STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020

 
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
LONGSANDS
STUDENT BULLETIN
         14 September 2020
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
GREAT CONVERSATIONS

                      Great conversations talking points
                      Things to think about this week:

                      1. Can I remember the ‘British Values’?
                      2. What are the 5 names of our new House
                         system?
                      3. Do I know the Longsands value represented
                         by my House?
                      4. Can I give some examples of when I have
                         worked hard?
                      5. Can I give some examples of when I have
                         shown kindness?
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
COVID-19 UPDATES

                   COVID-19 UPDATE: FACE COVERINGS
                   The use of face coverings is helpful to prevent the spread of
                   coronavirus in areas where social distancing is difficult.

                   Our corridors are sometimes quite busy, therefore we would
                   recommend that you wear a face covering when moving around
                   the school or when queueing for food at lunchtimes.

                   Please also remember that you must wear a face covering when
                   you are going into shops and that you should make every effort to
                   socially distance when walking around in public places, from each
                   other and from other people.
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
COVID-19 UPDATES

                   Sanitising our hands is now part of daily life.
                   Please ensure that you are sanitising your
                   hands upon entering and exciting any
                   classroom.

                   Please also use the hand sanitiser stations
                   and dispensers located around the Academy
                   buildings to ensure that you are keeping
                   yourself and others safe from Covid-19.
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Year 7
                       If students are attending breakfast club they should make their way at 8:15am to
                       the main doors of N block where they will be asked to sanitise and go inside to
                       enjoy their breakfast. Otherwise:

                       Arrival: 8:30am-8:35am via back gate if possible or front gate/side gate and back
                       of Sports Hall (not through the building)
                       Before school starts: line up at the back of N block
                       Entrance: middle doors to N block
                       Toilets: ground floor of N block
                       Break and lunch spaces: Sports Hall and back of N block (if purchasing lunch,
                       Ritchie Hall initially at lunchtime)
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS

                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Year 8

                       Arrival: 8:30am-8:35am via back gate if possible or front gate/side gate and
                       service road (not through the building)
                       Before school starts: line up outside the back of N block, Kings Road car park side
                       Entrance: N block doors closest to the Kings Road car park
                       Toilets: upper floor of N block and C block (Technology)
                       Break and lunch spaces: Old gym and front of N block
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Year 9

                       Arrival: 8:30am-8:35am via back gate if possible or front gate/side gate and
                       service road (not through the building)
                       Before school starts: GAH, JJB, NJS – outside the top of the Sports Hall corridor by
                       Mr Lampett’s classroom windows, CLG, KJD, NDZ – outside F block, CKK, JSH, IMB,
                       MTL - outside ROSLA block (blue building by Kings Road car park)
                       Entrance: GAH, JJB, NJS – door at top of sports hall corridor, CLG, KJD, NDZ – door
                       to F block near old outdoor gym, CKK, JSH, IMB, MTL – main door to ROSLA block
                       Toilets: Canteen entrance or ROSLA toilets
                       Break and lunch spaces: Ritchie Hall and Middle Field
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS

                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Year 10

                       Arrival: 8:30am – 8:35am via any gate
                       Before school starts: Outside music area (K block)
                       Entrance: closest entrance to first lesson, taking into account the one way system
                       and which doors are operating as entrances or exits.
                       Toilets: Sports Hall changing rooms
                       Break and lunch spaces: New Gym and far side of the avenue of trees
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS

                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Year 11

                       Arrival: 8:30am – 8:35am via any gate
                       Before school starts: Along Sports Hall wall
                       Entrance: closest entrance to first lesson, taking into account the one way system
                       and which doors are operating as entrances or exits.
                       Toilets: H block
                       Break and lunch spaces: New Hall/Pod and Top field
STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS

                       UPDATED YEAR GROUP LOCATIONS
                       Updated Year Group Locations
                       Since our original publication, we have made some updates to locations for year
                       groups. Please ensure you are aware of where you should be when you the school
                       site, particularly before school starts.

                       Years 12 and 13
                       Arrival: 8:30am – 8:35am via any gate
                       Before school starts: Year 12 outside the sixth form building, Year 13 outside the
                       pavilion
                       Entrance: closest entrance to first lesson, taking into account the one way system
                       and which doors are operating as entrances or exits.
                       Toilets: Sixth Form (Year 12 only) F block or K block
                       Break, lunch and study spaces: Sixth form (Year 12), Library and A11 (Year 13)
MOBILE PHONES

                MOBILE PHONE REMINDER
                The rules around mobile phones remain the same as last year, they must not be
                used, seen or heard on the school site.
                Now that we have a fence we have defined the school site, for the purposes of
                mobile phones, as ‘inside the fence line’. Therefore, even when you are leaving the
                school site at the end of the day, you must not get your phone out of your bag
                until you are outside the gates in our new fence.
                This means you can look at your phone in the Kings Road Car Park area next to the
                bike sheds, near the bus bays on your way out towards Longsands Road and as
                soon as you go through the gate into Priory Park.
                If you choose not to follow these expectations then please be prepared to hand
                your phone over immediately, this applies to students across Years 7-13. If you
                need to make contact with home urgently then please see your Student Support
                Officer who will be happy to help you.
QUIZ COMPETITION

                   Last year, after our Prefect Team led a project of rebranding our
                   classrooms and you will have noticed that lots of our rooms now have
                   names, but which room is named after Abraham Lincoln?
                   5 house points to the first person to email Mr Powell
                   james.powell@astrea-longsands.org with the correct room number!
NEWS QUIZ
            1.  They have all been in the news a lot recently but who is the Transport Minister?, the Education Minister?,
                the Health Minister?, the Chancellor?
            2. From next Monday tough new limits on social groups will come into force in a bid to halt a second wave of
                coronavirus, what is the maximum number allowed in a gathering anywhere in England, whether indoors or
NEWS QUIZ

                out?
            3. Which protest group was behind the blockade of printers in Hertfordshire and Merseyside last weekend,
                which deprived many readers of their Saturday papers?
            4. Last Friday construction work was finally started on which controversial transport project?
            5. Which political deal is back in the news after a government minister has said a new bill, the UK Internal
                Market Bill, will "break international law"?
            6. Tony Abbott has recently been appointed as an unpaid trade adviser to the UK government, after Boris
                Johnson rejected claims Mr Abbott was not suitable for the role, despite criticism over past comments on
                women, LGBT people and climate change during his time as his countries Prime Minister, but what
                nationality is he?
            7. After the recent U-turn by the BBC, which two songs will now be sung at the Last Night of the Proms this
                coming weekend?
            8.   In a sporting U-turn, which footballer has now decided to stay at Barcelona?
            9. Succeeding Tony Hall, Tim Davie started his new job last week and said “the future of a universal corporation
                can no longer be taken for granted, we have no inalienable right to exist” What is the title of his new job?
            10. Who have signed a deal worth an estimated $100million to make films and television programmes for
                Netflix?
            11. What connects Bill Bailey, Nicola Adams, Jamie Laing, Clara Amfo, Jason Bell, Maisie Smith, Jacqui Smith, JJ
                Chalmers, Caroline Quentin, Max George and Ranvir Singh?
NEWS QUIZ CONTINUED…
            12. Which two England footballers made their international debuts in Reykjavik last Saturday but were then kicked
            off the squad and sent home in disgrace after breaking coronavirus regulations?
            13. On the sporting front a) what did Pierre Gasly win last Saturday, b) what was the result of the recent T20
NEWS QUIZ

            cricket series between England and Australia, c) what begins this coming weekend?
            14. On the football front, in the recent UEFA Nations Cup fixtures a) who beat Iceland 1-0 and drew with
            Denmark 0-0, b) who beat Finland 1-0 and beat Bulgaria 1-0, c) who drew with Israel 1-1 and beat the Czech
            Republic 2-1, d) who drew with Romania 1-1 and lost 5-1 to Norway?
            15. Which newly released film, available on Disney+, is Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of its own hit
            animations, and stars Liu Yifel in the title role, Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee and Yoson An?
            16. On the music front, a) which legendary rock group has just reissued their classic 1973 album “Goats Head
            Soup”, b) which singer has announced the birth of his first child, with wife Cherry Seaborn, called Lyra Antarctica,
            c) which American singer has just released her first album in three years, called “Smile”?
            17. Royal Mail issued a set of eight stamps on September 3 to mark the 100th birthday of which children’s
            character - the anthropomorphic bear’s fantasy adventures with his young friends in the idyllic village of Nutwood
            first appeared in the Daily Express newspaper in 1920, and quickly became a children’s favourite?
            18. Which magician and daredevil in a stunt called Ascension hit new heights as he soared to the sky attached to
            52 helium-filled balloons, reaching a height of 24,900 feet?
            19. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, who both appeared in the Bridget Jones films, both celebrate which milestone
            birthday this week?
            20. What was centred near Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire at 8.45am last Tuesday and prompted one local
            resident to say “It’s the first excitement we have had in the area since The Great Train Robbery of 1963”?
            Answers will be published in next weeks bulletin!
GCSEPod
Well done to all of you who have been making great use of GCSEPod already this term. The number
          of pods seen from 20 July through to 11 September can be seen below:

          Year 10 (6842 Pods seen)
GCSEPod

          Top users:
          Aimee A, 129 pods, Layla C, 125 pods, Ruby S 124 pods

          Year 11 (1309 pods seen)
          Top users:
          Freya S, 88 pods, Joshua P 55 pods, Sam G 52 pods

          House data:
          Austen: 1713 pods seen
          Darwin: 1705 pods seen
          Hawking: 1531 pods seen
          Seacole: 1548 pods seen
          Turing: 1653 pods seen

          Congratulations to all involved!

          If you have any issues with your GCSEPod login, please follow this link
          https://members.gcsepod.com/login
KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS   KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS
                       At Longsands Academy, we believe that you are entitled to be immersed in 'the best that has been
                       thought and said', which is best achieved through a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich curriculum.
                       We are building a seven-year revision strategy that supports you to remember the core and powerful
                       knowledge that is required to be successful in each subject.

                       At the start of each term, you will receive a knowledge organiser booklet that contains content for all
                       subject areas, including facts, dates, characters, quotes, precise definitions, and important
                       vocabulary. You will use these knowledge organisers in your lessons, in tutor time, and during
                       homework tasks. An important aspect of your revision for mid- and end-of-year examinations will be
                       to use the knowledge organisers for self-quizzing. If this core knowledge is secured, you will be in a
                       strong position to use and apply this knowledge in a range of contexts.

                       The best way to use these knowledge organisers is to follow this simple guidance:

                       1. Look at a specific aspect of the knowledge organiser
                       2. Cover up the information
                       3. Write out the information from memory
                       4. Check and correct any errors, missing information or spelling mistakes
DODDLE

         Please remember to check Doddle daily to ensure that you are fully up to
         date with all of the homework for your subjects.
DODDLE

         Thank you to those of you who have completed the summer and
         transition work, please ensure you bring this to your first lessons with the
         relevant subject teacher.

         To log in to Doddle you will need your admission number and password.
         For example:

         Login: 012345
         Password: longsands

         If you have any issues with your Doddle login, please follow this link
         https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/login
TIMINGS OF THE DAY

                     TIMINGS OF THE SCHOOL DAY
                     8:45   -   9:45   Lesson 1 (including AM registration)
                     9:45   - 10:45    Lesson 2
                     10:45 - 11:10     Supervised break (in zones)
                     11:10 - 12:10     Lesson 3
                     12:10 - 13:10     Lesson 4 (Year 7 - 12:10 - 12:55)
                     13:10 - 14:10     Lunch and form time (split per year group as noted below)
                     13:10 - 13:30     Tutor time for Years 9, 11 and 13
                     13:30 - 14:10     Lunch for Years 9, 11 and 13
                     13:10 - 13:50     Lunch for Years 7, 8, 10 and 12 (12:55 – 13:50 Year 7)
                     13:50 - 14:10     Tutor time for Years 7, 8, 10 and 12
                     14:10 - 15:10     Lesson 5
ONE WAY SYSTEM   SITE MAP WITH ONE WAY SYSTEM
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT
                      ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT
                      You should bring everything they need for lessons in with you each
                      day. This includes exercise books and all stationery. You should also
                      bring enough water with you to keep you hydrated for the whole day:

                      • Enough water for the day
                      • A snack for breaktime
                      • A packed lunch or money to purchase food (unless your child is in receipt
                      of free school meals)
                      • A padlock
                      • Black or blue pens (at least two)
                      • HB Pencils (at least two)
                      • 30cm Ruler
                      • Rubber
                      • Green pen for correcting work
                      • Coloured pencil crayons
                      • Highlighter pens
                      • Protractor
                      • Pair of compasses
                      • Scientific calculator - Casio FX85GTX (solar/battery powered) or FX83GTX
                      (battery powered)
Year 9 and Year 10 Girls
             there is an opportunity to attend a free online course for students
CYBERFIRST

             interested in computing and cyber security.

             It is run by CyberFirst, a programme which aims to educate and
             develop a new generation of cyber security professionals. Several of
             our sixth formers have taken part in summer schools run by
             CyberFirst and one ex student has had her maths degree sponsored
             by them.

             You would attend a free, two-day online course during the October
             half term holiday.

             If interested, please ask your form tutor to email your name to
             Ms Bell (kate.bell@astrea-longsands.org)
MFL Competition Success
        Two of our students who entered a translation competition
        organised by the Translation Exchange based at Queens College
        Oxford have been recognised for the quality of their work. From over
        250 entries nationally, Phoebe T and Maddie L have been
        commended and we would like to congratulate both of them for
        their efforts.

                                European Day of Languages is just around the
MFL

                                corner. Interhouse competitions will be announced
                                next week.

                                  Longsands subscribes to a fantastic learning resource
                                  with lots of games and activities. Ask your teacher for
                                  the log in details.

      Celebrating Languages at Longsands
      Do you speak another language at home? If you do we’d love to know about which
      language so email us at mfl@astrea-longsands.org
PE: CLUBS
HEALTH & WELLBEING
OFFICE 365
                                              Log into office 365 by going to: www.office.com
                                              Log in with your Academy email address (i.e. 7042@astrea-longsands.org)
OFFICE 365

             As a Longsands Academy
             student you are entitled to
             FREE Office 365 – see            Finally, when the box is expanded, select ‘Office 365 Apps’
             opposite for details!

             Forgot your email password?
             There is a password reset form
             on the Academy website.

             Here is some guidance on
             email etiquette.

                                              You should then get a download box pop up, and you should be good to go!
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