Student Home Study

All students must use Microsoft Teams for all home study, which will enable your teacher to track your engagement more fully and offer you more support with home learning.   We have chosen this platform as we use Microsoft Office for your emails etc.

 

If you click onto ‘Office 365’ at the bottom of the home screen on our website you will see ‘Teams’ is one of the circles that you can select. You can also download the ‘Microsoft Teams’ App.

 

You should have received an email inviting you to join your class on Teams. It should be easy for you to click on this, but follow this link Student Guide to Teams if you need help.

 

From Monday 15th June, some students in year 10 and year 12 (in the first instance) will start to have some ‘live’ lessons in some of your subjects. You will also find that you will have a more formal presentation from your teacher which means that you will receive one lesson each week in every subject.

 

In our move to Teams, your teachers will be following you far more closely now and we will be speaking to you and your parents if you are not signing into Teams or completing the work that is being set for you.

 

If you struggle to access Teams or you have a general question please email your form teacher or Mr Millward.  If you have a question about work that is set or a subject related question please email your subject teacher.  Don’t forget that we will only reply to emails sent via the school email system.
 

To supplement this, students can also access information and learning through the following new national remote learning initiatives:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom– work designed to be completed remotely put together by a group of teaching staff from around the country who have designed lessons for a virtual school.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons– daily lessons in a range of subjects which will allow students to embed and extend their knowledge and explore topics in greater detail.

The following resources have been created and launched by the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.  They are interactive road safety workbooks. Module 1 has a focus on essential journeys.  Module 2 focuses on drivers and Module 3 focuses on Pedestrians.  When complete, please submit this work to Mrs Farrer.

To support a love of stories please see here https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Please follow the link to view information on Speakers for Schools a Virtual Talks programme.  They are offering free live-streamed talks from some of the UK’s top leading figures in subjects such as business, arts, academia, media and more.

The following document has lots of advice for parents and carers on well being and home learning for our students here Parental Support and here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52314856

 

Our PE Department have also set a number of challenges for you to try as you study at home, these can be found below:

SMWCA PE Challenge w.c 20.04.2020

SMWCA PE Challenge w.c 27.04.2020
SMWCA PE Challenge w.c 04.05.2020
SMWCA PE Challenge w.c 11.05.2020
Spell It Fitness Workout w.c 15.06.2020