Learning at Home

During the pandemic, there may be times when your child will need to learn from home, for example if another family member is isolating or if a class has to close for a period.

Your child will have a shared learning grid already which is updated each half term which they can use for the first couple of days or if they are home whilst a household member is waiting for  test result. If the period of isolation extends beyond a couple of days, your child’s teacher will implement remote learning.

For younger children, this will be shared on Seesaw and for older children via Hwb and Google Classroom.

To support parents, our staff have produced some ‘How to…’ guides below:

How to log into Seesaw using an iPad or Phone

How to log into Seesaw using a computer

How to login to Hwb

How to login to Google Classroom

How to find assignments in Google Classroom

How to access Google Meet

There is also further information on Hwb which can be accessed here.

We have also have two pages on our website, Foundation Phase (Nursery – Y2) and Key Stage 2 (Y3-6) with lots of other ideas of activities for your child/ren.

There is also a page on Safeguarding and Support in the Parents Section, this has important information about digital safety, mental health, safeguarding all children and support for domestic violence.

Welsh Government have produced guidance and support for parents on Hwb in the Parents / Carers section. This includes information about accessing learning, supporting and staying safe online.

Please also look out for updates on the school app and news section of the website. We share regular updates for families in this way.

Support for Parents

These are challenging times for all, it is vitally important to look after your own and your child’s mental health and wellbeing. Many restrictions have been placed on what we consider ‘normal life’, please don’t feel guilty for taking time out to relax and recharge the batteries.

These may be a helpful resources from Cardiff and Vale Educational Psychology team – Mental Health Support and A Young Person’s Guide to COVID-19.

Hafan Cymru have produced activity packs and support with wellbeing and resilience for children and young people of all ages from ‘below 4 yrs old’ to ‘over 14’. These can be accessed here.

These resources could be used to help explain what is happening to children with ASD and / or other additional needs.

Your child may be asking questions which are difficult to answer. There is lots of advice and support for health and wellbeing at Parent Zone

Don’t forget that we have FREE access to Real P.E at home.  Your user name and password was sent by text from school on 27/3/2020.


Online Safety

Your child is likely to be accessing the internet more than usual for learning and recreation.

There is lots of information about setting rules, dealing with fake information, grooming,etc – how to keep safe as a family on Hwb

Think You Know have some good home activity packs for digital safety and advice sheets for parents / carers. There is one for primary children and one for secondary age children.

Further information is also on our Safeguarding and Support Page.

Further Support

If you require any further support or are having problems accessing Seesaw / Hwb.

Please email school on [email protected]

If you have specific questions about distance learning tasks, please contact your child’s teacher through Seesaw.

We will always do our very best to get back to you as soon as possible.