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Further information about supporting your child with Google Classroom

Dear Parents/Carers,

As more children return to school, it means teachers will be in school on a more frequent basis. If your child’s class teacher is in school during a particular week, then a different class teacher will take over giving your child feedback for their work.

Please bear in mind that this teacher will also be responsible for giving feedback to other classes and so it may not always be possible for them to respond to your child’s work the same working day.

At the start of the week, this teacher will post a message on your child’s stream informing them of what times they will be checking and giving feedback to work. Any work submitted after this time will not be responded to until the next day.

Please find below some tips on how you can help this class teacher in providing the best support for your child:

  • This class teacher will not receive email notifications if your child leaves a comment, which means they could be missed. To avoid this, if your child is having any technical issues or is unsure of a task, click on the assignment, leave a comment explaining the issue and then press ‘turn in’. Doing this, even if your child has not yet completed the work, will ensure the class teacher sees the comment and can respond accordingly.
  • If your child is a set a task that is not worksheet based and is instead more practical, please ensure your child still follows the task’s instructions and uploads a picture/ recording of their work. This will mean the class teacher does not have to spend time messaging pupils to say there has been no file attached and they can instead use this time to provide support and feedback.
  • Please ensure your child is only using the stream to respond to the daily message from the class teacher and not also as a chat room with other pupils. This will help avoid the class teacher having to sift through a large amount of messages and again allow them to focus as much time as possible to giving feedback.
  • If you need any guidance on how to ‘turn in’ or attach work, please read the Google Classroom guide that can be found on the school website.

Thank you in advance for all of your support with your child’s online learning.

With kind regards

Ms Karen Martin


Due to current Government advice and school closures for a majority of pupils, Lowerplace Primary School are adding educational sites and links for the pupils to access whilst at home. Also please refer to your child/childrens Key Stage Group for other appropriate content. Thank you.



Check out the latest edition of First News here: https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/05/FIRSTNEWS_724.pdf

There are lots of activities in the Families Magazine you can find here: https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/familiesmanchester/2

Here are some links to educational sites which you and your child can use to keep them learning if they’re not in school!  Please do check back often, as we’re adding more links regularly!


A wonderful page on Facebook set up by teachers to read stories to the children from their own classes, and all around the world!

You may even see some teachers you know...



Released 06 April 2020: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

Twinkl is currently offering every parent at our school a free membership for one month from today (Monday 16th March 2020) so that families can access their high-quality learning content that covers a variety of subjects, and it’s really easy to set up: just visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You can find age-appropriate lessons and games for your child.


Scoop it’s for children who are passionate (or about to be passionate!) about reading, who want to know what’s going on in the world, who have a terrific sense of humour, and who love the idea of writing for a magazine and entering creative competitions. You can download our free Feast of Words and Pictures for Kids here.

Here is a poster for you to view and download for Supporting Your very own Readers at Home

The following links are grouped by subject, and are sites frequently used by staff in school to help prepare their lessons.


Yoginis https://www.yoginisyoga.uk/copy-of-free-resources (sign up free for access to their wellness resources.  Those of you who come to Breakfast Club will know Yoginis who deliver Yoga at Breakfast Club every Thursday


Joe Wicks PE

Joe Wicks to hold PE lessons for kids on his YouTube Channel

The Body Coach, 33, from Surrey, announced that from Monday he will be holding free 30-minute classes called 'PE with Joe' every weekday on his YouTube channel, suitable for all ages.


BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Educational games: www.ictgames.com

Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3&p=1

History, science and the outdoors with Canal & River Trust: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/


Interactive maths games



Geoboards Online

Geoboards Online

Interactive lessons that parents may want to use if helping their children: http://schoolyourself.org/

Resources if your child needs more challenging learning: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Times Table Rockstars: www.ttrockstars.com (used in school, and every child in Key Stage 2 has their own login)


Online books for students: https://www.getepic.com/ (you’ll get points for each book you read, there’s an option to read aloud, and you can search by topic and by age level too!)

Books read online by their authors:




Online writing prompts and publisher: https://storybird.com/?fbclid=IwAR3iW9c3g4iGOQes5cEeYBK14CErsluIz0dRq526RKljdEAMs1eT7w0MgTM

Fun, online comic maker: https://www.culturestreet.org.uk/activities/superactioncomicmaker/index.php?id=2

Great writing prompts: https://instagram.com/adventuresinstory?igshid=qpvp5w8bs32e

Literacy writing prompts and videos: www.literacyshed.com


Phonics Play: www.phonicsplay.com

Phonics Bloom: www.phonicsbloom.com


Code Club:  https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub

Futurelearn: https://www.futurelearn.com/partners/raspberry-pi

National Centre for Computing Education: https://teachcomputing.org/resources



Support learning at home

We want to support you and your pupils, during this time.

We have lots of free resources that you can download and use for free for both primary and secondary students.

There’s access to free eBooks, revision flashcards, worksheets and much more.

Our learn at home free resources for parents will be updated regularly

View learn at home resources here

If we can help, do get in touch education@harpercollins.co.uk

or phone 01484 668 148

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