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Useful Websites

From home, pupils can access a number of websites and pieces of software that we use in school to support learning.  Detailed below are these, along with a description for each and link to find them.

All of the websites require account details to access. At the beginning of each academic year, pupils and parents are supplied/resupplied with these details. Pupils in Year 7 and below are encouraged to keep these in their planner. If you have any problems with logging on to any of these, please email ict@bower-grove.kent.sch.uk.

Microsoft Office 365

All pupils have an e-mail account on Office 365 (Outlook). Increasingly email is a means used by pupils to communicate and supply work to staff.

Additionally, pupils can use all of the Microsoft Office programs online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.) and many other Microsoft software products, meaning they can use these wherever they have an internet connection.

Pupils also are able to download the latest version of Microsoft Office software from this website to any device they use.

Using their Office 365 username and password pupils can access this by clicking on the button below.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams a digital hub that brings conversations, meetings, files, and apps together in one place.

In an educational setting this means that you can conduct lessons online; with a child seeing a teacher, through the use of apps a whiteboard can be displayed and pupils can complete an online notebook that can be viewed to check understanding.

This is a very simple example illustrating its use. The following video from Microsoft demonstrates its potential in an education setting:

 

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Information on how to access Lessons on Microsoft TEAMS

Pupils will receive an email from their teacher with a link inviting them to an online lesson for a set time (Outlook within Office 365). There will be prior notification of when a Virtual Lesson will be taking place.

A few minutes before the scheduled lesson, pupils need to click on the link in the email sent to them about their TEAMS lesson and select "Join" which will take them to their virtual lesson.

A new window will open up and a waiting room for the virtual lesson will appear.

Whilst waiting for the teacher to join, your child should turn their camera and microphone on.

Further details are available below.

If your child has forgotten their login, please email acooke@bower-grove.kent.sch.uk

ReadTheory

Read TheoryReadTheory is used by Teachers in English to help their students improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun way that keeps them attentive and motivated.

All pupils will soon get individual login details. When a pupil logs in for the first time, they will take a basic assessment so that the ReadTheory programme knows what level to pitch future tasks. 

SAM Learning

SAM Learning is a learning resource that allows students from Key Stage 2 upwards to tackle a choice of learning and revision activities in numerous subjects. 

MyMaths

MyMaths offers interactive lessons for Key Stage 1 upwards, “booster packs” for revision, and worksheets, along with a wealth of resources that will develop confidence and fluency in maths.

Purple Mash

An award-winning cross-curricular website for nursery and primary school children. It uses open-ended tools and educational games,  that helps pupils to explore and enhance their knowledge in different subjects. 

Oaks National Academy

Oaks National Academy provides an online classroom with access to free lessons. Here you can search for lessons by subject and year group, or follow the suggested weekly schedule..

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize provides help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

Sumdog

Maths & spelling practice through adaptive learning and multi-player games. Aligned to curriculums for ages 5 to 14.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a sequenced programme of daily times tables practice in the form of interactive games. It allows pupils to compete against their peers in multi-layer challenges.

 

Bug Club

Bug Club is a literacy program designed to assist primary pupils with learning to read.

 

NUMBOTS

NUMBOTS is an online maths game that has been designed to significantly improve a child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. 

 

 

Free Celebrity Classes for Pupils 

The following online resources produced during lockdown are still available for pupils to use.

"Let's Go Live" Science with Maddie Moate 

History with Dan Snow

FOOD TECH with Jamie Oliver

PE with Joe Wicks 

Music with Myleene Klass

Other Resources
Public Health England

A range of resources for Primary and Secondary pupils on health topics, including how to prevent the spread of germs.

Public health England

Think You Know

Think You Know are publishing every 2 weeks E-Safety activity packs with simple activities that you can do with your child to support their online safety when they may be spending more time than ever online.

E-Safety Learning Resources from Think You Know