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HASU Blended Learning
Temporary measures on 30th and 31st March 2021
Please see the news about our current status. As we are unable to use Teams or email, we cannot set individual work for students at home. Students isolating on 30th and 31st March should do the following tasks:
1. Hegarty Maths: click on Revise. Choose MemRi. Complete at least one MemRi quiz.
2. Hegarty Maths: click on Revise. Choose Fix Up 5. Complete at least one Fix Up 5 task.
3. Bedrock: complete daily Bedrock lessons.
4. Complete any outstanding tasks on Hegarty Maths, Kerboodle, and other online platforms used by the school.
5. Read a book.
Students are also able to independently select tasks on Hegarty Maths by using the search bar at the top. Year 7 students should search for 'equations', Year 8 students should search for 'Pythagoras' and Year 9 students should search for 'trigonometry'.
Thank you for your cooperation at this time.
For students isolating due to contact tracing or a positive COVID-19 test, HASU will do everything we can to ensure that students are able to access high quality learning materials which mirror the taught curriculum in school as far as possible. We recognize that online learning cannot be a substitute for high quality in-school teaching, but in the absence of this have worked hard to ensure that what student are accessing from home gives them the best possible chance of being able to rejoin in-school teaching after their period of isolation with as few gaps in their learning as possible.
All work for isolating students will be set via Microsoft Teams.
How can my child access their Blended Learning work?
When a student is isolating they will be added to a Year Group specific team for isolating students. These teams are named: HASU-Isolation-Year07, -Year08 and -Year09 and will appear in the student’s list of Teams (alongside their class and Year Group teams).
A short guide on how to access Microsoft teams from home can be found here.
If a student is having difficulties accessing Teams, they should contact their Head of Year in the first instance.
What will Blended Learning work look like?
Students isolating will follow the Blended Learning Timetable, rather than their normal academy timetable. The Blended Learning Timetable can be viewed here.
This timetable is in place to ensure that students can access five high quality lessons a day and to protect against any technical difficulties which might cause them to miss out on one or more of their lessons.
Each morning at 9am, five lessons will be posted. Students can complete these in any order. Lessons will:
- Be planned to take around an hour
- Be made up of a variety of resources including video lessons, online learning platforms and other bespoke tasks set by teachers
- Mirror what is being taught in school as closely as possible
- Include detailed instructions as to what the student is to do, and how long (approximately) they should be spending on each task.
Each lesson will be set as an Assignment on the relevant isolation team. Students may be required to submit evidence of their work in a variety of ways.
For students who are isolating but are not unwell, blended learning work is compulsory and completion will be monitored.
What else will my child have access to from home?
All isolating students are expected to join Tutor Time as normal every day. For Year 9, this will take place at 13:10. For Years 7 and 8, this will take place at 14:00. Students will be invited to join a Teams meeting via their Tutor Group Team, and will be invited to contribute as normal. Students are encouraged to make use of their microphone and camera as usual and engage with their fellow tutees and tutor in-school.
All isolating students are expected to continue to complete their Virtual Enrichment activities and update their Enrichment log as usual. All Enrichment materials can be found in their Tutor Group Team.
Should an isolating student wish to access support or advice at school, either from their tutor, a class teacher, or a member of the student wellbeing team, they are encouraged to do so by emailing their tutor or head of year.
Who is my child’s Head of Year?
Year 7 - Miss Matthews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Year 8 - Mr Duffy (email@example.com)
Year 9 - Mr Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org)