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Arrangements for Home Learning

 

These are strange and unexpected times but we know all our students are very resilient and (most!) of them will want to keep learning whilst they are not in school. We are going to work very hard to make sure all our students can carry on learning. Yes - even any of those who aren't that keen.

We need parents and families to remind students they need to keep up with their studies to make sure they don't fall behind and they are ready to resume face to face learning when school reopens.

We have set out home learning timetables below which we want students to stick to wherever possible. Teachers will set work and your daughter should try to plan her day around the subjects she has been set work in each day.

We know that it is going to be hard and most families won't have the luxury of every child at home having their own, individual computer/lap top. We recognised some students don't have access to email or the internet at all, not even on a smartphone.

Instructions for Students:

  • Use the relevant timetable below to plan your day whilst you are learning from home over the next few months.
  • Your teachers will set you work to do on these days. 
  • You will find this work sent to you via email and/or Firefly. There may be teething trouble with Firefly over the first few days/weeks. See updates here.
  • You must save your work and, in some cases, submit it to your teachers.  Your teachers will be available on email, if you need extra support.
  • If Firefly isn't working for any reason, then we have a whole list of resources here on this website to help you continue learning whilst away from the classroom. 

We expect you to complete the work to the best of your ability and to maintain your learning!

 Advice for Parents

  • Keep a copy of your daughter's home learning timetable (below) so you know what work your she should be doing each day.
  • Ask your daughter to show you what work she has been set. Get her to actually show you the Tasks section of Firefly rather than just telling you!
  • All tasks can be expanded to see more details of the work required. Get her to click on any overdue tasks so you can see exactly what she is supposed to have done... and supervise her doing it!
  • Tasks in Firefly (our virtual learning app) looks like this screenshot below on a computer:

or like this on a smartphone:

KS3 Years 7, 8 and 9

 

Start of the day

Subject Focus AM

Subject Focus PM

End of the Day

Monday

PE

Maths

History

100 Points Challenge

Tuesday

PE

English

RE

100 Points Challenge

Wednesday

PE

Science

DT/ IT

100 Points Challenge

Thursday

PE

MFL

Art/ Music

100 Points Challenge

Friday

PE

Geography

Drama

100 Points Challenge

 

Use these websites to supplement the tasks your teachers set

http://www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk/Resources-for-Learning-Beyond-the-Classroom/

 Year 10

 

Start of the day

Subject Focus AM

Subject Focus PM

End of the Day

Monday

PE

Maths

Option Block A

PIXL app

Tuesday

PE

English

Option Block B

PIXL app

Wednesday

PE

Science

Option Block C

PIXL app

Thursday

PE

Maths

Option Block D

PIXL app

Friday

PE

English

RE

PIXL app

  •  Option Block A: Psychology, Art, Food Tech, Health and Social Care, Music, History
  • Option Block B: Art, Business, Drama, Food, Health and Social, OL
  • Option Block C: MFL
  • Option Block D: History, Geography, ASDAN

Use these websites to supplement the tasks your teachers set

http://www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk/Resources-for-Learning-Beyond-the-Classroom/

Year 12: 4 A Levels

 

Start of the day

Subject Focus AM

Subject Focus PM

Monday

PE

Option Block A

Option Block B

Tuesday

PE

Option Block C

Option Block D

Wednesday

PE

Option Block A

Option Block B

Thursday

PE

Option Block C

Option Block D

Friday

PE

Option Block A and B

Option Block C and D

*If you have an option block E subject, substitute this for the block that you don’t study.

  • Block A: Chemistry, Geography, IT, Physics, Psychology, RE
  • Block B: Chemistry, History, Psychology, Sociology
  • Block C: Biology, English Literature, Maths, RE, Sociology
  • Block D: Business, Biology, English Literature, Maths, Psychology
  • Block E: Art, French, Urdu, EPQ, Arabic, Bengali

 

Use these websites to supplement the tasks your teachers set

http://www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk/Resources-for-Learning-Beyond-the-Classroom/

Year 12: 3 A Levels

 

Start of the day

Subject Focus AM

Subject Focus PM

Monday

PE

Option Block 1 (insert subject)

Option Block 2  (insert subject)

Tuesday

PE

Option Block 3  (insert subject)

Option Block 1  (insert subject)

Wednesday

PE

Option Block 2  (insert subject)

Option Block 3  (insert subject)

Thursday

PE

Option Block 1  (insert subject)

Option Block 2  (insert subject)

Friday

PE

Option Block 3 (insert subject)

Option Block Choose

 

 

Use these websites to supplement the tasks your teachers set

http://www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk/Resources-for-Learning-Beyond-the-Classroom/

Year 12 Vocational (Childcare, Health and Social Care, Biomedical science and Work Skills)

Work as directed by staff on a weekly basis. 

Use these websites to supplement the tasks your teachers set

http://www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk/Resources-for-Learning-Beyond-the-Classroom/

All students: Work required over the Easter holidays

After the turmoil and disruption of the last few weeks, we think that our students, their families and our staff need a break. For this reason, we will try to make the two week Easter holiday as normal as possible in terms of setting work. Some work will need to be set but it won't be a normal home learning amount.

We have told our staff that they don't have to set work through the Easter break.  They will treat this as they would any other 'normal' Easter - which is to say, that they will just set what they would normally set students to complete during this break. They don't have to set work according to the home learning timetable and students don't have to follow it for the next two weeks.

However - do remember that many subjects would normally set at least some work during the two week Easter holiday. This could be homework/ project work/ exam questions. Teachers will set that for students just like any other Easter and students should set aside some time during the holiday to complete it.

Just to reiterate we don't expected them to set tasks for lessons as per the home learning timetable during this period. Everyone should slow down, relax and take the next two weeks easy - there will be plenty of learning to be done when school resumes (online) after Easter.