Covid-19 - Support at Home
If you are having difficulty accessing the digital learning we are providing in school there are ways that we can help:
We currently still have some Ipads that we can loan out to any families that either do not have devices or are having to share devices among family members. These Ipads are set up ready to access Google Classrooms. If you would like to borrow one then please call the school office.
If you are using a mobile data connection to access the internet for home learning then speak to us about increasing your data allowance. We can increase your allowance if you meet certain criteria and are on one of the following networks; Three, Smarty, Virgin Mobile, EE, Tesco Mobile and Sky Mobile.
If you are not on one of these networks we also have some 30GB Vodafone Sim Cards that we can give out for you to use to make your phone into a personal hotspot and connect a device to.
Again speak to the office if you require either of these options to support your access.
Support for Learning at Home
Below you will find two links:
The first is to the calculation policy documents that explain how we teach all of the four operations in each of the year groups at St John's. There are also step-by-step videos available to watch.
The second is to information on how we teach reading and phonics, it also has copies of the slides from the parent presentation on how we teach reading.
Educational Psychology Support
Hampshire Psychology are running a telephone support line to help parents during the Coronavirus pandemic. The support line is confidential, provided by educational psychologists and is for any queries related to the emotional well-bring of young people and their families. Details can be found on the flyer below.
Basingstoke Family Support Service
Parents are able to access a 30 minute phone call with the Family Support Service, where a discussion, advice, strategies and signposting to professionals support is available for any one concern you may have as a parent. Please see the flyer below for more information on this service.
With increased time online during the national lockdown it is more important than ever to ensure children are safe online. Below are links to various website specifically aimed at helping children be safe online during home schooling.
The National Online Safety organisation has produced remote education tips for both children and parents. Both of the posters can be found below.