Now that your child is isolating for 14 days, please find guidance below surrounding the provision The King’s has put into place to support you with home learning.
We are using the Oak National Academy as a means to provide students with high quality, on-line video lessons and curriculum resources.
The image below provides some 'top tips' for creating a study area at home that will help you focus:
Equally, the video clip below provides you with a research-based insight into the most effective way to study. We recommend that you watch this before you begin any home studies so that you are working 'smarter' and not 'harder'.
We strongly suggest that you encourage your child to follow their daily school timetable as far as possible to ensure their learning remains broad and balanced.
What to do
1. Click on the relevant year group link below.
2. Select the subject your child intends to study. This will open up the curriculum overview for the year. Along with information regarding the topic and key learning, you will also see the Oaks National Academy together with other tuition links such as BBC Bitesize and Youtube.
Note - if, when you click on the images, you are not taken directly to the website, hold down the 'ctrl' button and then click.
3. Depending on the term, familiarise yourself with the topic of focus and watch the suggested video tutorials. Where possible, we strongly advise that your child engages with more than one video.
4. In the first instance, it is important that students demonstrate an understanding of the information they have been given before attempting to complete any linked worksheets or quizzes. As such, your child needs to undertake one of the following activities to demonstrate they have engaged, understood and synthesised what they have learnt.
5. Your child should then complete the quizzes or worksheets which can be found underneath the lesson on the webpage
6. Retrieval activities play a fundamental role in a child’s learning journey as it is an effective way to commit learning to long term memory. As such, to conclude each school day, it is important your child is encouraged to reflect upon their learning by completing the activities found in the attached link
Students are expected to:
- complete all set work and, if requested, to hand it in via their school email
- use school email to communicate with their teachers and ask questions if they do not understand/require help
Parents are expected to:
- encourage and support their children's work as much as possible - including: finding an appropriate place for their son/daughter to work, checking that set work is completed and submitted
- contact the pupil’s subject teacher/Form Tutor within school hours if there are any concerns
- create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in regular discussions/ Q&A activities
- create opportunities to test your child’s learning and understanding of the day by engaging in a question and answer session based on the content of their reflection activity. Here are some examples of good questions you might ask
Having finished a question and answer session you may sense a lack of certainty, clarity or confusion in the responses you hear. If this is the case, create an opportunity for your child to revisit aspects of their day’s learning at a later point in the week. To help them focus, give them specific things you would like to hear about again and, where appropriate, encourage them to email their subject teacher(s) for support.
Where your child does may contact with their class teacher, can we please remind you of the necessary protocol we expect all students to follow.
Where there are no lessons uploaded to The Oaks Academy, alternative websites have been provided by individual subjects:
|Using Bitesize, Youtube and MusicFirst as a source of information, students are to follow the same learning process as outlined above.|
|Coursework based subjects have compiled a bank of self-explanatory resources which will support your child to continue working on their externally assessed work. Coursework plays a significant role in the final GCSE grade.|
Maths and English catch up support
If your child is in Year 7, 8 and 9 they may have access to Lexia Power Up and IDL Numeracy. Please check with your child.
Lexia Power Up supports students with their reading, spelling and grammar. User names and passwords have been issued to students who we have identified as benefitting from this extra catch up provision. It is recommended that students access this provision at least 3 x 20 minutes per week.
IDL Numeracy is similar though it is designed to support students who need to catch up with their basic number work skills. Like Lexia Power Up it is recommended that students access this provision at least 3 x 20 minutes per week.
Both platforms work intrinsically with your child providing immediate feedback and they adjust the level of challenge as they work through the activities.
If your child has forgotten their login or is unsure whether they have access to Lexia Power Up and IDL Numeracy please send an email to Amanda Nevard, Deputy SENDCo at email@example.com
Further support for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
Should your child need further support, please follow this link to a range of teacher recommended revision guides.