Remote Learning

Our School Community and Remote Learning:

Welcome to our Remote Learning school website page for Giffnock Primary School. We know that these are very challenging times for all of our families  and we would like to begin by sending our care, thoughts and best wishes to all of our school community.

We understand that many of our families will find themselves in very difficult and worrying circumstances over the coming weeks and months and do not want, in any way, to add to these emotions through creating any anxiety about learning activities that ‘must be done’ each day. With this in mind, the learning activities that we will be facilitating will be shared with an understanding that some of our children/ families will not be in a position to complete these activities each day. As a school community, we want to stand together and to support one another and want you to know that the school do not want any ‘pressure’ to be felt in this regard.

Organisation of remote learning:

The link below shared our Remote Learning Policy and Guidelines:

Giffnock Primary Remote Learning Guidelines Parental

Through this page and the links herein, we aim to set up lines of communication and online spaces for our children to collaborate with their teacher. These will allow learning and teaching to continue in a home setting, albeit in different ways to which we are all used to.

Glow: The Glow portal is a common, online educational space for many children across Scotland. It is already used for a variety of purposes within our school on a daily basis and will be a very important place for your child’s learning when learning remotely from home. It can be accessed in the following way:

How to access Glow resources from home

Remote learning parental letter April 2020

Handing in work parental guide

GPS Remote Learning Family Responses Summary April 2020

Through Glow, the full Microsoft 365 suite of software can be used free of charge. Glow also provides the platform for a range of other, very useful activities, for example each class’ Google Classroom.

Our nursery children do not have glow usernames and do not use the glow portal. For their learning activities, please go to the following page on our school website and also follow the nursery twitter feed:

Nursery Remote Learning

Google Classroom: The main ‘space’ or online ‘place’ that your child and teacher will share learning activities is through their class Google Classroom. For all children from P1 to P7, your child has already used this virtual classroom during the school year. It is accessed in the following way:

How to access Glow resources from home

Each day, new information, ideas, questions and/ or open-ended learning activities will be shared through the class Google Classroom. It is the main place where learning will be shared and where your child can also share their own questions, ideas and wonderful work!

Family Games, Activities and Ideas:

Our children and families’ social and emotional health and wellbeing will be of great importance in the coming days and weeks. Alongside your child’s Google Classroom and the learning activities that you will find therein, we hope that the following will support families at home together:

Giffnock Primary Family Activities Games and Ideas

More ideas are available here:

Covid-19 Home Learning Ideas and Activities

We would also like to again share the following document that we have recently shared with some of you through a parental workshop:

Healthier Minds parents FINAL

Twitter: The school and nursery Twitter feeds will not be able to continue in exactly the same way; the wide range of photos and information from class each day will not be there. However, we will continue to tweet ideas and information so it will be important to keep a regular watch over these:

School Website: The website provides a wide range of information that you can draw from, on a breadth of specific issues

 

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