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Hwb

Welcome to parents and carers support

During the Coronavirus pandemic families had to adapt in many ways because of the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Restrictions will be in place for some time and every family will be managing their own circumstances differently to meet their needs.

During this time your top priority has to be your family’s safety and well-being. You may want to support your children’s learning and the ways you are able to do this may depend on your family situation. Parents and carers are using many great and imaginative ways to help balance priorities of working, caring, supporting learning and general family life, on a daily basis.

The advice and information on these pages is for parents and carers of children and young people aged 3 to 18 years old. It has been guided by what parents, carers, teachers and others involved in education are saying is helpful to families to Keep Wales Learning while restrictions continue.

For simplicity the term ‘school’ has been used throughout but should be taken to mean the setting that applies to your children, whether that be a nursery, school, pupil referral unit (PRU), college or any other setting.

It is important to keep up to date with the latest Welsh Government guidance on what you must do to prevent the spread of coronavirus and Keep Wales Safe.

This section is changing frequently. We will continue to update it with information and resources as they become available.

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Information sheet

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Assistive technology

Distance learning support for parents and carers with English or Welsh as an additional language

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One of our learners, William in Birchgrove Comprehensive School in Swansea, has created the following guide for using a games console to access applications and resources on Hwb.

Using Xbox or Play Station to access Hwb

Accessing your remote learning. An alternative method of accessing remote learning during times of lockdown.

Xbox

  1. Plug a keyboard in to the Xbox USB slot
  2. Go in to my games and apps
  3. Find Microsoft Edge and select
  4. Type in: Hwb and log in as you would in school
  5. You can then access your work through Google Classroom or OneDrive and use key packages including:
  • Word
  • Teams
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Your emails
  1. To move around you use the Xbox controller or plug in a mouse

PlayStation

  1. Identify the PlayStation internet browser icon (it is WWW with dots around it)
  2. Press the PlayStation logo on the controller
  3. Go to the library and find options for games and applications
  4. Go in to applications and you will find the internet browser
  5. Type Hwb into the browser and log in as you would in school
  6. You can then access your work through Google Classroom or OneDrive and use key packages including:
  • Word
  • Teams
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Your emails