Virtual School

March 8th 2021 – Remote Learning 

Never Miss a Day 

From March 8th the school is open to all students and the teaching timetable will continue to run as usual for all students. 

Should a student be absent from school due to Covd-19, work will be set by their class teachers on SMHW. Students will work a day behind the school schedule to allow teachers time to set work. 

Students should expect to complete 5 lessons a day, each day until their return to school. Teachers will not know if a student is absent due to Covid-19 until the class register is taken. This means that in some cases class tasks may not be set until the end of the school day and it is perfectly acceptable for a student to complete the task during school hours of the following day.  

Students should take breaks from the screen during the day and we encourage families to support their child in maintaining a regular ‘school day’ routine where possible. 

If all work is completed and a student wants to study further, the links on the following pages contain some useful suggestions. 

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

Art

BBC Art and Design Bitesize
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6f3cdm

Art with Mati & Dada Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2NlUr0yPuqRxZN_7ItHog

Engineering
Task: Watch the video about the making of the Tesla Model S. In your own words, write a page about how the Model S car is made by Tesla.
Key words that you should use on this task:
  • Raw material,
  • Blanks,
  • Joining methods,
  • Body Shop,
  • Conveyor,
  • Robots,
  • Automation.
Food & Nutrition
Chapter-1.pdf
Years 7, 8 and 9 are to use the Chapter 1 PDF.
Year 7 pupils are to read pages 16 and 17. They are to answer questions 1-5 on page 17 and copy the key words and definitions on page 17.
Year 8 pupils are to read pages 18 and 19. They are to answer questions 1 to 5 on page 19 and copy the key words and definitions on page 19.
Year 9’s are to read pages 20,21 and 22. They are to copy the key words and definitions on page 23 and are to answer questions 1 to 5 on page 23.
Geography

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-3/subjects/geography

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

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

Music
Focus on Sound
Students can access a full range of music lessons and composing skills using the Focus on Sound app. This can be accessed through Music First on the E-learning page of the school website. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream
Musical futures Online: https://www.musicalfuturesonline.org/
Students can perform using the resources available on Musical Futures online. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream.
PE

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

Try this!

Fitness

https://youtu.be/uwADPkoXui8

Football

https://youtu.be/uaRdec3-Lc8

RE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh3rkqt

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

Art

Student Art Guide

https://www.studentartguide.com/

Engineering

https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/students/interactives.html

Food & Nutrition
Food-science-revision.pdf
The year 10’s and 11’s GCSE pupils are to use the Food science revision PDF. They are to read pages 40 and 41, 42 and 43 and 44 and 45. They are to answer questions on pages 41, 43 and 45.
Geography
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

Music
Focus on Sound
Students can access a full range of music lessons and composing skills using the Focus on Sound app. This can be accessed through Music First on the E-learning page of the school website. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream
Musical futures Online: https://www.musicalfuturesonline.org/
Students can perform using the resources available on Musical Futures online. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream.
PE

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

Try this!

Fitness

https://youtu.be/uwADPkoXui8

Football

https://youtu.be/uaRdec3-Lc8

RE
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.

Art

Student Art Guide

https://www.studentartguide.com/

Geography
If sent home to self-isolate, whenever possible all students should take with them their course textbook and revision guide they were provided with at the start of the course.
History
Past papers can be accessed via the AQA website for options 1K (USA) and 2S (Britain)
Revision lectures and articles for 1K can be found on https://www.khanacademy.org/
There are also articles to support wider reading for the NEA on Moodle.
Music
Focus on Sound
Students can access a full range of music lessons and composing skills using the Focus on Sound app. This can be accessed through Music First on the E-learning page of the school website. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream
Musical futures Online: https://www.musicalfuturesonline.org/
Students can perform using the resources available on Musical Futures online. Log in details are available in SMHW and on MSStream.
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.

Politics
Students should visit the Seneca Learning website to complete the topic revision activities and complete the quizzes on any of their already assigned courses.
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.

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