Category Archives: LEARNING AT HOME

Term 4 Update – Remote Learning

Learning at Home Guidance for Parents and Carers (002)

We hope that you are all keeping well and are thinking about all of our families at this time.  The link above is a guide for you that we hope will give you useful information to support learning this term.  This will also be in the home learning section of the school website along with lots of other activities.  The booklet has links to take you directly to sections of the website or other helpful sites.  It will also be emailled directly to all families with more information.

Take care and stay safe


Spring Break – Home Learning Activities

During the Spring break teachers will not be posting any new tasks for children to complete and submit.  We think that everyone has been doing great work for the past two weeks getting to grips with our new way of working at home and using Google Classroom.  If there are any tasks that have already been set that your child has not completed they can do this over the break if they wish and teachers will be able to see these after the break.

The learning at home section of the school website will give links for parents to useful websites.  Follow @CarlibarPS on Twitter as there have also been a number of posts about a range of ideas to try at home.

You may also want to have a go at this Springtime/ Easter themed family learning challenge

Take care and stay safe.



Sharing information during school closure

Dear parents/carers,
As you know these are exceptional times. We are moving towards different ways of learning and we are all learning about this together.  We are trying to have a range of channels of communication.
The School App, school website, Google Classrooms and Twitter will be updated and information shared with you on a regular basis.  The school website has a Learning at Home tab, this section is being developed to share more useful resources with you that can be done at any time.

As more and more people across the world are working from home and schools are closed the networks are exceptionally busy and at times may not cope with this.  Some sites may require a high speed connection in order to work and at times this will not be possible.

Unfortunately we have no control over this and can only do what we can online when networks/websites/live streams etc are available.

Please do not get stressed or worried if you have ICT issues, that is why we sent out packs of paper based work too and your children also need time just to play/ chill, do their own thing during the day.
There is no expectation that your child completes all of the work set by teachers online every day. Parents have to judge what is best for their child and arrange learning in a way that supports the needs of the family and everyone’s mental health.

Teachers are planning and setting work online but are also working on a rota basis in Carlibar with children of key workers.
When your child’s teacher is working in the hub they will not be available that day to answer any messages via the Google classroom and they could be called upon at short notice to cover. They can schedule work tasks so there will still be activities in the Google classroom that your child can do.
Teachers will put a message on Google Classroom to let you know if they are in the Hub.

Teachers will respond to questions about their work on your child’s Google classroom between 9am and 3pm. Please remind your child of the differences between making general comments on the tasks set by the teacher that the whole class can see and what should be a private message to their teacher.

Thank you all for your support during these challenging times.

Active Learn Help

Active Learn has a section on their website where you can check if your device is compatible. You don’t have to go in via Glow to get Active Learn.

This link will let you know if your device supports Active Learn.

Most other websites and apps will also have this facility.

Google Classrooms

Good morning, we are aware some of you found it difficult to get onto Google Classrooms if you have an Apple device.  You can access Google Classrooms via Apple.  The best way of doing this is through Google Chrome.  You can download this free from App Store.  You can also access it through Firefox but we would recommend Google Chrome as it is the best fit.

In the home learning packs you will find log ins for Glow, Sumdog, Literacy Planet and Active Learn.   When you log into Active Learn for the first time on a device, you will be asked for a school code.  Carlibar’s code is being sent to parents by the school app and teachers will also put it in their google classroom , please make sure there are no capital letters when you type the code.  The learning games teachers will be uploading state they are compatible with Android and IOS.  You can access active learn without going via Glow.