6 Mr Young and Miss Rowbury 11:30 – 12:00

Both teachers and teaching assistants will still be on Google Classroom throughout the day, providing regular feedback on learning. Children are able to ask questions via the Google Classroom Stream and teachers will respond quickly.