Good working routines and accessing work during the school closure

This information is to support all of our students keeping themselves in good weekday routines and working practices as much as possible during the time of school closure.

This is particularly important during school closure in ‘term time’. Routines may obviously change during the actual Easter break and May half term if schools have not reopened by that point.

Information for lessons and working can all be accessed from our school website and FROG. This may well be updated and changed as we move forward. Year 10 & 11 students also have their revision guides, which they can use for their work.

An example of a typical day should be as follows:

Time

Activity

7:00 – 7:30

Wake up as usual (possible slight lie in for you as you are not travelling to school)

7:30 – 8:00

Up, shower and dressed

8:00 – 8:30

Breakfast

8:45 – 9:35

Study session 1

9:35 – 10:25

Study session 2

10:25 – 10:40

Break. Have a snack, drink, walk around the house/garden

10:40 – 11:30

Study session 3

11:30 – 12:20

Study session 4

12:20 – 1:00

Lunch. Take a proper break. Walk the dog, watch TV, listen to music, play games etc.

1:00 – 1:50

Study session 5

1:50 – 2:40

Study session 6

Try to get each session to mirror your actual timetable e.g. session 1 on Monday you should study for whatever subject you have.

Specific guidance for all year groups can be found here:

Details of topics, knowledge, key vocabulary and skill acquisition for every year group, in every subject can be found here: https://vle.jpa.newcastle.sch.uk/curriculum

Additional work and resources can be found on the classroom section of the VLE: https://vle.jpa.newcastle.sch.uk/classroom (Student login details required)

Individual work may be set by your teachers via the Frog Assignments section of the VLE (keep checking on a daily basis) - https://vle.jpa.newcastle.sch.uk/homework (Student login required)

 

Independent student work could include:

1. Create a glossary of the key words from the topic tables on the curriculum website (Glossary Word Template - Flashcard PowerPoint)

2. Read for at least an hour a day. You could access free online books on the following websites

3. Use the Cultural capital website (https://vle.jpa.newcastle.sch.uk/cc2020) to complete CC@JPA '5 a day' diary - Template Part 1 Word format - Template Part 1 PDF form

4. Go on to Frog Play to access the wide range of quizzes and past exam questions available. You can also track your progress NB access it from the Frog Play icon in the quick launch section of the VLE

5. Use the following websites to explore and revise a range of subjects. You could also use these sites, plus the information on the classroom section of the VLE, to create revision materials for all the topics you have studied this year –

Template Knowledge Organiser 

6. Create a personal diary or newspaper for each day you are working at home. What did you do? How did you feel? What significant thing happened that day? Create your own, write it in your planner or use the templates here: Journal - Diary - Newspaper

7. Carry out your own personal project - use the following template to help (attachment provided)

8. For some cultural relaxation try and colour by numbers the attached pieces of art - (zip file)

9. Have a go at some of the 'The Great indoors' tasks on the following website https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

10. Why don't you have a go at the 'do at home' science experiments on the Royal Institution website NB remember 'Health and Safety'; don't injure yourselves!!

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

11. Why don't you enter the New York Times 15 second vocabulary video challenge. Also send your videos to Mr Faraday rfaraday@jesmondparkacademy.org.uk so he can upload your videos onto the website.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/learning/our-seventh-annual-15-second-vocabulary-video-challenge.html

12. Have a go at the story challenge below - send entries to Mr Faraday (rfaraday@jesmondparkacademy.org.uk)  https://www.researchify.co.uk/storychallenge/

13. YouTube in collaboration with Khan Academy have created a wealth of resources to explore. There are a mindboggling breadth of playlists, live tutorials and channels to investigate. To get started please visit the following site https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/

Students would be expected to work for the same period of time each day as if they were in school e.g. 5 and a half hours. Students with exams coming up would be expected to spend more time on their studies.

Once the ‘school day’ is over you would take another break.

You could then follow a ‘homework’ plan. Timings could change for different students. It could look something like this. These could be more interest based:

Time

Activity

3:30 – 4:15

Homework session 1

4:15 – 5:00

Tea or evening meal

5:00 – 5:45

Homework session 2

5:45 onwards

Rest and relaxation time

A ‘reasonable hour’

Go to bed. Keep your school bedtime routines during ‘term time’. Only go to bed later in ‘holiday time’.

 Additional advice and information:

Your school passwords have been set NOT to expire so they will remain as they are for the foreseeable future.

If you are unable to access the Student VLE please contact Ms Dockwray via telephone 0191 2818486 (ext. 2060 or 2052) or email deborah.dockwray@newcastle.gov.uk

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