Online Learning

Lady Hawkins’ School

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JANUARY 2021 – STAGGERED RETURN TO LHS

5th January – 19th February All students online learning

Vulnerable students & key workers’ children can do their online lessons in school – please contact us to arrange this. pdixon@lhs.hereford.sch.uk

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Details to follow soon about dates for Covid testing of students.

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LADY HAWKINS’ SCHOOL

Online Learning January 2021

11/01/21

Bedrock Learning

Bedrock Vocabulary is a programme for all KS3 pupils. It helps you learn and embed new vocabulary! Bedrock will help you learn the tricky language you might come across in lessons, novels, articles, textbooks, exams and, most importantly, in real life. By working through the digital lessons on Bedrock, you will learn them all – and hundreds more! All the content is based on your personal reading age, which means that you really are learning what is right for you, not only in terms of age, but also your ability!

Each week, you need to complete a minimum of two Bedrock lessons and your English teacher will guide you as to when you need to complete these lessons.

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

The lessons are drip fed every 12 hours; this means that you can’t do all of your Bedrock lessons at the last minute on Sunday night!

A perfect approach looks something like this:
• Monday – Bedrock lesson 1
• Wednesday – Bedrock lesson 2
• Friday or any day on the weekend – Bedrock lesson 3

How is my progress measured?
You do a test to start with – the alpha test. This shows us how much of the language you already know. Then you work your way through the lessons, tasks and games. At the end of each unit, you are tested to see how much progress you’ve made.  Your English teachers will be able to see your progress and will reward those that are doing well.

You really must complete at least 2 lessons of Bedrock per week – if you are having any issues with it, please speak to your English teacher or get in touch with Mrs Dines.

Mrs Dines

 

08/01/2021

What a positive first week of online education! I’m aware it was a bumpy start for a few, with a few technical issues, but thanks for persevering. The sudden move to online lessons was a steep learning curve for many, but one we are already seeing is offering a real positive solution to learning at home for our students. There have been some amendments to timetables from this week and on Friday there is even a virtual whole school assembly at 3pm.

My thanks must go to the students for their very high lesson attendance this week, to parents/carers for supporting their children and to LHS staff for supporting students.

If you are having any problems with the online education, don’t have a suitable device to access it on or need your child to come into school to for support please contact us to discuss this.

Mr P Jennings BSc (Hons), MPhil, PGCE, NPQH

 

05/01/2021

Year 11 Mock Exams

It was with heavy heart that I listened to the announcement from the government last night in which they outlined the plan to close schools to pupils for a number of weeks. While it has looked likely that this was the only available course of action open to them, it cannot have been an easy decision.

I met with the Senior Leadership Team again this morning and we have taken the decision to cancel the mock examinations which were scheduled for this month, along with the parents evening on February 11th. I believe that our students need to have some of the immediate pressure removed from them so that they can engage fully with the online learning being provided. Teachers may look to assess learning through other methods over the coming weeks as a progress ‘health check’ to inform their teaching.

On the school calendar this year there is a second slot allocated for Mock examinations in April, which we are hoping will be able to go ahead as planned. We will look at rescheduling a parents evening following these examinations.

There is currently little information available as to what will be arranged for examinations in the summer, we will let you know as soon as we have any further information. Irrespective of whether there is some form of external examination or not, our job to prepare our young people for the next stage of their life remains the same. I look forward to continue working with you to give your child the best possible chance of success.

Mr P Jennings BSc (Hons), MPhil, PGCE, NPQH

 

31/12/2020

I hope that you and your family have had a restful and peaceful Christmas I would like to thank you for your support and understanding during last term. You will be aware that Mr Williamson made a speech in the House of Commons yesterday in which he outlined a change in government arrangements for the start of term.

We met this morning as a leadership team and have decided that, as of Tuesday 5th January 2021, Lady Hawkins’ School will be providing online sessions for all year groups from year 7 to year 11, following our published schedule. Students will need to be online at those times and will be registered so that we can make sure that everyone is able to access the provision. Provision will be available in school for those who are vulnerable or the children of Key workers, where they will be able to access the same sessions as everyone else. Please let us know via email if you require this in school provision so that we can arrange staffing accordingly.  Please also contact us if you have no computer or internet access abrace@lhs.hereford.sch.uk

For those of you who have a child in year 11, the Mock Examinations will take place as planned, with a slightly delayed start date. We will send a revised timetable for these out to you early next week.

We are finalising plans which will allow us to Covid test all staff and students on their return to school. We are planning to begin this testing during the week of the 11th January and I will write to you again with more details when we have them. We are confident that the controls that we had in place last term dealt effectively with the one isolated case which was identified on the 22nd December and that we will be set up ready for students to return to school.

Mr P Jennings BSc (Hons), MPhil, PGCE, NPQH

 

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