Google Classroom


2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom

We hope you are all well and getting back into some form of “routine” now that the holidays are finished. We just wanted to let you know of some changes we are making in regards to our home learning. Until now, weekly grids have been sent out with activities for the week. From Monday, each child will be assigned to a google classroom and work will be displayed in the classroom on a daily basis. Each day, pupils at P1-4 will have a literacy task, a numeracy task and a health and wellbeing task. Each task should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. There will also be other curricular areas assigned. P5-7 will have a daily reading, writing and numeracy task and these should take no longer than 30 minutes each to complete. There will also be work for other curricular areas. P1-3 pupils are not expected to complete work on google classroom but just to refer to this daily for your assigned work. For pupils in P4-7, your daily work will be put on the classroom stream each day. Every week, your teacher will set two assignments which are to be completed on the classroom and returned for marking. These will be marked and returned to you within the week. Any questions about work can be asked by pupils or parents through the classroom or by email. Only work set out this way and indicated by your teacher should be completed on the classroom. All other tasks should continue as previously. If you have any trouble submitting work, please contact the class teacher.

Please see attached instructions for parents on the use of google classroom. Pupils in the upper primary classes should already be familiar with this and it can be accessed from any internet device. Class teachers will be in touch with login details by the end of the week and we would appreciate you checking these and letting us know of any issues. Please note that the email addresses and google facilities provided are strictly for educational purposes and should not be used to contact anyone other than members of staff. Any violation of this will be dealt with immediately.

We are also trialling a new method of registration and on Tuesday this week, each pupil will be asked to complete a google form assigned by the class teacher. This is just a trial and if successful, will be our means of gathering attendance in future. Until otherwise notified, please continue to register daily by email.

We completely understand and appreciate that this is all very new and will take time to get used to. Please let us know if we can support further.

Also, please continue to email photos to class teachers showing us what you have been up to. It’s always great to hear from you!