Learning Resources

Exam Boards for all Y9,10 and 11 Subjects

Dear Parents/Carers

This is an uncertain time for us all and please be reassured that the health and wellbeing of students and their families is our top priority.

We understand that not everyone will have access to the internet. If this is the case could you please let us know and we will try to provide work.

Guidance for home learning:

The first important point would be to replicate the school day as much as possible. It is important to have regular rest breaks and schedule times for lunch, breaks etc. Obviously each school day is the same in terms of timings so keeping things are normal as possible would be an excellent place to start.

It is also important to break the day in to small chunks, which is what schools do with subjects. Having slots for different subjects will minimise boredom and keep the brain engaged.

Following some of the points below should also help maximise home learning and retention of information:

  • Creating a designated work environment, this could be at a kitchen table, in the lounge or in the bedroom. They key is that this is the place where students go to work and complete tasks. Moving around to different areas of the house may also benefit engagement levels and keep the learning interesting.
  • Create a schedule for the day – this could be as simple as timings throughout the day and what learning is taking place when. An example can be found below:

Time

Subject

Learning area

9am – 10am

Maths

Kitchen workspace

10 am – 11am

English

Lounge workspace

11am – 12pm

Break time

Movements either around the house, in the garden or other creative activities

12pm – 1pm

Science

Kitchen workspace

1pm – 2pm

Lunch

Healthy foods which will help with afternoon learning

2pm – 3pm

History, Geography, PE, creative

This could be watching documentaries, YouTube videos (subject specific), podcasts, art/creative tasks

There are plenty of other activities available to do without access to a computer. These include:

  • Reading a book (if you have limited books at home, we can provide some for you.)
  • Drawing/doing some art work or another creative activity
  • Learning spellings/ key words
  • Learning times tables
  • Watching relevant documentaries on TV

Planning your day

 

Teams at Selston High School

As you may have seen from their TV adverts, Microsoft Teams is a software product that allows groups of people to work together, communicating and sharing resources wherever they are in the world.
All staff and students have access to this product through the same Office365 portal that we currently use for our email system. An introduction for parents can be found below.

Teams at Selston High School

 

Supporting Parents in Home Educating Their Child

Starline is a new helpline set up to give parents homelearning advice during the coronavirus lockdown. They can provide information and support with learning activities and resources; behaviour and wellbeing and how to support students with special educational needs.

Starline Home Learning Advice

 

The Pledge Award

In addition to the work set by subject staff there are a variety of activities that students can undertake from home in support of their work towards The Pledge. All students have been emailed the documents below containing suggested activities which when completed should be shared with their online tutor who will award the appropriate Pledge points

Key Stage 3 - click to see full document

Key Stage 4 - Click to see full document

 

Online Resources

Dfe List of online educational resources

 

Classcharts

Most home-learning will be set through classcharts.

Classcharts is available as an app or can be accessed through www.classcharts.com

Every student should have their login code - these were mailed home for anyone was absent in the last week before closure. Contact your tutor contact or enquiries@selstonhigh.org.uk

 

GCSEPod

Many tasks especially for Years 9-11 will involve logging in to GCSE Pod

GCSEPod is available as an app or can be accessed through www.gcsepod.com

Every students logins are their school email and their normal school password.

 

My Maths

Many maths tasks involve accessing MyMaths.

MyMaths is available as an app or can be accessed through www.mymaths.co.uk

Student logins will be shared via classcharts for all students

 

Online learning resources

KS4

English:

https://thedeepbaregarden.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/creative-writing.pdf

https://thedeepbaregarden.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/nonfiction-writing.pdf

https://thedeepbaregarden.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/ks4-poetry-nature.pdf

Maths:

https://www.onmaths.com/

Science:

https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/info/apps

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw

Modern foreign languages:

https://www.frenchteacher.net/free-resources/samples/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

General:

https://getrevising.co.uk/

 

 

Online learning resources

KS3

English:

Maths:

https://www.onmaths.com/

Science:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbOeHaAUXw9Il7sBVG3_bw

Modern foreign languages:

https://www.frenchteacher.net/free-resources/samples/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

General:

https://getrevising.co.uk/