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Never Miss A Day

January 2020 – Remote Learning
 
During the first 2 weeks of term most students will be working from home.
Virtual school will start at 8.30 each morning.
Students are expected to be online, checking in with their form tutor.
All lessons for the day will be available by 9am each morning on SMHW.
They should be completed in the correct order, matching the school timetable.
Class teachers will be available online during lesson time.
 
In some cases, class teachers will host live streamed sessions on MS Teams, during lesson time.
Students will be sent a link to these on SMHW.
In other cases there will be video clips and tasks for students to complete, and the class teacher will post live chat on the ‘discussions’ section of the class task that has been set on SMHW.
Key Stage 3
English

Students should visit the BBC KS3 Bitesize English website to watch videos and complete quizzes on the topic they are currently studying at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv

Maths

https://hegartymaths.com/

Log in to your account and complete a personalised ‘Mem-Ri’ quiz to practice your recall or a ‘Fix Up 5’ to work on 5 of your weaknesses.

Science

Students should visit the BBC KS3 Bitesize Science website to watch videos and complete quizzes on the topic they are currently studying at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zng4d2p

History

Students should visit the BBC KS3 Bitesize History site to watch a video relevant to their current topic of study and then complete the corresponding quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zk26n39

PE

Don’t forget! Isolating people need to exercise too!

Try this!

Fitness

https://youtu.be/uwADPkoXui8

Football

https://youtu.be/uaRdec3-Lc8

Careers

Think about what career you would like in the future. What skills will you need? What advice is out there? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers

https://gmacs.co.uk/

Key Stage 4
English

Students should visit the BBC KS3 Bitesize English website to watch videos and complete quizzes on the topic they are currently studying at school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z3kw2hv

Maths

https://hegartymaths.com/

Log in to your account and complete a personalised ‘Mem-Ri’ quiz to practice your recall or a ‘Fix Up 5’ to work on 5 of your weaknesses.

Science

Students should visit the BBC GCSE Bitesize Science website to watch videos and complete quizzes on the topic they are currently studying at school.

Combined Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8r997h

Separate sciences

Biology https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7

Chemistry https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb

Physics https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm

History

Students should visit the BBC KS4 Bitesize History site for AQA to watch a video relevant to their current topic of study and then complete the corresponding quiz. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxjk4j6

PE

Don’t forget! Isolating people need to exercise too!

Try this!

Fitness

https://youtu.be/uwADPkoXui8

Football

https://youtu.be/uaRdec3-Lc8

Careers

In addition to resources on the BBC website students can research options on further study and apprenticeships using these links.

https://gmhigher.ac.uk/my-student-journey/my-higher-education-options/

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

https://gmacs.co.uk/

Key Stage 5
English

All KS5 students will already have access to online resources for each subject they study.

They can contact their teachers in the usual way.

Maths

All KS5 students will already have access to online resources for each subject they study.

They can contact their teachers in the usual way.

Science

All KS5 students will already have access to online resources for each subject they study.

They can contact their teachers in the usual way.

PE

All KS5 students will already have access to online resources for each subject they study.

They can contact their teachers in the usual way.

Careers

Unifrog

Today would be an ideal day to spend a bit more time researching your further study options!

Log into Unifrog – www.unifrog.org

Research Universities, future job prospects, apprenticeships, and start to record skills & interests to be used for future CVs and personal statements.

Further Study for GCSE Subjects
GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
  1. The British Library

https://www.bl.uk/

This is your go-to site in terms of really good, challenging content for English Literature.  As a starting point, Google ‘British Library + Macbeth’ or ‘British Library + An Inspector Calls’ – you get the idea.

 

  1. BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxqncwx

There’s lots here to consolidate your knowledge.  There are separate areas for both English Literature and English Language.  All aspects of the qualifications are covered.

 

  1. Sparknotes

https://www.sparknotes.com/

A similar(ish) website to BBC Bitesize.  You’ll find notes on most of the English Literature texts, plus quizzes to test your knowledge.

 

  1. Cliffs Notes

https://www.cliffsnotes.com/

There’s plenty here to help you revise the core English Literature texts – chapter summaries, character overviews, quizzes and essay questions.

 

  1. Universal Teacher

http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/

This website is one of my favourites.  It’s got comprehensive notes on most of the English Literature texts, and there’s also relevant information that you can use to help revise for English Language.

 

  1. The Stable Oyster Blog

https://thestableoyster.wordpress.com/

This website contains some excellent blogs on the poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster.  Click on the website link and then type the name of the poem you want to revise into the search bar.

 

  1. Learning From My Mistakes Blog

http://learningfrommymistakesenglish.blogspot.com/2018/04/power-and-conflict-website-links.html

Another blogging website.  This one contains links to more resources on the poems from the AQA Power and Conflict cluster.

 

  1. The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk

It’s worth typing the name of the text (or area) you want to study into the search bar – it’s likely that you’ll find some decent stuff.  For example, there are a number of really good articles on Jekyll and Hyde and Macbeth.

 

  1. AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse

You can find past papers, mark schemes and exam reports.  Look for the ‘assessment resources’ area and go from there.

GCSE Science
  1. BBC Bitesize Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8r997h – Combined Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7 – Biology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8xtmnb – Chemistry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm – Physics

These websites include summary notes, video clips, quizzes and exam practice questions. They are the digital equivalent of a revision guide and a great starting point when reviewing any science topic.

 

  1. Free Science Lessons

https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

This very popular website contains all the free video clips and information about many other resources that Shaun Donnelly, (@UKScienceguy) produces.

 

  1. Kay Science.com

https://www.kayscience.com/

This relatively new website has been created by two science teachers. It contains video clips for all science topics. Students should pause the video clip and answer the questions, before continuing to play and checking the answers. There are free resources to download on this website too.

  1. Seneca Learning.com

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Many students already use this website and can be assigned specific tasks by the class teacher. However, you can also sign up to access this free resource as an individual, rather than a member of your class. Remember to search for GCSE AQA, Trilogy for the Combined Science option. You can choose to revise for higher tier or foundation tier. The GCSE separate sciences are also on this website too.

 

  1. Malmesbury Education

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-TM-z1-tmX1iK_H4SxVhww

The science department at this school have produced a comprehensive set of videos for all science required practical experiments at GCSE. In each video a teacher carries out the practical so you can see how the equipment is used and what you need to consider when collecting and analysing data.

  1. AQA

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464 – Combined Science

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 – Biology

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462 – Chemistry

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463 – Physics

You can download the entire specification, past papers, mark schemes and exam reports.  Scroll down from the starting page to read more information.

The government has funded the production of remote learning video lessons, produced by Oak National Academy. Sometimes students will be set specific remote learning tasks using this resource. However, the website can be accessed by all students at any time. Students who are up to date on their work and looking for further study should use this website to select a topic of their choice.
Click on ‘find lesson’, select the key stage and the subject or type on a key word in their search box.
 
 
Many of our students find the website senecalearning.com useful for both learning and revision.
While some teachers set specific assignments for classes to complete using this website it can also be used at any time by any student individually. https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
Students can sign up using their school email address. They select the subject they want to study and the website provides short video clips, animations and written information, before testing their knowledge. Seneca learning also records the progress of the student and reminds them which topics need further study.
Further Study for KS3

Autumn term Yr 7 – Test week w/c 16th November

Y7 BT1-Revision-Guide

Autumn term Yr 8 – Test week w/c 23rd November

Y8 BT1-Revision-Guide

Autumn term Yr 9 – Test week w/c 19th October

Y9 BT1-Revision-Guide

Please see our Show My Homework Page for information and guidance on logging into and using Show My Homework.

Further questions can be answered by following these links:

SMHW query update
We have been contacted by some students and parents concerned that they have mistakenly ticked of work on the ‘To Do’ list when work has not yet been submitted. 
If this happens the tasks can still be found in the SMHW app and the work can still be submitted. 
 
More information for students and parents can be found here: https://help.satchelone.com/en/articles/2912066-what-is-the-to-do-list

and for parents here: https://help.satchelone.com/en/articles/3184744-my-child-s-homework

There will be times when teachers might host live online lessons using MS Teams. These are most likely to happen when an entire class is isolating. Parental consent must be given for a child to attend these sessions.(See important document section of this webpage). The links below show you how to download the MS Teams app and how to join a live online lesson.

How To Get The Smartphone App
How To Join A Live Online Lesson

Many of our students find the website senecalearning.com useful for both learning and revision. We encourage parents to sign up for the app too!

While some teachers set specific assignments for classes to complete using this website it can also be used at any time by any student individually. https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Students can sign up using their school email address. They select the subject they want to study and the website provides short video clips, animations and written information, before testing their knowledge. Seneca learning also records the progress of the student and reminds them which topics need further study.

Student guidance sheet
How to access SENECA assignments
Parent video – Introduction – Making the most out of Seneca
General Video for Parents

Including more specific information about how to sign up and link to student account.

Parent Information Sheet
SENECA - How to Use the Parent Platform Schools

The government has funded the production of remote learning video lessons, produced by Oak National Academy. Sometimes students will be set specific remote learning tasks using this resource. However, the website can be accessed by all students at any time. Students who are up to date on their work and looking for further study should use this website to select a topic of their choice.

Click on ‘find lesson’, select the key stage and the subject or type on a key word in their search box.

General info for parents.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage

Here is a short video talking through how students can use the website:

This section contains the documents that were posted home to all families in the first week of October.

Parent letter Thursday 8th October
Live Lesson Consent
Isolation Work Expectations
SMHW Login Guide

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