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)
- 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.
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.
8.50am – 9.50am
9.50am – 10.50am
20 minutes – have a snack and a drink and stretch your legs!
11.10am – 12.10pm
12.10pm – 1.10pm
1.10pm – 1.50pm – eat lunch, have a drink and stretch your legs!
1.50pm – 2.50pm
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email address and we will do our best to help and support students and parents/carers.
Click here for a guide to submitting work online via Show My Homework.
- 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.
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
- - Forest App and Family Time – 2 apps that help limit screen time when working/revising
- - GCSEPod – Lots of quizzes, podcasts and assessments to direct students to
- - 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
- - 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
- - TES – lots of free resources to use for each key stage
- - Pixl – resources for Years 10 – 13 to access
PiXL School Number: 901869
- - BBC Bitesize
- - Exampro - Thousands of searchable past AQA GCSE and A-level questions, mark schemes and examiner comments
- - Kerboodle (for Science/MFL)
- - Memrise for MFL
- - Linguascope for MFL
Contact your French/Spanish/German teacher via SMHW for the log in details
- - Duo Lingo for MFL
- - Kahoot for MFL
- - Languages Online for MFL
- - Lyrics Training for MFL
- - YouTube Science channel
- - Educake for Science
- Stemettes (supporting young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are holding weekly online events to keep students motivated, inspired and learning.
- - Hegarty Maths
- - The National Theatre Live for Drama/English
- World Book: over 3000 books and audio books for younger years and non-fiction books for all
- 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.
- -Youtube GCSE History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVJV8iEAm88&list=PLcvEcrsF_9zJ8AqMTFZycm46Ks4DdSaLM
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.
- Websites with advice on how to manage your mental health during school closure:
- Instagram accounts with daily positivity reminders and motivational messages:
- Apps to support mental wellbeing:
Headspace - offers 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.
Daylio - Helps 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.
• Fogler has Macbeth on
• 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
• Story time with Mr Roy