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Thought for the Week  

“I can do small things in a great way.” –  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

A warm welcome to our virtual school page! 

This is your base to explore our exciting online learning opportunities as we embark on this new phase of our journey together. While this is a time of of challenge, its is also one of opportunity to refine and develop your child as an independent learner; a skill that will serve them well throughout their lifetime.

Compass School staff remain committed to supporting you and your child/ren and will be reviewing our virtual provision on an ongoing basis to ensure it’s the best it can be.  Parents and carers will play an essential role in delivering our online provision, so we welcome your feedback. If you have any tips, comments or feedback, please let us know by completing our Virtual School Feedback Form.

 

Assessment Week – Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July

  1. Click the links to access the assessment for the subjects you study. 
  2. If there is more than one subject in a box select option you study. 
  3. Read the instructions for your assessment. 
  4. Complete each assessment to the best of your ability and attempt each question.  
  5. Don’t forget to click ‘submit’ at the end. 

It might be tempting to look up an answer, but you shouldn’t. Giving your best is good enough for your teacher to be able to understand your strengths, and what you need to work on when you return to school in September. 

Letter – What’s next from July 6th?

Year 7  

Time  Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday  
9:00-10:00  Spanish  

French 

English  Science  Art 

Video Link A-M 

Video Link N-Z 

10:00-11:00  History  Computing         PE 

BREAK 

11:15-12:15  Revision   Geography  Drama  Compass Quiz 

LUNCH 

13:00-14:30  Mathematics  Revision   Revision   Independent

Reading 

 

Year 8  

Time  Monday   Tuesday .        Wednesday   Thursday          
9:00-10:00  Spanish  

French 

English  Science  Art 
10:00-11:00  History  Computing  PE 

BREAK 

11:15-12:15  Revision   Geography  Drama  Compass Quiz 

LUNCH 

13:00-14:30  Mathematics  Revision   Revision   Independent

Reading 

 

  Year 9  

Time            Monday   Tuesday Wednesday   Thursday  
9:00-10:00  History 

Geography 

English  Science  Art  

Citizenship 

 Drama 

10:00-11:00      Revision   Revision  

BREAK 

11:15-12:15  Revision   Computing  Spanish  

French 

PE 

LUNCH 

13:00-14:30   

Mathematics        

 

Revision                 Revision   Independent Reading 

 

  Year 10  

Time  Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday 
9:00-10:00   

Yr.10 Art/Drama

pupils in school 
 
Non-Art/Drama

pupils revision

at home 

Computing  English  Science 
10:00-11:00  Revision   Spanish  

French 

Revision  
BREAK 

BREAK 

11:15-12:15  History 

Geography 

PE  Business 
LUNCH 

LUNCH 

13:00-14:30  Revision             

 

Mathematics 

 

Independent

Reading                 

  

 

Click here for Enrichment Activities

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School News

Letter – What’s next from July 6th?

Our Journey April 2020

Virtual School Bulletin -Issue 12

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 11

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 10

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 9

Click image for our Black Lives Matter special Community Bulletin

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 8

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 7

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 6

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 5

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 3-4

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 2

Virtual School Bulletin – Issue 1

Re-opening school from 2nd June – Dated 26th May

History Challenge – Find out more

History Challenge -Coronavirus Diary

Rewards

Spotlight on Wellbeing
We believe your success at school is determined as much by your wellbeing as it is by your academic ability: if you feel healthy and content within yourself and your environment, then you are far more likely to perform to the best of your academic ability.

We hope that these links encourage you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, empower you to seek help when you need it and support you to develop skills that will equip you not only for school and academic study, but for life!

Please use the links below to explore different ways to take care of your physical and mental wellbeing and please do remember that your teachers are here to support you.

Apps and Podcasts

Headspace have a mobile app which makes practicing mindfulness much easier! Helping you learn easy techniques that you can transfer from the session into your everyday life. You can sign up for free on their Take 10 programme – just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.  

Breathe is a mindfulness app that helps you stay calm and battle anxiety by sending you gentle deep breathing reminders throughout the day.

Have a look at the Mental health foundation to download free wellbeing podcasts on mindfulness, exercise, diet, relaxation, stress and anxiety.

Happify will develop skills in order to boost emotional wellbeing.

UK-wide online CBT courses

Living Life To The Full covers low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

The Serenity Program helps people deal with anxiety (Note: only their basic program is free; they charge for their more comprehensive program)

MoodGYM will help you learn cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression with MoodGYM, for free.

Mind and Body

Free yoga with downdog when you sign in using your school email address

 

Spotlight on Year 11

We have put together a timetable to best support pupils in continuing their studies with a focus on subjects you would like to pursue at college or from September onwards. 

What is Unifrog? 

Unifrog is an online platform where pupils can easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their next step after school. 

Please see the letter to parents and our Parent and Student Guides.

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course that you can select based on the subjects you have chosen to do at college or after your GCSEs. You access these via Unifrog and select up to 5 at a time. Each course lasts for a certain number of hours and number of weeks. You complete the courses online and can get a certificate for every course that you successfully complete. These will be great to keep your brains active in a purposeful and educational manner and look great when you start in September and on your CV.

Please note: While some courses require you to pay for certification, all Future Learn Unifrog courses are free.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will lessons be taught?

When you see a subject on your timetable – you will be invited to complete assignments in your class on Microsoft Teams. All your work will be recorded on SMHW so that you can see the work for your whole week. You will have these links on your school email address.

How will we submit our classwork?

Your teacher will specify what they would like you to submit (send to them) or do and how to do this. Here is a video explaining how to submit work on Microsoft Teams. You will be able to chat to your teacher in Microsoft Teams or e-mail your teacher, your Learning Family Tutor or your Head of Year if you have any trouble.

How will we know what to study and when?

See the timetables for your year group and follow to add structure to your day and so that you don’t fall behind!

How can students log onto Microsoft Teams?

See here for our guides to accessing Show My Homework and  Microsoft Teams.

What websites can we use to support our learning?