Self-Isolation and Lockdown Information

1.   Self-Isolation while waiting for a COVID-19 test result

Individual students who self-isolate while waiting for a test result have to make use of online resources.  Topics can be studied by using BBC Bitesize online daily lessons or activities or using the Oak National Academy online lessons (https://www.thenational.academy/).

Information on topics for each subject, which can be accessed online during self-isolation, is given below under Topic Information for Self-Isolation Work.  The chosen topics reflect what students are currently studying in class and are updated regularly.

2.   Self-Isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test

Individual students who self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test have to make use of the online resources.  Topics can be studied by using BBC Bitesize online daily lessons or activities or using the Oak National Academy online lessons (https://www.thenational.academy/).

Information on topics for each subject, which can be accessed online during self-isolation, is given below under Topic Information for Self-Isolation Work.  The chosen topics reflect what students are currently studying in class and are updated regularly.  Students should be following their normal timetable and complete activities for each subject.  They should keep their completed work and hand it to their subject teacher on return to school.

The student's tutor will make weekly contact, via email or phone.  The weekly contact might involve a brief catch up with parents first and then speaking to the student.

Topic Information for Self-Isolation Work

Year 7 – October 2020 – Suggested online resources

Year 8 – October 2020 – Suggested online resources  

Year 9 - October 2020- Suggested online resources  

Year 10 – October 2020 – Suggested online resources 

Year 11 – October 2020 – Suggested online resources

 3.   Isolation of an entire year group or complete lockdown

In case of an entire year group or complete lockdown the timetable will be changed to three lessons a day. These three 60 minutes lessons allow students to finish tasks set in their lessons and submit work to their teachers.

The tutor will contact each student in their tutor group every two weeks.  The fortnightly contact might involve a brief catch up with parents first and then speaking to the student.

All work, including resources, is set on Google Classroom NOT on Insight. Students have been invited to join Google classrooms for each subject as part of home learning. One way to access Google Classroom is for the student to log onto their Cowplain Cloud email account and then click on the waffle (an icon consisting of 3x3 small dots in the top right hand side corner) and choose Google Classroom.

Students are expected to hand in work as per the teacher’s instructions.  For each subject the student has two times per week, ONE piece of work or assignment as per the teacher's instruction is handed in. For all other subjects, the work is handed in as per the teacher's request.  PE sets practical activities and no work will be expected to be handed in.

If the student does not hand in work, the teacher will contact home once, if the meeting of deadlines does then not improve, the teacher does not contact students and parents again, just the tutor.

Year 7 and Year 8 timetable in case of a lockdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

English MFL Maths Geography History
Maths Science History Science MFL
Geography Performing Arts* English

E&P/PD/FE**

Rotations

Technology

Computing

Art***

  Wellbeing   PE  

*Performing Arts: Music, Drama, Dance on a 3-week rotation

** There is no FE (Financial Education) in Y8

*** Technology: there is no Food Prep in Y7, but Graphics and Engineering; Engineering only in Y8. These subjects are taught on a 3-week rotation.

Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 timetable in case of a lockdown

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

English Option B Maths Option A Option C
Maths Science Option D Science Option D
Option A Option C English Option B PE
  Wellbeing   VCERT H&F Y11*  

* Only for Year 11 students completing the VCERT Health and Fitness Option

Websites and Links to support with google classroom and drive

 A YouTube video on Google Drive and Classroom:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys

A Guide for Cowplain parents on Google Drive and Classroom made by Mrs Connell and Mrs Salsbury:    Cowplain Parents Guide to Google Drive and Classroom

A PowerPoint guide on Google Drive and Classroom:    Cowplain Parents Guide to Google Drive Classroom