English

If pupils are unable to attend school for an extended period of time, work related to the learning that would happen in the classroom will be posted on Google Classroom for them to complete each week. The work will be set so that pupils can complete it at a time that suits them.

Other materials are available on classroom monitor for pupils to complete as homework or revision tasks. Some of this work will be specific themes and skills they are studying in lessons. Other materials will be related to specific English skills and knowledge and can be used for pupils to revise prior learning and to practice and improve on certain literacy skills.

There are take-home readers in school for pupils to take home and read. These are placed around the school on the take-home readers bookshelves. We also have a subscription to Oxford Owl’s eBooks. Pupils have access to a wide variety of eBooks and teachers can set pupils specific books to read if they are unable to attend school or for homework. The Oxford Owl log-in details are available on each pupils’ Google Classroom English Class in the materials section. They can also find questions that can be used with any fact or fiction book for the pupils and their parents/carers to work on at home.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

We also have a subscription to Lexia so pupils can further develop their oral language, reading, spelling, and writing skills both in school and at home. All pupils have a log-in for the Lexia website and staff can both track their progress through this site and set them specific tasks related to their specific development needs which will be highlighted through the work the pupils complete on the website. There are two levels to Lexia which are Lexia Core 5 and Lexia Powerup.

https://www.lexiacore5.com/register

https://www.lexiapowerup.com/

 

Maths

Lessons (worksheets, powerpoints and knowledge organisers) will be published on Google Classroom with links to relevant youtube videos to help support learning for when pupils are unable to attend school, for homework and for pupil revision.

Pupils all have an IXL log in to work on different topics at home. Pupils will have links to Kerboodle and mymaths for further online learning.

On Google Classroom, there will be appropriate links to past papers and other useful sites for all pupils but mostly for Year 10s and 11s. Pupils will be able to ask questions and leave comments which can be answered. News letters can be sent as a push notifications with any changes or relevant information needing to be shared.

 

Art + Design

At KS3 in Art & Design, student’s online provision will link to the theme and project that they are studying in school during that time. Years 7-9 will continue to research the artists or topic they are working on in class as well as continuing to build up their art skills and develop new techniques, including drawing, colouring and design work. Work will be assigned through practical tasks, research tasks and interactive opportunities for some areas.

Year 7 current project term 1- Colour, texture and Mondrian. Term 2- Aboriginal Art

Year 8 Current project Term 1- Keith Haring. Term 2 – Patterns and the work of Rex Ray

Year 9 Term 1 & 2 Abstract Art.  (Developing skills for GCSE)

 

At Key stage 4, students complete longer coursework projects to develop their skills and knowledge further. In Year 11, they are currently studying the theme of Sea Life and in Year 10 they are doing the theme of Abstract (Investigating colour, shape, pattern and texture). During their online learning they will continue to reference a number of artists and complete thorough research tasks to inform their understanding of the style and work of the artists.  They will also be set weekly practical tasks that allow them to work in the style of their researched artist. In these practical set tasks, students will develop and build on their drawing skills as well as colour application. All work completed at KS4 will help to support their GCSE coursework and their overall grade.

 

Computing

Learning journeys can be accessed on google classrooms.

 

History/Geography

Pupils will find assignments and materials on Google Classroom that they can access both when they are unable to attend school and for revision and homework purposes. This will consist of PowerPoint presentations, revision notes and set worksheet questions that pupils can annotate and email to their teacher which are related to the topic that pupils are studying in school. There will also be word searches, mini crosswords and links to Kahoot quizzes related to the pupils’ topics of study.

Current History Topics Of Study:

Year 7: Medieval Life

Year 8: The Tudors:  Tudor life in the towns/countryside: poverty.

Year 9 History: World War 1: Battles of WW1

 

 

 

Technology

All year groups including the option group Assignments will be posted in the event of school closure or pupil isolation. (Google classrooms)

Work will also be available for pupils to complete at home to support their studies.

 

 

Spanish

The Spanish Department has planned an online offer to ensure that pupils who might need to self-isolate can continue to develop their language skills. This e-learning plan aims to cover the different individual needs and difficulties a pupil might encounter when accessing to online learning.

Resources: Pupils:
Online Interactive Activities:
www.linguascope.com. Cover a great range of topics as well as different levels. Many pupils have used it already in school so it would be familiar for them to navigate through the contents, games and activities.

Linguascope has a test at the end of each unit that can be done, download and send it back through Google Classroom.

Other online resources included (but not limited to):
https://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm
https://rockalingua.com/games/
https://www.internetpolyglot.com/ https://pollylingu.al/es/en/lessons/1346
http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cyclerace_eng_launcher.html
https://www.abcya.com/games/wordtoss_spanish
https://www.spanishinflow.com/speed-balls/

–          For those pupils who have a regular access to internet and a computer at home.

–          Some pupils may need support to get on the website (PowerPoint explanation done), however once in the website the interface is quite simple, allowing independent learning.

Online Worksheets:

Worksheets that can be filled on the computer (Word documents). These can be saved and sent back to the teacher through Google Classroom.

–          For those pupils who have a regular access to internet and a computer at home.

–          For those pupils who may not have access to a printer.

–          See Learning Support Contents for pupil’s support

Printable Worksheets:

Worksheets that can be filled out manually, scanned (or picture taken) and then sent back to the teacher through Google Classroom

–          For those pupils who have regular access to internet and a computer at home. As well as, access to a printer.

–          For those pupils who have not regular access to internet and a computer at home. To be delivered/post by school

Learning Support Contents:

This may include PowerPoints with contents and explanations for the units, visual vocabulary and grammar sheets, songs, short films…

–          For those pupils who have regular access to internet and a computer at home.

–          For those pupils who have not regular access to internet and a computer at home. To be delivered/post by school

 

R.E

Lessons will be uploaded weekly to Google Classroom for students to complete at home if they are unwell or isolating.  New work will be added at the start of every week to allow students to access their statutory curriculum time. The work set via Google Classroom will be a mixture of:

-Short clips with an accompanying set of comprehension questions.

-Reading with an accompanying set of comprehension questions.

-Asking people in their house about their feelings towards a particular topic and recording their answers.

-Reading with a task to present what information they have learnt.

Any work set on Google Classroom for KS4 can be accredited towards a student’s coursework.

If students are unable to access Google Classroom we can provide a paper work booklet.  The booklet has a variety of tasks which students can work through at their own pace.  Any booklet issued will last the student up to the end of the term, so there is no need to constantly request new work.  If any student needs resources to complete the work, please contact the school.

 

PSHEE/Citizenship

The PSHEE/Citizenship Department Online Offer is a mixture of worksheets, videos and practical activities to complete at home.  The work will be topic based so pupils will know their topic for the half term and can work through the section online.

There are also mindfulness and wellbeing activities for pupils and their families to complete.

P.E

The PE department online offer is a mixture of activities that engage pupils in a practical manner as well as setting them investigations and challenges based upon the topic. Key stage 4 pupils will also complete analysis of performance tasks through YouTube sports videos and reference will be made to BBC Bitesize topics.

Science

On Google Classroom, because Science is mostly content led, pupils will have access to a range of resources including videos and PowerPoints with more visual representation to aid the children that struggle with their reading. In Year 10 and 11, for the Entry level groups this will include more videos but the GCSE content will include more writing.

In terms of activities there will be some discussion assignments set in a forum style around certain topics we’ve looked at, like selective breeding or GMOs. In addition there will be comprehension exercises on these topics with a range of questions and some matching activities.

For students working towards exams, there will be a range of revision questions and resources to aid them. They will remain available on Google Classroom throughout the year to help students access resources at home when and if they need them.

Links to BBC bitesize website will also be posted on Google Classroom because the information is well formatted and there are a range of activities. There will also be other links posted which will be related to the topics the pupils are currently studying in school.

 

 

Music

Music worksheets for their current topic are available on Google Classroom alongside the topic knowledge organiser.

The music work on Google Classroom for pupils who miss lessons comprises of stand-alone activities, one sheet is intended to be completed for one session to support the general learning of music theory and concepts, which is a wide subject. Within different activities there are links for listening, suggestions for research and extension work.

Overview Of Resources On Google Classroom:

Year 7 – Term topic: Samba.

Samba music Knowledge Organiser

Samba music topic worksheet – to be completed if not done in class

AZ of instruments – alphabetically name any instruments you can think of

My Top Three Songs – research your favourite music in films, to chill out to, to exercise to…..

 

Year 8 – Term topic: Classical music.

Classical music Knowledge Organiser

Classical music topic worksheet – to be completed if not done in class

Musical keywords – match the musical definition to the correct term.

Musical instruments crossword – identify the instrument and with the resulting main letters spell the statement.

The Stave and rhythm – write rhythms and identify the pitches on the stave

Music stave and notes – a help sheet with the notes from the stave and a reminder of written rhythms.

Year 9 – Term topic: Film music.

Film music Knowledge Organiser

Film music topic worksheet – to be completed if not done in class

Musical spellings – workout the anagram to match the definition

Top ten playlist – state your favourite music to…..research around listening including space to explain why it’s your favourite. Extension task to create a CD album cover.

Film music listening project – listen to the music, research the composer and use the musical elements (and film KO) to give an opinion of an example of their work.

Music festivals research – find out about at least five of the biggest music festivals in the UK.

Music Options:

Term topic: Skills: guitar technique, rock music playing appreciation and ‘how to play’ sessions of class chosen tunes.

Guitar TAB knowledge organiser – classic guitar notation to help speed up learning review of a tool we use in class.

Pop Band Logo – critique the logos and make your own. Options Expressive Arts Rock Ensemble also need a name!

Popular music styles from the 1990s to the present – research, listen to and identify the key features of different popular styles of music.

Improvisation tips – pentatonic scales in two areas of the guitar fret board directly related to the class tune choices.

 

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