27th April – Home Learning Resources

27th April 2020 – Resources Update

Here’s a quick update with some news.

Bont News Update

Lack of PPE is in the news on a daily basis. I’m sure you will be pleased to hear that the school has donated safety goggles to NHS front line workers (thanks to science & technology area) and gowns/aprons (thanks to STF) to a local special school.

Mr Jones has downloaded a template for PPE equipment and will continue to use the 3D printers to produce as much PPE as possible over the next few weeks.

So far, 20 sets have been delivered to Llys-Y-Tywysog in Grovesend, 20 more to the Hollies in Pontarddulais and another delivery for Llys Gwyn. Each piece of PPE takes an hour to print and a further 30 minutes to cut and shape the acetate sheets.

Work Update


New Work

Business Studies

Mrs Palmer has added work into her Business Studies course. This is under the vocational tile on StudyZone. Click here to visit the course (KS4 Only).

Cymraeg

KS3 – Year 7 – New theme: Task 1 of Pynciau Ysgol / School Subjects [Study Zone]

KS3 – Year 8 – New theme: Task 1 of Patagonia [Teams] [Study Zone]

KS3 – Year 9 – New theme: Task 1 of Yr Ardal / The Area [Teams] [Study Zone]

KS4 – Year 10 – New theme: Task 1 of Yr Amgylchedd / The Environment [Study Zone]

Advice for the completion of the tasks – always start with task 1 [week 1] and work through to task 4 on a weekly basis.  Each new theme will consist of 4 tasks = 4 weeks.  Pupils are asked to upload their work on a weekly basis.  In addition, answers for each task will be provided every Sunday evening prior to the new task being set on the Monday.

Design Technology

The Design Technology department have uploaded two new tasks. One is based around interior design, the other graffiti writing. Head over to the D&T area to grab the worksheet.

French / Spanish

GCSE French has a new lesson every Monday for year 10 with activities/assignments due for the following Monday.
GCSE Spanish has a new lesson every Tuesday for year 10 with activities/assignments due for the following Tuesday.
Year 9 French and Spanish have projects to be completed on Moodle Study Zone.
Year 7 and 8 have booklets on Moodle Study Zone to be completed and reuploaded.
Also on Moodle are new games each week for year 7 and 8 to learn vocabulary from our summer term topics.

IT

A new section will be added from Monday entitled ‘Cyber Security’. Test your knowledge on social media, your digital footprint and general internet safety. Head over to the IT section.

Music

The Music department have uploaded a range of tasks for Year 7 and 8 to complete. There’s also a music quiz for everyone to try. Those who get top marks will receive a special email. Head over to the creative area and join the Music section or click here.

Science

Year 10 SCIENCE

Where possible pupils can print off a copy of the B1.1 booklet on Cells and movement across cell membranes and complete it using the 3 power points provided and additional assistance from the BBC Bitesize website links and Shaun’s Free Science lessons links and the year 10 Biology Revision Guides.

If printing is not a viable option pupils can access the booklet and write their answers on A4 paper or in an exercise/note book to evidence attempting the work.

A completed answer booklet will be posted on the Moodle Study Zone site from end of June onwards for pupils to check their answers against and make any corrections/ amendments to their understanding.

This will be a similar format for the first Chemistry (C1.1 The nature of substances and Chemical Reactions) and Physics (P1.1 Electric Circuits).

Year 11 SCIENCE

Where possible pupils can print off a copy of the B2.1 booklet on Cells and movement across cell membranes and complete it using the 3 power points provided and additional assistance from the BBC Bitesize website links and Shaun’s Free Science lessons links and the year 11 Biology Revision Guides.

If printing is not a viable option pupils can access the booklet and write their answers on A4 paper or in an exercise/note book to evidence attempting the work.

A completed answer booklet will be posted on the Moodle Study Zone site from end of June onwards for pupils to check their answers against and make any corrections/ amendments to their understanding.

This will be a similar format for the first Chemistry (C2.1 The nature of substances and Chemical Reactions) and Physics (P2.1 Electric Circuits).

Wellbeing Section

Over the last week we have added a few more resources to the wellbeing section. There’s now a reading section with tips and support for reading at home.

The RSPB have identified a number of resources parents can deliver at home with their children for 4 to 11-year olds. Links have been placed under the wellbeing area.

Free Home-schooling Resources from Swansea Libraries Secondary

Visit https://www.swansea.gov.uk/libraries and click on ‘online resources’ for FREE homework help to aid home-schooling. Access a range of high quality, reliable, age- appropriate educational resources, to help students with work set – including access to online encyclopaedias with topic databases, timelines, research and citation help, maps and atlases as well as e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comics, and magazines.

World Book Online

World book online is a leading publisher of authoritative, age-appropriate, and reliable educational materials, trusted for 100 years, for whole family learning, from KS1 to Adult. World Book Student is perfect for KS3 & 4 and students can access the Adult version for more advanced topic help.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference – is a vast interactive online reference library with 100’s of highly regarded and popular titles from dictionaries and encyclopaedias to biographical information. Mind maps help students focus their research and improve their online research skills.

BorrowBox

BorrowBox – a digital resource containing thousands of FREE e-books and e-audiobooks for children and adults in English and Welsh. https://www.swansea.gov.uk/readingdownloads

RB Digital

RB Digital is a fantastic way to read your favourite e-magazines and e-comics from home. Visit https://wales.rbdigitalglobal.com/ to access hundreds of these, for FREE. Brilliant for reluctant readers! – You must be a member of Swansea Libraries to access this resource.


Got a question? Swansea Libraries’ enquiry team are available to answer questions about online resources, internet topic resources and your current membership – email us at libraryline@swansea.gov.uk

Not already a member? Join FREE today at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/joinalibrary and start taking advantage of the free resources straight away using your new library card number and PIN.

Information

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