10th July 2020 – School Update

Earlier on this week we communicated that school will be closed to students, in line with other Sunderland schools, over the summer holidays.

A very important piece of communication will be sent next week about plans for the September return of all students. It is very important that this is read through by parents and students as there are lots of changes required in line with government guidance.

For Year 10 students only, the school will continue to be partially open for the last week of school. This has been communicated separately to the students involved. Only those in year 10 or those who are LAC or have an EHCP are now expected to attend their allocated school sessions week commencing Monday 13.07.20.

For all other students who do not fall into the criteria above please continue with the home-schooling provision via Classcharts.

 

Home Learning

You should be accessing Class Charts every day to see the work that has been set by your teachers. More and more lessons are being delivered online (via Zoom with full safety precautions). These are linked to your Class Charts classes and can be accessed by any device with an internet connection.

We hope you have enjoyed the lessons and all of the challenges that are being shared on Facebook this week; the responses have been amazing so please keep them coming!

Remember to check Class Charts every day to keep up with the work being set. If a Zoom invitation is received, remember that it is beneficial to have downloaded the app prior to the meeting.

Yr10 students will continue to receive Zoom meeting invitations which need to be attended unless they are in school. It is imperative that our Yr10 students attend these Zoom sessions.

In addition to the Zoom meetings during normal school hours the schedule below details departments that will host after school hours Zoom meetings to support those who are unable to attend during normal school hours. Staff could invite you to attend but all after school sessions will end at 6pm.

  • Monday – English (Lit and Lang)
  • Tuesday – Maths
  • Wednesday – Science
  • Thursday – Humanities
  • Friday – Non Core subjects (inc tech and French)

There is a new section on our website under the student link which is titled ‘Home Learning’. Here you will find some helpful guides to safety online, Class Charts and zoom lessons.

Can I once again remind everyone that students should be constantly uploading their work to Class Charts; this allows class teachers to give feedback, and ensure progress is being made. If students need any specific help with tasks, please contact the school and we will direct you to somebody who can help.

The welfare of our students is obviously still our primary concern and we would like to stress that it is imperative that regular breaks are taken for fresh air and refreshments. We are always looking into ways to improve our online content and hope that the recent improvements will continue to increase the variety in our delivery and enthuse our students.

 

Year 6 Students

Before the end of term, Year 6 students will be told which tutor group they have been placed in. This will allow them to visit the school website where they will find in the student enrolment section a welcome video from their head of house and a photograph of their tutor. There will also be other information which they will find useful in preparation for their first day in September.

 

Class Charts

Just reminder that if you are having difficulty with Class Charts please see the help sheets links, additionally to that please contact the school and we will get back to you.

Class Charts for pupils guide

Class Charts for parents guide

If your child wishes to discuss lesson content with their teachers, they can email teachers directly.

 

Student Wellbeing

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s metal health and you would like to talk to someone from school or for school to contact you individually, in addition to the tutor calls that are taking place, then please contact the school by email.

 

Social Media

Departments have been setting challenges for you all to join in with, we look forward to posting your responses next week.

Monday – Mr Curry set week 6 P.E. challenge.

Tuesday – Mr Watson & our English department are continuing the challenge to create a Tik Tok style rap. This will remain open to all this half term and the winner gets a £25 Amazon voucher.

Wednesday – Our Humanities department set you the ‘Where in the world’ challenge. Use the clues to work out where the place is in the world. Then submit your answers to Miss Sewell.

Mr Busby set you a challenge to superimpose your face so that you become part of a recognisable work of art. Please photograph your efforts and then email them to Mr Busby.

Friday –Miss Naisbitt set you a Media challenge to create your own music video for a song/artist of your choice. Please send you submissions to Miss Naisbitt via email.

Mr P will host his weekly Friday quiz at 2pm today. We have issued our HoY weekly bulletin on social media which rounds up all the fantastic things our students have been doing this week.

 

New challenges will be set next week, please follow us on social media we would like you to join in with us!

 

Email – hetton.school@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Hetton School – 0191 5623322

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