In the event of a national lockdown, we have a fully implemented remote learning curriculum.
To make the day similar to a school day, we have drawn up a timetable (as a suggestion) that you could use each day. It will help you to know roughly how long to spend on each learning activity. You may find you carry out the learning slightly more slowly or quickly and that’s ok.
Remember, this is only a suggestion and may not work for you and your child but we hope that it helps.
Here are the Google classroom timetables:
Work will be set daily on Google Classroom for your child to complete and your child’s class teacher will be available to answer messages within the classroom throughout the day.
If you are unable to access Google Classroom for any reason, paper resources will continue to be posted to your home. These activities will be the same as those uploaded to Google Classroom. If you are receiving paper resources, you will receive three home learning grids – one each for Maths, English, and Topic. Each grid has up to 15 activities on and your child should complete one per day.
There are also a number of short activities that your child should complete daily during any closure; these include,
There are also a variety of online resources we subscribe to as a school for further learning, such as Bug Club, TT Rockstars, and Numbots. Some of these resources have apps available within the Google and Apple app stores if your child is using a phone or tablet rather than a laptop/PC.
If you have any technical difficulties and require any help please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to access the home learning resources
Step 1 – Go to www.rmunify.com
Step 2 – Enter log in details.
Your child’s name and password will have been sent to you previously.
If you do not have this, please email email@example.com to request it.
Please type your child’s full name and class.
When logging into RM Unify, you need to add @calverton.newham.sch.uk after the username.
Step 3 – There are many links to online resources on the Launchpad page.
The main one used will be Google Classroom but your child is free to explore the other squares to access other learning resources. Pupils can click on other squares to access learning resources: the London Grid for Learning Pupils can search for games and information to support them with their learning.
Step 4 – Once Google Classroom is clicked, your child will then see their own class name to click into. Once in the class, pupils will see the ‘Stream’. This is where the latest messages will appear.
Step 5 – To access the work set by class teachers, click Classwork at the top of the page. Teachers will update the work on a regular basis so keep checking back. This work may take the form of a quiz or may require your child to type answers and send them back to their teacher. Instructions will always be provided.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Home Learning @ Calverton
I can’t find the Google Classroom on the school website. How do I find it?
Visit www.rmunify.com. Your child can enter their username followed by @calverton and then their password.
I can’t access Google Classroom. What should I do?
Check your browser settings
If you still cannot access Google Classroom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving a brief description of the problem and a screenshot if possible. Please include your child’s name and class. We will aim to help you resolve the problem.
My child’s username and password do not work. What should I do?
Email email@example.com include your child’s name and class in the message.
How do I contact my child’s teacher?
Your child’s teacher’s email address was previously sent to you. Teachers will endeavour to respond to you in a timely fashion but may be busy with other tasks allocated. If you do not have their email address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers will only respond to emails between 9am – 3.30pm.
What should I do if the work my child is trying to access won’t open?
Sometimes internet connections stop files from loading and opening. Firstly, try turning the devices off and on. If this does not work, turn your internet off and on again. Teachers will try to ensure that all resources that they upload will open within the Google Chrome browser so you shouldn’t need to install any new programs to be able to open any work. If there are any documents that still will not open, please email email@example.com including details on the problem and your child’s name and class.
How often will work be added to the Google Classroom?
During any school closure, your child’s class teacher will still be working and will regularly access the Classroom to respond to pupil queries, set new work, and mark or comment on any work already completed. The expectation is that there will be a minimum of 3 pieces of online work a day. In the event of the class teacher becoming ill, a member of the Senior Leadership Team will monitor the Classroom and inform the pupils.
My child has been sent a link to a YouTube video. Is it safe for my child to watch?
All links and videos sent to your child, including YouTube, would have been checked by teachers and deemed suitable for your child. Please do monitor your child whilst they are online, as the school cannot be held responsible if a child leaves their school work to go to another website. Please make sure your privacy/security systems are in place so your child cannot access inappropriate material online.
When will my child receive additional paper resources for home learning?
We will continue to post home paper resources for any family unable to access Google Classroom. If you are accessing Google, paper resources will not be sent to you.