HOW TO ACCESS HOME LEARNING

To support pupils and parents who are either self-isolating or not accessing the in-school offer Mr Hawkes has completed 3 videos to navigate you through the school website. This will hopefully reduce further anxieties and stresses for you all and provide you with a variety of enriching activities to support your child’s academic progress as well as their social and emotional wellbeing. This approach is based on the feedback from parents / carers from the first National Lockdown and builds upon our home learning offer.   

Due to the size of the videos below, there may be a short delay in these downloading so please be patient.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

VOTES FOR SCHOOLS

This week, we are marking International Women’s Day with a topic inspired by this year’s theme of #ChooseToChallenge. As the 15 and 45 minute lessons will focus on the gender biases we all encounter in our day-to-day lives, they will be discussing the question: “Does gender bias cause problems for everyone?” 

15 Minute Lesson

45 Minute Lesson

PUPIL CHALLENGE TASKS

Below are a number of challenge tasks for pupils to participate in:

At the Races Maths Challenge

Dream Design Maths Challenge

KS3 Science

Pumpkin Soup Challenge

The Five Ws Challenge 10&11C

Y8 English

Athletics

DT year 7

DT year 8

DT year 9 and KS4

Taste Challenge

PUPIL ACCESS TO CURRICULUM AREAS

KEY STAGE 4 – ENGLISH AND MATHS

Pupils are able to access the above by clicking on the link below with their username and password.

https://elmwoodschool.bksblive2.co.uk/

Pupils can log on to the link below to access the webinar – ‘What is money’.  Resources that accompany the webinar are also available below.

https://we.tl/t-69ljBtAPNn

SEND Spending Sense Student Pack

SEND Spending Sense

Pupils can log on to the link below to access the webinar – ‘What is a bank’.  Resources that accompany the webinar are also available below.

https://we.tl/t-Ry9bzDWYLs

SEND Spending Sense

SEND Spending Sense Student Pack

Easy to follow instructions on how to access BKSB can be found below.

How to log into BKSB

KEY STAGE 3 – ENGLISH

Pupilss are able to access the above by clicking on the link below for Literacy Planet with their username and password.

https://app.literacyplanet.com/login

Easy to follow instructions on how to access Literacy Planet can be found below.

How to log into Literacy Planet

 KS3 ENGLISH PROJECT

Please find below the above spring term 1 project.

KS3 English Project

KEY STAGE 3 – MATHS

Pupils are able to access the above by clicking on the link below for Mymaths with their username and password.

Www.mymaths.co.uk

Please see screen pictures and explanation below for any pupil who is having difficulty in accessing the site.

TEST YOUR TIMETABLES

Maths Chase is a completely free site where you can quickly test your times tables. The site is a very simple game where you may find it a really fun way to learn your times tables. Click on the link below to try it out:

https://www.mathschase.com/

KEY STAGE 3 – SCIENCE

The platform provides pupils with access to their own dashboard, with lessons assigned to them by their teacher. On this dashboard, pupils can revisit lesson presentations, take quizzes and complete word searches.

You can sign in to Developing Experts using the following details:

Website: https://developingexperts.com/accounts/pupil/sign-in

Select your school by typing your school name in the box.

Then, enter your ‘Pupil login code’:

This will take you into the pupil dashboard.

Further details on how to access the above are available below.

Developing Experts guide

HOME COOKING SKILLS LINK

Pupils who need to access Jamie Oliver’s home cooking skills website, can do so by clicking on the link below.

http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com

REGISTER MONITOR

Kacey in Year 11 is responsible for the delivery and return of the afternoon School Registers.  She carries out her duties very professionally and efficiently. 

PUPIL SUPPORT SYSTEMS/MENTORING

All pupils have access to pupil support/mentoring. Where necessary, support and advice will also be sought from specialist teachers, an educational psychologist, medical practitioners and/or others, to identify or support specific needs.

On a weekly basis, pupils have access to mentoring which is led by a member of staff of their choosing. This type of mentoring aims to either support pupils learning, behavioural or emotional needs. This support comes in two forms:

1) Friday morning mentoring: led by all staff. Staff use the mentoring sheet each week to set targets based on learning and behaviour. Pupils have the opportunities to discuss any achievements or issues that they have had in the week.

2) Full mentoring programme: led by specialist teachers or those with specific training. Pupils who participate in the full mentoring programme have been identified as having higher needs (indicated through the use of Elizabeth Morris – Self Esteem Indicators) by SLT and thus need extra support from a qualified member of staff. Usually pupils take part in a 12-week mentoring programme designed to improve an area of their life that they would like to improve.

Mentoring programme

 

 

 

 

 

BELT STATUS SYSTEM

Our pupil assessment system has been designed around martial arts and consists of seven coloured belts for pupils to aim for and hopefully achieve.

Information on how to do this is in the attached document Status poster

CAREERS AND GUIDANCE

The school has appointed an Independent Careers and Advice Guidance in the form of Rachael Maybank, Specialist Careers Adviser. Rachael supports the School and students at Elmwood with attendance at Annual EHCP review meetings, providing written comprehensive reports (including transition plans, getting ready documents and advice for EHCP’s).  Rachael also suppots our Progress and Achievement events held termly where Post 14 and 16 providers are looked at who may be able to support the individual to thrive and not just maintain.

POST 16 PATHWAY INFORMATION

The table below shows what options are available for post 16.

Post 16 pathways 16_colour_grid

LOCAL YOUTH CLUB INFORMATION

Parents and Carers may be interested in finding out more about youth clubs in the local area – details of which can be accessed by clicking here.

Churchill road youth club poster