Guidance for Remote Learning
Guidance Instructions for Google Classroom
Please access the site using these steps:
1. Go to: edu.wonde.com/login
2. You will see this screen – search for Hinchley Wood Primary School and press enter
3 . You’ll then see the below screen: SELECT ‘LOGIN WITH GOOGLE’ (Magic Badge and emoji logins are for SCHOOL USE only)
4. Enter your child’s email address. Email addresses follow this format example: pupil name - Mark Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
5. You will then be prompted to enter your password
6. This will bring you to the following dashboard:
7. Select ‘CLASSROOM’ This will take you to your child’s class home page where you’ll be able to view set work and submit completed work Please note: The Google classroom app is also available to use via smart phones and other devices
Guidance Instructions for Google Meet
How to access Google Meet
Google Meet is directly linked to your child’s Google Classroom. Login to the Classroom via your Google Chrome browser.
Your child’s teacher will let you know when the Google Meet will be in advance. This will be different for every class to avoid any time clashes at home.The teacher will then send a unique meet link to your child via the Google Classroom stream just before the session is due to start. This will only be visible to the pupils that are participating in that session.
Click on the link to enter the meeting.
Once you have entered the meeting, make sure your camera is switched on but you are muted. The teacher will invite your child to unmute themselves when it is their turn to speak.
At the end of the session, your child’s teacher will ask them to leave the meeting. They can do this by clicking on the red phone symbol in the middle.
Alternative ways to join:
If you are planning on using a mobile phone or tablet to access the Google Meet, you will need to download the Google Meet app. You will need a joining code from the class teacher in order to join. Please let them know in advance so they can share the joining code with you.
Guidance Instructions for Tapestry
Browse to https://hinchleywoodprimaryschool.schoolcloud.co.uk/
Step 1: Login
Fill out the details on the page then click the Log In button.
A confirmation of your appointments will be sent to the email address you provide.
Step 2: Select Parents' Evening
Click on the date you wish to book.
Unable to make all of the dates listed? Click I'm unable to attend.
Step 3: Select Booking Mode
Choose Automatic if you'd like the system to suggest the shortest possible appointment schedule based on the times you're available to attend. To pick the times to book with each teacher, choose Manual. Then press Next.
We recommend choosing the automatic booking mode when browsing on a mobile device.
Step 4: Choose Teachers
If you chose the automatic booking mode, drag the sliders at the top of the screen to indicate the earliest and latest you can attend.
Select the teachers you’d like to book appointments with. A green tick indicates they’re selected. To de-select, click on their name.
Step 5a (Automatic): Book Appointments
If you chose the automatic booking mode, you'll see provisional appointments which are held for 2 minutes. To keep them, choose Accept at the bottom left.
If it wasn’t possible to book every selected teacher during the times you are able to attend, you can either adjust the teachers you wish to meet with and try again, or switch to manual booking mode (Step 5b).
Step 5b (Manual): Book Appointments
Click any of the green cells to make an appointment. Blue cells signify where you already have an appointment. Grey cells are unavailable.
To change an appointment, delete the original by hovering over the blue box and clicking Delete. Then choose an alternate time.
You can optionally leave a message for the teacher to say what you’d like to discuss, or raise anything beforehand.
Once you’re finished booking all appointments, at the top of the page in the alert box, press click here to finish the booking process.
Step 6: Finished
All your bookings now appear on the My Bookings page. An email confirmation has been sent and you can also print appointments by pressing Print. Click Subscribe to Calendar to add these and any future bookings to your calendar.
To change your appointments, click on Amend Bookings.
Video Appointments: Parents - How to attend appointments over video call
In order to make video calls you need to have as a minimum:
- a device with a microphone and speaker
- a compatible web browser:
Android: Chrome or Firefox
Windows: Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge (Chromium - download here)
Mac: Safari, Chrome or Firefox
Linux: Chrome or Firefox
We also recommend:
- Using your smartphone for video appointments. If you don't have a smartphone with a front-facing camera, use a laptop or computer with a webcam.
- Using a headset (or earphones with a microphone) to reduce echo.
How to attend your appointments via video call
1. Log in and go to the Evening
On the day of the video appointments, login to Parents Evening at the usual web address for your school, or click the login link from the bottom of the email confirmation you will have received.
Once logged in you will see a notice that you have upcoming video appointments and under this the details of the event, along with a Join Video Appointments button. This will become available 60 minutes before your first appointment
2. The Video Call screen
When you click Join Video Appointments the video call screen will be displayed. You may at this point be asked if you wish to allow access to your camera/microphone, in which case please click yes.
On this screen you can see the following:
- At the top left the teacher name (and subject details) for the current and next appointment
- At the top right a countdown to the start of the appointment.
- At the bottom the controls for the microphone and camera (once a teacher is available or you are in a call these also show a pick up and hang up button).
- In the middle, when your appointment is due to start, the Start Appointment button
3. Making a call
Click the Start Appointment button. You will see yourself in the bottom right corner of the screen (unless you have no camera, or have chosen to turn it off). If the teacher has not yet joined you will see a notice to that effect in the centre of the screen.
When a teacher joins a call you will see them in the main part of the screen - or hear them, if they have no camera (or have turned it off) - and can start your discussion with them.
You will also see the remaining time for the appointment counting down in the blue bar at the top of the screen.
If you lose access to the system for some reason during the call, log in again and click Start Appointment on the video call screen. As long as the teacher is still in the call this will let you continue with the appointment (this is the same for the teacher if they lose their access).
When the countdown in the blue bar stops the appointment time is over and the call will automatically end.
Note that if you or the teacher are late, or leave and rejoin the call, it does not reset the timer.
The appointment will always end at the scheduled time.
4. Follow on calls
If you have a consecutive appointment scheduled the screen will display a Start Next Appointment button. When you are ready to proceed, click on it
Note that if you delay starting a call it does not extend the duration for that appointment.
The appointment will always end at the scheduled times.
If you do not have a consecutive appointment, but you have not completed your final scheduled appointment you will see a countdown telling you how long until the start of your next appointment.
Once your final appointment for the evening is complete you will see a message advising you of this.
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