Google Classrooms

How to activate Google Classroom

Google chrome homepage screenshot. With an arrow pointing to the top right corner button "sign in"

Step 1

Open the Google Chrome Browser and go to Google and click on ‘Sign in’ at the top right hand corner of the page.

Image shows where to click.

Step 2

When on your emails click on the 9 dot square on the top right corner and click on the ‘Gmail’ icon

Step 3

Type your son/daughters email address and password into the corresponding boxes to log in.  This will be their login which is the year they started school (11 for Y9, 12 for Y8 and 13 for Y7) followed by the last 4 letters of their surname and then the first 2 letters of their first name then 01@sfalearner.org.uk

Image that shows the login page of Google Classroom

Step 4

Once your email opens, you will see an email from the classroom, open the email and click the join button.

Google classroom screenshot. Test year 7. Class code nacm2ax

Step 5

Once you have clicked join it will automatically take you to the classroom.

How to use Google Classroom

Once you have activated Google classroom using the instructions above you will not have to rejoin. When an activity is set it will send an email to your email address and you will be able to click on the link from the email.

If you want to open the classroom without using the email link, use the following instructions:

Google chrome homepage screenshot. With an arrow pointing to the top right corner button "sign in"

Step 1

Log into your email account on Google (if it is not already logged in)

Arrow pointing to a icon of google classroom

Step 2

Then click on the 9 dots and select ‘Classroom

Google classroom screenshot. Test year 7. Class code nacm2ax

Step 3

You will then be taken to the classroom and any assignments can be seen on the front page.

Arrow pointing to classwork

Step 4

Tap the centre Tab marked “Classwork”.  This will then show a chronological list of all the assignments that the student has been given.

Arrow pointing classrooms

Step 5

You can access the work by clicking the assignment, which will then open up to show you all the work the student has access to for that assignment. Click the work to open it in a new tab.

Forgotten Login / Password

If your son/daughter has forgotten their username it will be:

  • Year 7: 13 SURNAME FIRST 2 LETTERS OF FIRSTNAME 01@sfalearner.org.uk
  • Year 8: 12 SURNAME FIRST 2 LETTERS OF FIRSTNAME 01@sfalearner.org.uk
  • Year 9: 11 SURNAME FIRST 2 LETTERS OF FIRSTNAME 01@sfalearner.org.uk

I.e year 7 named Joe Bloggs would be ’13bloggsjo01@sfalearner.org.uk’ 

If you still can’t log in please use the form below to request a new password.

Forgotten Password Form