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Hello Independence and Work class!
I have heard many positive comments about how you are all trying to cope with the difficulties of learning from home. Can I just remind you all to take it one day at a time and that everybody has days where they feel like they failed but keep trying and focus on the positives.
During your time on the Btec course you have all made great strides in developing your own independence. I would like you to use the tasks below to help you to continue to develop those skills at home. Please review carefully what you need to work at and I look forward to hearing how you are all getting on in our weekly chats.
Below is a link to an Oak Academy lesson I would like you to look at this week.
I hope you are all safe and well. We have a new Summer Work pack which should be coming to you very soon, as I mentioned before try to complete some English and Maths regularly, especially reading.
This themed week is science week. There are many exciting and interesting activities to try out so head over to Projects at home and have a look.
I have included a reading comprehension for you to complete and two worksheets to help you stay positive and overcome your worries.
If you are worried about coming back to school I would like to encourage you to speak to an adult about how you are feeling. I am happy to talk through any worries during our weekly chats.
Here is the Oak Academy lesson I would like you to try. It reinforces many of the independence skills we looked at on your Btec course. There is a video and quiz.
Click on the link below to start your lesson on the Oak Academy website:
Can I start by saying that I really enjoy finding out what you have been up to and hearing some of you on the phone. I know from the weekly chats to your homes, you are each having to cope with new difficulties that we all find ourselves in since the lockdown began. I know each of you have come up against new barriers and that this can cause feelings of anxiety and frustration. This week I am attaching two activities to help you focus on positive thinking and ways of coping with negative feelings. I look forward to hopefully chatting with each of you this week and seeing how you are doing. You should also now have each received a new home learning pack which I would like you to work through.
I hope you are all safe and well. I know some of you have been worried about coming back to school and I would like to encourage you to speak to an adult about how you are feeling. I am happy to talk through your anxieties during our weekly chats. If you haven’t had a chance to look at some of the exciting ‘Under the Sea’ themed activities yet then I would recommend trying one of them out. With the warmer weather we are now enjoying, I hope you can take the opportunity to use your garden spaces when reading or possibly getting out for a walk in your local area. Please be mindful about staying safe and letting an adult know where you are.
With this is mind I have attached two activity sheets this week to help you identify leaves and trees in your local area while getting some fresh air. See how many you can find!
We have a new Summer Work pack which should be coming to you next week, as I mentioned before please do not feel overwhelmed, but do try to complete some English and Maths regularly, especially reading.
Here is the Oak Academy lesson I would like you to try. It reinforces many of the things we looked at in our Managing Money unit at the start of your Btec course. It is about shopping online for food and finding value for money. There is a video and quiz.
Click on the link below to start your lesson on the Oak Academy website:
Welcome back to the second half of our Summer term! I hope you were all able to relax and enjoy the lovely weather we have had so far. This week’s topic is Under the Sea please have a look at the fantastic ideas and activities you can choose from on the school website. It’s under the heading ‘Projects to do at Home’ and click on the KS4 link.
Please do not feel overwhelmed about having to do all the activities set, but do try to regularly complete some English and Maths work. Remember to keep up with a healthy routine, get enough sleep and exercise and have some time away from watching screens. If you are worried or anxious about something to do with the news or school then share it with a trusted adult or mention it during our weekly phone calls. Finally I have included here on our class page a reading comprehension I would like you to try.
Hope you are all well and safe,
As you will remember from last week, our theme this week is Australia! There are many fun and exciting activities so make sure you check these out. It’s under the heading ‘Projects to do at Home’ and click on the KS4 Australia link.
I have added some extra information here which you might like to use as well.
This week can you also think about all our work we did on how to stay healthy, remember we need to stay active and eat right.
Remind yourselves to take deep breaths if you become worried or anxious and to speak to adult about your concerns.
This week your parent/carers will be getting calls from myself and other teachers about all the progress you have been making this year and what your next steps should be.
Stay safe and enjoy the Australia topic!
I hope you are all well and safe. You should have hopefully received posted work packs with a range of activities for you to complete, when we spoke last week some of you had already got them. Next week we will have an exciting themed topic on the website with lots of interesting activities based around a country. In the mean time I have two activities based on countries around the world to get you interested.
I have also included another activity on counting syllables for English and another one on Maths problems which continues from last weeks.
If you haven’t had a chance to write a book review then please try to do so this week. Remember to use Oxfordowl if you need access to digital reading resources https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/user/sign_up.html
Please find some new activities for this week below.
After speaking with a couple of your parents, I have also included a link to the oxford reading tree website which has free online access to hundreds of books for all reading ages and abilities. There should be something on there to grab your interest. It is free so please get an adult to sign up and follow the instructions.
On that note I would like you to complete a book review, a template is attached below but feel free to use your own as well.
I have included an activity on counting syllables for English and one on counting up coins for Maths, plus some simple maths problems.
I would also like you to attempt to keep a diary, I know some of you are already doing this which is great. It does not need to be daily, but I think it is important to record what you have been up to and how you are feeling.
I hope you are all well and happy. The project bellow will take at least 10 hours and it will be evidence of 1 unit for your Beliefs and Values course. I will give you some research and hope you all have access to the internet. We will cover your inspirational persons religious beliefs when you return to school. If not please let school know and I will collect some extra resources for you.
- Research or read my research about the people below. Choose your favourite and do the work below. When we return to school we will make a group art piece about these people.
- Create a project on one of the following Inspirational people.
- Martin Luther King
- Rosa Parks
- The Civil Rights Movement
- Harriet Tubman
- Harriet Tubman
- Nelson Mandela
- Mother Teresa
Your project should include a little of:
- Their life stories
- What they did?
- Why they did it? Was there any events in their life that made them do what they did?
- Why they inspire you?
Good luck. If you have any problems, ask your parents/carers to contact school and I will call you.
I have set a series of creative home challenges on the sheet attached. Please read through and work with someone at home to see how many you can complete! There is no time limit for these challenges.
Below are two links which reinforce independence in the home. They are good discussion starters and students could create a poster based on each of these.
Safety in the home
Welcome back class! I have included a form below to help you and an adult reflect on how you might be feeling at different times either during the day or over the week. You can use the sheet as a talking point if you are unable to print. Focus on 2 difficult points and activities that might help to calm the situation, but try not to always choose the same activity.
Also... Try out these fun activities below
9am - "PE with Joe Wicks". 30 min fun workout. This can be done live or later in the day if you wish.
Art - "Draw with Rob". A great easy way to learn to draw some fun characters including Sonic the Hedgehog.
Resources Uploaded Wednesday 01.04.2020:
- Watch a film and write a review together
- Read a book and write a review
- Cook a meal or some cakes together
- Complete the Joe Wicks P.E workout everyday (my own children are loving it!)
- Try out some yoga e.g Cosmic Yoga on You Tube
- Keep a daily diary to talk about when we return to school
- If you have a garden, get outside and enjoy the sun. You could use some natural materials to make some artwork. (Make sure you get a photo to show us when we return)
- Use the kids art tutorials on YouTube to do some drawing