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Homework

During terms 5 and 6 students will see a return to regular homework. Please see the tables below for a timetable of when homework will be set. 

KS3 (Years 7-9) Homework Schedule

1

2

3

4

5

6

English

English

English

English

English

English

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Science

Science

Science

Science

Science

Science

RS (term 6)

History

Geography

MFL

DT

Art

KS3 students will receive 4 pieces of homework a week which will consist of:

  1. English - Reading and completion of a digital reading log
  2. Maths - Hegarty Maths
  3. Science - Tassomai
  4. Rotation piece as suggested above. 

KS4 (Y10) Homework schedule

1

2

3

4

5

6

English

English

English

English

English

English

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Science

Science

Science

Science

Science

Science

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

* Teachers of options subjects may need to set homework, such as the completion of NEAs at more regular intervals. 

KS4 homework will consist of:

  1. English: Seneca/Vocabulary/Pre-extended writing task. 
  2. Maths: Hegarty
  3. Science: Tassomai
  4. Option subject: This homework will be bespoke to the student’s GCSE course requirements. This may be time completing NEAs for example.

 The Virtual Curriculum at Mangotsfield School 2020/21

Outlined below is the process we intend to use this year if your child is absent from school for an extended period due to Covid-19.

In all cases we ask you to contact the School Absence Line immediately on 01454 862777, as we need to report all cases to Public Health England.

To avoid disruption to your child's learning we are putting in place a simple online system to support them. In essence, we will be running a parallel virtual curriculum for students to follow and we will publish this at the start of each term. The parallel system means that the work being done in school will be replicated for students to do at home. 

If a student is absent at any time throughout the year they can simply access the relevant week/s they will be missing, e.g. they are absent for week 3 and 4 of Term 2, they complete the work for each subject for week 3 and 4. We are aware that online and remote learning doesn’t replicate actual teaching but we know that it can help to stop students falling behind their peers. The idea is that this process is ‘seamless’ and therefore staff will not need to be contacted to be asked what they should do whilst they are off school, students will know straight away. This process will be explained to students in school this week, so that they are confident and understand the new system and understand where to find the information.

Provision for KS3 students (Years 7 - 9) 

In almost all subjects at KS3 they will be using the OAK Academy resources produced by the government. The OAK academy resources are of an excellent standard, and ensure that students do not fall behind in their learning. However in some subjects work will be set via the Virtual curriculum - for student absence google classroom. 

All OAK Academy lessons follow a similar 3-part format and can be completed independently without a teacher or parent support. This is important, as teachers do not have the capacity to teach full time in school and support students at home.


The lessons follow this format:

  1. A recap quiz on previous learning, where students are given an automated score and

    feedback.

  2. A modelled video/PowerPoint, where students watch a video, make notes and answer

    questions they are asked. They are expected to pause the video at relevant points and will

    mark their own work

  3. A recall quiz to check their understanding.


Students will be asked to make notes during the OAK academy lesson, this can be done electronically or on paper, take a screenshot of their scores from the quizzes and submit both their notes and score via the Google Classroom upload function.

Provision for KS4 students (Years 10 - 11) 

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), the provision will differ slightly to that of KS3 to ensure that we are adequately challenging our GCSE students and that the work set fits with the GCSE specification that they are currently studying. This work will be delivered weekly on the Google classroom, to ensure it carefully mirrors what is happening in the classroom. 

Some of the lessons provided to KS4 may come from the OAK academy resources if it fits with their current GCSE specification.

If there is no provision from the OAK academy our teachers have created appropriate resources which follow the  format below:

  1. A review previous learning in a quiz format

  2. A ‘live’ explanation of the lesson from a subject specialist teacher 

  3. Modelled example of the work 

  4. A clear task for the students to complete

  5. Reflection quiz and feedback


Students must ensure that they complete the work on the Google classroom and press TURN IN once they are finished.

Where can I find the work that has been set for my child? 

All resources to support your child’s learning are available on the Google Classroom. New classrooms have been set up called ‘Virtual curriculum - for student absence’. Your child has been automatically added to a year group specific classroom, where they will find all of the work for each of the subjects they study on a weekly basis. Each subject has its own topic and the students will be required to follow the timetable below to complete the work. Students will also be required to complete a virtual register to show what work they have engaged with that week, they will find this on the stream. 

Not all subjects are available from the OAK Academy. Where this is the case students will either be set weekly project work, for example in Drama or Design Technology, or their class teacher will provide them with work to complete on the google classroom, this has been signposted clearly on the home learning curriculum map. 

Mangotsfield Curriculum Timetables

During any absence from school, the students will be expected to follow a timetable very similar to the one that they would follow on a day to day basis. Unless a student would normally have a double lesson in that subject, they are expected to spend an hour on each subject on their timetable for that day and the work should be submitted the same day in the Google classroom. Students should only complete the work on their Virtual curriculum Google classroom if they are absent from school.

Key Stage 3 Timetable

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Period 1

Art

Science

Drama

Science

DT

DT

Period 2

Science

Study support session (PSHE)

Geography

History

Period 3

Religious studies

French/German

Maths

French/German

PE

PE

Period 4

Geography

English

English

Maths

Period 5

Maths

Music

Science

English

History


Key Stage 4 Timetable

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Period 1

Science 

Maths 

History/

Geography / language

English

Option subject on your timetable 

Period 2

Maths 

English

Option subject on your timetable 

English

Option subject on your timetable 

Period 3

Option subject on your timetable 

Option subject on your timetable 

English

Maths 

Maths

Period 4

Option subject on your timetable 

Option subject on your timetable 

Science

History/

Geography / language 

Science 

Period 5

History/

Geography / language

Science 

Option subject on your timetable 

Science 

Option subject  on your timetable 

Period 6

CorePE

Languages

 

 

 

 

How can I access further support?

If your child requires further support with the work that has been set, please write a comment on the piece of work on the google classroom or contact your child's mentor if you are unable to access the work that has been set for them.

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