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3rd March 2017 STANDING OUT THE MAGAZINE FOR MOUNTS BAY ACADEMY IMPO RTAN T INFO RMAT ION I NSID E Cover: Allotment Team 20th March 2020
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT …Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Proud Today is the last day that the Academy will be open for the foreseeable future and I would like to thank everyone for their patience regarding sharing of information following the Government’s announcement about school closures on Wednesday evening. If you need to contact us for any reason please email: firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance and we will do our best to assist you. We will remain open only for the children of key workers from Monday 23rd March, if either or both parents at home are key workers. For the guidance on key worker provisions click on the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for- parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers#critical- workers If you are in this group please complete the online form below so that we can arrange suitable provision for your children: https://forms.gle/NZupm5DbHwSYTZVx6 It is important to underline that schools, colleges and other educational establishments remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. If you have a child who is considered vulnerable then you will be contacted directly via the telephone by either ourselves or your Social Worker It is paramount that learning continues, and students will be set tasks each day following their normal timetable. If you are not sure of what subject areas to focus on and when, please use your child’s timetable as a guide. A newsletter will be emailed to you each Friday outlining many of the tasks that have been set for each year group during the week. The next few weeks and months will be difficult for everyone and I would like to thank Good Luckfor everyone their Moll y patience in advance, however if we all continue to work hard and be kind, we will all be able to look back at what we did to support the community with pride. I am proud of the responsible attitude our students have exhibited so far, the understanding parents have shown and the considerable effort my colleagues have made to make sure that no learning is lost. Don’t forget to keep up to date with our weekly newsletter and I look forward to seeing us all back together in the not too distant future. Best wishes Les Hall - Academy Principal
Remote REMOTE Learning LEARNING at Mounts GUIDEBay Whilst they are not physically attending the Academy we will be expecting all students to continue their learning at home using the strategy below: Start of Day By 9am, teachers will have sent a Firefly task to students for the lessons that they would otherwise be attending on the day. This will automatically be sent to the parent Firefly app, just like homework. The firefly task will include links to pages on Firefly that includes tasks and resources that will provide students with 75 minutes worth of learning. Students will be expected to have their iPads charged and connected to the internet if possible. If no connection, students will need to refer to the ebooks that they downloaded when in school as a contingency. Students will receive an email and firefly notification from each of their teachers with a firefly task for the lesson. Students will be expected to complete these tasks during the day at the allotted time according to their school timetable. Daytime Teachers will be available to be contacted by students between 9am and 4pm via email. Teachers will aim to reply to messages at their earliest convenience. Students may be expected to show progress in their learning through a number of possible ways. Students will be instructed on the Firefly tasks if this is the case. This will be down to the teacher to decide on what is best for their subject. Here are some examples: Firefly tasks - just like homework, students can be set tasks where they will be given specific work to be set where the could be expected to submit a piece of work in order to complete it. This is accessed through the student firefly app (left) on their iPads. Apple Schoolwork - using their @appleid.mountsbay.org usernames, students are connected to their classes through this app. Some teachers may set an assignment through this app which will allow students to submit completed documents directly to the teacher. This is found on the iPads. SeeSaw - this is a new app available to students. Students will need to press the “log in with Google ID” button and use their school email address to login. On here, a range of tools are available which can allow a student to reflect on their learning by filming, taking photos, annotating and explaining using audio. All work submitted will be stored in their own “portfolio” which will be approved by the teacher. End of the Day Teachers will set deadlines for work completed during allocated lesson time. If work is expected to be finished on the same day, this should be with the teacher no later than 4pm. Students may be expected to submit their classwork within one of the online tools explained. This will be stipulated in theHot Firefly Chotask. colate Friday
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 7 Subject Learning Focus Students will be studying the addition and subtraction of all types of Maths numbers including standard form using the eBook unless they are instructed differently by their teacher. Students will continue to read and enjoy Our Day Out and complete English related activities. Reading and creative writing tasks will also be set. Students will be studying puberty and menstruation in Colonising Science Mars and Respiration and Plant reproduction in Old MacDonald had a lab. Students will be working on sections 2 and 3 of their ebook. Their focus for this week will be looking at sports in French speaking French countries and talking about what they like to do. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students will be working on sections 2 and 3 of their ebook. Their Spanish focus for this week will be looking at break time activities and the present tense. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Pupils to complete week 5 homework on their IPAD and to view the PE exercise set on the iBook. Students will be working on their current project - either the Art REAL Project History or Sustainability Project. Creative IT: Begin to interview people at home about their opinions on your Industries chosen global goal. Firefly task to follow. RE Working through iBooks provided Food and Reflection on previous work. Making of a time-plan to include health Cookery and safety.
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 8 Subject Learning Focus Students will be studying addition and subtraction of fractions using Maths the eBook unless they are instructed differently by their teacher. Students will continue to read and enjoy Lord of the Flies and English complete related activities. In Science at West Cornwall Hospital students will be studying Science genetics, in Science at Home students will study how heat travels. Students to work from their ebook. They will be working on the French sections 'Mon Style' and 'Le Weekend Dernier' Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students will be working on sections 2 and 3 of their ebook. Their Spanish focus for this week will be looking at break time activities and the present tense. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Pupils to complete week 5 homework on their IPAD and to view the PE exercise set on the iBook. Students will be working through Week 1 of the Literacy Skills Literacy workbook whilst spending 20 minutes on each day reading. Students will be working on their current project, one of the four REAL Project they will engage with this year. IT: complete the next section on Swift Playgrounds. Firefly task to Creative follow. Dance: Students are researching a dance style and creating Industries their own information page in their dance diary. RE Working through iBooks provided Food and Pages 2, 3 and 4 within ebook working on bread theory. Cookery
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 9 Subject Learning Focus Students will be studying the use of fractions or data using the Maths eBook unless they are instructed differently by their teacher. English Students will complete an extended package holiday project. Biology B2 - monoclonal antibodies; definition, development and Science uses, review of the bodies responses to infection. Biology B1 -Cells, tissues and organs and the digestive system. Chemistry C1 - Ionic Bonding Physics P1 - students will be studying the module on Particles. There are lots of relevant and inspiring video's for the student's to access in lieu of practical work. Students to complete Section 1 and 2 of their ebook. These sections French cover French speaking festivals and the negative in French. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. All pupils for BTEC to complete the deadline of getting their videos BTEC PE annotated and complete for the end of the lesson. Students to complete FF page planes and axis lesson 2 - then GCSE PE upload picture of exercise book into seesaw assignment Students will be experimenting with their primary photos linked to Art their selected artists. Graphics Students will create a series of draft final outcomes for the exam unit in response to a Graphic designers style and technique. Food and Pupils begin the task on the ebook as discussed within the previous Cookery lesson. Working towards a exam brief task over the next few weeks. And sort through their folders. Music Research a contemporary musical style. Download the eBook to help and give an overview of the assignment. This will be set as a task through firefly.
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 9 Subject Learning Focus Music Tech Research a contemporary musical style. Download the eBook to help and give an overview of the assignment. This will be set as a task through firefly. Creative Complete Chapter one of the "Everyone can create video" iBook in iMedia preparation for the next unit and make a video. History Students should download and complete the activities in the ebook on Elizabeth's Golden Age. Geography Students will need to work through firefly tasks and ebooks provided RE Working through iBooks provided
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 10 Subject Learning Focus Students will be studying Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry Maths using the eBook unless they are instructed differently by their teacher. Students will continue working on English Language Paper 1, completing targeted work on particular questions. Opportunities will English be provided to revisit texts we have already studied AND look at the poetry we are due to study next Quadmester. In Biology students will be studying water balance and plant Science hormones. On Thursday and Friday students will investigate human effects on biodiversity. In Chemistry we continue various topics relating to products from Crude Oil, Reversible reactions and equilibrium, Quantitative Chemistry and Chemical analysis. All BTEC pupils to ensure that they have completed the ROLES of BTEC PE the Officials and the first 5 RESPONSIBILITIES of Officials. Students to complete the lesson from FF page sent on performance GCSE PE enhancing drugs, prohibited methods, prescribed drugs and the advantages and disadvantages of taking PEDs Students to continue with their studies about future studies and employment. This week will focus on reading activities and grammar French practice linked to the future tense. All activities can be found in their ebook. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students to work on section 2 and 3 of their books. These sections Spanish GCSE focus on healthy lifestyles and natural disasters. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students to continue their studies about food. This week is focused on revision of time and the present tense and further development Spanish FCSE of their general understanding of food vocabulary. The work can be found in their ebook. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too.
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 10 Subject Learning Focus Students will need to work through firefly tasks and ebooks Geography provided Students will be exploring creative approaches to observational Art drawing. Food and Students work on tasks 1 and 2 within their Ebooks. Working Cookery towards a exam brief task over the next few weeks. Business Students will be working on tasks based around their hat designs Studies and the finances to produce them. Students will be recording through drawing, photography and digital Graphics art to support the development of their project work. A focus will be using the 'Adobe Creative Cloud' on iPads. Research a contemporary musical style. Download the eBook to help Music Tech and give an overview of the assignment. This will be set as a task through firefly Music 1 lesson of research and theory work on Area of Study 2 - Music for Ensembles. 1 lesson on practical skills. All tasks will be set through firefly. Textiles Students will be documenting the creative journey of their ideas in their sketchbooks, focusing on thoughtful and meaningful annotation and the planning of further ideas through drawing.
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 10 Subject Learning Focus Students will complete their UI and create documents to outline Digital ICT their functionality Students to complete music video planning - mindmap and Broadcasting/ storyboarding as well as pre-production paperwork - all set as tasks Media on Firefly
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 11 Subject Learning Focus Students to download and complete the appropriate "Aiming for Maths grade..." workbooks found in the "Maths" folder on their iPads. Students can also complete their physical revision workbook. Students will be provided with a structured revision programme in English which texts are revisited and support provided for both Language papers. Science In Biology students will be revising B1 Cell Biology and organisation In Chemistry we continue various topics relating to products from Crude Oil, Reversible reactions and equilibrium, Quantitative Chemistry and Chemical analysis. In Chemistry revision will be around Atomic Structure and Bonding In Physics, students will be using PixL resources to revisit and review Required Practical Activities RE Working through iBooks provided Unit 3 Learning Aim A completion of iBook on Personal Training PE programme. Business To complete Lo4 of the R066 assignment. Studies Students to download and complete the lessons outlined in the History iBook. These will get students to explore Norman Towns and the changes made to life by the Norman Conquest of England.
WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GUIDE YEAR 11 Subject Learning Focus Students to continue to work on their A3 revision bingo sheet. Continue to develop their understanding of the Spanish language Spanish and culture. All instructions can be found in their ebook. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students will continue to work through the weekly checklist in order to complete the Exam unit. Annotations to be completed to explain Art the creative journey so far. Draft final outcomes can be created at home too. Students should continue to work through exercises to continue to develop their understanding of the french language and culture. French Activities can be found on their ebook. Extension activities can be found on Firefly too. Students should continue to rehearse and record performances - at Music least 1 solo and 1 ensemble. All tasks will be set through firefly Students will need to work through firefly tasks and ebooks Geography provided Food and Students work on tasks 1 and 2 within their Ebooks. Working Cookery towards a exam brief task over the next few weeks. Students will continue to work through the weekly checklist in order Graphics to complete the Exam unit. Annotations to be completed to explain the creative journey so far. Students need to complete their genre magazine articles. All tasks Music Tech will be set through firefly. Students will be continuing with the development of their ESA project work - using materials taken from school to further their Textiles development, refine practical work and record the creative journey through sketchbook annotation.
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BE ACTIVE New Allotment Sprouts up at MBA The Eco Committee have teamed up with Luke New to extend outside of the poly tunnel and have created a whole new outside growing area. Raised beds are now filled with compost courtesy of the Green Waste Company and a lot of hard work from Mike the gardener and the new student gardening team. (Sorry about the muddy school uniforms!) Seeds donated by Mole Valley Farmers Seeds donated by Mole Valley Farmers have been planted and are currently tucked under their fleeces and germinating happily in the poly tunnel. ‘Shiver me Timbers’ reclamation yard also heard that we were trying to create an allotment in as eco friendly a way as possible. They donated some lovely old tools under the promise that we would care for these little bits of history and treat them with respect. Chitting potatoes ready to plant in late March Bella and Sunny work with Mike Starting to sow seeds Year 8 gardener team Sunny
BE ACTIVE Former student Woody New helps out Some of the new Year 7 team Fruit trees are in and so are the raspberry, blackcurrant and blueberry plants. We are very excited to see what works and what doesn’t so we can develop our growing skills in the school with the aim to produce food, create our own compost thereby reducing waste, enhance the environment aesthetically and improve the ecology of where we live by growing more trees and plants and encouraging, insects and other wildlife to thrive and develop alongside us. More of the MBA team filling the raised beds Tools discovered by Mr Fish Recycled planting modules Report by: Mr New
BE ACTIVE Big thanks to Ian Fish for finding the treasure of tools at the back of a school shed and to Stacey Wheeler for all the work already happening in the poly tunnel. We will be looking after the allotment and plants growing around the MBA site in the coming weeks and look forward to sharing pictures of its progress with you. Newly sown seeds under their fleece duvet u t o : h a n k yo T Terracotta pots donated by ‘Shiver Me Timbers’ Report by: Mr New
BE INSPIRED Year 8 Source Analysis During a Year 8 Real Project lesson the students were looking at different sources portraying different information about the Industrial Revolution. Students were asked to analyse the source and gather information that would help them write their own conclusion of life during the revolution. An important skill that they are able to learn in preparation for source analysis in GCSE humanity subjects such as history and geography. Well done Year 8! Report by: Miss Walters Beauty Around the Academy Mrs Murray-Lambrou has taken some pictures of spring flowers emerging around the Academy grounds to remind us that even in these turbulent times there is nature, beauty and peace all around.
BE INSPIRED CREST Award Some of you have been asking about CREST Awards. Now is a great time to take advantage of something that could help further your education. It is a nationally recognised scheme. It looks great on a CV or UCAS statement to colleges and universities. It is based on your own independent learning. It has also been shown that doing a bronze and a silver award can raise your GCSE grade in specific topics. A CREST Award is project based, it must be based on a question you want to find the answer to. It must have a practical experiment in it. For example: • How is a crime scene investigated? • Which shoes are the best to go running in and why? • Is there a difference between a frog and a rat anatomy? • What is the best way to make a loaf of bread? No matter your future career goal there will be a CREST project for you. A Bronze Award is 10 hours work. A Silver Award is 30 hours. This includes your research, experiments and write up. I will be available for any help and advice you may need. Below is the link to the website for more information: https://www.crestawards.org/what-is-crest Report by: Mrs Wheeler Let me know if you would like to take part.
BE BE CREATIVE CREATIVE Food and Cookery Mocks Year 9s had their second round of mocks recently. They had to be prepared before coming into the room with a time plan, so every detail of their 3 hours was filled, from sanitising the work surface down, getting equipment out, cooking and clearing away. The students had to prepare, cook and present two dishes to fit the brief set by the exam board. In order to pass they need to show skill and technique in their preparation and cooking. This level can be low, medium and high. We also have to look closely at their knife skills, health and safety, organisation and timing. Finally we look at how they present their food, including selecting the correct layout and serving dish. Finally, we consider the colour, aroma, texture and taste the dishes. The students have really developed their skills and time management. Well done all of you! Report by: Miss Osborne
BE BE CREATIVE CREATIVE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES EXHIBITION To all members of the MBA community, students and staff. If you find yourself at a loose end during the holidays and weekends, we thought we would run something that we could all get involved in from home. We are going to hold an exhibition as and when we return to MBA entitled, ‘Unprecedented Times’ and we want as many of you as possible to get involved. There are many ways in which you can get involved: Choose your favourite medium from the categories below and record any moment or event or story or experience or feeling that is important to you over the coming weeks. It can be anything from a short video of a bird singing in your garden, to a copy of a letter to your grandma. It might be a dance or a song that you do with your sister in the kitchen or an original song you write about life without school! It could be a series of photographs from your window taken each day or a single photo of something that really mattered to you at the time. You get the idea, now here are the categories: Film Make a short film (max 3 mins) that reflects something of your experience Photography A single or series of photographs (can be digital or printed) Written Word A short story (fiction or non fiction) An article A diary of events A poem Lyrics for a song A short play Art A visual response using any media. Sculpture (can be a photo of a piece of sculpture you create if temporary or too large to move) Carpentry and wood whittling Story told through graphics or illustration
BE BE CREATIVE CREATIVE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES EXHIBITION Textiles Patchwork or quilting Natural dyes, print or paint on fabric Make or adapt your own garments/accessories from recycled fabric Design your own garments/accessories A piece of knitting, crochet, weaving, rag rugging Music Write an original piece of music Perform and record of film your performance Just sing and play lots Dance Create a new piece of choreography Learn a piece of dance from an existing piece of choreography Just dance! Drama One person shows Speeches direct to camera Short plays devised and performed by you and those around you A Drama Diary to camera Food Create a new recipe, or share an old one Bake (bread, cakes) photograph the process. Cook and serve a meal (photograph the process) Make a preserve e.g. jam, marmalade, chutney and save a jar for exhibition day Decorate and photograph a cake Gardening Grow fruit and vegetables either in garden, balcony, or pots and photograph process Create a wildflower area for the insects and birds and photograph process Grow a single flower e.g. sunflower or a whole load of flowers of different varieties Other You know how best to express yourself and it may not fit into the above categories. We are writing new rules for our world at the moment on a daily basis so feel free to step over the lines, mix it up and create something or lots of things that best express your experience of these ‘Unprecedented Times’.
BE BE CREATIVE CREATIVE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES EXHIBITION Send recordings, photos, videos, writings etc as and when you finish them to email@example.com and I will start the process of assembling it into a most unusual exhibition. Keep up to date with some examples of the submissions in our weekly newsletter. Take care everyone, stay safe and be kind! Looking forward to seeing you all again when we get back. The Arts Award Team Music Award Congratulations to Mrs Brown and her team in the Music Department who have been awarded the Bernice McCabe Award by the PTI. The award comes with £5000 prize money. original aim, ha s no t only achieved its rd label, wh ich mmunity, with the am created a reco hool life and that of the wider co Claire and her te sc ess students an integral part of um covers, busin but now become played, art students designing alb th e tra ck s. ly rming to songs being wide pr of its , an d da nce students perfo ntial working out pote sition and song- n up th e amount of compo s, e record label ha s dr ive ability of student The success of th It ha s dr ive n up the performance the quality. writing as well as se lf- ta ug ht musicians. hr espe cia lly e school had a 24 ro pe du rin g th e holidays, and th instruments, el now tours Eu cess’ fund to prov ide In addition, the lab m on ey for their ‘equal ac s. to ra ise op sponsored gig and worksh ns, software, trips instrumental lesso d, projections, sm oke ‘Te ch Te am ’ wi th all lights, soun inv ite d to sh adow ho ol ha s its next cohort of 9 stu de nt s. Th ey have been fo r The sc by Year d sound ement being run nning the lights an and stage manag M ina ck Th ea tre and will be ru Th e the tech team at unity events. upcoming comm
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