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Working from Home

During the current COVID lockdown measures, your child can access his/her home learning through Microsoft Teams. We are using Microsoft teams for all home learning at QKA. This includes live lessons with your child’s teacher and assignments for your child to complete.

Lesson Timetable

At QKA, we are running our whole timetable as live lessons over Microsoft Teams. That means that you child can have live interactions with his/her teachers during every weekday in lockdown at their usual lesson times. For example, if your child has a Maths lesson on Thursday 1a on their timetable, there will be a live Maths lesson via Teams at that same time. Assignments are used by your child’s teachers to set worksheets and activities to complete. These tasks are often completed during the live lesson slots.

You can find a printed copy of your child's school timetable in their planner.  Please contact your child's Tutor or Progress Leader if you need an additional copy. 

1a – 08:45 – 09:35

1b – 09:35 – 10:25

2a – 10:25 – 11:15

Lunch – 11:15 – 11:55

2b – 11:55 – 12:35

3a – 12:35 – 13:25

 

Work for Students without IT access at Home

QKA is working hard to provide digital devices to those students who do not have IT at home.  As additional devices become available, they will be distributed by the Progress Teams. If your child does not have a device at home to access home learning, please contact the appropriate Progress Leader:

  • Year 7 – Miss Stapleton
  • Year 8 – Mrs Burrows
  • Year 9 – Mr Jago
  • Year 10 – Mrs Newland
  • Year 11 – Mrs Wood
  • P16 – Mr Lewis

Students who do not have IT access at home will receive a printed work pack each week through the post, with work from each subject.  A stamped-addressed envelope will be enclosed in the work pack so that students can return completed work for teacher feedback. At QKA, we expect students to attend live lessons each day, where possible. Where this is not possible, they should still complete the assignments that are set for them.

 

Monitoring Engagement in Home Learning

Teaching and pastoral staff will contact you if your child is not engaging in lessons and / or assignments. You can check what assignments are outstanding for your child by getting them to log into MS-Teams and clicking on ‘Assignments’. Weekly feedback will be given to students using Microsoft Teams – this will be a combination of verbal feedback during live teaching, written feedback in lessons using the chat facility as well as bespoke feedback on individual activities in Teams Assignments. Students receiving printed work pack will receive weekly feedback orally through conversations with pastoral teams.

Support for Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). 

One of the challenges of lockdown is ensuring that we are still providing the high quality education and support that our students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities need and deserve.At the Queen Katharine Academy, we are very proud of our work in the SEND team and, to make sure that both our online and in-school provision meet the students’ needs, we have put a number of strategies in place.  Teaching Assistants are available throughout the day in school in order to support our most vulnerable learners - they often work one-to-one to support students as they access their lessons and they are also available as shared support within every classroom.  We have also planned in-school and online interventions to support students with their Social Emotional and Mental Health development and also for their Cognition and Learning development.   In addition to these interventions, our Teaching Assistants are also experts in differentiation and they are available to support students’ access the work across all subjects.

Logging into Teams

Microsoft Teams can be access from multiple locations and you are not limited to accessing it from only one location. For example, Teams can be used on a laptop, tablet, and phone simultaneously. Please watch the video for instructions on how to login:

 

 

Follow these written instructions if you cannot access the video above.

Laptop/PC

1. Go to https://teams.microsoft.com/ in a modern web browser (Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge/Mozilla Firefox/Safari are recommended for a smooth experience):

 

Picture of URL in the Address bar

 

2. Enter your child’s full QKA email address. They should know this, as the first part is just their username for the computers in school. For example, a student called John Smith will have the username john.smith. For Teams, they must add @qka.education at the end to tell Microsoft what school they are at. So, John’s full email address would be john.smith@qka.education:

 

Image of a Sign in screen

 

3. Enter your child’s password for the school computers. Again, they should know this.

 

Password screen

If they have forgotten their password, please email oliver.moore@qka.education and ask for it to be reset remotely.

 

4. Click ‘Don’t show this again’ and choose Yes to keep the device logged in

 

Sign in screen (with don't show again selected)

 

5. You will then be presented with the Microsoft Teams homepage. Look on the left sidebar for the Calendar, for live lessons, and Assignments, for work to complete.

Mobile Phone/Tablet

1. Search the app store on your device for ‘microsoft teams’ and install the app.

2. Open the app on your device.

3. Login using the same process as outlined above.

Accessing Live Lessons

Live lessons can be access from the calendar.

1. Click Calendar in the left sidebar:

 

Teams Calendar  Icon

 

2. Check the times of the lessons in the calendar - lessons start and end ~2/3 minutes either side of the lesson slot shown on the calendar. The lesson in the example below is scheduled at 8:45 and finishes at 9:35. All live lessons match the times of your child’s timetable – you can check their planner to see what lessons they have each day.

 

3. To join the lesson, click the lesson you want to join and press the Join button:

How to join a displayed lesson

 

Accessing Assignments

Assignments can be found in the Assignments section. This are activities for your child to complete to reinforce or develop their learning.

1. Click Assignments in the left sidebar:

 

Teams Assignment select

 

2. Look at the list of Assignments, they will be ordered by Due Date. Click on an assignment for instructions and files needed to complete the work.

 

Assignment Screen


Department Websites - Click here for detailed login support

Some of our department use subject specific websites to help you child in their homework or home learning. Below is a list of these websites organised by subject, and login instructions for each one. If you are having difficultly, please email your child's class teachers for support.

 

Accelerated Curriculum

Bedrock

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

Go to the website https://app.century.tech/learn/

Enter your details given to you by your teachers, contact them if you have forgotten

Click Sign In

 

Linguascope

https://www.linguascope.com/

Go to the website https://www.linguascope.com/

Go to log in and type qkatharine

Go to password and type catalina

Click Login

 

Art

All files needed are attached to ShowMyHomework assignments

Video links needed available in ShowMyHomework and emailed to students

 

Beauty and Massage Therapy

PivotPoint

https://eu1.pivotpointlab.co.uk/login/index.php

Go to the website https://eu1.pivotpointlab.co.uk/login/index.php

Click My Courses and work through workbooks set

 

Drama

All files needed are attached to ShowMyHomework assignments

Video links needed available in ShowMyHomework and emailed to students

 

Computer Science

QKA Tech YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hKrG-pc2XFZYigBGWpY2w?view_as=subscriber

Tutorials will be posted here. Be sure to like and subscribe!

Live lessons will be taking place from 27th April so be sure to turn on the notification bell for notifications of when they are going to start!

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Codecademy

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

CodeCombat

https://codecombat.com/

 

Economics

Quizlet

The revision Quizlet's for each Unit can be found at:

https://quizlet.com/gb/400495150/economics-unit-1-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/gb/400552980/economics-unit-2-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/gb/401527986/economics-theme-3-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/gb/404886572/theme-4-flash-cards/

 

Useful Websites

https://www.economicsonline.co.uk/

Links to lots of data about the UK and world economy at the bottom of homepage

https://www.economicshelp.org/

Useful study notes and Economics related articles and data

https://www.tutor2u.net/economics/blog/economics-topic-study-notes

Useful study notes for each unit

 

Enterprise & Marketing/Business

BusinessEd

https://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/theory/camnat-public/camnat-theory-notes-public  

https://www.businessed.co.uk/index.php/home/revision

Use these websites to help with your work and revision for R064. The second link is purely revision whereas the first has activities as well as theories. No need to register or log on.

 

English/English Literature

Century

https://app.century.tech/learn/

Go to the website https://app.century.tech/learn/

Enter your details given to you by your teachers, contact them if you have forgotten

Click Sign In

 

Geography

Useful Websites

http://www.coolgeography.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg

BBC KS3 BiteSize Geography

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

BBC KS4 (AQA exam board) Geography

https://www.toporopa.eu/en/

Loads of excellent interactive map focussed games, great fun!

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills

Ordinance survey map skills and games

https://geographyrevisionalevel.weebly.com/

Revision site for P16 Geography (AS and A Level)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/

Always full of inspiring and wonder inducing pictures and articles

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Loads of interactive geography games

https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/

Loads of great free activities to try, like making model volcanoes

 

History

History Homework

www.historyhomework.com 

Go to the website www.historyhomework.com and click on 'login' (in the top right hand corner)

Enter your school the user and password your teacher sent you

Click Login

 

Seneca

https://app.senecalearning.com/login

Go to the website https://app.senecalearning.com/login

Enter your school email address (firstname.surname@qka.education)

Enter your password (Click Forgot Your Password? Or email oliver.moore@qka.education if you have forgotten)

Click Login

Find the following courses, depending on the work your teacher has set:

History: OCR B GCSE Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933-1945

History: OCR B GCSE The People's Health c.1250-present

History: OCR B GCSE The Elizabethans, 1580-1603

 

Languages

Active Learn

https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/app/Home

Go to the website https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/app/Home

Enter your username (given by your teacher)

Enter your password (given by your teacher) Or email your Spanish teacher if you have forgotten

Click Login

 

Vocab Express

https://www.vocabexpress.com/login/

Go to the website https://www.vocabexpress.com/login/

Enter your username (given by your teacher)

Enter your password (given by your teacher) Or email your Spanish teacher if you have forgotten

Click Login

 

Language-Gym

https://www.language-gym.com/

Go to the website https://www.language-gym.com

Scroll to the bottom, finds "Join a classroom”

Create an account with the invitation code that your teacher sent you.

Click Login

 

Linguascope

https://www.linguascope.com/

Go to the website https://www.linguascope.com/

Go to log in and type qkatharine

Go to password and type catalina

Click Login

 

Linguascope

https://quizlet.com/en-gb

Go to the website https://quizlet.com/en-gb

Create an account with the invitation code that your teacher sent you by email.

 

Maths

Mathswatch

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/

 

Students will need to ask class teacher for individual logins and passwords.

Link to video instructions 

 

White Rose Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

No login required

 

Science

Year 7/8 - Doddle

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/

DoddleLearn will provide you with your weekly Science lessons through PowerPoints and homework as quizzes. 

 

Year 9 - Century

https://www.century.tech/

Century will provide you with your weekly lessons for Biology, Chemistry and Physics as PowerPoints and assessment as homework. Please make notes from the PowerPoints before you complete the assessments. Your Science teacher has set you a target percentage. Keep retrying the assessment until you reach your target, once you have learnt the information from your notes.

 

Year 10 - Century/Kerboodle

https://www.century.tech/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

Century will provide you with your weekly lessons for Biology, Chemistry and Physics as PowerPoints and assessment as homework. Please make notes from the PowerPoints before you complete the assessments. Your Science teacher has set you a target percentage. Keep retrying the assessment until you reach your target, once you have learnt the information from your notes.

For your revision tests will be set on Kerboodle as in the previous weeks. Revision sheets will be provided through Show My Homework.

 

Year 11 - Century/Kerboodle/Doddle

https://www.century.tech/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/

You are now in your revision period for Science. Your Science teacher has given you a Progress Report Card with the areas you need to revise. Please check the websites above to find your personalised revision work. Your teacher will monitor your progress and inform your weekly tasks on Show My Homework.

 

Year 12 /13 - Doddle

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/

You are now in your revision period for Science. Please check your email address for the QKA for the past exam questions worksheets and feedback. You will have access to resources and PowerPoints on DoddleLearn.