In order to set learning activities and communicate with parents and pupils we will be using Seesaw from Years 1 to Year 6 and Tapestry for Nursery and Reception.
Seesaw is an online journal of which your child can respond to tasks set by the class teacher and upload other examples of their home learning. Our aim is that we can continue to provide feedback, as well as open chains of communication between school and home, in a child friendly and accessible way.
In your child's learning pack they will have received a home learning code and a family code. The family code is for you to sign up on your device so that you can also see what your child is posting. If your child is sharing a device, remind them to sign out when they have finished as this home learning code is specifically for their online journal.
Once your child is logged in, they can respond to an activity this will then be sent to the child's class teacher who may comment, like or give feedback. They will then approve the response.
If your child would like to post into their own journal they can do, it does not have to be in direct response to their class activities set.
Once you have signed in as a family member, you can then privately message the teacher with any questions or comments.
Teachers can be contacted via their email address or via Seesaw. Families can also phone school on 01534 851812.
Weekly overview plans of work placed on Seesaw can also be found on each year group section of our home learning section of the website.
Members of staff at St Martin's School will make regular phone calls to families to say 'hello' and offer any support with home learning or other advice.
‘Learning At Home’ is a website created by the Government of Jersey Department for Children, Young People Education and Skills and it can be found by following this link: https://learningathome.gov.je/
The website aims to work alongside schools to support parents with information about learning and school life; the ‘Latest Updates’ section helps parents to know about key events occurring in Education or in partner organisations across the Island.
The website now includes suggested learning resources for parents to use with their children, some parental guidance and information, as well as engaging activities to enjoy together at home.
Mrs Jenny Posner and Mrs Karen Cooper are the Designated Safeguarding leads. If you have any concerns at any point, please contact them on 01534 851812 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).