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Folkestone Academy Secondary – Home-Learning News Update

Secondary – Home-Learning News Update

News : 27 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

It is great to see that so many of our students are already accessing their Google Classroom and beginning to complete the optional activities we have begun to upload for the next two weeks. We are now working to make sure all students have access to their Google Classrooms and looking at where we can offer additional support. 

We know this all feels a little strange and new at the moment, but we are working very hard to make sure that students have everything they need to continue their education and we are here to support you and your child at every step. As such, we have put together the following programme over the coming weeks:

Week 1 (W/C 23/03/20)

Students should complete the work in their home learning packs. They may wish to access Google Classroom to complete optional activities that have been uploaded.

Week 2 (W/C 30/03/20)

Once students have finished their home learning pack, they can visit the Google Classroom notice board for additional resources, tasks, projects and activities.

Easter Break 

Students can visit the Google Classroom notice board and school website to find suggested activities they can do at home during the break.

Term 5 and Term 6 (W/C 20/04/20)

Our new virtual school will be ready on Google Classroom!

Parents/carers and students will be provided with a guideline of how many hours per subject they should try to complete each week – this will add up to approximately 20-25 hours per week, including one hour per day of reading). Lesson videos will be uploaded by their teachers – often as PowerPoints with the teacher narrating what to do for each slide depending on the subject and the key stage. When students complete a lesson, they will be asked a short series of questions based on their learning and will be set tasks and assessments – in the same way as they would at school. Students submit these online each week and their work will be tracked by their teacher. If work is not completed by the deadlines set, we will contact parents/carers to see whether you need additional support for these lessons. The lessons will not need to be watched at a particular time each day or week, but a specific number of lessons should be accessed each week, and this will be logged to ensure students are able to complete an appropriate amount of work. We will not be setting any additional homework or compulsory assignments outside the 20-25 hour per week guideline. However, we will add optional projects, further reading, research, or suggested videos to watch, for those who would like to do so. Timetables and further information will be sent very soon.