Home Learning on Google Classroom (Homework)
From October 2020 pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 should access their weekly home learning online through Google Classroom.
What is Google Classroom?
G Suite for Education is a digital learning platform. Google Classroom is one of the tools within G Suite for Education. Home Learning is set by teachers on Google Classroom each week and pupils will hand it in online (TURN IN).
Why is Fircroft moving Home Learning to Google Classroom?
We are moving to online home learning so that pupils become familiar with Google Classroom. This will ensure that we are in a strong position if we need to move to full remote education for a group of pupils. If a pupil is unable to attend school due to self-isolation, partial school closure or a local lockdown then our remote learning offer will be high-quality and safe, it will also align as closely as possible with in-school provision.
What do I need?
You can use Google Classroom on a PC or MAC or on a tablet iPad or phone. If you are using a tablet or phone then please download the Google Classroom app and any additional Google apps that your child might need. Docs, Slides and Drive are the ones that pupils will use most. These are all free to download and use.
How does my child log in?
All pupils in Y1 – Y6 have been given their user names and passwords. These are stuck in the front of their reading record books. Please see the help videos at the bottom of this page if you need a little guidance.
When should pupils complete their weekly home learning by?
Home learning will be set to go live by 4pm every Friday afternoon during term time. It should be handed in by 9am the following Wednesday morning.
Will work be marked?
Yes, if pupils turn their work in on time then the class teacher will view their work online and will send each child feedback. Pupils will be given marks for EFFORT and classes will be rewarded if they reach their Home Learning Effort Target.
How will I know how my child is getting on?
The class teacher can invite parents/carers to be the 'guardian'. The guardian will receive email summaries about your child’s activity in Google Classroom. In email summaries, you can review:
- Missing work — Work not turned in when the summary was sent
- Upcoming work — Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
- Class activities — Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
Please email your child's class teacher if you would like to receive guardian summaries by email.
Can parents contact teachers on Google Classroom?
No. The ‘Stream’ is for pupils to chat to each other in a safe space about their learning. Please use the intake email address to email the class teacher in the first instance if you have any comments, concerns or questions.
I need help!
No problem. Click the links below for help documents and videos. If you are still having difficulty then please email your child's class teacher in the first instance.
Video 1: How to sign in to Google Classroom
Video 2: The basics of Google Classroom
Video 3: How to find your Home Learning
Video 4: How to hand in your work on Goggle Classroom (if completed on screen)
Video 5: How to hand in your Home Learning on Google Classroom (if completed on paper)
Video 6: How to hand in your Home Learning from a mobile device using the Google Classroom App