We are all working under new and unfamiliar pressures. Studying at home presents so many different and varied issues and each family group will have its’ own unique set of circumstances. This page is designed to give you support with Home Learning and help you to ensure that our students are engaging effectively with their school work. Since the situation we are in is ever-changing, we will update this page regularly.
1. UCC Home Learning - what to expect from teachers
Work for each timetabled lesson will be set by 9am on each day on Show My Homework.
(Some subjects may set longer pieces work, for example projects, but this will be broken down into suggested chunks for each lesson)
Work is expected to be completed on the day it is set. (although deadlines may be longer to allow for logistical / technological pressures)
Teachers will be giving feedback on at least one piece of work per subject per fortnight – this may take the form of instant feedback from quizzes and from at least one longer assessed piece of work.
Teachers will be awarding House Points for good effort and achievement through Show My Homework.
We have asked teachers not to set work that requires printing.
We have also asked teachers not to set ‘homework’ or work due at the weekend to allow families to have proper ‘down-time’.
2. Show My Homework
Here are a series of links to quick guides on various aspects of Show My Homework:
3. How to Communicate with Teachers
There are two main ways to communicate with teachers during this time:
Short questions relating to individual tasks on Show My Homework – students should use the comments function in Show My Homework:
Longer questions relating to work or more general questions from either students or parents – use e-mail. Teachers’ e-mail addresses can be found here:
4. Additional Learning Activities
There are a wealth of learning activities that our students can engage with beyond what their teachers set.
These 2 resources can be accessed by students wishing to push themselves a little further, or who are finding the generic online work set by school not challenging enough. The links to the resources are below:
- Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/
- BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
These two platforms provide daily lessons with video tutorials and activities and the feedback on them so far seems to be positive from teachers around the UK.
Plus, there is a wealth of other curriculum and non-curriculum activities available that are listed below, although please note that these are all over and above the work being set on 'Show my Homework,' and we aim to provide things that are a bit fun and different to fill some of your time at home:
Are you interested in seeing the Northern Lights or scanning the Namib desert dunes from your own home? Here are 10 of the best natural wonder virtual tours. Explore our world.
The Globe Theatre are the latest theatre company to start streaming plays online - some are free to view and some are paid for - please click on the link below:
An excellent resource here from Mr Heppell. It would be great for lots of UCC students to sign up to this! Take a look and sign up to the (free and daily) ‘The Day Home Newsletter’. News and activities for parents and educators to share and discuss with young people aged 5-18.
Mindfulness, learning and fun. Check out these free maps to download and colour from Ordnance Survey.
Scholastic, JK Rowling and Audible have teamed up to provide students across the UK with the 'Harry Potter at Home Hub'. It includes a free audible/ebook download of the first book and a platform for you to complete games, quizzes and activities and lots more.
Some great arts games and challenges from Tate:
Y8 were supposed to be going to IWM Duxford for Ace day 3 in July. This has been cancelled but why not have a virtual walk around Duxford using the link:
Another amazing website to explore for all things Humanities whilst at home. The tour of Angkor Wat Temple, Swim through a coral reef and How does 1780s fashion influence fashion today?https://artsandculture.google.com/
YouTube has some great lectures from the Royal Institution
Thanks to Mr Jones for sharing these short Youtube 'Maths4Real' videos. Bringing maths to real life situations:
1. Percentage Changes
2. Standard Form
3. Ratio & Proportion
4. Straight Line Graphs
5. Distance/Time Graphs
6. Pythagoras' Theorem
7. The Sine Ratio
10. Combined Probability
Get your history fix here!
You can stream Shakespeare filmed at The Globe!
Are you missing the arts? Let the arts come to you....You can stream live theatre every Thursday from the National Theatre:
You may be at home but it doesn't stop you visiting museums and art galleries around the world!
Wow! This is an incredible website... live webcams of nature around the world. Amazing!
Mr Jones has found some daily maths conundrums that you might like to challenge yourself with!
Some amazing history talks from a variety of military historians every Wednesday evening
For our KS3 students or for parents with younger children, let David Walliams take over at 11am each day! Head here to hear David reading an audiobook every day.
As well as all the work that is being set on show my homework we are sure you may have more time to kill than usual so hope you manage to make use of some of the 'extras' we are sending out. The English team will be delighted if you've taken this opportunity to read a more diverse range of books. Here is a link Mr Solly sent through where you can get online access to some classic literature
If you want to mix up a bit of MFL with being creative then these links are perfect for you!