Remote and Home-learning
Letter sent to Parents/Carers about Remote Learning:
Daily Google Meets and Google classroom links/passwords are included in the weekly newsletters. These are emailed out every Monday in term-time. If you do not have an email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper copy to be posted to you.
BBC TV is to help children keep up with their studies during the latest lockdown by broadcasting lessons on BBC Two and CBBC, as well as online.
The BBC will show curriculum-based programmes on TV from Monday 11th January 2021.
They will include three hours of primary school programming every weekday on CBBC, and at least two hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two.
Joe Wicks is restarting his online PE lessons from Monday 11th January, to help families keep fit during lockdown. Live sessions would run on his YouTube channel at 09:00 GMT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Oak National Academy has almost 10,000 free lessons and resources. Made by teachers, for every teacher and every pupil including lessons for students with SEND.
Home-learning platforms available online (log-ins are in student planners):
- (teacher email: email@example.com)
Additional free resources:
- https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ (code: UKTWINKLHELPS)
- https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (username:march20 Password:home
Please remember that all registration to online platforms from home will not be covered by Garston Manor's GDPR policy.
- BBC Bitesize for KS1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p
- BBC Bitesize for KS2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
- BBC Bitesize for KS3 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv
- BBC Bitesize for KS4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
Online PE ideas can be found on Youtube:
- PE WITH JOE starting Monday 23rd March,at 9am on - YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV ðŸ“º - the Nations PE teacher everyday Monday to Friday at 9am.
See Food Technology Step-by-step recipes in sub-menu link on left.
Please remember that We are Writers is still open and students can access this from home and write their stories. (Student log-in: GMS4)
For higher level resources in Maths, English and Science, parents may register at:
Audible is free for the duration of our closure:
World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. There are books suitable for all ages.
Key Stage 3 Home-learning
Our home-learning policy has been reviewed in the light of parental requests.
At Key Stage 3 all students are issued with a termly school diary. The diary contains space for any home-learning to be written in, it also contains a space for notes to and from parents. The student’s current and past targets will be attached inside the front cover.
At the beginning of the academic year a home-learning timetable will be produced.
Key Stage 4 Home-learning
At Key Stage 4 all students are issued with a termly diary. This forms part of their daily working records. It contains space for any home-learning to be written in. It also contains a space for notes to and from parents. Pupils will be expected to write home-learning in their diary, even if they do not eventually complete it. Key Stage 4 diaries will be checked every two weeks by the form tutor. Parents will be informed if the diary is missing. A replacement can be bought from school.
All groups within Key Stage 4 follow externally accredited courses. Home-learning set always underpins the work done in school and may be part of the assessed pieces for a course. It is therefore important that the home-learning is completed appropriately. All Home-learning set will be marked in the students' planners.