From 1st June, the school will be using the Class Dojo App to keep in touch with those children who are not able to come to school and to support home learning.
The app is downloadable by parents and works on most phones and tablets or on the website https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true. Via the app or website, parents will receive notifications of work set by teachers for children to complete daily. Children and parents will then by able to use the app to respond to work by uploading photos or videos, sending messages or doing drawings. These will only be sent back to the teacher and not shared with anyone else. The teacher can then mark or comment on the work and even give reward points for work done which we will convert to praise points.
Class Dojo is a well-established tool in many schools and is secure. We will not share the information you upload with anyone else.
Initially we are setting work for children in years 2,3,4 and 5 and accounts have been created for these children. We hope to create accounts for years 1 and 6 in the next few weeks.
On the app it will say the work for year 3 and 4 is set by Miss Deans, Year 2 work is set by Miss Winn and Year 5 work is set by Mrs Cox but your child’s own class teacher will also be looking at the work you have done.
The work set on the app will be the same work you can find on the class pages in Home Learning Zone on this website. The difference with the app is you can send your work to your teacher, get feedback and earn praise points.
How to sign up to Class Dojo?
Many parents will have received an e mail asking them to sign up to Class Dojo with a link for you to sign up with.
If we do not have an e mail address for you then you need to download the Class Dojo app, search for Great Coates Primary School and find your child’s class teacher. They will then be able to confirm that you are a parent of our school.
You should then receive an e mail with details of a code for you to use to add to your child’s account so that you can send messages etc back to the teacher.
You should then receive updates on the app every day of the work set.
Many parents and schools have been using class dojo during lockdown and have found it a successful way of communicating and continuing home learning.