We are over the moon to welcome children back to school this year but, we still want to ensure they continue their learning at home. As you will know, during lockdown we implemented a multi approach system that incorporated several websites that children could access outside of school. The main platform we have adopted is called Google Classroom and this allows children to receive not only tasks and activities but, support from their teachers while at home. Although this will be used primarily for homework tasks, this will be a pivotal tool if we are forced to enter another lockdown or self-isolation situation this academic year.
Troubleshooting, help and support
If you are experiencing difficulty logging in to our website or Google Classroom, please read the troubleshooting and support guides found at the bottom of this page first. If you require your child’s login details or help logging in to any of these services, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if the steps found at the bottom of this page have not helped to solve the issue. If you send us an email, we will aim to contact you within the hour. If you are awaiting a reply, please check your inbox and your spam/junk mail folders regularly.
Sites and resources available at home
There are a host of links available on our Parents and Students section of our website, under Children’s Corner. We have also supplied you with a list of resources that you may find useful at home.General Resources
|School Directed Learning|
|Google Classroom – One of the approaches we utilise, is Google Classroom. Every student has a unique log in which they can access their own age appropriate resources set by their own class teacher. We would like to actively encourage all families to support their children to log in to this at least once per day. If you are unable to access these services, you will have been provided with a learning pack containing appropriate work for your child. Please click here to access this site.|
|Oak National Academy – Your teachers may from time to time, use resources from this website. The Oak National Academy aim to support teachers to support their pupils. They provide a bank of high-quality, sequenced video lessons and resources for teachers to use as they wish. They cover a range of subjects including maths, English, art and languages. Please click here to access this site.
BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize offers resources for a broad range of subjects. “Lessons” are delivered through engaging videos and games followed by tasks to test their knowledge.Best of all, because Bitesize is created by the Beeb, it’s completely free. Please click here to access this site.
|MyOn – reading is an essential skill that all children must practise and perfect on a daily basis. This site offers children thousands of books to choose from to read online. They even have the option of having their favourite books read to them. Please click here to access this site.
Accelerated Reader – this site offers you the chance to test how well your child knows the books they are reading. At the end of each book, they can sit a quiz that will ask them a series of questions. Please click here to access this site.
Spelling League – children have the chance to shoot their way to the top of the leaderboard in a football manager style spelling game. Please click here to access this site.
Middlesbrough Reads – Middlesbrough Reads has created a brand new series of challenges, in partnership with the local authority, for children to do at home during the lockdown period. Once a fortnight, we will release an activity themed around a different Roald Dahl book. Each activity will also be linked to a different room in the home, so there’s lots of opportunities to be creative. There will be a chance to win a bundle of Roald Dahl books for each challenge, and children will slowly build up a collection of work. We’ll post a new challenge on this page every other Monday so keep those eyes peeled! Please click here to access this site.
Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine – every morning at 9.45am, children have the amazing chance to learn from Jane and create a nationwide community collaborative story. Please click here to access this site.
David Walliams World’s Worst Children – every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun! Please click here to access this site.
|Timestable Rockstars – this is a definite fans favourite amongst children and allows them to practise their times tables effortlessly and have quite a bit of fun doing it. Please click here to access this site.
White Rose Maths – the White Rose Maths Team has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. Please click here to access this site.
|Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Resources|
Hungry Little Minds – Children love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school. Please click here to access this site.
Cbeebies – this site helps pre-schoolers learn whilst they play fun games, watch clips, sing songs and make things with their favourite CBeebies characters and shows.. Please click here to access this site.
|Religious Education Resources|
|Middlesbrough Diocese – this site contains all information relating to our local diocese, including guidance for parents and families at home. Please click here to access this site.
Middlesbrough Diocese Schools’ Service – this site contains all information relating to our local diocese and the support they offer our children and schools, including guidance for parents and families at home. Please click here to access this site.
|Explorify for Science – this site offers free resources full of engaging, creative science activities that has been designed to spark curiosity, discussion and debate. From video to hands-on activities, it’s easy to get Explorifying! Please click here to access this site.|
|Physical Activity Resources|
|PE with Joe Wicks – every morning at 9am, children have the fantastic opportunity to join in with the body coach himself, Joe Wicks, as he leads the country in a fantastic series of exercises that can be copied by children and parents alike, in their own living rooms. Please click here to access this site.
#ThisIsPE Yorkshire Sport Foundation – Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations are working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Please click here to access this site.
|Music, Art and Design Technology Resources|
|Musinc– Yes, that’s right, not music inc, its Musinc! This site provides access to high quality music making for young people in the Tees Valley. We know that young people can bring about positive change in their lives and the lives of those around them by getting involved in making music. Please click here to access this site.
Tate Kids– Tate believe access to art is a universal human right and see their galleries as sites of creative learning. They want to champion the importance of making art and encourage people to explore the many ways in which art is created and to develop their own creative potential. Please click here to access this site.
|Twinkl – this site offers a host of learning packs, slideshows and activities that children can download very easily. Please click here to access this site.
Premier League Primary Stars – a wide collection of free, curriculum-linked activities to educate and entertain children at home. You can find lots of ideas for helping your children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing. Please click here to access this site.
Topmarks – this site gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. Please click here to access this site.
ICT Games – this site gives children the opportunity to practice their Maths and English skills through a range of simple games. Please click here to access this site.
Classroom Secrets – during this difficult time, this site is providing fun, interactive and practical home learning resources that are designed to be used by children. These include interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs. Please click here to access this site.
Spark Tees Valley – this site is designed to be easily accessible for all ages but could be responded to at any level with the stimulus provided. Differentiation is built in. Please click here to access this site.
|Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Resources|
|Middlesbrough Local Offer – Middlesbrough Local Authority have collated useful information for children, young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families. It is here to help you find information, advice and guidance about the types of services and support available to you in our local area. We have worked in partnership with Parents4Change and young people to develop our offer and will continue to do so to ensure you can access the right support at the right time. Please click here to access this site.
SENDIAS – Exclusively for Middlesbrough, MAIN provides the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service. This is free, impartial help for children and young people with SEN and/or Disabilities, and for their parents. SENDIASS at MAIN is here to help you make informed decisions around educational choices for children and young people with SEN, from ages 0-25 years. We will do our best to help with other related issues as well, such as health and social care provision. Please click here to access this site.
Common Questions – What do I need?
Google Classroom can be accessed on any internet enabled device, such as a phone, Ipad or tablet, laptop, computer or even a games console. Children DO NOT require their own device to access Google Classroom nor are they required to have access to it at all times. Children can simply be shown the day’s activities and they are able to complete the majority of them, if not all, with a paper and pencil. Children have the opportunity to take a photo of their work and upload it to show their teacher if needed. However, this may not always be required and a simple message will often suffice. This can help families who have concerns regarding data usage on mobile devices.
Common Questions – How do I login?
Instructions and how to guides to access this resource can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have your details at hand, you can start by simply clicking on the green login button at the top of this page. If you require your child’s login details or help logging in to any of these services, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]
Common Questions – What should I expect to see?
When your child completes their login, they will be taken directly to their class page. They will initially be presented by their class stream. This is similar to a feed or homepage often found on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook. However, only comments from their class teacher and replies from peers will ever be seen on this page. There is a second page called Classwork in which they will find all of that day’s tasks and many previous ones also. Your child should check the stream for messages from their class teacher and the classwork page for updates on tasks on a daily basis.
Common Questions – Can the children ask their teacher questions?
Children have the unique opportunity to interact with their peers and even contact their class teacher direct through Google Classroom. They can receive instant feedback to questions, and queries while receiving the chance to edit and improve their work based on the comments they have received.
Troubleshooting Issues – Things to try before contacting us
- Please read all accompanying material and documents found at the bottom of this page to help you through common issues.
- Please check that ALL users have been signed out of the device or browser. DO NOT confuse this with simply signing out of the website you are using, as Google Chrome will retain your account and keep you signed in on the device.
- Try opening the Corpus Christi page in a private window (incognito if using Chrome) which disables all cooking and overrides the login details of any existing user.
- Try using a different browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome etc as several parents have told us they struggled to access this site using Chrome but found success with Internet Explorer (as it doesn’t hold the existing Google login details).
- Please ensure you have selected the correct school as there is more than one Corpus Christi Primary School on the list to choose from. Our school is called “NPCAT-Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School” as shown below.
- If these steps haven’t worked or you require your child’s login details to access any of these services, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]