Closure/Home Learning

Starting Point

Please refer to SMHW for your specific tasks. If you are struggling to login please use this document

SHMW Login Help

This page will be updated continuously, so please check back here regularly. We plan to set students 2-3 hours of work a day, as the feedback is that 5 hours a day would be too intensive. However, there are plenty of resources here to help extend beyond those 2-3 hours, and this page is constantly being updated.

During this time it is important to look after your mental health and a big part of that will be giving your day structure, here is a suggested structure.

Suggested structure


Physical and Mental Well-being Activities

To supplement these academic activities it is important to supplement your day with physical activities and other activities to look after your mental health.

Physical Health Activities

PE directed document with links and details of how to keep fit!

The Body Coach - Live workout (9am)
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured

 

Mental Health Activities

Calendar action for happiness

30 day Lego challenge

Wellbeing student activity

Top tips for positivity and dealing with anxiety

Supporting your mental health while working from home

Home health and wellbeing links and tips

ChatHealth Messaging Service - Contact School Nurse (Parents)

ChatHealth Messaging Service - Contact School Nurse (Students)

Home working and well-being resources and links

 

Staying Safe Online
Internet Matters Guide - Managaing children screen time
Online Safety and Remote Learning

Support for Parents

StarLine is a phone helpline staffed by Ofsted inspectors who have been redeployed alongside teachers to provide advice about home learning to parents. The helpline is designed to help parents and carers create regular routines and study habits, offering practical steps to take and access to resources, such as support with a specific topic or advice on how to structure the day, deal with difficult behaviour or manage the learning of several children.
StarLine is open six days a week and covers all areas of the curriculum across all phases of education. The number to call is 0330 313 9162 (calls charged at local rate).


School Closure Work

For Year 7 and Year 8 the students will be set the following subjects on these days, the work will have the deadline of the same day it is set:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

Maths

English

Science

Technology

History

2

MFL

Maths

English

Science

Art

3

Music

Drama

RE

Geography

ICT

Year 9 have now transferred over to their GCSE studies and will be set work by the subjects on the days highlighted in the timetable below. Work will be given a week's deadline so students can manage their time throughout the week.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Subject 1 Maths English Language Maths English  Combined Science/
Triple Science (Biology)
Subject 2 Triple Science
(Chemistry)
BTEC Engineering French ICT Computer Science
Subject 3 Spanish GCSE PE Photography Drama Music
Subject 4 Graphic Design Food Religion, Philosophy
and Ethics
Business Studies Art and Design
Subject 5 Geography Triple Science
(Physics)
Child Development CoPE History


Year 10 will be set 2-3 hours work per subject, a week, where they can then plan and manage their own time. Work will be set as per the timetable below, but with a week's deadline.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Subject 1 Maths English Language Maths English  Combined Science/
Triple Science (Biology)
Subject 2 Triple Science
(Chemistry)
BTEC Engineering French ICT Computer Science
Subject 3 German GCSE PE Child Development Drama Music
Subject 4 Graphic Design Food Religion, Philosophy
and Ethics
Business Studies Art and Design
Subject 5 Geography Triple Science
(Physics)
Astronomy
(optional)
CoPE History


Year 11 should focus on (in this order):Year 12 will be spending at least 4 hours working on each subject, per week, where they can then plan and manage their own time.

  1. Look at SMHW for their Year 11 Project Futures, with information and tasks for getting ready for Year 12
  2. Look at the subject transition work 
    https://www.chelmervalleyhighschool.co.uk/324/year-11-into-12-summer-transition-tasks 
  3. CGP have released Kindle versions of their Head Start to A-Level guides (just make sure you select the kindle version)https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00VE2NII4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i4.

If you find that the workload is too high then please let us know so we can review our provision.

From 20th April the newly-expanded Bitesize website will offer daily lessons in all core subjects, tailored for every age group from Year 1 to Year 10. The lessons will draw on the best of the existing BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach content, with activities and input from the broader education sector.

The Bitesize website will offer a newly-created maths and English lesson for each year group every day, as well as a lesson in another curriculum topic.

Bitesize Daily programmes - 20 minute shows each designed to target a specific age group - will be available on any TV via the Red Button and online, on any device, on BBC iPlayer. Further details are below.

BBC Daily Lessons
Link to the overview of BBC daily lessons
Detailed schedule of BBC daily lessons

 

BBC schedule

 


Independent Learning/Projects

Here is a guide for students to create their own project, we appreciate that students may have seen something on TV or through their home learning that has piqued their interest; encouraging your children to explore this further is the perfect independent task, this guide helps to structure their research "Universal Project Guide".

Extra resources to support Learning
KS3 - CVHS Takeaway Menus
Resources for English, Maths, Science
Resources/websites for all subjects at all abilities
Link to free audio books through Audible

ICT Support

If you have any technical issues with the online resources then please refer to these email boxes

GCSEPOD issues: gcsepod@chelmer.essex.sch.uk
SAM Learning issues: samlearning@chelmer.essex.sch.uk
Active Learn issues: activelearn@chelmer.essex.sch.uk
SMHW issues: smhw@chelmer.essex.sch.uk
Maths Watch issues: mathswatch@chelmer.essex.sch.uk


Assemblies

The videos below share similar themes for all year groups, so either will be applicable.

Year 9 Assembly

Year 7 Assembly


Students in school - structure of the day

Please see this document sent home - "School Closure - The School Day"


Microsoft Teams use for Year 12

This video will give a short instructional clip about how to get started on Microsoft Teams and joining a "lesson".