Which websites do we use?
As part of our statutory safeguarding duty, we wanted to ensure you are aware of the websites that the children may access both at school and at home. Online safety is an ever-widening and very important area of concern for us, as a school, and for yourselves, as primary educators of your children. As always, we encourage you to talk to the children about what they are doing online both at school and at home.
Some of the websites used by the school are accessed with your child's Google Login, this is usually formatted with the first part of your surname, followed by your child's first initial and then a series of numbers, ending with .303. This may be also followed by @apps.stm.bexley.sch.uk. Using these login details, your child is able to access:
Google Classroom (KS1 and 2)
They may also use this login to create an Act of Worship for their class on Google Classroom, which are shared twice weekly in the classroom. These are usually Gospel based and ask your child to think about the meaning of the day's Gospel as well as what this means for us as Catholics. They also have the opportunity to lead a short time of prayer in these sessions. If you need further guidance on Acts of Worship, you can speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs McClumpha, our Religious Education and Catholic Life Leader.
To support your child in their reading development, we use two different sites: Reading Eggs, used mainly within KS1, and Reading Plus, used within KS2. We recommend your child spends at least 30 mins on this programme a week to ensure consistent progression in their reading. Both programmes are adaptive, so increase in challenge as your child improves in their reading.
Reading Eggs can be accessed here: https://readingeggs.co.uk/
To login, your child will need their username and password which is in their reading diary.
For Reading Plus, the link is: https://student.readingplus.com/
To login, your child needs to enter site code rpsttho2 followed by their login details which can be found in their reading diary.
If you have any questions regarding reading, please speak to Mr Davies, our English Leader, Mrs Coward, our Reading Leader or your child's class teacher.
To support your child in their confidence in Maths, we use three different sites: Sumdog, used across the school, Numbots, used in EYFS and Year 1, and Times Table Rock Stars, used for Year 2 onwards. Again, we recommend around 30 mins per week on these sites will support your child to make good progress with us at school.
For Sumdog, the website link is: https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in. Your child will then need to enter their login details, found in their reading diary.
For Numbots (https://play.numbots.com/#/account/search-school) and Times Table Rock Stars, your child needs to enter our school postcode DA7 4PH and then click on our school name. They can then enter their username and pin/password, found in their reading diary.
If you have any questions regarding maths, please speak to Mrs Lodge, our Maths Leader or your child's class teacher.
As part of our Computing curriculum provision, your child may access different websites to enhance their learning.
For J2E, the website link is: https://www.j2e.com/. They login using the 'sign in with Google' button which is found at the bottom of the page. Your child will need their Google login details to complete this.
For Busythings, you can access the site through the school website, pressing the Busythings logo that can be found under the website header. Your child will need their USO login (first part of your surname, followed by your child's first initial and then a series of numbers, ending with .303), which can be found in their reading diary.
We use Scratch from Year 3 upwards at STM. To access, your child can use the following link: https://scratch.mit.edu/. They sign in using their Scratch login which you can find on the login sheet in their reading diary.
If you have any questions regarding computing, please speak to your child's class teacher.