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Student Expectations – What students are expected to do

Castle Rock High School will be closed from 3.40pm on Friday 20th March until further notice, to all students but children of key workers. From Monday 23rd March, students working from home are expected to visit the school website and access the materials that have been set by their teachers for that particular day.

The expectations are that;

  • Teachers will set work by 9am each day.
  • Students will follow a different timetable whilst the school is closed, and this can be found below.
  • Students are expected to read the instructions from their teachers carefully, and apply themselves fully, in
    order to complete all of the work that has been set.
  • We expect all students to bring their completed work in to school once the school reopens.
     



Completing work:

Where work has been set using an online toolkit (e.g. Seneca Learning) this work will be completed online.

More information for students about accessing Seneca Learning can be found here.

For an explanation of how Seneca works, parents should watch the video below:
 

 

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Students can log into their school Office 365 accounts via a web browser and use the online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Work can be saved to their individual OneDrive storage area.

More information on Office 365 can be found here.

Where work has been set which requires students to write, draw etc. this can either be:

  • Completed on paper at home.
  • Completed in the students’ Knowledge Organiser Workbook.
  • Completed/typed on a computer and printed off.
  • Completed/typed on a computer and emailed to schoolwork@castlerock.leics.sch.uk
  • Saved to their individual OneDrive storage area.

Microsoft Office 365 productivity software is available FREE to all Castle Rock students. Versions are available for Windows, Apple Mac, iPad/iPhone and Android devices. Installation instructions can be on our website.
 




In addition to this, students can also access their Knowledge Organisers on the school website, as well as the Stretch and Challenge activities.

Revision for all subjects is advised, students may wish to also revise previous topics covered.

The expectation is that all work is completed by 3:40pm of that day (timetable can be found below).
 



Study Timetable During School Closure


Step 1.  Click on a subject to open the work document - students will be prompted to enter their Castle Rock email address and password, before the document can be viewed. Email addresses are in the format LastnameFirstname@castlerock.leics.sch.uk and passwords are the same as those used to log on to the school computers.

Step 2.  Some work has been set using the Seneca Learning e-learning service, in which case students will need to sign up for a Seneca Learning account using their school email address and a password of their choosing.
 

Year 7
 

English Recommended 5 hours over the week
Maths Recommended 5 hours over the week
History & Geography Recommended 5 hours over the week
Science Recommended 5 hours over the week
Citizenship & PSHE Recommended 1 hour over the week
PE Recommended 1 hour over the week
Computing Recommended 1 hour over the week
French Recommended 1 hour over the week
Art OR Design OR Textiles (Choose one per week) Recommended 1 hour over the week

 

Year 8
 

English Recommended 5 hours over the week
Maths Recommended 5 hours over the week
History & Geography Recommended 5 hours over the week
Science Recommended 5 hours over the week
Citizenship & PSHE Recommended 1 hour over the week
PE Recommended 1 hour over the week
Computing Recommended 1 hour over the week
French Recommended 1 hour over the week
Art OR Design OR Textiles (choose one) Recommended 1 hour over the week

 

Year 9
 

English Recommended 5 hours over the week
Maths Recommended 5 hours over the week
History & Geography Recommended 5 hours over the week
Science Recommended 5 hours over the week
Citizenship & PSHE Recommended 1 hour over the week
Wednesday Option

PE / Art / Design / Textiles / Music / Drama
Digital IT / French / Food / History
 
Recommended 2.5 hours over the week
Thursday Option

PE / Art / Design / Music / Dance / Computing
French / Food / Geography
 
Recommended 2.5 hours over the week

 

Useful links for additional work and revision:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv
https://www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeare-learning-zone/
https://corbettmaths.com/
https://www.senecalearning.com/
https://app.literacyplanet.com/login
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