"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them."

Luke 6:31

How have you been a good friend today?

"Love is more important than anything else. It's what ties everything completely together."

Colossians 3:14

How did God show his love for the world?
How do you show your love for others?
What can you do today to show love to other people?

'God said to human beings, "Fill the earth with people and look after it. Care for all that I have made."'

Genesis 1:27

What is our responsibility to care for God's world?
How can I behave responsibly today?
Who relies on me to act responsibly?

"I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid."

Isaiah 41:13

How was Jesus courageous?
What helps people to be courageous?
How have you shown courage today?

"It is better to be honest and poor than dishonest and rich."

Proverbs 16:8

Why is it important to be honest?

"Try to earn the respect of others."

Romans 12:17, paraphrase

Who do you respect and why?
What sort of behaviour earns respect?
What do you do to show you respect someone?

Google Meets

Google Meet is used to enhance our home learning provision at St. Martin’s. Google Meet is a video conferencing function, similar to Zoom. We have chosen to use this form of communication as it is directly linked to Google Classroom and provides a safe platform for communications between home and school. The use of Google Meet will be in addition to what we have already successfully developed as our Home Learning offer. Google Meets will enable children to remain connected with St. Martin's, the staff and, of course, their peers in the event of having to self-isolate or bubble closure. In the unlikely event that the school will be closed to the majority of children, live teaching through the use of Google Meet would be offered. 

You can access a 'how to guide' on joining a meeting using a meeting name here

Keeping our children and staff safe

In order to make this a safe experience for all, we must ask all parents and carers to read our expectations and agreements and share them with their child. These expectations apply to all members of staff engaging in a Google Meet too. In joining these sessions, both parents and carers, children and staff are then agreeing to these. If there is any misuse of the Google Meets function, the child will need to be removed from the session and their use of this feature for home learning may not be reinstated. This is to protect all of our children in school and at home.
 You must ensure that your child is in a quiet space without distractions from siblings or others, many children (especially our youngest children) will require supervision and adult support during the meeting
 Your child must be appropriately dressed
 The background must be suitable, we advise that you blur the background
 Children and parents/carers must not take screenshots or record the session in any manner, including taking photos of the screen
 I understand that the session may be recorded by the school for safeguarding and monitoring purposes
 Children must enter the meeting on ‘mute’ and maintain this unless asked by the teacher leading the session otherwise
 You must turn the ‘captions’ function off
 Use the raise hand/lower hand function only when requested to do so by the member of staff leading the session
 You or your child will use the chat function to ask any questions needed whilst muted
 Children and parents will not use the meeting link at any other point, other than when participating in a Google Meets session that has been organised by the school