Year 9 Summer Term Information


05-05-20

Dear Students,

I hope you and your families are well. Over the next few days you will notice that teachers will be posting their work in a slightly different format on Google Classroom; this will be for the duration of the school closure.

The reason for the change is to try to support you and your parents with organising your work. We want you to be able to use the calendar to see the work that you should be completing each day. Your calendar currently shows due dates for assignments that have already been set, but we want it to show the work set each day. There will be some overlap with the current system, but the calendar will eventually only have the work set for each day.

What is different?

  1. The title of the work will have the day and date so that you can see to which day it relates.
  2. The submission due date for the task will be included in the instructions. You should record this in your Remote Planner to support your organisation.
  3. The published due date will be for the day the work is set so that it appears on your calendar.  This means that any work you send after the day it is set will appear as late work; we know it is not late and we do not want you to worry about this. We expect you to submit your work in the normal way.

I appreciate that some of you may be well organised with the current system due dates, but we are trying to streamline the experience at the point of learning for everyone. Please remember to contact your teachers if you have any problems with the work set, we are more than happy to help you.

We will review how this is going after two weeks and we welcome your feedback. If you have any questions do let me know.

Best wishes

Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards


01-05-20

Dear Students,

I hope you are well and settling into new routines. These are difficult times for many of us and we look forward to beginning a ‘new normal’ when you return to school. I read something today and thought I would share:

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there.  Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.”  -Maya Angelou  

Some of you will have had problems accessing work due to factors beyond your control and I want to reassure you that we will do our best to bridge any gaps in your learning when you return to school. Whatever you do now, will make your experience a little more positive when you do return.  It is not too late to establish some good routines.

If you are well and able to access work, I hope you have been able to make use of the planner that I sent after Easter.  I am keen to see some examples of completed ones so please email me pictures of how you are using them. Your teachers are posting work onto google classroom according to the new timetable so if you have access please check this every day. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you to get in touch with teachers if you are stuck or unsure about any of the work.  

Remember, this is a new way for us to work too so your feedback is vital to help us to give our best to you. I have enclosed a copy of the planner in case you have mislaid it. Have you managed to use ‘jabberwocky’ or ‘credulous’ this week? The word of the week next week is ‘confidence’, this is one of our cornerstones and something that AMSI Scholars often demonstrate.  Try to work towards being a confident student over the coming weeks as a result of the time you have invested in yourself.

In the meantime, I wish you and your family well.

Mrs. J. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher – Outcomes and Teacher Standards


28-04-20

Careers Support for You to Explore


20-04-20

Dear Students,
We hope you are safe and well.  Welcome back to a new term with a very different feel.  You should have received your weekly planner and additional materials in the post over the last couple of days, if you have not received these or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

KS3 Summer 1 Timetable

You can do additional work if you choose. The work set should not exceed 3-4 hours per day. 

There are plenty of additional activities that you can do such as visiting the BBC for their schedule of educational programmes or listening to audiobooks or even learning Latin.

Here are some useful links:

Best wishes and stay safe,

Mrs. Stubbs
Deputy Headteacher


08-04-20

Keeping in touch: Years 7-10


06-04-20

Year 9 Students Options Update


Year 9 Notice

Mentors will be in touch with you by 3rd April either by email or phone.  Mrs. Stubbs will send you a google form for your final option choice on 6th April; this will be your final option choices. If you have not heard from your mentor by 3rd April, please contact Mrs. Stubbs.



We recommend the following websites as particularly useful for online, remote learning:


Extra Online Home Learning Links
Further resources for each subject can be found on:


Online support for young people
www.Kooth.com  


Physical Exercise
As a result of our current closure, you will be missing the opportunity for some vital physical exercise. Therefore, for your PE lessons we would like you to complete a 20 minute HIIT session twice a week. 
Please see the links below and enjoy the workouts. There are many other workouts by the Bodycoach which you can do over Easter too; why not try his 7 days of sweat challenge?
Mr Errington

P.E. with Joe Streaming live every weekday morning while the schools are closed:

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Maths Challenge Results for 22nd May!

Year 10 Parents/Carers: Return to School Questionnaire

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