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Dear All,

Please see the below information which you may find useful for submitting work.

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  • Certain cloud-based services in Office Lens for Windows, such as saving your pictures to OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or PDF, are no longer available in the app as of December 31, 2020. You can continue to use any other features of the app as installed on your computer or device.
  • Office Lens for Windows 10 is longer available for download from the Microsoft Store as of January 1, 2021. To continue to enjoy all Office Lens features, we recommend downloading and using the latest version of Office Lens for iOS or Office Lens for Android on your mobile device.

Office Lens is a great way to capture notes and information from whiteboards, menus, signs, handwritten memos, or anything with a lot of text. You don’t need to jot down notes, rely on blurry images, or worry about misplacing anything. It’s great for capturing sketches, drawings and equations too, and even images without text.

Office Lens gets rid of shadows and odd angles, so that images are easier to read. You can upload document and whiteboard images to Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and you can save them as PDFs or send them in email.

Choose a mode

As soon as you open Office Lens, you can choose your mode — Photo, Document, Whiteboard, or Business Card — so Office Lens can make the image look its best.

When Office Lens start, choose your mode.Photo    This is a good mode to use if you’re taking pictures of scenery or people.

Document    This mode will help you get the most out of small words and details on a page. It’s great for things like posters, fliers, or restaurant menus.

Whiteboard    Use this mode to capture notes. Office Lens will adjust images so the background isn’t too bright and the words are easier to read. It’s an ideal setting for blackboards and sketches, too.

Business Card    This mode will help you extract contact information and save it into your phone’s contacts and into OneNote. This feature currently works best with business cards in English, German, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.

Take a picture

Choose whether or not to use a flash, and then make sure the frame lines up with the item you want to capture. Use the Camera button to take a picture. If you prefer, you can import an existing image from the local gallery on your device. If you want to retake the photo, tap the Trash button icon to delete it, then tap the Take More button to retake the displayed image. If you want to take more photos, tap the Take More button.

Image of how to take a picture in Office Lens.

Review and edit your photo before saving it.

Review and edit

You can edit your image before you save it so it’s exactly the way you want it to be. Tap the Crop icon to trim away any parts of the image that you don’t need. You can also add a caption to the image. This caption will be used as the alt text in OneNote and the file title on OneDrive. After you edit an image, tap Save at the bottom. If you take more than two images, Office Lens will show all the images you took in the gallery.

Crop away parts of the image you don't need.


  1. When you’re happy with your edits, choose where to save the image:
    • For captures taken in PhotoDocument, or Whiteboard modes, you can save images to OneNote, OneDrive, as a Word or PowerPoint file, or as a PDF. You can also save them to your local photo gallery and edit their titles.
  2. Add a title when prompted (optional).

By default, images saved to OneNote will be in your main notebook, but you can change the location to keep your notes organized in a way that suits you.

Note: If you’re new to OneNote, you’ll find images in the Quick Notes section of <Your First Name’s> Notebook. If you’ve been using OneNote for a while, your notebook will have a different name, like Personal, Personal (web), or My Notebook, and your captured content will be in the Unfiled Notes section.

Additional information

Images saved as Word or PowerPoint files, or as PDFs will be in your Documents folder in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, so you can access them from any of your devices. Office Lens doesn’t just import an image into a Word or PowerPoint file. The final Word and PowerPoint documents are real Office documents.

  • For Word, Office Lens recognizes the text, handwritten or printed, and the document layout. All of the text, formatting, and the layout in the Word document it creates is fully editable — just like you authored it at your desk.
  • For PowerPoint, all of the handwritten lines and strokes are transformed into PowerPoint drawing objects that can be recolored, resized, moved around, and edited. You can remove the background of drawings as well, which makes it easier to reuse the drawings in other presentations.
  • For PDFs, Office Lens extracts the text information. You can search the content in a file with the text and you can highlight or copy part of the page with your PDF reader app.
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and supported languages:
    Save Destination Target Text/Input Languages
    Word, PDF, OneDrive, OneNote Printed Text English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
    OneNote Handwriting Text English
    Business Card mode (OneNote) Business Card English, Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish



  • Certain cloud-based services in Office Lens for Windows, such as saving your pictures to OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or PDF, are no longer available in the app as of December 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021, your cloud-saved captures in your Recent Uploads tab may no longer be accessible from the Office Lens for Windows app. You’ll still be able to access your previous cloud-saved captures by signing into your OneDrive account in a browser and opening the My Files > Documents > Office Lens folder, but you won’t be able to save new captures at this location with the Office Lens for Windows app.
  • To continue to enjoy all Office Lens features, we recommend downloading and using the latest version of Office Lens for iOS or Office Lens for Android on your mobile device.

Keep up the amazing work with the remote learning.

Miss Staniforth

Acting Headteacher

Parental Remote Learning Feedback – 14-01-2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a link to an online form asking you about remote learning, we would appreciate as many parents fill in as possible, we are already looking at ways that we can improve our Remote Learning for the children.

This feedback form will be open on Thursday 14th January from 8am until Friday 15th January at 8am.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Staniforth

Acting Headteacher

Parent Access to CalmBrain During Lockdown

Please see the below message about logging into CalmBrain if you would like to use this with your child at home.

We hope that this will be useful to families at this time.


Miss Staniforth

Dear all,

We want to help support schools, parents and children during another stressful period in this very challenging pandemic.

Therefore, as we did during the first lockdown, we are offering free access to CalmBrain for all parents at home, giving them unlimited access to the Jukebox for the duration of the school ‘closure’.

We would be grateful if you could help us with this by emailing all of your parents and informing them that all they need to do to get access is to email us at, providing the following information:

  • Parent first and last name. NOTE: we do not need the name of the child.
  • Parent’s email address.
  • The name of the school their child attends.

For schools that have subscribed to CalmBrain since the first Lockdown, please encourage parents to watch the short videos at to help them understand what CalmBrain is, if you feel they may be unfamiliar with it.

We have also sent an email to the thousands of parents who registered to use CalmBrain during the first Lockdown, informing them that their account has been reactivated and they can access the system using their log on credentials.

You can additionally keep up to date with tips and contact us through our Facebook page, on the link below.

With the very best wishes at this time,

Dr. Sarah Taylor
Creator of CalmBrain

Wellbeing Wednesday

As a school, we recognise the importance of supporting children’s emotional health and wellbeing as well as their academic learning during this latest lockdown phase.

Each week, we will be suggesting an activity that both your child/ren and your family may like to participate in to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

This week’s activity is: Funky Fitness!

Why don’t you have a go at one of the following:

  • Joe Wicks – PE Coach

PE With Joe | Monday 11th Jan 2021 – YouTube

  • Cosmic Yoga

Minecraft | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! – YouTube

  • Go Noodle

KIDZ BOP Kids: “Best Day of My Life” – GoNoodle

We hope that you enjoyed these activities.


Miss Russell


Remote Learning FAQ’s 11-01-2021

Good morning!

Please find below our updated FAQ’s that have been asked over the last few days.

Scanning documents and pictures into TEAMs

I know many of parents and teachers were having similar conversations last week about the way we upload children’s work. Below is a quicker way of scanning in handwritten work. If it is scanned in, teachers will be able to annotate and edit the document instead of just typing in the feedback box. It is also much quicker and takes less time to upload.

  • Open up notes on your apple device
  • Start a new note
  • Click on scan documents
  • Capture your child’s work
  • Click the send button in the top right corner – a box with an arrow pointing up
  • You can either send to the teacher in TEAMs, send to your child’s account or email it – the options are at the bottom.
  • Once the document is scanned and not captured as a photo, it can be edited and fed back on.

There is a way to use android devices which I shall research – however as a starting point it is through google drive for those who have an android.

TEAMs access on Xbox and Playstation

You can then see documents and assignments, edit documents with a keyboard or handwrite, scan and return your documents.


The children at home and school will have access to the following assemblies via Teams Assignments for each class:

Gospel Assembly (with respond task explained) – released each Monday

Good Mentions Assembly – released each Friday


After discussion with the SSPP team, we will not be setting homework at the moment. We encourage children to read daily, however we feel this would just be an added pressure for all concerned. As we have minimised items transferring from home and school, we cannot justify having homework books. Our other concern was that home learning is hard enough as it is, without adding another job to do.


Teachers are trying to encompass as much of the curriculum as possible, therefore we will be including some of the apps and platforms we used originally. If your child does not have their passwords and log-ins for purple mash or any other platforms your teacher directs you to, please email or private chat them in TEAMs and we will endeavour to get these to you.

Key worker notices:

  • Please ensure your child has their water bottles with them on the days they will be attending. It is so important that they have access to these and all classes have the bottles readily available for the children.
  • Your teacher will inform you of your child’s PE day. On these days, could the children come to school in their PE kit. Due to the current weather conditions, it would be worth the children wearing a tracksuit as PE will be done outside unless the playground surface conditions are unsafe.
  • A gentle reminder that school bags are not needed. We have storage areas for their lunches. We will not be sending anything home and reading books have been issued, however these are staying in school.

Future Plans

We are in the process of organising ‘live’ class assemblies which will take place once a week, more information to follow later this week.

We hope that you find this additional information useful.

Keep well,

Mrs Wickett

Teacher in Charge

***Update for Critical Workers***

Dear Critical Worker Parents,

As we entered a new lockdown phase on Tuesday, the government announced the need for all critical workers to be attending school. Our understanding at the time was that this should be full time.  On Friday, the government announced new guidance for school and with the rising numbers of children attending school, have made it clear that children of critical workers should only attend school where necessary.

Due to the virulence of the new strain of the virus, we are now encouraging critical workers to keep their children at home as much as they possibly can. If you are a critical worker, and you have the option of:

  • working from home
  • another adult in your household working at home
  • a childcare bubble
  • time at home due to working shifts etc

You should consider these options before sending your child into school.

We encourage you to bring your children to school and collect them when you can to minimise the time they will spend mixing in their bubbles. These measures, which we know are less than ideal, will hopefully help slow the spread and get us all back to normality much sooner.

Please complete this Microsoft Forms document to indicate when you need critical worker provision.

If you have any questions or queries relating to this, please contact school directly on:

Thanks for your continued cooperation in these difficult times, we know that these changes impact you as much as they do for us at school.

Keep well and stay safe,


Increasing data allowances on mobile devices

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the below information which comes directly from the government website with regards to staying connected to the internet.  We think that for some families you would benefit from knowing that you can get additional data allowances.

In some circumstances school are able to request a wireless router if you fulfil the criteria for disadvantaged.  Please contact school if you think that this may apply to you.

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

Schools, academy trusts and local authorities can now request help to increase mobile data allowances for children and young people who:

·         do not have fixed broadband at home

·         cannot afford additional data for their devices

·         are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education.

Mobile data increases can also be requested when schools report a closure or have pupils self-isolating.

Schools can also make requests for children who cannot attend school face-to-face because they are clinically extremely vulnerable or restrictions pre-vent them from going to school.

If increasing mobile data isn’t a suitable option for some children, schools can also request 4G wireless routers.

I hope that day one of remote learning has been successful, thank you for bearing with us whilst we navigate this new way of working.

Miss Staniforth

Acting Headteacher

***For the Attention of Key Worker Children attending school**

Dear Parents and carers.

Snow days don't subtract from learning – Harvard Gazette

As some you may have seen snow is forecasted for tomorrow. Could you please ensure your child has suitable footwear, (i.e. wellies) gloves, hats and scarves are worn to school. A change of footwear and socks / tights may also be required.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Kaur

Remote Learning Provision

Dear Parents and carers,

Happy new year to you all!

Firstly, thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we try to collate and create your child’s journey towards remote learning. To enable us to do this we will be using new systems. You should have already received an e-mail with log in details and password, together with parent and children guides on how to access and use TEAMs.

As you can imagine, technology is a wonderful thing, when it works. Logging your child onto TEAMs may bring some confusion or issues, therefore you will find below, some questions we have thought about and tried to answer.  As always, this is a fast-changing situation. If we can make things easier or smarter, we will. We appreciate feedback and will always look to improve our provision, therefore if you feel you would like to share how remote learning is working (both positive and negative) we will be sending an online questionnaire after the first full week. Everyday is a school day even for teachers now!

Kind regards,

Mrs S Wickett

Teacher in charge

Remote Learning Provision FAQs

 What is the expectation of children learning from home?

Government guidance issued on 4th January asks that schools:

  • set assignments so that pupils have meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects
  • set work that is of equivalent length to the core teaching pupils would receive in school, and as a minimum
  • primary: 3 hours a day, on average, across the school cohort

You may find that the activities and tasks are taking longer at the beginning of this lockdown. Please don’t worry, do as much as you can, and we will take on board feedback at weekly reviews that we will be holding.

Teachers will be using Teams to set assignments for the children to access each day; the same lessons will be completed by the children in school supported by TAs.  As before, teachers will provide a weekly outline plan for the learning and will set daily assignment tasks for the children to complete and submit.

Does my child/ren have to complete the work set?

Children are expected to complete the assignments set by the class teachers. Government guidance says that this is around 3 hours a day. If no work is submitted by a child, as a school, we will be contacting parents and carers to see if further support is needed to ensure every child is accessing and taking part in the education provision set.

Online live roll call each morning:

As a school, we have been asked by the government to offer a wider curriculum for children, this was not the case during the first lockdown period where the government relaxed the primary curriculum.  Therefore, we will be recording, on a register, the children who attend the daily remote learning provision.

Each day, our teachers will start a role call through the TEAMs conversation chat, at 8.50am and children/parents can reply to let us know that you are ready to start the days learning activities. Registration will be open in each class daily until 9.30, this will allow parents to log onto two/three classes if needed, say hello, and then access the work later if necessary.  This also ensures that we can check everyone understands what they have to do for the day.

If your child is ill, even though they are remote learning, please could you contact the office via email or phone to ensure we code the absence correctly.

Teachers will be available ‘live’ each day from 9am-3pm for parents/children to ask questions via Teams chat room or class email address.  Whilst we are not able to offer ‘live’ lessons, teachers will be recording lessons and posting videos and PowerPoint presentations which will aid children’s learning and can be accessed at the time that is best for each family.  Teachers will try to provide timely responses to any questions that you have but please each teacher will also be teaching critical worker and vulnerable children who are attending school at this time.

How does my child access the learning provision?

Each child will have a letter giving them their details to access their class Microsoft Teams Class account.  If you are having issues accessing this please let your class teacher know via the class email addresses or on the live chat option and we can try to resolve any issues that you have.

What happens if we cannot access the remote learning offer on Teams?

Please let the school know as early as you can if you are not able to access remote learning via Teams.  You can either email school or class email addresses directly.  If you will need a paper copy of resources please let us know and we can arrange a time for you to pick these up, however the paper copies for that days learning will only be available for the following day.

Reception and Year 1

Through the EYFS curriculum, learning is encouraged through play. As Year 1 are currently in transition, some of the tasks set will be creatively planned through games and play activities. This may mean that when you submit your child’s ‘work’ it maybe a video, photograph capturing their learning or a soundbite from the child saying what they have enjoyed or learnt.


Unfortunately, we are unable to send reading books home, however we strongly encourage reading to be happening daily. This can be through stories at home, Oxford Owl, environmental reading of signs, recipes etc. For the older children there will be comprehension reading tasks set for them. In Reception and KS1, children also have continued access to ‘teacher your monster to read’. Your class teachers will direct you accordingly to these resources if you need further guidance.

 How will my child receive feedback from the teacher?

Reception and Year 1

The teachers will be ready and waiting to receive the work your child has completed. They will then give general feedback that you will be able to read to your child. At this current time, there will not be an expectation to review or re-submit work.

Year 2 – Year 6

Once your child has submitted an assignment, teachers will then add feedback to this piece of work. There will be two pieces of writing per week that will be marked with an expectation that it is further developed and re-submitted. This may involve annotation, highlighting or feedback comments.

There will be options for some lessons and assignments to have the answers available for children to check and self-mark such as maths and reading comprehension. This will be explained in the information box on the assignment, with answers either released later that day or with the assignment.

My child has additional needs and a provision map, will they get further support?

If your child has an EHCP, then they are expected to be in school unless they are shielding or self-isolating. If your child has a provision map, Miss Russell will be communicating to you separately about what additional resources and provision can be accessed at this time. If you have any key concerns at this moment, please contact the SENCO direct via email