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office@windmills.w-sussex.sch.uk

Learning Zone

 

This page provides additional information and links to places where your child can go to do online learning. In light of the situation with Coronavirus in March 2020, we will be ensuring that parents, carers and children have guidance on ways to continue learning from home for children who are unable to attend school.

Edmodo

Dear Parents, Carers and Children, 

On this page, under the heading, 'Guidance for Home Learning, you will find a Student User Guide for our online learning platform. All of the children, who were in school on Thursday, 19th March, have been shown how to use this to access work over the coming weeks while the school is closed to most pupils. Edmodo, the interface that we are using, also has a Help page where you can search any questions or issues that you might have. 

The class page is designed for your child to access their learning and submit work where they are asked to do so. It is also aimed at showing them that they are still part of our school and their class. Just seeing their classmates interacting and commenting on teacher posts should help to keep their spirits high and remind them that we are all in this together.

The children are allowed to 'Like', 'Comment' and 'Reply' on the teacher's post but we have asked that children do not create their own posts for the page. This risks learning being missed and the page becoming too cluttered.

This guidance follows the letter already sent which also outlines the purpose of the page and how we intend to use it. We very much hope that this goes some way to alleviate the pressures and difficulties that are being asked of parents during these unprecedented school closures and helps to support the children's learning while school remains closed.

I wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you as soon as possible.

Mr Kingcome

 

Please follow the link below which will take you to the login page for Edmodo. If you have any queries, please do contact the school office.

Edmodo Login

Guidance for Home Learning

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 Edmodo Logging in and setting up Your Student Profile.pdfDownload
 Home work guidance_17 March 2020.pdfDownload
 Using MyMaths for teaching maths at home.pdfDownload
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Maths

MyMaths

As many of you are aware 'MyMaths' is an online learning tool designed to support the maths learning your children do in school.  Many of the teachers use the website’s lesson tools when teaching new concepts or revisiting previous learning. Each teacher also sets regular homework to support and enhance what they are teaching and to help the children gain more confidence and a better understanding of maths.

Many children at Windmills are using the site and completing the homework regularly. However, some children and parents have mentioned issues with logging into the site and accessing the learning which is being set. The aim of this update is to provide parents and pupils with information regarding logging in and accessing the tasks set as well as the other activities which are available on the site. Please click on the documents below to read this guidance in full. You can access the MyMaths site from here.

The TT Rockstars website is very straight forward to use and, once logged in, the children can play 1 minute games to earn tokens which can be spent on upgrading their own 'Rock Avatar'. As per our homework policy, we would expect the children to login and practise a minimum of 3 times a week for 10 minutes to try and improve their speed and accuracy. There is also a TT Rockstars App that can be downloaded to phones and tablets to make it as accessible as possible. The website also offers the opportunity for children to play against their friends or other children in their Year group.

English

West Sussex County Council libraries page has been expanded to include lots of children’s activities. 
You can join the library online and find details on how to borrow audiobooks, eBooks and newspapers and magazines while you are at home.
 
 
The Reading Agency's mission is to tackle life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. Their vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life.
 
 
 Below are also a few sites that children can use to practice their English skills at home: