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Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Callington Community College

Remote Learning

The way that students can access remote learning has been adapted and updated from September 2021.  This is to enable students to access and complete high quality remote learning if they cannot to come to college whilst awaiting a PCR test result.

There is no expectation that students who are unwell to complete remote learning.

Students who have tested positive for Covid-19 but who are asymptomatic may choose to complete learning at their discretion at the discretion of their parent or carer.

Aims of remote learning:

  • To provide rigorous and contemporaneous subject specific resources which will enable students to consolidate their understanding.
  • To provide genuinely worthwhile resources and guidance that benefit learning.
  • To provide opportunities to revisit prior learning to build confidence and strengthen understanding for when students return to the classroom.

Autumn Term 2021

Remote Learning Guidance:

If a student is not able to come into school, it is important that they use their time at home to strengthen and deepen their understanding of the topics they are currently learning.

Whilst absent from school and awaiting a PCR test result, all students are expected to:

  1. Check their timetable and look at the subjects they have on that day.
  2. Use topic timelines for each subject to remind themselves of what they have been learning (example from maths below).
  3. Complete the following steps:
  • Visit Oak National Academy or follow the useful links below and find the lesson/resource which covers the topic for each subject.
  • Work through the relevant lesson or section of the website, making detailed notes (and complete each task within the video if using Oak National Academy).
  • Year 7-9 students: visit KS3 Bitesize and find the relevant section.  Add to notes and complete the quiz at the end of the topic section.
  • Year 10-11 students: log-in to GCSE Pod and work through at least two pods.

Additional subject specific resources can be found below:

Year 11 Study Portal can be accessed by clicking here.

If you would like more detail and advice around remote learning, please click here.

Topic Timelines

Maths 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Maths

Higher - Decimals and bounds

Higher - negative numbers, circles and area

Higher -Sequences, Fractions, Algebra techniques

Higher -Quadratics and inequalities

Higher - Circle theorems and vectors

  Foundation - Rounding and decimals Foundation - Prime factor decomp and volume Foundation - decimals, fractions, algebra techniques Foundation - Transformation, trigonometry and ratio Foundation - Volume of cones, cylinders, spheres. Circles

English 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

Animal Farm and persuasive writing

 


 

Of Mice and Men and characterisation

 

Lord of the Flies and ‘to what extent’ essay writing

 

Macbeth

Unseen poetry

 

Language Paper 1&2 Section B (Creative writing and non-fiction writing)

Science 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Science

Biology - Cells, systems and reproduction
 

Physics - Forces, Magnets, work and energy. Sound and radiation

 

 

 

Biology

 

 

B1 and B2 Cells - Animals, Plant cells and cell division

B4 and B5 Blood and the circulatory System

B15 Genetics

 

Chemistry

 

 

C1 and C2 Atoms and the Periodic Table

C5 and C6 Reactions and Electrolysis

C10/12 and C11/13 Chemical analysis and the Evolution of the Atmosphere

Physics

 

 

P1 and P2 Conservation and dissipation of Energy

P4 and P5 Electricity and Electrical Circuits

P10 forces and acceleration

History 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

History

Migration

 

Norman invasion of England

 

The story of the sugar industry.

 

The Industrial Revolution

The story of migration into Britain.

 

Medicine through time.

 

Weimar and Nazi Germany

 

Belief and Culture 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Belief and Culture

Christianity - faith and belief.
 

Qualities, heroes and Buddhism

Prejudice, Discrimination and Freedom Writers

Wealth and Poverty, Zakah - Islam

Religion and Life - organ transplants, donation

PSHE 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

PSHE

Mental Health and Well being - Transition and mindfulness.

 

Bullying

 

Types of relationship

 

 


 

Mental health and Wellbeing - Impact of social media on mental health.

 

Healthy coping strategies

 

 

Mental health and Wellbeing - Case studies and strategies.

 

Resilience and reframing negative thoughts.

 

Recognising mental health issues and when to get help.

Drugs and addiction. Experimentation. Dopamine and drugs. Binge drinking. Addiction.

Drugs and addiction. 

Personal, social and national impacts of drug use.

Spanish 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Spanish

Name, age, numbers, months, birthday, family members, descriptions

 

 


 

School subjects,

School facilities,

Giving opinions about school,

Comparatives and superlatives,

Uniform.

Hobbies

Present tense

Past tense

Near future 

 

 

 

Hobbies

Saying what you tend to do

Present

Past

Future

Describing role models

 

Current and future study and employment

 

Core PE 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Core PE

Bones of human body


 

Muscles of the human body

 

Short term effects of exercise on the human body

Long term effects of exercise on the human body

Types of fitness testing and training

Art 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Art

Colour theory

David Hockney

Landscape

Tone and mark making

Perspective

Architecture

Shape and form

Surrealism

Abstraction and distortion

Portraiture

Heritage and Identity

Print making

Food and Nutrition
 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Food and Nutrition

Baking methods, techniques & function of ingredients

Health and safety


 

Main meals with food around the world

 

Contamination/Bacteria in the kitchen

 

Vegetarian diets

 

 

Revisit baking methods/techniques & function of ingredients

Conditions for bacterial growth

 

Food hygiene legislation

 

Meat & fish

 

Recipes using meat/fish

 

Structure of the hospitality industry

Controlled assessment

Psychology 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Psychology


 

 

 

 

 

Research Methods and Criminal Psychology

 

 

Completion of Schizophrenia - assessment

 

Sleep and Dreaming

Health and Social Care 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Health and Social Care


 

 

 

 

 

Human Development and Factors Affecting - Component 1 Learning Aim A

Health and Wellbeing - Component 3

 

Digital Access

We recognise that some students may not have suitable online access from home.  In the event that a student cannot access their work remotely, a work pack can be collected from reception at the request of the parent or carer of the student concerned.  If a student is likely to be absent for a number of days for reasons related to COVID-19, a work pack can be sent home.

What you can do to help

We appreciate that this situation may present some challenges for you. We kindly ask for your support so that we can continue to provide high-quality education for your child during this time. Younger children in particular may need support in accessing online materials and staying focused with their remote learning. We ask that you help them as much as you can.

At the same time, we don’t expect you to watch your child all day, but it would be really helpful if you can take an active role in your child’s learning by asking them about their day and what they’ve learned.

Our top tips:

  • Try to encourage your child to be ready and dressed for the start of the school day, and to keep to their timetable.
  • Plan breaks and exercise into the day to help keep your child active.

Welfare

At Callington Community College we have the best interests of every student at the front and centre of every decision made. In a situation where a student is not able to attend school for a prolonged period of time it is essential we maintain contact to ensure the student’s welfare is monitored and the right support signposted.  In the event that a student has a prolonged period of absence, Mr Rob Taylor or a Head of Year will contact parents or carers to explore any possible barriers and options for support.

Support for students with additional needs

We recognise that some students, for example some students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those students.

Department for Education (DfE)

Current DfE guidance states that ‘if a pupil is not attending school because their attendance would be contrary to government guidance or legislation around COVID-19, we expect schools to offer them access to remote education. Schools should keep a record of, and monitor engagement with, this activity, but this does not need to be tracked in the attendance register’