STUDENT BULLETIN LONGSANDS - 14 September 2020
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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?
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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
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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 (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH & WELLBEING
OFFICE 365 Log into office 365 by going to: www.office.com Log in with your Academy email address (i.e. email@example.com) 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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