Microsoft Teams at Emmer Green Primary
We subscribe to a range of online services to support the learning at Emmer Green. The children have embraced and enjoyed Mathletics and ReadTheory, both of which are key to their learning both in the classroom and at home. We have been delighted with the children’s ability to be trained on school laptops and to transfer this training onto devices at home, and this academic year we are introducing the ‘Microsoft Teams’ platform to children in Years 3 - 6. Teams will also be used for children in Foundation Stage and the Infants, but with a different focus, and due to the nature of the platform it will not be used as a teaching tool within school.
Many of you will have heard of or used Teams through the recent lockdown as part of your job, helping you to stay in touch and continue working with your colleagues remotely. It has been a long-standing project within the school (since long before ‘Covid Times’) to implement Teams for the children as it has a large set of features aimed at use in the classroom, though for the younger children this is not something they would be expected to utilize with any degree of independence. To help parents with this, there is a video listed below that is specifically aimed at parents with children in Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2.
As well as using Teams in the Junior classrooms, we have also adopted it as a core component of our school Remote Learning plans for all years that come into action should any class bubble have to isolate at home, or in the possible event of any wider local or national lockdown.
This web page will act as a repository for information regarding Teams in the school as well as our approach to remote learning. shown below is an introductory guide to Teams which closely follows the training that Years 3 to 6 have had in the classroom. This will also be a useful introduction for those parents who have not previously used Teams but will be supporting their children in using the platform.
Additional guides and videos for children will follow soon, and this will be accompanied by materials that parents can use to help you get the best from the systems that we put in place.
This page is still under construction and is being updated on a regular basis, so please check back often for new information.