From Monday 23rd March, until further notice, Garibaldi School will only be open for students of key workers and vulnerable groups. Please check the website daily for updates.

Welcome to Year 7

Welcome to the Year 7 information and guidance page

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information):

  1. Key Contacts
  2. Information on remote learning/project based work/Microsoft Teams
  3. Messages to students
  4. Messages to parents/carers
  5. Information on completing their Learning Logs (explained below)
  6. Recognition/Hall of Fame
  7. Accelerated Reader Support

1. Key Contacts

Achievement Lead: Mr B Hall BHall@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Mrs E Jewsbury – EJewsbury@garibaldischool.co.uk

Year 7 Mentors

7DW Mr D Wright DWright@garibaldischool.co.uk
7JC Mr J Connolly JConnolly@garibaldischool.co.uk
7AH Mr A Hales AHales@garibaldischool.co.uk
7DB Miss D Bartley DBartley@garibaldischool.co.uk
7JH Miss J Humphries JHumphries@garibaldischool.co.uk
7SO Mrs S O’Brien SObrien@garibaldischool.co.uk
7NF Mr N Fayers NFayers@garibaldischool.co.uk

2. Information about remote learning

Remote learning is a new experience for everyone. One of the challenges is managing your time to ensure you get the right balance. Click the link below to access some time management tips including how to use the calendar function on Teams to set up your working week.

The following link is to the Study Support page, this contains guidance sheets, notes and help videos on accessing work through Microsoft Teams:

Year 7 project or pack based work

In light of the government’s decision to close schools to the majority of students for the foreseeable future we will be setting work for students to do at home. For Year 7 and 8 we’ll be setting project or learning pack based work

  • These will be extended pieces of work which should take around 10 hours to complete.
  • These will be posted on the website for students to download and work on.
  • Each week work will be set for one of the Core and one of the non-Core subjects.
  • Work will be differentiated for students to be suitable for their ability group.
  • Guidance will be provided on how students can get support from teachers if needed and how they can upload their work to get feedback from staff if required.

Week commencing Monday 1st June 2020

English

Geography

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3. Messages to Students

Firstly, I hope that this message finds you all well and that you have managed to have some down time over the Easter Holidays with families.

As the new term begins, we find ourselves still in an unprecedented situation whereby the medium and long term future of students return to school and the societal position is unclear. What we do know, is that the school will remain closed for the next couple of weeks and therefore we will provide the next phase of work for students to complete at home. We will continue to set the projects in the format we used before Easter to ensure some consistency over the short and medium term. Work for Year 7 is uploaded weekly and is available via the “YEAR GROUP” tab at the top of the school website and via Microsoft Teams.

For those that haven’t already, if I can ask that students start to upload projects and work through Microsoft Teams so we can provide some feedback to you on the progress you have made.

As an Achievement Leader it has been my privilege to work with the fantastic year 7 students we have at The Garibaldi School and, although my role and the way I work from home feels very different at the moment, my support, guidance and intervention will remain as strong with the year 7 cohort. Over the coming weeks I will be tracking and monitoring the work that students have already submitted since work from home began. I will be emailing out and adding to the website; recognition of excellence in students work and attitude to learning. In addition to this I am working closely with the year 7 mentor team to ensure students well-being and progress are being supported.

4. Messages to Parents

As always, and even in these unprecedented times, we expect students to apply themselves with motivation and resilience, work should be completed to a high standard and feedback from staff should be used to improve and re-submit work, where appropriate. To ensure the continued progress and academic success of our students, it is extremely important that they access and make a positive effort with all work set. Above is the timetable of projects that all year 7 students should be working on:

Year 7 mentors also have a huge role to play in the support offered to students. Each mentor has a Microsoft team that their mentee’s can use to access support and have questions answered. In addition to this, the mentors will be using teams to set and mark the ‘Learning Log’ assignments and send out mentor time actives for students to access, as they did whilst in school, during the morning sessions.

As you are aware we have launched the new ‘Learning log’ assignments. The rationale behind this is to encourage students to reflect on their learning so far and make adjustments accordingly. Usually, we would have discussions with students in Study Period about how they are doing and how certain subjects are going, and they’d have assemblies targeted around specific aspects of the ATL criteria, such as respect. This booklet is a way to replicate some of those chances for reflection and also a chance to open up any concerns that they have and/or that their mentors have.

To those students who are receiving paper copies of resources, please can I ask that, where possible, work is photographed and emailed to individual subject teachers or mentors to pass along (see link in Key contacts section) for feedback where possible.

To avoid questions being unanswered could I please encourage you to email the teacher direct with any concerns in addition to posting comments on Teams to ensure these are received and duly responded to.

5. Learning Logs

Learning Logs have been created for students to complete each fortnight. These will be set by Mentors as assignments through Teams. Mentors will check these on a rolling basis and offer feedback to students.

The Learning Logs give students an opportunity to:

  • Map out a record of the work they’ve done in recent weeks
  • Reflect on their efforts and identify strengths and areas for development
  • To consider and reflect on what they may need additional support with
  • To consider and reflect on their Attitude to Learning
  • To develop their independent learning skills
  • To help them manage their time while learning remotely
  • To flag up points of discussion/follow up with mentors through email or Microsoft Teams

We’d encourage parents to engage in supporting students with the completion of these as they are a good way on checking on their engagement with work and to flag any issues that might need to be followed up with subject teachers or mentors.

6. Recognition

Week commencing 1st June, this week's six students in the Year group recognised for their efforts with the remote learning tasks set by staff.

These students have been recognised for the quality of the work they’ve produced or the positive attitude to learning they’ve displayed.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Erin Harper

Reason for recognition:

In the work that Erin has been producing in English and other subjects whilst working remotely.

Name of Student:

Freya Hoten

Reason for recognition:

In the Creative Arts for her hard work and detail in the project work.

Name of Student:

George Jewkes

Reason for recognition:

In Design & Technology for a great detailed working model of a home help robot, where extra effort was made to video the robot in action. Well done.

Name of Student:

Miles MacDonald

Reason for recognition:

In Science for his theme park ride called ‘The Battle Bus’ is excellent, he provided a good description of both the different energy stores involved and how it works. A really good effort.

Name of Student:

Libby Gray

Reason for recognition:

IT issues haven’t prevented constantly meeting her deadlines in completing work on paper and submitting quality work. Her perseverance to do the best that she can is an inspiration.

Name of Student:

Evan Mann

Reason for recognition:

For handing in his History work and completing it to a very good standard! He attempted all tasks and it was clear that he enjoyed the topic of the Battle of Hastings.

7. Accelerated reader support

‘myON is an e-book library providing access to over 6000 books and news articles for children. It has been made available free of charge during the current circumstances to support children’s learning at home. ‘

Click on the link - https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html no login/account is required.

Please contact Mrs K Quinn KMoorley@garibaldischool.co.uk if you require further information relating to Accelerated Reader.

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