Welcome back to the summer term!
With this being our first week back, we have been focussing on the introduction of a streamlined system of sharing and communicating weekly homework for the summer term. Some children may have been issued homework this week, and we would encourage them to complete the tasks set.
This bulletin, however, is to update you on the new homework process that will come into practice from Friday 23rd April and we aim to consistently apply it across all year groups:
- Homework will be set every FRIDAY starting Friday 23rd April - children are expected to complete and submit any work by the following Friday.
- Teachers will post the homework instructions and resources to your childs Microsoft TEAMS account; access to TEAMS is via their unique @fulwelljunior username and password. Children who used this method of learning during the most recent lockdown should be proficient with the process, but if you have not retained your childs log-in details, please contact the school office.
- Every Year Group now has a specific Homework group in Teams; when your child logs in, they will see two Teams - one is the group they were assigned to as part of the lockdown remote learning support. Do NOT use this group as the homework is not posted there.
Instead, click into the new Team as shown in the example below - this is the example for a Year 6 child: you would not click into Zebra Squad but the team entitled 'Year 6 Homework Team Summer Term'. The process is the same for all Year groups.
New Teams for Homework Guide
All homework will be posted into a folder entitled 'Weekly Homework'. Teachers will direct children from here to their tasks, sometimes making links to our other popular learning platforms such as MyMaths or Fiction Express etc. so please ensure you know your childs credentials for any supporting resources.
Marvellous Me: Parents of SEND children will still have the differentiated homework communicated to them via Marvellous Me, but this will be the only exception. Teachers will no longer direct standard homework via Marvellous Me - all homework instructions will be shared through Teams.
We know Marvellous Me is a popular platform with many of our parents and we will continue to use it as a forum for sharing positive praise or other relevant messages but it will not be used to communicate homework or spelling tasks. It is therefore important that your child can access their Teams account.
If anyone needs any further support on this matter, don't hesitate to conatct the school office - remember, the new homework scheme comes into play from NEXT week, Friday 23rd so please do not look for work there this week.