Takeley Primary School

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Bennet Canfield, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM61YE


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Takeley Primary School

Learning, achieving and enjoying together

  1. Our Curriculum
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Homework Policy

Home learning due to school closure or self-isolation...

Schools are now currently fully open, but subject to national guidance and our own risk assessments and plans which can be found here;


Should you as a family have to go into individual isolation please make use of the fabulous resources and support found at the Oak National Academy:


Unfortunately our teachers are not able to support and provide direct remote learning for individual cases as they are engaged in fully teaching their class each day. If you do need support and guidance do please contact your child's class teacher via our 'ClassDojo' app; www.classdojo.com. They will be able to get back to you at some point convenient during the day.

Where we have to send whole classes or year groups into self-isolation teachers will be able to provide direct remote learning from their homes via 'Class Dojo' and live lessons via 'Zoom'. 'Google Classroom' will be available from mid to late November to further support remote learning. We hope this will not be required and remains just a contingency plan.

Children's emotional health and well being is a key aspect underlying their attitude towards learning during these difficult times. We try to promote a strong 'Growth Mind-set' to help serve children well throughout life. Please visit; www.takeley-pri.essex.sch.uk/children/growth-mindset  and watch some of the videos starring Katie and Mojo and discuss these through with your child focusing on 'Now that is an interesting question indeed?' that each video leaves the audience with.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find links to the BBC Bitesize sites, along with those websites regularly used in school. You should have received a copy of the children's passwords from your class teacher. If not please contact them directly via our 'Class Dojo' app.

If you would like some help and guidance about trying to keep your child fit and healthy over this period please visit http://plprimarystars.com/. With many thank to Danny at Little Canfield Stars for this top tip.

Google Classroom...
Google Classroom is now set up and available for use once you have registered. It is very important that you do not wait for the class or school to go into 'isolation' to do this as we do not have the capacity to troubleshoot multiple issues if they occur and there may be a long delay before we are able to get back to you. 
To register please follow these steps to success;
1. Follow this link to generate your child's username and password...
2. Fill out your child's first name and surname (using the name registered at the school. Where the name may be doubled barrelled we have experienced some difficulties please try with and without the hyphen!)
3. This will show you your child's log in details.
4. Save and or record these details for your records
5. Repeat if you have more than one child at Takeley
6. Log in at http://classroom.google.com/ using those details to access 'Google Classroom' (Remember to log anyone else out of 'Google' beforehand!)
If your are having difficulties please e-mail admin@takeley-pri.essex.sch.ukThe key issue seems to be once you have your child's log in details and password that you are prevented from logging on and asked for a class code because you are currently already logged into 'Google' with another account. Exit that account and then log in with your child's details. If you are having difficulty retrieving your child's username and password please contact the office via the e-mail that you have registered with the school. Using a different e-mail may lead to delays as we have to run GDPR and e-safety checks before releasing the information.
Good luck and thank you all.

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Useful KS1 Weblinks

Learning Websites used at Takeley

Read Theory:


Phonics Play:


Teach Your Monster To Read:




Times Tables Rockstars:


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