Purple Mash is a safe and secure learning platform that is home to the 2Simple range of learning opportunities.
We use Purple Mash in school for a range of purposes, including the teaching of Computing and ICT. Safely embedded with in it are two functions we will use to support Home Schooling - 2Blog and 2Email.
School at home does not replicate the classroom. The close relationship between pupil and teacher is different to that of parent and child and we are very keen to replicate this as best we can, from a safe distance. We have used our Purple Mash platform to set up a Class Blog. Each class teacher(s) will “Blog” , at least once a week. On the Blog page is a box for children to respond. Our little children will need to have their Blog read to them and assistance with a typed response, to which their teacher will reply.
In this way, each teacher can have contact with their children and the children with their teacher, that way we know everyone is safe and well.. Each child’s response to their class Blog will also act as a safeguarding register. We would like each child to respond to their teacher, even if it is only a few words. A child’s reply can only be seen by you and the teacher, until the teacher approves it (inappropriate messages will not be approved) then it can be seen and shared with class mates. It would be great for the children to check the blog each day to see who else has commented and join in.
Hopefully, we will hear from all the children at least every week. We will phone to check all is well if we don’t receive a comment, just to make sure everything is alright with you and yours.
Pupils will need their Purple Mash log on to access their teacher's blog (full details of how to do this are in the guide below) for those who were in school before the closure, this was stuck in their planner . If you do not have yours, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Purple Mash Log On” as your subject then, in the body of the e-mail , please give your child’s name and class . We will return you your details.
If children prefer a longer form of communication with their teacher, or they wish to discuss something more discreetly than on the class blog, there is an option within Purple Mash to e-mail. E-mail is also a method by which children can upload a photograph of some work they have done to share with their teacher. Instructions for using 2Email can be found below.
Please note - this e-mail is not a substitute for contacting Mrs Short regarding more formal requests or for school business. Please continue to do that via her personal school e-mail.
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