Introducing Microsoft Teams
To further improve our home-learning we will be beginning to use an online platform, Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams provides a wealth of opportunities to develop our home (remote) learning and communication with your children in the event of a long period of school closure.
This form of home learning will be implemented initially through weekly homework tasks set by your child’s teacher. This is to encourage your child to become familiar with the Teams platform.
To access this home learning resource, you have several options:
- You can access Teams via an internet browser via the following link https://teams.microsoft.com/
For the most convenient & accessible solution we recommend downloading the app.
- If you have an Android or IOS smartphone/tablet, download the free app to your device from the relevant app store – just search for Microsoft Teams.
- On a PC or Mac you can download the desktop app from the following URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app
After installing/opening the software you or your child will need to enter their school log in and password.
Once you have entered the log in details, you child will be able to see their ‘Team.’ Any work set or already completed will be in the ‘Assignments’ tab. Your child should be familiar with this from lessons in school.
Once in their ‘Team’ -In the ‘General’ tab, your child’s teacher will post any general messages and weekly Assignments will pop up in here.
If your child is unsure of the work for that day, they can ask a question in ‘posts’. Messages here will be visible to all in the Team.
How to get and hand in work
Your child needs to:
Open the Teams app
Click on their class, then ‘General’, and then ‘Assignments’
Click on an assignment, then ‘+Add work’,
Click ‘Upload from my computer’, then attach the file they want to upload
Once they’ve finished, click ‘Turn in’
Made a mistake? Click ‘Undo turn in’ to return the work, and follow the last three steps to resubmit it.
If work has been marked, your child will get a notification in Teams.
They can find their returned work by following the steps below.
On a computer or laptop
Open the Teams app
Click ‘Chat’ on the left-hand side
From the list of contacts, click ‘Assignments’
Click ‘View assignment’ in the centre of the page
It is essential for school staff to be aware of any access issues that your child may have so that we can do our best to work around these and support them in their home learning. Please let your child’s class teacher know. Thank you.