Home Learning Support

Google Classroom

Google Classroom has been set up for pupils in all year groups to access and submit their classwork from home.

Helping you and your child access Dean Trust Wigan online learning

  • Go to https://classroom.google.com/
  • Type-in your child’s school username and password. This is the username they have which ends with @thedeantrustmoodle.org
  • To join each of the faculty areas, click on the + tab at the top right corner of the screen.
  • Type in the code from the table below which matches the faculty your child wants to join. This will give them access to work which has been set by that faculty. For example, if your child is in year 7, 8 or 9 (all years in KS3) and wants to join Technology, they will type in the code 2vyz2uq.
  • After typing the code, they should click the ‘Join’ button in the top right corner. This will take a few seconds to load. Your child will now have access to the Technology folder of work.
  • In each faculty folder, there is a heading which says ‘class codes Year _’. In each section, Heads of Faculty have placed work for every class in that year group.
  • Click on the class that is on their timetable.
  • You will see two pieces of information. One will be a 7-digit code (like in the table above). The other will be a link. If pupils click on this link, it will take them straight to their classroom.
  • This means that the work which is set will be specific to your child.
  • Teachers have full ownership of their Google Classroom and it is here where you will find links to live lessons, materials and assessments for your child to complete and submit.

 

FACULTY AREAKEY STAGE 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)KEY STAGE 4 (Year 10 and 11)
ENGLISHajmdt74jmnmjqf
MATHEMATICScol7qbjvvum6ne
SCIENCEy6d6rtzn7k2txu
HUMANITIESrn7nhjy2e56cyl
FRENCHbsasq6nlchvsxx
TECHNOLOGY 2vyz2uqeu4suls
PERFORMANCEsup4sxn6jn42pk
YEAR 7 FORM TIMElvr5rip--
YEAR 8 FORM TIMEzho4uyu--
YEAR 9 FORM TIMEod4zuez--
YEAR 10 FORM TIME--itwws5t
YEAR 11 FORM TIME--xro2dph

Google Classrooms will be the main platform to be used.

Pupils in Key Stage 4 have access to GCSEPod where revision resources and tasks can be accessed.

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.

Home Learning – Useful Links

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.

NHS 10 minute workouts

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.

 

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