KS3 Virtual School
Dear Parents, Carers, students and wider families,
We hope you are keeping safe at this unprecedented time. As time goes on, we are conscious of the challenges you are facing at home. Most importantly therefore, we want to reassure you that we are here to help.
For any questions you have please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond. This is particularly important if you are experiencing difficulties concerning your child accessing our online materials or if you need us to provide you with paper versions instead. Please do get in touch.
In addition to this, please expect at least one daily text message on your mobile phone. This will be a message specific to Lower School students and yourselves to offer support or relay important information or updates.
There is also a page to support you and welcome our Year 6 students. Here, you will find additional resources and ideas to help occupy your children, of any age at this time. We particularly recommend the English Mastery materials and Oak National Academy along with lighter things such as Art and Music projects.
For our Year 9 students, we have created a digital form for you to select your GCSE options. Please use this link for more information.
We also invite all our pupils to participate in the weekly art challenge competition - there are prizes to be won!
As this is an unfamiliar situation, please do let us know if there are things that we have not thought of. Again, emailing us is the best way to do this.
In the meantime, keep safe and stay at home.
Vice Principal (Lower School)
Please use your 'Independent Learning' materials in relation to this timetable
|9am - 9.30am||PE||PE||PE||PE||PE|
|9.30am - 10am||Break/
|10am - 10.45am||English
|10.45am - 11.30am||Maths (Seneca)||Science (Seneca)||Maths (Seneca)||Science
|11.30am - 12.15pm||Geography
|French (Seneca)||Science (Seneca)||French
|12.15pm - 1pm||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1pm -1.45pm||History (Seneca)||Art||Music||Religious Studies||Drama|
|1.45pm - 2.30pm||Reading||Reading||Reading
/ Year 7 Computing
|Reading||Year Group Assembly
1.45pm - 2pm
|2.30pm - 3.15pm||Update Reading Journal||Update Reading Journal||Update Reading Journal||Update
|END OF SCHOOL WEEK|
|3.15pm - 4.30pm||Enrichment Activities||Enrichment Activities||Enrichment Activities||Enrichment Activities|
Use the below links to find specific resources:
(for most subjects)
|Science||Young Enterprise||Oak National Academy|
|Shakespeare (RSC)||BBC Teach||David Walliams Daily Story|
Calling All Year 7's!
We are in the process of creating a booklet for Year 6 to welcome them to the Ark Boulton family and we need your help!
All you would need to do is contribute a colourful drawing to illustrate what your life was like during Year 7 at Ark Boulton. For example, you could draw a picture of your favourite subjects or perhaps a drawing of a typical school day as a Year 7 student. It's up to you!
The quickest to reply will get shortlisted and the best drawings will feature in our induction booklet for Year 6! One lucky winner with the best drawing will even receive an Amazon voucher!
All drawings should be sent to Miss Fay via e-mail: email@example.com
Click here to find out the details and enter each week!
SPORTS GAMES CHALLENGE
The School Games is a National Initiative open to any young person. It forms part of the legacy work after the London 2012 Olympics and is an opportunity for young people to play, compete, and represent their school in a wide range of sports and activities. Anyone can have a go at a challenge but you must be between 4-16 year’s old to submit results and attend a Birmingham Educational Institution. We strongly encourage parents/carers to get involved in supporting their child with their challenges too.
To learn more and register using our unique code 'Central', click here
Any questions regarding registering, please use this USER GUIDE
Please note: The assembly video will be updated in time for your weekly assembly on Friday afternoon, and any required links will be added below. If you missed any previous assemblies they can be found here.
Complete the virtual work assigned:
Also visit these sites for more drawing practice:
Complete the activities on the various tabs of the site below:
Year 7 & 8 Drama Project
Year 9 Drama Work
Please email your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon - Fri between the hours of 8am-4pm)
Additional for all years
English Mastery Activities (also suitable for Primary aged children)
PiXL Maths App for personalised revision
Corbett Maths for videos, worksheets and practice papers
Maths Genie for graded videos, worksheets and practice papers
Mathematics Mastery Activities (also suitable for Primary aged children)
Dear all Year 7, 8, 9 Music students,
I hope you and your families are well. It is important for you to keep up with your music studies during this time, particularly keeping on top of your your instrumental / theory skills.
You will need to watch and engage with the Year 7, 8, 9 videos found using the following link: Ark Music Resources
Enter the password sent via parental text message on 23/04/20 to access the site.
Complete the activities in your red music book in blue / black pen and mark your work in green pen, just as you would in school.
If you take instrumental lessons you may have received a letter recently regarding virtual instrumental lessons. If you would like to participate in these, you will need to email me so I can put you in touch with your instrumental teacher via the App MS Teams.
There is also a wealth of resources below for you to access and engage with.
Feel free to email me any questions, pictures of completed notes / work you have done / videos of you practising your instrument. I would love to see what you are accomplishing in music during this time.
My email address is email@example.com
Head of Music
Ark Music Resources (Enter MusicResources to access the materials)
Services for Education resources Username: arkboulto Password: rzBpJnbH
Further resources available here
|Date||Topics and Reflective Questions|
|27th April||Please watch: BBC Bitesize A-Z of Religion
Then reflect by answering the questions here
|4th May||Creation Stories|
|11th May||E is for Extremism|
|2nd June||G is for Goddesses|
|15th & 22nd June||RS Work|
|29th June||RS Work|
|6th July||RS Work|
Young Money Challenge
Click here to learn how to use Seneca.
The codes required to access content are as follows:
|Subject||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|