Year 7 Remote Learning & Online Resources

Thank you for all your support regarding remote learning and accessing work for our students. In light of the school's continued closure, we have made the decision to change our remote learning platform to Google Classrooms, to enable students to access and submit their work remotely in a clear and easy way.  All of Year 7 and 8 currently use Google Classroom for their Computing lessons and many of our Year 9 and 10 students have subjects which already use this system, so for many students this will not be anything new.

Why Google Classroom? 

  • Many students have already experienced this system

  • We can set up virtual classrooms and set specific assignments

  • Resources to complete the assignments can also be uploaded to support students 

  • Students can submit work for feedback in a clear and easy way

  • Staff can give feedback on the assignments easily for students to see and make improvements

 

What will the hand in dates be?

  • There will be hand in dates for all the assignments set by teachers.

  • Weekly deadlines for Maths, English, Science in Year 7 and 8

  • Fortnightly deadlines for non-core subjects for Year 7 and 8

 

These deadlines will hopefully allow you to have flexibility supporting your child working from home. We recognise that with many parents now working from home and with other school- age siblings in the household, there may not always be devices available for traditional school hours. The deadlines will reflect the fact that we have almost a thousand students needing to work in different ways to accommodate various family situations.

What work will be set?

Work will be a mixture of consolidation and revision, but now also new content to begin to cover topics that have not previously been studied.

 

What does my child need to do now?

 

  • Students need to log into Class Charts to collect the class codes for Google Classroom from each of their subjects. This will be set as a ‘homework’ on Class Charts

  • Students need to log into Google Classroom and join all the relevant classes.

  • When the assignments are set, students can then start working on them and submit them when complete

What code/log in does my child need? 

 

  • Classcharts log in to access Google Classroom classcodes on Classcharts

  • Google Classroom needs their school email address:

 

Year 7 - first name initial, surname19@students.pilton.college

Example: asmith19@students.pilton.college

Are there other things my child can be doing?

Following is a list of different websites and activities that you might like to look at in addition to the work set. If you have any questions or need a change of password to any of the subject-specific tasks or websites, please contact the school or your child’s teacher. Email addresses of teachers.

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

Class Charts

IXL Maths

KS3 Bitesize 

GCSE Bitesize 

My Maths

Maths Watch 

Educake 

Seneca 

Quizlet

Linguascope

Duolingo

Corbett Maths 
Maths Genie

Method Maths  

apps.daydreameducation.com

English, Literacy, Drama

  • You can sign up to Barnstaple Library here to download free audio books and e books with their Libby app.

  • Join Mrs New in our English team and listen to her read a chapter or two a day of the chosen book. Find the Google Classroom code to join in on Class Charts. Don’t worry if you’ve not joined yet - all the chapters are uploaded as videos to watch, so you can easily catch up. Mrs New also adds additional optional tasks to get involved with and you can win house points by taking part.

  • Follow @piltonr4p  - Pilton’s Reading for Pleasure on Twitter - lots of ideas and a good excuse to show us what you’re reading too!

  • Follow @NewWritingNorth on Twitter and join in their weekly write each Wednesday when they post a creative writing stimulus for you to use. Their website is interesting too.

  • If you love Harry Potter, look here for all sorts of wizard activities. 

  • If you love David Walliams, he is releasing a short story everyday through his website .

  • If you love theatre or if it’s something you’ve not experienced yet, the National Theatre is releasing a show for 7 days on You Tube here.

  • Find ideas and activities around reading, writing and books here.

  • Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company's website to watch a range of Shakespeare plays for free.

Art

  • Follow Ed Vere @ed_vere on Twitter or via his website edvere.com.  Every Wednesday and Friday morning he is releasing short ‘how to’ videos on his website of children’s book characters

  • The Tate Gallery has lots of creative ideas. Visit the ‘Get Creative’ section to be inspired. You can also virtually tour some of the galleries whilst they are shut to the public

 

PE/Dance

 

  • PE with Joe Wicks is on every day at 9 a.m. and also stays up afterwards on his You Tube channel 

  • Learn a Dance Routine with Oti Mabuse - free on her You Tube channel

 

STEM

  • Follow this link from the Royal Society for lots of videos and ideas about current issues in Science, Maths and Computing

  • The Science Museum has a range of activities that can be done at home, along with some games and apps.

 

Humanities

 

  • The Royal Geographical Society at home has lots of different Geography tasks that can be completed at home.

  • Watch Horrible History videos here.

  • National Geographic have short ‘101’ videos on a range of topics on their You Tube channel here.

  • GCSE Geography Students should tune into Dr Bowden’s You Tube show on a Friday! (Dr B TV)

  • Using Google you can have a virtual tour of different relics across the world with The British Museum

  • The BBC has collated a range of live feed videos here to give viewers the chance to see a variety of places across the world.

Online resources to help Home Learning

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