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COVID-19 Update - Friday 15 May 2020

THE SCHOOL REMAINS CLOSED

 

The school continues to provide a childcare service to those parents and carers who are key worker and those students who are most vulnerable students. That said, our message remains clear, those children who are able to remain at home, must stay at home.

 

Should your child need childcare service over the half term break (May 25th – 29th) you will need to provide evidence to the school that you have work commitment on any of those days.

 

Our eighth week of school closure draws to an end. This would have been the week 5 of our Summer term. Please follow this link to a copy of a letter that has been sent to all parents / carers since the Prime Minister gave further insight into the reopening of schools.

 

Colossians 3:23-24: 

‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.’

 

We have again had many replies the challenges email this week. Take a look here.

 

Don’t forget that subject challenges need to be sent to your class teacher. Only post to the challenges email tasks that have been set by me.

 

If you want to feature in next weeks gallery make sure your submission is of quality – we will only show the best pieces of work.

 

Well done one and all. Keep your replies coming in.

 

Safeguarding

If you are worried about any member of our school community, please either visit https://swgfl.org.uk/whisper/twf1 or send a text message (anonymously) to 07860 021 323 starting your message with TWF1. This facility can be used by students, parents, carers and other family members.

 

If you are worried that someone is in immediate risk of significant harm, please do not use this reporting facility, but dial 999 immediately.     

 

Accessing student work online

The following guidance for accessing work set by teachers remains the same:

 

All students should be using their Office365 account and have received an email with a link to their own work folder from which to access all subjects. If your child is struggling to access their Office 365 account or specific subject material there are two avenues of support:

 

For technical issues, parents and carers are asked to email their request to our IT team at: ictsupport@thekings.staffs.sch.uk

 

Recommended online platforms:

  • MyMaths          (school subscription)
  • SAMLearning   (school subscription)
  • GCSEPOD          (school subscription)
  • Musicfirst         (school subscription)

 

Take a look here for links to the above websites.

 

Again if there are any issues accessing platforms where we have a school subscription (e.g. forgotten login names/ passwords) contact ICT support.

 

The following are currently free platforms and recommended for use:

 

Duolingo

www.thenational.academy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

Weekly Challenges to challenges@thekings.staffs.sch.uk

The governors are currently considering the winning entry to the Pain, Puss and Poison challenge.

Well done to Caleb Chittock for getting the correct answer to the Emoji film challenge 3 from last week.

 

Challenge 1: TRIANGLES

There have been a number of attempts at my triangles challenge but none have made the grade yet. So I am making the triangles challenge this weeks £20 AMAZON voucher challenge. Check out my weekly video update post for more information. What I am looking for in your submission is convincing evidence for the number of triangles with 15 lines across. This means starting simple and building up your evidence bank so that it becomes obvious that your answer must be correct. Start with one line across and record all the possible triangles. Then go for two lines across and record all possible triangles, then three lines across and start to look for a pattern.

 

Challenge 2:

Do an internet search on how to do an Escher tessellation. Create one of your own. This will take a careful hand and some patience, but the results can be really impressive!

 

We hope as many students, parents and carers as possible take up these challenges. We would love to hear and see you success stories. We’ve set up a dedicated email address so you can do just that - challenges@thekings.staffs.sch.uk.  We will share some of your replies at our next Friday update.

 

 

Home Schooling Challenges – Years 7- 9 - Week 8

 

Email completed subject challenges to your class teacher 

We have updated the home school challenges for next week, here. They are there to supplement material posted on the school SharePoint and for all the family to get involved in.

 

If you complete any of these challenges then send your responses to you class teachers. We will include some of the best ones in next Friday’s news round up.

 

 

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