During this period of school closures, we will be using Microsoft Teams as our main platform for learning. Teaching staff will posting activities three times a day
Numeracy – 9.00 – 10.30
Literacy – 11.00 – 12.30
Health and Wellbeing / Interdisciplinary learning – 1.30 – 3.00 (2.45 for P1 and P2)
Teaching staff will be available during these slots to introduce, explain and support the learning on Microsoft Teams.
All pupils have been issued with log in details for MS Teams, as well as a variety of other digital platforms frequently used in school.
Microsoft Teams can be accessed on a smart phone, laptop, tablet and games consoles. Pupils have been using ipads in school to familiarise themselves with Teams since our return in August.
Should you run into any technical issues accessing Teams, the main activities will be uploaded to the school website daily (we will aim to have these uploaded by 10am). Please note that this will not include any explanations / videos or live or recorded lessons as these will available on Teams.
All lessons will stay on Teams for a week should you need to revisit at a more convenient time.
As always, please remember that keeping your family safe and happy is the most important thing during lockdown. You also know what works best for your family.
For lost MS Teams or other login details, please contact the school office at email@example.com – we will be able to help you get back online in no time 🙂
We look forward to checking in with all our pupils during this lockdown. Our Senior Leadership Team will facilitate a whole school assembly every Friday. Please look out for the link to this in your teams calendar.
Once you’ve taken part in your chosen activities, it is time for the ULTIMATE challenge: Where are the Gilmerton Staff? Can you challenge your family members? How many members of staff will you spot? Who will spot them first? (Answers will be uploaded on Friday afternoon!)
Parents have been contacted by the Authority directly and information has been shared regarding the arrangements for children of key workers for the rest of this week. If you have had notification to attend a Hub school tomorrow/Friday please note that the Head Teachers at the hub schools will be asking the questions in the flow chart below when you arrive. Please read these questions carefully as the Heads of the hub schools do not wish to upset families and their children if they turn up in error. Please note that Hub Schools have been organised centrally and that the school does not currently have information regarding offers to families.
Please, please make sure you use this flow chart to decide if you are eligible for childcare/schooling.