Special Notice - Continuing your child's access to education during the Coronavirus outbreak

As a school, we want to ensure that your child can continue to have access to learning resources during this uncertain time. Please find below a suggested home schooling timetable, along with a range of resources. There are clickable links in the timetable which will take you directly to online learning resources. Below the timetable, you will also find documents / worksheets which you can print off if you are able to, or these may just give you some ideas to support your child's learning.

 

                                                                                     Suggested Weekly Timetable for Home Learning
  9am - 10.30am Break 11am - 12pm Lunch 1pm - 3pm
Monday

Movement / Stretching videos, Yoga,

Walking (social distancing applied),

workout fitness videos

Some of the online links

below may be useful:

Joe Wicks kids workout on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mindfulness+for+teenagers

 

Number games / Functional Maths

See resources below plus these online resources:

Twinkl Resources 

Education CIty Use login provided by school

Top Marks Maths games

Maths and English Games from ictgames.com

 

Themed Week Activities

Please use the suggested 

resources found below

this timetable as a starting point.

 

Tuesday  

English / Story Reading / Writing

See resources below plus these online resources:

Twinkl Resources 

Oxford Owl Online Books Free Read Write Inc bocks

Teach Your Monster To Read 

Spelling Frame - Online Spelling Games

Education CIty Use login provided by school

Top Marks English games

My Book Blog Login provided if your child uses it

The Literacy Shed - Online Stories

Maths and English Games from ictgames.com

 
Wednesday  

Number games / Functional Maths

See resources below plus these online resources:

Twinkl Resources 

Education CIty Use login provided by school

Top Marks Maths games

Maths and English Games from ictgames.com

 
Thursday  

English / Story Reading / Writing

See resources below plus these online resources:

Twinkl Resources 

Oxford Owl Online Books Free Read Write Inc books

Teach Your Monster To Read 

Spelling Frame - Online Spelling Games

Education CIty Use login provided by school

Top Marks English games

My Book Blog Login provided if your child uses it

The Literacy Shed - Online Stories

Maths and English Games from ictgames.com

 
Friday  

Number games / Functional Maths

See resources below plus these online resources:

Twinkl Resources 

Education CIty Use login provided by school

Top Marks Maths games

Maths and English Games from ictgames.com

 

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                                                                                                    Additional Online Learning Links

Twinkl - Online Teaching & Learning Resources - Twinkl have a free month offer to support parents. Enter code UKTWINKLHELPS when signing up.

Tynker Coding and Games Creation Free Access - educational programming, drag and drop coding. 3 levels of difficulty.

That Brick Life - Daily Lego challenges

Virtual Museum Tours - free virtual tours of museum, explore these museums safely from your own home covering lots of topics and interests!

Animal Web Cams - 13 Zoos that offer free web cams so you can watch their animals!

Scouts - The Great Indoors! - Great scouting activities all in the comfort of your own home - an indoor adventure awaits!

STEM Learning - Learning Resources for KS4

BBC BItesize 

Primary Homework Help

Free Kindle Books - Here is a selection of free Amazon Kindle books provided by Amazon. An Amazon account and Kindle App is needed.

Beebot Simulator A fun beebot (bee robot) simulator that supports sequencing, following instructions and direction.

Explorify Science - Engaging online resources for Science

Phonics Play - Online Phonics games - Currently free to access

BBC Supermovers - Fun activities to encourage your child to move whilst learning

https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home?queueittoken=e_safetyevent2apr20~q_c16f55d6-b858-4c99-88bd-34ea12086220~ts_1585911839~ce_true~rt_safetynet~h_31778e4df38fe9509289c9a749329f410694f4fe7fa6776d0a9259a614e948f7

 

                                                                                    Support for explaining Coronavirus to young people

Please find below some resources which may be helpful to explain Coronavirus and the current situation to your child.

Playmobil Coronavirus Explaination - A video that explains Coronavirus to young people.

 


Number Games / Functional Maths - Key Stage 4

English / Story Reading / Writing - Key Stage 4

Themed Week Activities - Easter and Spring - Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April


Key Stage 4

Students in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to follow a range of differentiated pathways which meet the needs of all individual learners:

  • ASDAN Transition Challenge Program
  • AQA “stand alone” units for all curriculum subject areas
  • AQA Entry Level Certificates
  • ASDAN short courses

Students work in classes according to ability across a range of subjects.

Our classes are:

KS4 Foundation - Mrs Thompson is the class teacher.

KS4 Progress - Mrs Gibbons is the class teacher (and department lead).

KS4 Transition - Mrs Higgins is the class teacher.

Students are supported by teaching assistants Miss Allan, Miss Bond and Mrs Rees. Our experienced team of teaching assistants are based in the above classes but will move around within the the department to ensure the students benefit from their expertise.

In addition to the academic programs of study, all students take part in a variety of community based activities and experiences giving them opportunities to learn in different environments and with different staff.

  • Fir Tree Fisheries, Appley Bridge (BTEC qualification for Students)
  • WACT
  • Horticulture in Post 16

Students have the opportunity to choose curriculum options in Key stage four to enable them to study subjects of choice in more depth. These include humanities, enterprise, the environment, performing arts, sport and fitness and art. Students choose three which they will study throughout the Key Stage enabling them to gain accreditation.

Students in the Key Stage 4 work towards earning tokens on a daily basis. At the end of each week the total number of tokens achieved by each student is celebrated during the key stage reflection assembly and displayed in their own class base. 5 tokens or more are exchanged for a piece towards the end of term department reward.

Students are encouraged to keep their own record of personal achievements and time to record these is allocated on a Friday. Students also enjoy an enrichment session in mixed ability groups following reflection and assembly on a Friday. They have the choice of a range of activities including forest schools, yoga, dance and games during which they celebrate their success from the week while learning new skills and interacting with less familiar peers.

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