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Distance learning with Microsoft 365: Guidance for parents and guardians - Office Support

This guidance is meant to introduce some of the many possibilities for students learning remotely using Microsoft 365.  Your student’s school may determine different app settings than those referenced below, and their teachers may use Microsoft 365 in different ways that work for that class.

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The Blue light filter decreases the amount of blue light displayed on the screen of the device. Blue light can suppress the production of melatonin (sleep-inducing hormone), so filtering it out can help you sleep better. It will also reduce digital eye strain, so your eyes won't feel so tired by the end of the day.

To turn off blue light on a Windows device - Open the Start Menu, Click the gear icon to bring up the Settings Menu, Choose System, Select Display, Toggle the Night light switch to On. Click Night light settings to adjust the level of blue displayed, or determine the time for Night Light to activate automatically.

To turn off blue light on a Mac - Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen, Select "System Preferences", Click "Displays", Toggle over to the "Night Shift" section. Check the box next to "Turn On Until Tomorrow" to turn it on; or you can set up a schedule by clicking into the dropdown next to "Schedule."

To turn off blue light on an iPhone or iPad - Go to Settings, Display & Brightness. At the Display & Brightness screen, tap the Night Shift setting. This feature alters the screen temperature of your device to a warmer colour, thereby filtering out the blue light.

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    Thank you for all your feedback regarding remote learning, it has been very helpful.  We have Picture2had 103 responses to the survey that was sent out along with many emails.  Your feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we thank you for your patience as we continually try to improve our remote learning offer.  

  • A timetable for the day

    A weekly timetable can be viewed in your child’s Team along with an overview of each day at the start of the day 

  • Greater flexibility for families with siblings who need to share devices

    All teaching input is now being pre-recorded, to allow families to work to their own timetable each day 

  • It’s not always possible to print out documents

    The documents that are being created from 18.01.20 will be in an editable format.  Your child will be able to enter answers online without the need to print it out 

  • Fewer ‘live’ meetings to avoid confusion

    There is a meeting each morning to welcome the children and a couple of ‘meet nows’ scheduled throughout the day, for any children that may need some extra support 

  • My child gets stuck and needs my help

    There is always a teacher online throughout the day (except on a Friday afternoon).  If your child needs some extra support, they can ask for this by using the chat function.  The teacher may also start a ‘meet now’ with a child or group of children to talk them through the learning if required. 

  • I would like to be able to message the teacher privately

    You can email the teacher by using the office@hsprimary.uk and the teacher will respond to your query.  You can also call the office if you would like to speak to a teacher. 

  • My child is struggling with the level of work as they have additional needs

    Year groups are creating separate assignments for some children who are able to access by invitation only. 

  • My child used to receive emotional support in school, will this continue?

    The support team have been working hard this week to set up virtual ELSA and Nurture sessions which will take place via Teams with your child 

  • There is too much / not enough work being set

    Every child is different and you know what your child is capable of doing.  Each family has different circumstances, it is our expectations that your child will complete what is manageable for their ability and for your family.  Additional learning and resources can be found on the Holly Spring website under Home learning > Useful home learning websites 

  • Why isn’t all the work submitted receiving feedback

    Teachers are working very hard to give feedback for all the English, Maths and Guided Reading assignments (the core subjects).  They are not currently giving feedback for topic subjects in the afternoon.  They are however, reading each piece of work submitted.  This will continue to be reviewed.  

  • My child is missing the social aspect of school and interaction with other children

    We are currently looking at this and hope to be able to bring something new to you next week, so that all children get a chance to chat with their peers.  Keep an eye out on your Team for more information 

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