School Closure - Home Learning Guide

Whilst the school is temporarily closed, please use the information and guidance below to support home learning.

 

LAST UPDATE: 27/03/20 (Extra Online Resources Updated)


Home Learning General Advice

School Timetable

Student Work

Show My Homework

Extra Online Resources

If my child is using the internet to learn, how do I make sure they are safe online?

Supporting students' mental health whilst they are at home


Home Learning General Advice:

- Create a routine - allocate time when you will do school work and stick to it.

- Do a variety of tasks – watch videos, take notes, try exam questions etc.

- Monitor Show My Homework to keep up to date with the work that is being set.

- Be patient and please show understanding – staff will be trying their best to keep you supplied with work.

- Take regular exercise whilst maintaining social distance - you should not be congregating in large groups.


School Timetable:

Try to follow your school timetable and do work related to the subjects you would have been studying that day – split your day up into chunks of work with break times and lunch time.

Period 1

8.50am – 9.50am

Period 2

9.50am – 10.50am

Break

20 minutes – have a snack and a drink and stretch your legs!

Period 3

11.10am – 12.10pm

Period 4

12.10pm – 1.10pm

Lunch

1.10pm – 1.50pm – eat lunch, have a drink and stretch your legs!

Period 5

1.50pm – 2.50pm


Student Work:

- Work will be set for all students to complete on Show My Homework with links to other online resources e.g. Google Classroom where appropriate.

- Teachers will be setting work according to a student’s timetable with approximately 5 hours of work to be completed each day.

- Students will be expected to log into Show My Homework and work will be ready for students to complete by 8.50am each morning.  Students are encouraged to check Show My Homework throughout the day for work that has been uploaded.

- If there are any issues or problems please contact the smhw@cheam.sutton.sch.uk email address and we will do our best to help and support students and parents/carers.


Show My Homework

Click here for a guide to submitting work online via Show My Homework.


Remember…

- Learning is not just about exams; it is important and lasts forever.

- Learning deepens our knowledge and helps us understand links between subjects.

- Learning and knowledge are never wasted.

- Keep on seeking to understand new concepts to improve and take your learning further.


Extra Online Resources

There are a wealth of online resources that are available to parents/carers and students to use and the list below is by no means exhaustive – please see below some commonly used ones – many of which have been discussed with students already:

(this list will be updated throughout the next week so please check back!)

  • - Classroom magazines – interesting articles to read about lots of topics

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/

https://www.gcsepod.com/

  • - Get Adapt - an app that allows students to plan their daily timetable https://getadapt.co.uk/

Chatter Pack - Chatter Pack have collated resources suitable for home learning by subject

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

  • - Twinkl – this resource bank for KS3, 4 and 5 subjects has been made available free to all students, teachers and parents. 
  • Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
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  • - TES – lots of free resources to use for each key stage

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources

  • - Pixl – resources for Years 10 – 13 to access

https://students.pixl.org.uk

PiXL School Number: 901869

Password: Indep45

  • - BBC Bitesize

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

  • - Exampro - Thousands of searchable past AQA GCSE and A-level questions, mark schemes and examiner comments

https://www.exampro.co.uk/

  • - Kerboodle (for Science/MFL)

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

  • - Memrise for MFL

https://www.memrise.com/

  • - Linguascope for MFL

https://www.linguascope.com/

Contact your French/Spanish/German teacher via SMHW for the log in details

  • - Duo Lingo for MFL

https://www.duolingo.com/

  • - Kahoot for MFL

https://kahoot.com/

  • - Languages Online for MFL

https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/

  • - Lyrics Training for MFL

https://lyricstraining.com/

  • - YouTube Science channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw

  • - Educake for Science

https://www.educake.co.uk/

- Stemettes (supporting young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are holding weekly online events to keep students motivated, inspired and learning.

https://stemettes.org/onlineevents/?utm_source=Stemette+Supporters&utm_campaign=d36d0f121d-Feb-2020-Newsletter_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4d02ab97d3-d36d0f121d-136424261&mc_cid=d36d0f121d&mc_eid=62151bc539

  • - Hegarty Maths

https://hegartymaths.com/

  • - The National Theatre Live for Drama/English

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/

- World Book: over 3000 books and audio books for younger years and non-fiction books for all

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1c

- King’s College Blog (Let’s Think): They will be updating this regularly with lots of reading and writing stimulus as well as audiobooks to follow.  Students are invited to leave comments on the blog.

https://islingtongovuk.j2bloggy.com/lteprimary/


If my child is using the internet to learn, how do I make sure they are safe online?

Stephen Welding, a specialist Education E-Safety Advisor from Cognus, has released a letter to parents advising on E-safety measures.  You can find it here and we hope it proves useful to you and your family.


Supporting students' mental health whilst they are at home

- Websites with advice on how to manage your mental health during school closure:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse7cd27

https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/staying-at-home

 

- Instagram accounts with daily positivity reminders and motivational messages:

@myeasytherapy

@anxietyhealer

@blessingmanifesting

@nedratawwab

 

- Apps to support mental wellbeing:

Headspaceoffers set of guided meditations aimed at tackling problems related to anxiety, relationships and sleeplessness. During the Coronavirus outbreak, they are offering a free set of guidance called "Weather the Storm".

Calm - Similar to Headspace, it offers guided meditations and tracks to help you fall asleep.

DaylioHelps you track your mood and daily activity so you can keep a schedule that's beneficial to your mental health.

 

- Youtube vidoes to keep active:

 

Plays you can see from home:

• NT Live starts from 02.04.20 (7.00). Will be until 9.4.20. There will be plays like Jane Eyre and Twelfth Night.

• Hampstead Theatre has lots of free plays already. 

• RSC have got six new plays coming but have not yet released dates. Keep an eye out.

• Globe player is free from 6th April. Here is a link to Globe TV.

• Fogler has Macbeth on

• Cirque du Soleil 60 Minute Special

• Wind in the Willows

• Lots of links in these articles: 1 and 2

• Audible has lots of free books for you to read: 1 and 2

• World Book Online has lots of books for free to read.

• Many Books have free e-books.

• Pie Corbett: Daily English lesson at 9.30

• GCSE podcasts

Story time with Mr Roy