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Google Classroom and Year 7 Home Learning

Published on 8th January 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

As many of you will be aware through our presentation at the year 7 parents’ information evening, all home learning for year 7 will be set through ‘Google Classroom’ from the beginning of this term. To find out more about this initiative please visit the school website (

Setting home learning in this way will ensure your child has clarity over what is being asked of them, and in many cases it will also include resources to assist them with the work. In this first instance, once the work is complete your child simply needs to mark the work as ‘done’ through either the website or the free mobile app. Later in the year some teachers will be trialling the submission of some work electronically, where your child will also need to upload a file.

Towards the end of this week we will be turning on the ‘parent link’, this will then automatically send you an email either weekly or daily (your choice) summarising the home learning that your child has been set. You will also be able to see any work your child has not completed on time.  In order to initiate this, later this week you will receive a series of emails from Google asking if you would like to join each of your child’s classes. This will be sent to the primary email address that you have given the school. It is important that you opt into each of your child’s classes in order to see the work set.  In our testing we have found that sometimes you may find these emails end up in your junk/spam email box, so please check there if you haven’t received any by next Monday (15th January).

Your child will already have been shown how to access Google Classroom through their ICT lessons, but if they wish any more information please direct them back to their current computer systems teacher.

If your child downloads the free mobile or tablet app (all platforms are supported), please remind them that they must login using their school email address and password, not any existing Google accounts. The same is true to access Google from any web browser; Google allows you to swap between profiles as needed.

Kind regards,


Mr D. Jones
Associate Assistant Head teacher

Mr A. Young
Associate Assistant Head teacher


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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