New Online Literacy Curriculum for Year 7 & Year 8
JSTC is pleased to be able to offer a NEW innovative literacy improvement tool for students called Bedrock Vocabulary.
Bedrock is a website that allows students to learn the important academic vocabulary, whilst encouraging them to read regularly.
Learners can use Bedrock as part of their school learning and it is an ideal tool to use during the Covid 19 lockdown as it can be accessed independently from home.
We hope that Bedrock helps to immerse our young learners in terms such as ‘analyse’, ‘emulate’ ‘integral’ and ‘verify’ and ensures reliable statistically significant progress for our students. Over 95% of students make significant progress after completing 5 Bedrock units which increases again after 10 units and so on.
Our Y7 & Y8 students have been sent a letter to their home addresses making them aware of this new package and login details can be found on that correspondence
Further log in details can be found on Class Charts or on the JSTC website
Students are awarded badges and certificates as they progress through the units so we hope they enjoy their Bedrock experience and have everything they need to begin their learning journey.
Below are a number of resources that you may find useful. They are all free and can provide a different type of work for your children. Some are videos or games. Some are more familiar. The link next to each resource takes you to the webpage for that resource. Some of these require you to register first to make an account - just follow the instructions on the relevant webpage.
We hope that you find them useful.
Guide for Parents/Students
David Walliams – www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses
Audible – www.audible.co.uk
Carol Vorderman – www.themathsfactor.com
PE with Joe Wicks – https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
Dance with Darcy Bussell – twitter.com/diverdancemix
Dance with Oti Mabuse – https://youtube.com/otimabuseofficial
Mylene Klass – youtube.com/mylenemusicklass
Jamie Oliver – www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking
Jamie Oliver – www.channel4.com/keepcookingandcarryon
Theo Michaels – https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Maddie Moate – youtube.com/maddiemoate
Chester Zoo – www.chesterzoo.org.uk
Prof Brian Cox – cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
Inside Natures Giants – (find these episodes on YouTube)
Dan Snow – TV.Historyhit.com
Bear Grylls Survival School - www.itv.com/hub/bear-grylls-survival-school
Mission Employable - www.itv.com/hub/mission-employable/2a5014
Fuse School - www.fuseschool.org/users/sign_in
TED Talks – ed.ted.com
LINKS FROM TEACHERS TO SUPPORT HOME LEARNING
BBC Teach (free videos, resources and interactive lessons). There are a whole range of videos here for different subjects and age groups.
BBC Bitesize A familiar source of support - don't forget to use this it is really useful!
Where to get hold of a range of books without leaving the house. Books that can be accessed through Audible, The British Library, Lincolnshire Library Service and My Modern Met.
The Mathematical Association has free resources available to help pupils and parents at home.
STEM learning have a range of maths resources available.
STEM learning puzzles for a range of Science subjects.
List of websites with resources for pupils in Science, Computing , Geography and educational videos.
Resources from the Historical Association - many of the resources are for KS4 but there is a competition for KS3 pupils (scroll down the window that comes up when you access this link.
Resources from the Royal Geography Society. This resource includes some topical subjects from a geographical perspective including the current pandemic and the Australian Bush Fires. To access the resource click on the title e.g. click on 'Australian Bushfires'.
Dear Student and Parent/Carer
We appreciate that in these strange and worrying times, it can be difficult to focus on the purely Academic side of life, when trying to continue your education at home. Whilst it is important that work is being completed to ensure the progress made so far this academic year continues, we also acknowledge the need for balance. Teachers and Heads of Department will continue to set work to be completed, and they will continue where possible to set a broad range of work and activities. However, if the set work is completed quickly, or cannot be completed for whatever reason, please check the list (right) of alternative methods of accessing the various curriculum areas and then general resources that you may wish to sign up to in order to support the learning that is happening at home.
We hope that this starts you off on your alternative curriculum, and may support you with the work being set by teachers on Class Charts; if you need a copy of your login details for Class Charts, please get in touch.
We will update this list as we find more resources that are appropriate.
Please also find attached some important resources to support your child’s mental health and well-being during this stressful period.
Many thanks and stay safe,
Supporting Home Learning
Planning Your Day
As you are aware schools are able to support young girls in the community to avoid period poverty by providing sanitary products free of charge. In these difficult times this need may still arise.
With schools shut we understand that this can bring concerns. If you are seriously concerned regarding payments for sanitary products please let us know via our office e-mail address - stating your name, your daughter's name and year group at JSTC, postal address and product required. We will then endeavour to post these to you. Please do not visit the school as no-one will be available to help you.
Please only use this service if you absolutely need this support as our supplies are limited and we want them to go to those most in need.
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