Working From Home

How to structure your day

Year 7 and 8 have been given a home learning guidance booklet which can be seen in the KS3 working from home tab. For the main core subjects pupils have weekly content that they can work on and will need to submit to their teachers. This includes Hegarty Maths, English Mastery booklets (that pupils have at home), MFL google classrooms and Science projects set on Go4schools.  Pupils need to complete the weekly work set by these subjects and this can make up the main part of a weekly timetable with some physical activity such as e.g. Joe Wicks PE, Football in the garden, walk etc. Other subjects have set a range of enrichment activities which can be found in the booklet, plus there is our 200 word challenges, the weekly enrichment project and competitions are sent home by email or can be found in our enrichment tab. Pupils are expected to submit one piece of enrichment work per week via their HOY Google classroom. All work submitted either enrichment to HOY or work to a subject teacher will gain positive points and this is linked to some excellent rewards as seen below for showing engagement.

Our rewards per year group are the following;

1 x I Pad                                        (Top points in the year group)

2 x Beats wireless earphones    (2nd and 3rd points)

1 x £100 Amazon voucher         (4th points)

2 x £50 Amazon Vouchers        (5th and 6th)

5 x £20 Amazon vouchers        (next 5 with the most points)

5 x £10 Amazon Vouchers         (next 5 with the most points)

Here is an example of a timetable for a day:

Normal school day

At home

Period 1


Joe Wicks is putting on a live stream everyday Monday to Friday at 9am for 30 minutes for school children on you tube at PEwithjoe. See the link below to the introduction to it.

Period 2


Do a 200 word challenge.

Read a book for 30 minutes.

Period 3


Start your project booklet

Period 4


Offering virtual tours of museums around the world – pick a museum and explore it!

Period 5


Log onto Hegarty Maths and do the section directed by your teacher.

If you are struggling to use Hegarty Maths, Senenca or any other online platforms that we have suggested there are some guidance videos in our video guidance tab, alternatively please contact your teacher by e-mail to ask for help.

You have taken home your subject books to work in during the school closure. If you continue to work in these for any written activities this would be great. Then when school opens please can you bring them back in.

At times when you are unable to gain access to the website please look at our great things to do when you don’t have computer access and try one of these. These are ideas that will ensure that you remain active and keep learning.

Great things to do when you don’t have access to a computer

  • Do some Art (Drawing, painting etc.)
  • Read (books, magazines, news papers)
  • Make a model for History/Geography
  • Write a journal of your time during the pandemic. This is an unusual time and journaling is a good way to help process your feelings.
  • Write a script for a play
  • Get active (play football in your garden, go for a jog or walk)
  • Do some baking or make a meal for someone else in your house
  • Play a board game or invent one yourself

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