End of Term Letter to Parents & Family Matters
Click the links below for our end of year updates and important messages from Dr. Stone about the return to school in September.
A message from all of us, to all of you!
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Thank you to Mr Heelan for creating this video.
Updates from Dr. Stone
14th July 2020
22nd June 2020
Students click below to hear Dr. Stone's latest message
10th June 2020
- on the next phase of plans to re-open the school to a few more students from Monday 15th June
How we are minimising the risk at Holy Family
You can find our latest Risk Assessment for the partial re-opening of school during Covid-19 here
2nd June 2020
Students click below to hear Dr. Stone's latest message
22nd May 2020
Important Update from Dr. Stone - plans for the school after the May half term
In this time of school closures students should be checking Show My Homework and their Google Classroom accounts daily. Most work is being set on GoogleClassroom and can be completed using this platform from home.
This page will be updated regularly with useful links and notices. Click here for some home educating tips.
Don't forget to check out the latest issue of Family Matters each week, here you will find even more tips and examples of students' work and the great things they are achieving at home.
Please see the attachment below 'Home Learning Tips Guide' as a starting point for logging in to GoogleDrive and Show My Homework.
If students have any problems with their login information for GoogleDrive please email Mrs Farrugia, email@example.com
To view our School Closure Safeguarding Policy please click here.
Department for Education Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home can be found here: DfE Online Resources
Click here to find 50 free revision materials for GCSE and A-Level.
Help Guide for Parents & Carers - GoogleClassroom
We have created a dedicated site to help parents and carers use GoogleClassroom. On this site you will find comprehensive guides on using all of the features of GoogleClassroom, including how to upload and submit work as well as how to ask the teacher questions. We hope this helps during this time of home learning.
Wider Curricular Opportunities
It is important that while you are studying from home you also do some wider curricular activities as well as your subject work.
You could start off by trying this 60 day well-being challenge - it could be something fun to do with your family!
Free Resources & Activities
At Holy Family we are very lucky to have lots of wider curricular opportunities. We don't want you to miss out on these opportunities at home. Each week we will be sharing some resources that we think will develop your wider knowledge and skills. These resources will also be fun to do with your family. Mental health and well-being are especially important during this time, so try not to get overly stressed trying to complete set work. Using the links below develop your cultural capital and wider skills sets - these is just as valuable as academic knowledge.
|The Economist||Free Resources||The Economist has free resources for parents, teachers and children and they have some great resources on the pandemic itself for 9-14 years olds.|
|Virtual Museum Tours||Tours||Tour your favourite London Museums in the comfort of your own home. With 112 collections from London's top museums you are spoilt for choice!|
|Kindness Activities||British Red Cross||The British Red Cross have some great resources about kindness activities and a kindness calendar/diary.|
|Careers||National Careers Service||Support packs from the National Careers Service|
|Classic Boxsets to Free Language Classes plus much more!||Money Saving Expert||Boxsets, audio books, fitness classes, well-being apps and much more|
|Life Skills||Life Skills||A range of Life Skills activities to help students develop their resilience and emotional well-being|
|Money Skills||Young Enterprise Toolkit||This Parent Toolkit is designed to give you access to a range of Young Enterprise and Young Money resources suitable for use with children and young people as part of their home-learning|
|Tate||Inspiring Resources & Ideas||Be inspired and create with ideas and resources from the Tate|
|BBC Bitesize||Free Resources||BBC Bitesize are offering some fantastic online resources - click above to access them. They provide support to students and their parents with a series of special daily broadcasts for both primary and secondary students, complementing a whole host of extra resources online. From Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer.Each 20-minute lesson will cover a different age group from ages five to 14, and will be brought to you by experts, teachers and some very familiar faces from the world of TV, sport and beyond.As well as dedicated programmes covering Maths, Science and English, there will also be lessons featuring other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art.|
|Oak National Academy||Free Lessons||With the support of the government, the Oak National Academy launched has launched some great free resources to support online learning. These can be used by teachers and parents and can access 180 lessons a week from reception through to year 10.|
|Home Grown Skills||Yes! Futures Resources||Learning doesn't only happen in the classroom. We learn some of the most important life skills at home and from other experiences. In order to be happy, successful and fulfil their personal potential, children need confidence, resilience, communication and self-awareness. Yes Futures! resources will support your child to develop these key skills, improving their overall wellbeing.|
Tanya Cannon in year 11 gives us something to think about...
For families living in the blocks on The Drive and Prospect Hill please see below for weekly food distributions