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20/07/20

More information about our re-opening plans has now been published on our website, including FAQs for parents: https://t.co/mufsYWQEht

17/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A massive thank you to the Kennedy family for their unbelievably kind donation of not one, but two pianos to the Music and Performing Arts departments! We are incredibly grateful and we cannot wait for our students to use them! https://t.co/QYZsuyEbXa

17/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Phenomenal turnout from Year 7 today for their Tutor Group Celebration Assemblies! It has been absolutely wonderful to see them all again! https://t.co/9MerY6mfRX

16/07/20

We are delighted to share the final edition of our virtual school newsletter! In today’s newsletter we have photos of sports day, emotional farewells to Day School, exciting Bedrock news, and much more. https://t.co/YIW0oej93R https://t.co/plk2QfymBV

16/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A fantastic turnout at yesterday’s first Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Really excited for today’s four assemblies and getting to see more of the students again! https://t.co/IpTG5uvNVW

15/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Absolutely loved today’s four Year 7 Celebration Assemblies! Wonderful to see the students again! Excited for the remaining four assemblies tomorrow! https://t.co/zUZwwce7kV

15/07/20

We have some Year 7s in today for their celebration assemblies. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). Each assembly will last around 40 minutes. We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/8gFrpZ3oX7

15/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Really excited to have these chairs filled with Year 7 students over the next two days as we have our Celebration Assemblies for each Tutor Group! Can’t wait to see you all! A4, H2, S5 and H1 today, U7, S6, A3 and U8 tomorrow. https://t.co/DGMnZYE0kX

14/07/20

Our HASU Lockdown Anthology has now been published. It features beautiful poetry on the theme of childhood, written by our talented students. Read it here: https://t.co/rPpBwfBKS6 https://t.co/NhsankdUA7

13/07/20

8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️ https://t.co/rp0Gw2UA9N

13/07/20

So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning https://t.co/TvpAUnqqaL

13/07/20

We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/eqZJ8kibwi

10/07/20

Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here. https://t.co/qiTwts9cLz

09/07/20

Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more! https://t.co/d2mT1dto0d https://t.co/oWh3I6pRKE

09/07/20

On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part! https://t.co/iUvAYjINmh

08/07/20

Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm. https://t.co/4aMZPh2ZHj

08/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again! https://t.co/C0JRhHv6AS

07/07/20

Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you! https://t.co/pToEs5PqCA https://t.co/8PU9sMY6E3

07/07/20

Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy! https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/j7Cpp00kOQ

04/07/20

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Virtual School

During a school closure we will ensure continuity of education using our Harris Academy Sutton Virtual School.

 

Show My Homework

All work will be set on Show My Homework. If a student cannot access the system they should email loginhelp@harrissutton.org.uk for assistance.

 

Virtual Tutor Time

From week commencing 11th May, tutors will be running virtual tutor times through Teams.

 

Live Lessons

From week commencing 8th June, we will be launching one daily Live Lesson. At 11am on each weekday students will be invited to join a live event on Microsoft Teams, where a teacher will deliver a 30 to 40-minute live lesson. This will be available to all students but is not compulsory for those unable to be online at this time.

The timetable offers a different subject each day, covering the same content as on Show My Homework but in a live format. This will give students an opportunity to receive some live teaching whilst not adding to their workload. In the third week we will offer a series of practical sessions to give them students something exciting to do! The timetable can be downloaded here.

 

IID Week

Our annual IID Week runs from Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July. During this time the normal virtual school timetable - including live lessons - will be suspended. Instead, students will take part in a full programme of IID Week activities that will run from 9am until 3pm every day. The timetables for IID Week are here:

Year 7 IID Week Timetable

Year 8 IID Week Timetable

 

Celebration Week

Students have the opportunity to attend an end of term celebration event at school, as outlined in Mr Fisher's letter dated 7th July. Students should wear full uniform and arrive promptly. We look forward to seeing them.

 

Timetable

Students will be expected to complete 40 minute lessons in five subjects a day. These subjects will follow the following timetables:

Year 7 Virtual School Timetable

Year 8 Virtual School Timetable

 

Every morning students should check Show My Homework for the day's lessons and complete them all over the course of the day. Lessons do not have to be completed in the order shown on the timetable. It is important that students attempt to complete all work set. 

PE teachers will also provide a daily link to a workout video to ensure that students stay active and healthy whilst confined to their home.

 

Sickness

If a student is unwell then they will not be expected to complete school work until they have fully recovered. This decision will need to be made by parents and carers.  

After a student has recovered from a period of sickness they do not need to do extra work to catch up on the work they missed while unwell. Parents and carers should support their children in ensuring that they get the right balance.

 

Organisation 

It is recommended that parents and carers set 'school hours' for their children during which they must be completing school work with no distractions. For example this might be 9am until 3pm. These school hours should include scheduled breaks for snacks and meals. Students should keep themselves well hydrated whilst working. It is strongly recommended that they drink water and avoid sugary drinks.

Students will need access to a quiet space to complete their work. If they have their own mobile phone they should not be allowed access to it during school hours as it is incredibly distracting. If possible they should work in a separate area from games consoles and televisions. 

Students will need their pencil case and exercise books. If they do not have an exercise book at home for a subject then they should use the Virtual School exercise book provided by the school, or paper. Students will need internet access in order to access Show My Homework every day. This can be done via the mobile phone app if necessary.

Some subjects will set homework on online platforms such as Hegarty Maths and Kerboodle - these are far better accessed on a computer, laptop or tablet rather than a mobile phone. We appreciate that families are sharing these devices so we will endeavour to set a variety of different types of work.

 

Communication and Support

Students are able to use Show My Homework to contact teachers directly with queries. However we strongly encourage them to use their initiative first and try to take a 'common sense' approach when they are unsure about something. They should not be anxious about being told off if they don't understand an instruction - they should just do what they can, and ask for help if needed. Please bear in mind that if a teacher doesn't reply to a message sent through Show My Homework it may be because they are unwell. 

If a student can not access one of our online platforms such as Kerboodle, Hegarty Maths, Bedrock or Show My Homework they should email loginhelp@harrissutton.org.uk for assistance. This email account will be monitored by Mrs Morgan during the school closure.

If you need support from the school for equipment and/or internet access, please email info@harrissutton.org.uk.

If websites become overwhelmed with traffic and cease to function, please try again at another time. If the situation persists please consider sensible self-guided alternatives to the work that has been set. This might include reading a book, writing a story or making revision notes on topics studied so far this year.

 

Frequently Used Websites

Maths: Hegarty Maths (user guide here)

English: Bedrock (user guide here)

Science: Kerboodle

Virtual Tutor Time: Microsoft Teams

All subjects: Show My Homework (user guide here)

All subjects: YouTube