LEARNING FROM HOME

Quick tips:

Manage your expectations: Your kids will not be learning at the same pace or breadth as a usual school day. Follow the guidelines and expectations offered by your child’s year level teachers.

Make time for breaks and fun: Almost everyone is anxious as we navigate this new reality, so take any opportunity to relax and laugh. It will make the hard stuff easier.

Set a schedule: Get everyone on the same page so you don’t have to nag. Routines can be comforting for everyone. (*See image to the right for just one idea). Ensuring that students keep a routine at home will also maximise every child’s ability to reintegrate into ‘normal’ school locations and routines when isolation and social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Review our plans: We have provided a structured plan (i.e.: Virtual Classrooms) for the duration of this closure. Keep reading to find out how to access them, and check-in regularly.

LEARNING FROM HOME – GRADES PREP and 1

See-Saw is the main collaboration and sharing platform used by our Prep and Grade 1 students. It will be the ‘Virtual Classroom’ for children in those year levels.

Click the Seesaw icon below. This will take you to the login page. Choose “I’m a student”. Then:

Option 1: Scan your child’s home learning (QR) code

Option 2: Type in the 12-letter code.

Both of these entry options have been (or will be) provided to your child/ren. However, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via Compass if you are having issues.

LEARNING FROM HOME – GRADES 2-to-6

G-Suite is the main collaboration and sharing platform used by our Grade 2-to-6 students. It will be the ‘Virtual Classroom’ for children in those year levels.

Click the Google Classroom icon below. This will take you to the login page.

Our students are well-versed with the logins and passwords that they use on a daily basis. However, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via Compass if you are having issues.

LEARNING FROM HOME – EXPECTATIONS (by Year Level)

Foundation (Prep)

Grade 4

Grade 1

Grade 5

Grade 2

Grade 6

Grade 3

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

COMPASS

Birmingham Primary School uses Compass School Manager for our parent portal. Click here to access the portal. All parents have a login for the portal. Please contact the office if you cannot remember your access credentials. We highly encourage all parents to download the Compass app for your phone or iPad. Using Compass you are able to contact your child/ren’s teachers (amongst many other things). This may be useful if you require assistance to support learning at home.

Mathseeds and Reading Eggs

Mathseeds and Reading Eggs are accessed via the same login page. 

Students do have usernames and passwords. However, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via Compass if you are having issues.

Reading Eggs is the online reading program that helps children learn to read. Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2–13.

Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-9 the core maths and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons.

EPIC Books

Epic! is a Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under in which you can instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more.

Classroom teachers have their own unique login code which students can use to access the archive. Students should know that code. However, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via Compass if you are having issues.

MATHLETICS

With hundreds of curriculum-aligned lessons and activities, Mathletics is the comprehensive online mathematics learning tool that brings joy to learning. Students do have usernames and passwords. However, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via Compass if you are having issues.

Kids News

Kidsnews.com.au is a ready-to go literacy resource for teachers (and home learning) using current daily news stories. The content is written into educational stories in child appropriate language and filtered/censored to remove any inappropriate content or imagery. The site does not link to any outside news sources or sites, therefore students can use it safely in an unsupervised environment or for independent learning. Kids News is suitable for children from Grade 3 to Year 8, and – best of all – it is FREE to use!

FUSE - Learning From Home

FUSE is a platform housing many resources mapped to the Victorian Curriculum. FUSE content will continue to be updated over the coming weeks to assist parents and families to support learning at home.

Typing Club

TypingClub is the most effective way to learn how to type. It is web based and highly effective. TypingClub is free!

BPS Specialist Website

The specialist team will provide their lesson ideas and activities – and a bunch of other things – here!