As we move into new educational times created by this pandemic, staff at Harbour Vale School have been working hard to bring student online assignments to complete.
At the beginning of each week students will be set a series of lessons from all of their subject teachers that they will be expected to engage with throughout the week. HVS will be tracking and monitoring student engagement and tasks being completed by each child weekly. These lessons will support your child’s learning at home and in school.
If students are in school for some of the week, the expectation is that the teacher and teaching assistant support them with the learning that has been set online. When learning from home either every day or some days, students will have the opportunity to ask their teacher questions via the classroom comments page.
Every student has been issued with a user name for the online classroom, and we encourage students to log into google classroom and have a go at what has been shared with them.
Please use the attached supporting guide to help you.
If you don’t have a computer you can still access from home, google classrooms can be accessed on all internet based devices and smartphones.
We will continue to keep students/carers and parents informed during this challenging period and would ask you to keep in touch with us using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
BBC Bitesize are doing live teaching – have a look and click on the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
The Oak National Academy can be accessed here: https://www.thenational.academy/
Click on the links below for ideas to help with your home learning.
Well done to students working from home, and thank you for sending in your pictures – keep them coming.
Useful website links:
a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures (use promo twinklhelpsuk)
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of educational videos
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete at home
BBC Bitesize Extremely well resourced website. Lots of interactive quizzes, puzzles and videos to help with your revision.
GCSE Maths – AQA https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8sg6fr
Corbettmaths Award winning website. Lots of practice questions and a similar database to maths genie. Corbettmaths links in with social media including a daily tweet to help with exam preparation Corbettmaths – Videos, worksheets, 5-a-day and much more https://corbettmaths.com/
Mr Barton This was created by Mr Barton an experienced teacher and examiner for AQA so lots of relevant stuff here. The maths takeaway section is particularly good for GCSE revision GCSE Maths Revision http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/students/gcse/
Maths Genie This is a good database of exam questions and, most importantly, worked solutions. Very useful for practicing. Some videos showing key skills also present 1-9 GCSE Specification Revision https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
Youtube Channels There are lots of youtube channels full of videos to help explain lots of different skills and concepts. Here are some of the best.
Mr Barton, Corbettmaths and Mathsgenie all have youtube channels that support their websites.
Hegarty maths is paid for software but you can access his videos on Youtube for free.