Home Learning

Watch our instructional videos on how to use Showbie for your child's year group and Showbie video chat.

Please read the 'Pupil, Parent and Staff Code of Conduct for Remote Learning', as it highlights key information you will need including class timetables and support.

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How to Access and Use Showbie Video Chat for Years 1 to 6.

How to Access and Use Showbie in EYFS.

How to Access and Use Showbie in Years 1 and 2.

How to Access and Use Showbie in Years 3 and 4.

How to Access and Use Showbie in Years 5 and 6.

Communication.

In terms of communication, we will use our school website as the main source of information and will regularly update it accordingly. Should you have any queries about your child’s learning, please use ‘Class Dojo’ to communicate with your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

In the event that you are unable to access Class Dojo, please email our school office on admin@theolivetreeprimary.com.

We will aim to respond to your messages within 24 hours between the hours 8:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday, where possible.

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Holiday Period.

Unless we advise otherwise, all scheduled holiday periods will take place according to our published holiday calendar which can be found here.

Children's Health and Wellbeing.

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In line with our usual safeguarding protocols, our designated safeguarding lead – Miss Chippendale - is continuing to oversee safeguarding and child protection so that any concerns can be immediately addressed. Miss Chippendale can be contacted via the school office by calling 01204322370 / 07904 555690 or via email: SEND@theolivetreeprimary.com.

During these unsettling times, as a parent of child aged between 5/19 years old you may be worried about your child’s health and wellbeing and be unsure about how to get the help you need.

Our school nurses are still here to help - you can text them for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues by texting: 07507331751.

The school nursing team can help with all kinds of things like: Behaviour, Continence, Emotional health, Self-harm, Bullying, Minor accidents and illnesses

This service is run by The Children’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing Team, Bolton Foundation Trust and is available Monday to Friday 8am until 8pm. The school nursing team will aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate bounce-back message to confirm they have received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from them, contact your GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.

Additionally, please find below some links to different types of support for children aged 10 onward to support their mental wellbeing.

Think Ninja.

App based services. Being offered free of charge during this time to Place2Be partner school students (aged 10-18 years). The app is guided by a ‘WiseNinja’, which is an automated virtual assistant, build on artificial intelligence and replication a clinical psychologist. The app provides psycho-education on mental health and emotional well-being along with coaching tips for staying well and handling distress.

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Kooth.

Online web based service.  Offer is online counselling and well-being support. Young people (10-18) can sign up themselves with no referral needed. The service offers a range of therapeutic tools and activities. It is open 365 days a year, currently from 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10 weekends (they are currently reviewing their opening hours). This is an anonymous service, everything is pre-moderated and confidential. No personal details or real names are gathered. All the counsellors are trained, qualified and experienced working with young people.  A specific drop down menu has been developed for Place2Be allowing us to review uptake of the service.
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Shout.

A 24 hour crisis texting service. Place2Be have been working with for over eighteen months. This service is primarily aimed for students aged 10 years plus and is delivered by a team of crisis volunteers. Children and young people text P2B to 85258 for support.

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Online Safety.

The regulation and use of technical solutions to safeguard children are important but must be balanced with teaching the necessary skills to enable pupils to take responsibility for their own safety in an ever changing digital world. The National Computing Curriculum states that children should be able to use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly keeping personal information private, recognise acceptable or unacceptable behaviour and identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. Children’s safety is paramount and they will receive the help, guidance and support through the whole curriculum to enable them to recognise and avoid online risks and to build their resilience. During the delivery of the curriculum staff will reinforce and consolidate safe online learning through assemblies and P4C sessions.

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Staff Wellbeing.

Whilst our staff are committed to ensuring continuity of learning for our pupils at all times, we are also mindful that they too have families and are susceptible to illness. In the event that your child’s class teacher or designated member of staff becomes ill, we will attempt to make transitional arrangements to support their learning.

Coronavirus Updates.

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We will continue to update the main page of our school website with information from the government as we receive it. In the meantime, please use the link below to access the latest ‘stay at home’ guidance from the Government.

Finally, may we take this opportunity to thank our school community for their forbearance at this difficult time. May we also remind our entire school community that the situation we are currently operating in is both unprecedented and challenging. In light of this, we are grateful for your patience and support whilst we try and keep our community safe and do the best we can under the circumstances.

Links to Key Websites.

Please ensure that all children are supervised when accessing websites to ensure online safety.

Showbie.

All pupils have access to their daily lessons on Showbie. This is a digital classroom in which teachers add learning materials and resources linked to reading, writing, maths and theme.  It is accessible on any web browser on any device.  If Showbie is used on a desktop computer, access to certain features such as audio feedback and annotations will be limited.

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SPaG.com.

SPaG.com provides KS1 and KS2 practise punctuation & grammar activities.  Children can complete each task at their own pace.  Teachers are updated with pupil performance after tasks are completed.
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TT Rockstars.

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.  Each week concentrates on a different times table.

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IDL.

Your child will have taken a simple reading and spelling assessment in school to determine a starting point on IDL. This ensures that they are working at an appropriate level relative to their reading and spelling ability, and the programme is individually tailored to meet their needs (not applicable for all children).

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FlashAcademy.

FlashAcademy allows children to learn and develop language skills both inside and outside of the classroom (not applicable for all children).
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EYFS/KS1 Children.

Phonics Play.

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Oxford Owls Phonics.

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KS2 Children.

Khan Academy.

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National Geographic Kids.

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Children's University.

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All Children.

ThinkUKnow.

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Newsround.

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Oxford Owls

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BBC Bitesize.

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BrainPop.

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Science Channel.

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Top Marks.

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Islamic Playground.

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