What We are Learning and Why

What to do if you are working from home

Guide to Home Learning

Thank you for supporting your child and the school community by as we enter our second school lockdown.  We hope that you and your family are well and coping in these difficult times.  We know that many of you have been through this before with us but we thought it would be helpful to review the guidance on remote learning.  Please see below for some suggestions and common questions for how you can help your child get the most out of working at home.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first days of pupils being sent home?

You can find your child’s timetable on the parent or student version or the on-line system Show My Homework just by clicking on the “Timetable” in the menu.   All of the work will be set on Show My Homework (SMHW) for each lesson.  You can access this via your Parent log-in or use your child’s login.   If you don’t have this then please get in touch through enquiries@falmouthschool.net and we can get it to you.  Email your child’s tutor.  Every student has been sent an email giving details on how to log on via their school email.  If they cannot log on to their school email then please contact the IT support team itsupport@falmouthschool.net .

 

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Year 7, 8, 9, 10                   Five hours per day.

Year 11, 12, 13                   Five hours per day minimum and more set as appropriate to the course.            

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

We are requesting that all work is set and submitted through Show My Homework as it makes it easy for us to monitor whole-class submissions and quickly spot anyone who is having problems.  Students can send in photos of work completed and scanned work as well as Word documents. You can, of course, ask to see these submissions to reassure yourself that work is being completed. Teachers will acknowledge this and feedback weekly.

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home.

If you need a laptop or a computer so your child can access their work, please email us at enquiries@falmouthschool.net with the subject headed ‘devices for remote education.’  We have a limited number of computers available and we need to priortise to the families in the most need. 

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

All lessons will be set on Show My Homework and your child has received emails to direct them to the work.  When using outside sources like BBC Bitesize or Oak Academy, teachers will always set this up and provide any hyperlinks on Show My Homework.  Some of the methods and resources we regularly use include:

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers, recording of live broadcasts)
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences: Mymaths, Youtube, BBC Bitesize.  A more comprehensive, subject-specific list is included at the bottom of this message.
  • Broadcast lessons on Microsoft Teams – information about this will be sent out including a safety guide.

 

Year 7

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9 00

 

Art

Music

DT

IT

11 00

English

Drama

Maths

 

EPR

13 00

Languages

Geography

 

 

Science

14 00

 

History

     

 

Year 8

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

9 00

Art

Music

DT

IT

Drama

 

11 00

 

Maths

   

English

 

13 00

Geography

 

 

Science

Languages

 

14 00

History

     

EPR

 

Year 9

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

9 00

Music

Catering

Computing

Media

EPR

 

11 00

Maths

 

Biology

English

Art/Graphics/Photography

 

13 00

Child Development

Sport

Physics

Spanish

Geography

 

14 00

Product Design/ Engineering

Drama

Chemistry

French

History

Year 10

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9 00

Catering

 

Computing

Media

 

Music

11 00

Product Design/ Engineering

 

Biology

English

Art/Graphics/Photography

    Maths        (separate higher and foundation sessions)

13 00

EPR

 

Physics

Spanish

Geography

Child development

14 00

Dance  2pm

Sport 2pm 

Finance 2.30pm

 

Chemistry

French

History

Drama

15 00

    Aspire      

 

Year 11

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

9 00

Computing

 

Media

Science (Foundation tier)

Music

Catering

 

11 00

Biology

 

English

Art/Graphics

Maths (Foundation tier)

Engineering

 

13 00

Physics

 

Spanish

Geography

Child Development

Dance 1pm  Sport 1pm

Finance 1.30pm

 

14 00

Chemistry

 

Maths (Higher tier)

History

English

 

Download a Falmouth College lessons timetable here

Engagement and feedback

Students can complete the work set for them by their teacher during the time they would have that lesson.  A degree of flexibility is, of course, needed here, especially in households with more than one child and a limited number of devices.  A clear and regular routine is best to keep your child focused and learning.  Your child may prefer to start the day with a PE lesson, if that is on their timetable, and complete their academic subjects later in the day.  This is fine.  Use a routine that works best for your household.  They do not need to complete the lesson at the time.  The on-line broadcasts are to augment the work set on SMHW not to replace it and if the student cannot join live then the recorded lesson remains on Microsoft team to watch later.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

If students are not completing work, teachers will contact them via SMHW comments section to give them a reminder.  If work continues to not be completed (no work for a subject at the end of a given week), teachers will email and may contact home.  The students name will be passed to their form tutor who will discuss the issue with the parent/carer during their conversations.

How will you assess my child’s work and progress?

Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others.

Teachers will offer acknowledgement and short feedback at least once a week on the work submitted.  Teachers will also offer feedback on diagnostic assessment as according to their normal departmental policy which is usually every four lessons or so depending on the subject.

 

Additional support for pupils with particular needs

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

 

  • Teams virtual sessions 1:1 with your child’s TA (where applicable)
  • Work set over SMHW is differentiated by your child’s teacher to ensure it is accessible to them.
  • Wellbeing packs are delivered weekly to students who were receiving additional support.

Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Teachers will set work for any child in their class who is not in lessons because they are self-isolating.  This work will cover the same curriculum content as the lesson missed by the student and will be on SMHW.

 

Email sent to students:

Dear students,

Those of you that have mastered home learning and how to submit work  – stop reading!

Work is being set on SMHW as a ‘Classwork’  which will appear in pink on your SMHW calendar and To-do list.  Help is below.   I have checked and every student has access – it is your username and password which is your responsibility to remember and learn.  Even if you can’t login then you can still see what is set via the calendar. You need to login to submit work – this is only way we are using.   See below. 

https://help.satchelone.com/en/collections/1695417-students

Submit your work on SMHW.  Follow this guide.

https://help.satchelone.com/en/articles/2912000-submitting-my-work-online

 

Remember you are in charge of your learning success.  Everyone need to do their best in these difficult times.  If you are stuck, work at it and think, look up the information before asking your teacher.  You need get good at being a student and being independent.

Regards,

Dr Fox

 

Accessing SMHW:

Follow this link https://falmouthschool.satchelone.com/school/home

Reset your password  here https://www.satchelone.com/login/recover and use your school email account http://www.falmouth.cornwall.sch.uk/172/falmouth-school-email

Every student in the school can access their account using this method.  If you have not used your school email for the SMHW account or you have used your parents account then access it that way instead.  Once you have done this you must change it to your school email address – it is the only way we can help you.

You can also access your timetable from SMHW too to find out what you have that day.

You can see all the work set here on the calendar for all staff without logging in.   Classwork will appear pink.

 

curriculum programmes

Falmouth school have produced a Curriculum Programme for each learning cycle for each year group as itemised below.  In this booklet it has for each subject studied a Yellow Slip which itemised the main topics that are to  be covered by the student during the learning cycle.  This allows us as a school to structure and sequence the learning and allow the staff, students and parents know what is being learnt during each learning cycle.

These yellow slips allow students to monitor what has been covered and know what due to be covered then see how the module of learning fits in the bigger picture.  Students can self-evaluate their learning as they progress through the topic by rating their understanding of the each topic in the module.  These can also be used as a revision aid, especially when used in conjunction with the relevant Knowledge organiser.

cycle 3 (2020-21) 

Please click below for our 'Curriculum Programme' booklets for the relevant yeargroup (will appear below).

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Please click here for our archive

 

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING AND WHY

CYCLE 3 (2020-21) 

Please click below for our 'What We Are Learning and Why' booklets for the relevant yeargroup (links will become active when content is available).

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Please click here for our archive

 

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