Google Classroom has been set up for pupils in all year groups to access and submit their classwork from home.
To access the year group home learning pages, pupils should log on to Google Classrooms using their school username followed with @thedeantrustmoodle.org and their password. Please then use the following codes to “Join Class” when clicking the + sign in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Google Classrooms will be the main platform to be used. Packs of work have also been made available for pupils in paper format, and electronic versions of the same documents are available below. Pupils in Key Stage 4 have access to GCSEPod where revision resources and tasks can be accessed. For all year groups, tasks will also continue to be set via Show My Homework.
Hegarty Maths is a great online learning tool. There are over 900 videos clips with tasks to complete for each one. Teachers will be setting tasks with supporting videos for pupils to complete. If pupils are struggling and are unsure why they have got a question wrong they can ask their teacher for help on individual questions.
Teachers will be checking how the pupils have understood each task to then reassess their learning to ensure they all understand and are challenged appropriately. If pupils are struggling to log-on or have forgotten their password they just need to message their teacher on the SMH – Show My Homework platform and we can reset it for them. All details of tasks and when to set them will be on SMH.
White Rose Maths (Y7 and 8)- White Rose Maths has prepared some online tutorial videos and tasks to complete. The maths department may use these videos alongside the Hegarty Maths videos to help support our learners in Years 7 and 8 with their learning at home. There is no log-on information needed for this.
Reading Plus (Y7,8, 9 & 10) – Reading Plus is an adaptive literacy intervention, it helps pupils’ vocabulary and increases pupil reading speed and comprehension skills. Currently Years 7 to 10 have access to Reading Plus- The Reading Plus log-in instructions have been added to Google Classroom for Years 7 to 10
BorrowBox – BorrowBox is an online library of eBooks and eAudiobooks that our pupils can access by downloading the BorrowBox app. It’s really easy to get started. Once logged in, pupils can loan up to two eBooks and eAudiobooks at any one time. When they’ve finished reading or listening to the books they can return them back to the virtual library with a couple of clicks and browse the collection for their next gripping read/listen.
Your School Games – School Games Active Championships, video coaching and free resources to keep children active during school closures. A programme of free daily digital content to help keep young people active during the coronavirus crisis has launched including video coaching and resources from Sport National Governing Bodies.
BBC Bitesize – We also fully recommend the BBC Bitesize website with you all. They are showing virtual lessons which have been created with teachers and other educational experts. The lessons feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. You can check back every weekday for brand new lessons.
Youth Sport Trust –Youth Sport Trust have free home learning resources to support schools, parents and young people. During the ongoing coronavirus situation they have compiled a list of free-to-access resources which will aid learning at home. Click on the logo to be directed to their resource page.
Sport England – Stay active while you’re at home. Sport England has compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you’re at home, if you’re well enough. Official advice recommends against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel – including working from home if you can – which means our routines are going to be changing. But staying active is more important than ever right now, and even if you’re mostly in your house at the moment.
Seneca Learning – Seneca is a free online platform created for both pupils and teachers. Pupils can use Seneca for revision, utilising the platform to learn information before testing themselves. Seneca is useful for testing your knowledge on the content of the Key Stage 3 science units, biology, chemistry and physics. All are available with multiple choice questions as well as plenty of other subjects too.