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How can I help my child succeed when Remote Learning?

  1. Be ambitious for your child. Fill your child with a sense of belief and self-confidence every day. Be a proud parent. Talk positively about their future and engage with our Careers Advisor, Mrs Sandy. With your support and guidance they can achieve great things!
     
  2. Set clear rules and boundaries - especially on access to computer games, mobile phones and social media before bedtime. Ensure your child is in bed by 21:30 on school nights (without access to computers or a mobile phone) and that they have plenty of digital downtime. Promote a healthy lifestyle including eating breakfast before lessons start, taking daily exercise outdoors, enrichment activities and spending time with family and friends within the current government guidelines.
     
  3. Ensure your child attends school on time every day. Absenteeism leads to underachievement. All students must be online at 08:35 daily. You wouldn't be permitted to arrive late for work so we have a duty to take punctuality seriously.
     
  4. Be prepared for school. Students must take responsibility for organising equipment for each lesson. Keep a watchful eye to ensure their children are well prepared for school whilst encouraging independence.
     
  5. Promote a love of reading. Take the time to discover the magic of books by reading aloud with your child, talking to your child about the book you are reading or the book you enjoyed as a child. Role model reading to your child.
     
  6. Talk to your child about their schooling. Ask them to show you their work or teacher feedback and discuss any upcoming assessments and reports. Always promote a growth mind-set and be solutions focused.
     
  7. Prepare a workspace at home. Ensure your child has access to a calm and quiet space to complete their remote learning. Get in touch with your Key Contact if there you need any support.
     
  8. Attend virtual school events and parents evenings to support your child. Supporting your child at virtual parents’ evening and other school events shows them that you care. If you can’t make it, contact your Head of Year for alternatives.
     
  9. Take note of all school communications. Monitor the school website, emails, text messages, Facebook and Twitter accounts for regular updates. Take note of key dates and always communicate with the school in a polite and respectful manner. Keep in regular contact with your child’s Key Contact as a first point of call.
     
  10. Uphold and promote school initiatives. We can make a difference to children’s lives by having sky high expectations of them. A call may be made home because our teachers care enough to never ignore low standards. If we all row in the same direction our children will be on course to great things!

Resources to support in English

Resources to support in Maths

Resources to support in Science

Seneca Learning - a revision platform that covers all Science courses and is free. https://senecalearning.com/

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Subject=Combined+Science&Exam+Board=Edexcel  For the Combined Science Course

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Exam+Board=Edexcel&Subject=Biology For Separate Biology

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Exam+Board=Edexcel&Subject=Chemistry For Separate Chemistry

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Age+Group=GCSE&Exam+Board=Edexcel&Subject=Physics For Separate Physics

 

GCSE Bitesize- gives revision and assessment question practice https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zqkww6f For Combined Science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zcq2j6f For Separate Biology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy984j6 For Separate Chemistry

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zqpshv4 For Separate Physics

 

Gojimo, a revision app which gives access to a substantial amount of practice questions for all subjects.

 http://www.gojimo.com/

 

Free Science Lessons- Has work books which can be bought but also has a YouTube channel, which is free and give solid factual revision videos.

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


Primrose Kitten- Student recommended You Tube Channel, which is free. Make sure you pick the Edexcel playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgvmal8AR4QIK2e0EfJwaA


Science with Hazel- Student recommended You Tube Channel, which is free,

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMdb23cYgONtCG-zPaWigog

 

Physics Online- Student recommended You Tube Channel, which is free

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZzatyx-xC-Dl_VVUVHYDYw


Oak Academy- Topic specific lessons created in first lockdown, covers all 4 science syllabuses.

All subjects - Key Stage 4 - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

Resources to support in French

UK Language Gym

https://uk.language-gym.com

Reading, listening and writing practice in French. Use the joining instructions your teacher has shared with you.

This Is Language

www.thisislanguage.com

Listening, vocabulary and grammar practice in French. MFL department have issued student logins

Seneca Learning

www.senecalearning.com

Online learning and testing of GCSE content

Quizlet

www.quizlet.com

GCSE French specification vocabulary available for practice.

Resources to support in ICT

https://www.onlinegdb.com/online_python_debugger - for testing your Python code (year 7 term 3, year 8 term 4)

https://www.teach-ict.com - as support for many ICT lessons this and next term, as well as wider reading materials; contact your ICT teacher for the school username & password (all years)

www.theanimator.co.uk - a free online animator (year 8 term 3)

www.flipanim.com - another free online animator (year 8 term 3)

 

free software downloads:

office software: www.libreoffice.org

graphics editing software: gimp.org 

stick animator: http://pivotanimator.net

sound editor: https://www.audacityteam.org/

 

iMedia past exam papers R081 (Y10 and Y11; Y9 thinking of options)

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/assessment/

Resources to support in Geography

Resources to support in Drama

Resources to support in Food

Resources to support in PE

Resources to support in Music

Resources to support in Dance

AKRAM KHAN

Dust

https://youtu.be/U0CuMWTQUy8

Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DqaKTtuIfc

A day in the life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGX7pwJPoRE

Parkinson Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qc7vd9Kpnc

MICHAEL JACKSON

Bad

https://youtu.be/Sd4SJVsTulc

Thriller

https://youtu.be/sOnqjkJTMaA

Smooth Criminal

https://youtu.be/h_D3VFfhvs4

Meet the dancers

https://youtu.be/uOIbCCilgx8

CHRISTOPHER BRUCE

Ghost Dances

https://youtu.be/sbUYv2i6yLM

Scottish Ballet Talks Christopher Bruce

https://youtu.be/Jp8gl07dhQI

Getting Into Character

https://youtu.be/pswB5ikZPg0

MATTHEW BOURNE

Swan Lake

https://youtu.be/stn715nrpRw

A dancers journey

https://youtu.be/AvPi6GCgobg

In conversation

https://youtu.be/-XJRccWoE64

JEROME ROBBINS

Jerome Robbins: A Brief History

https://youtu.be/Kvv4wi9B70Y

Remembering Jerome Robbins

https://youtu.be/OTIiLYUunxQ

West Side Story: Making of a Classic

https://youtu.be/3XAoZdVGGrM

BOB FOSSE

Bob Fosse Documentary

https://youtu.be/t14vhjUwe_o

Sweet Charity Documentary

See DVD – Sweet Charity: From Stage to Screen

Bob Fosse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuTPupqrTDo

MICHAEL BENNETT

Michael Bennett interview: A Chorus Line

https://youtu.be/OXlV6kiO9AU

Baayork Lee on Michael Bennett

https://youtu.be/0ngzktOIFs4

Michael Bennett: A Joyful Noise (watch all parts)

https://youtu.be/WDYxqZN8BoU

Donna McKennie on A Chorus Line

https://youtu.be/w75jLHdKlKM

ASHLEY WALLEN

This is Me Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UCgri6SG1w

Meet Ashely Wallen: Ghost the Musical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg0HyhieZHg

Choreographing The Greatest Showman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbr6K7lSOm8

HISTORY OF JAZZ

Jazz and Tap History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJUpudCQUro

Jazz Choreographers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY2Ud9Ek-1E

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES IN PERFORMING ARTS

Producer https://youtu.be/lRfw_V_Ck9A

Play Write https://youtu.be/uZ0fjDnrXtQ

Director https://youtu.be/XkMLM_sRJl4

Choreographer #1 https://youtu.be/3UmS7YfcqAE

Choreographer #2 https://youtu.be/4v3GyKG6ZGk

Musical Director/Composer https://youtu.be/e9FRmpJE_O8

Assistant Director https://youtu.be/pJ5A292ybAU

Actor https://youtu.be/edjxtFfV85I

Dancer https://youtu.be/J03bxfaHzYY

Stage Manager https://youtu.be/D7VM_xvd9aE

Lighting Designer https://youtu.be/wqMYsjHU5rU  Up to 4 mins

Lighting & Sound Operator https://youtu.be/buDijqRDQAs

Sound Designer https://youtu.be/w3LZwTUn_bo

Deputy Stage Manager on Book https://youtu.be/lrGGbHZl4eQ

Costume Designer https://youtu.be/cLW45yeCoNA

Costume Assistant https://youtu.be/WJkbAMp7MfM

Dresser https://youtu.be/widLgDuK-nk

Set Designer https://youtu.be/2nMeDeZp9LU

Assistant Set Designer https://youtu.be/9pGVlGTXNWc

Set Construction Team https://youtu.be/0hGDssL16Vk

Make Up Designer https://youtu.be/K0hsrNUUF_w

Production Manager https://youtu.be/yuAjzzDTNOw

Agents and Representation

https://youtu.be/6MFmBI-ldGA

https://youtu.be/4O48fCCTfP0

https://youtu.be/gVKYc0oNySk

https://youtu.be/rCkLXD_bWR0

https://youtu.be/OLTjC0kzo-4

https://youtu.be/YpHheDsMrsc

Unions History

https://youtu.be/gPPeDO4dMRA

Equity

https://youtu.be/nh86d02KyKo

https://youtu.be/Qk9NzZOq2ew

Bectu

https://youtu.be/OQP17UvFDKo

 

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