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Learning Toolkit - for students working from home
School Classes as usual - from home
CGS will provide high quality learning opportunities for students learning at home. We will construct a bespoke timetable throughout the time of the school closures that will provide routine, structure and support.
Much of this will be online. However, we will also be providing learning that does not require an electronic device.
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CLICK HERE - Guidance for Parents/Carers/Students can be found in the letter home - Year group specific
Students remote learning online resources will be on the following sites:
All these sites can be accessed through the CGS Student Portal
Remote Learning for Y7, 8, 9, 10
Students will be set 5 subject specific tasks a day all of which will be set on Google Classroom. All students have been emailed instructions on how to access this. If for any reason a student cannot access Google Classroom or online materials then I would suggest they follow the timetable attached and pick one of the activities that does not require an electronic device or internet from the Learning Toolkit.
Term 6 Timetables for students
Y11 and Y13 will be set tasks to help prepare them for the next stage in education. Y12 will follow their normal school timetable.
Please reiterate to your child to do their best and to not be working longer than 6 hours a day - we do not want them to get stressed out about any of this. Children cannot learn if they are stressed. There will be no sanctions if they are unable to complete the work. Equally if as a parent you feel that at this difficult time they would be better completing other tasks or activities then we trust your judgement. The work set is purely to provide purpose and structure and to help you as parents as we appreciate many of you are working from home.
Please appreciate that this is a new approach to teachers also.
The biggest thing to express to our students at this time is to be kind and try to remain positive.
If students become ill during the remote learing period please see our support & wellbeing section for guidance.
Maintaining Powerful Knowledge
Alongside key disciplinary skills, having powerful knowledge is the key to success in learning. Retrieval of knowledge is essential in order to commit this knowledge to the long term memory. Once students have acquired and truly learned this knowledge they can then apply this in many ways.
Equally important is for learners to understand how they learn and reflect on learning; this is known as metacognition.
Tasks to develop powerful knowledge
The following tasks will help with developing powerful knowledge and metacognition.
These tasks can be used without being online and can be adapted for any subject or topic regardless of year group. They are also useful revision strategies.
- Learn with your siblings where possible, as learning in collaboration can strengthen understanding
- Try some interactive and fun activities - hopefully the whole family might enjoy taking part in this too.
- Other activities (if appropriate) could include
- completing a workout video or online fitness session
- Fun & Interactive Activities