All parents and children at the school have access to their own seesaw account. At Newton Ferrers C of E, it is used:
-Gives families an immediate and personalised window into their child’s school day.
-Having an opportunity to instantly see what is going on in the classroom.
-To celebrate learning and golden moments.
-To share methods and learning which could then be used at home e.g. using a correct mathematical method.
-Any messages or reminders can be put onto the class journal.
-Pictures and videos which open up a conversation.
-Extended family, including grandparents, can have access.
- empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work.
-Children will be able to use the platform in a safe and enclosed way.
-Children will only have access to seesaw at school.
-Promotes internet safety.
For the teacher and school:
-Saves time on organisation and parent communication and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills.
-Anything that is posted by children must be approved by the teacher or Mr Brown.
How we use Seesaw at Newton Ferrers:
-Teachers will not use the inbox system. This can not be disabled.
-Teachers will not be expected to post about every child every week. Using this system is to celebrate golden moments including effort. Teachers will aim to send 1-2 posts a week about what they have been doing to the class journal. Children who represent the school at different events or attend clubs are more likely to receive more posts.
-The comments and likes section has been disabled for parents.
-If you don’t have a smart phone, seesaw can be accessed on a webpage.
-All children will have access to seesaw – however not at home. It is the parents prerogative to use it – there is no expectation for parents to use it.
-If your child is not allowed to be on the website, their photo will only appear on their class journal unless you tell Mrs Rhead otherwise.
If you are having trouble accessing your child's seesaw account, please see your child's classteacher or Mr Brown.
Children at Newton Ferrers Primary School have access to google apps which include google mail (email), google drive (a cloud to save work) and other learning sites. The children are given their own username and password in order to access them. Children are encouraged not to share these, however staff do have copies of these if they are forgotten or lost.
As part of our IT curriculum, the children learn about internet safety which includes the correct use of the above apps. Children can access their accounts at home for home learning projects. Information will be given by the class teacher of future work once lessons have been taught in school. All of our internet is regulated by the South West Grid for Learning and our suppliers TME to ensure that our children are safe online.