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Student Learning Plans

As the Academy has now had to close based upon official guidance, staff have provided below a Learning Plan for each subject, so that students are aware of what they should be studying whilst working at home. These are available at the bottom of this page.

Please note: New content is being added continuously to this page and to the resources for students on our Office 365 systems. 

Further resources and information will be available on Sharepoint for the students when they are logged in to the Academy's Office 365 systems. Alternatively this may also have been allocated to students via Ruler.

Just as a reminder student usernames for Office 365 are formatted as the below example:

First Initial.Surname(year of entry)@student.jlacademy.co.uk

e.g. A.Student20@students.jlacademy.co.uk

Once logged into their Office 365 account students will be able to access:

Outlook

Students are issued with a JLA email address; this can be used to communicate with staff with regard to resources and work.

contact details for key staff

Students should abide by the Student Code of Conduct when emailing staff, as well as adhering to the 'Dos and Don'ts' guide available by clicking here. (This is also available to Students on the Student Noticeboard on Sharepoint.
Parents are advised to also monitor emails with their children to keep up to date, on work being set and any communications with them.

Academy Staff will not be expected to answer emails outside of their regular work day (9am – 3.05pm), although they certainly may do so. Students are requested to not inundate staff with emails during this busy time.

Ruler Classroom

Academy staff will continue to set homework using Ruler Classroom. Click below to access "how to find, complete and submit homework".

How to find, complete and submit homework

SharePoint

Each Department has their own SharePoint site where they will upload resources for students to use while they are off site. To access these resources please click below to go to the Curriculum page on the Student Noticeboard.

Curriculum Page - Student Noticeboard

In addition to these resources, students have access to the following online resources: OneDrive (cloud storage), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Issues Online, Complete Issues and VLeBooks. Other services within individual departments are available, details of these will be available on the departments Sharepoint pages.


If you have any queries regarding Office 365 and the Academy's planned provision of offsite learning, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If students are having difficulties accessing their Office 365 Accounts, they can request a password reset using the form linked below. When a password reset is requested it will be processed and then returned via text message to the student's registered contacts on our systems.

Password Reset Request FormIf for any reason the details cannot be retrieved in this way, please get in touch using the email address:
JLAITSupport@josephleckieacademy.co.uk providing your contact details, so that we can look into an alternative way of providing these to you.

If for any reason a subject isn't listed below, students are asked to look on the individual departments pages on Sharepoint, as content on there will be updated regularly by staff.


Food Technology

YEAR 7 - Completion of Work Booklet and choose activities from the menu on SharePoint.

YEAR 8  - Completion of Work Booklet and choose activities from the menu on SharePoint.

YEAR 9 and YEAR 10 ​- Coursework Notes and typing up sections AC1.1 - AC1.4  See SharePoint for the Unit 2 PowerPoint.

YEAR 11-  Revision, plus past exam papers.  Use text book, also additional resources on SharePoint.

EYE

Year 12 - to complete work on units 4,5 & 6.

Year 13 - to complete units 12, 13 & 14

Both year groups should continue any unit 16 work which is still outstanding

There will also be research task practice tasks sent out or placed in the Important information folders on Share point which can be returned to Mrs Burns for marking .All power points and trackers are on the EYE share point pages .

HSC & Child Care

Child Development Level 2 Year 9 & 10

Complete child care pack. Most students have been given a hard copy however it is available on sharepoint, in the cache level 2 child development section.

Sixth form Year 12 & 13

Year 13 

Single need to complete unit 5 and unit 11 coursework. 

Year 13 Double complete unit 5, 11 and 6 coursework and placement folder.

Health and Social Care  

Year 12

Single: Research around psychology perspectives including 

Bandura

Freud

Piaget

Skinner

Summaries your finding including the experiments linked to each theory.

The different types of discrimination and how it can affect individuals. What is the importance and impact of preventing discrimination and promoting equality and diversity to individuals with:

Sensory impairment

Mental illnesses

Physical disabilities

What is put in place to help prevent discrimination to the above

Year 12 double

Complete unit 8 and 7 coursework and email Mrs Matthews and Mrs Mrs Shipley. 

Plus 

Research around psychology perspectives Including:

Bandura

Freud

Piaget

Skinner

Summaries your finding including the experiments linked to each theory.

Research 

Andrew Wakefield case - summarise findings

Current research taking place (coronavirus vaccine) - summarise what they are doing and how they are doing it.

The different types of discrimination and how it can affect individuals. What is the importance and impact of preventing discrimination and promoting equality and diversity to individuals with:

Sensory impairment

Mental illnesses

Physical disabilities

What is put in place to help prevent discrimination to the above.

Geography

Year 7 - All classes are currently studying Ecosystems Tropical Rainforests. After this they will go on to Ecosystems Cold Environments. A workbook and student information sheet has already been uploaded onto the geography SharePoint page for students to download and work on. This can be found on the Year 7 section of the main page.

Year 8 - All Classes are currently studying Ecosystems Deserts. After this they will go on to Ecosystems Cold Environments. A workbook and student information sheet has already been uploaded onto the geography SharePoint page for students to download and work on. This can be found on the Year 8 section of the main page.

Year 9 - All classes are about to finish climate change. They will go on to The Changing Economic World - The Development Gap. A workbook and student information sheet has already been uploaded onto the geography SharePoint page for students to download and work on. This can be found on the Year 9 section of the main page.

Year 10 - All classes are currently studying The Living World - Deserts. A workbook and student information sheet has already been uploaded onto the geography SharePoint page for students to download and work on. This can be found on the Year 10 section on the main page.

Year 11 - All classes are currently studying Global Resource management - Water Management. Two workbooks and students information sheets have already been uploaded onto SharePoint for students to download and work on. In addition to this there are numerous revision materials and past exam papers for students to download and use. This includes blank revision sheets, knowledge organisers, club 15 questions for each topic, Easter question per day and useful websites. All of this can be found in the Year 11 section of the main geography page. 

On Thursday 19th March 2020 AQA will release the pre-release for paper 3. Students will receive a hard copy of this from their class teacher, which they must keep safe. Resources to accompany this, for students to work on at home, will be uploaded to the geography SharePoint page, Year 11 section, as soon as we create them so please continue to check the page for updates. 

Year 12

Mrs Robinson is currently teaching Hazards. 

Miss Gleeson is currently teaching Population and the Environment.

Mrs Manning is currently teaching Water and Carbon Cycles.
 

Year 12 will be given their own copy of both the A-Level Human and Physical textbooks to take home alongside of a workbook for each topic with knowledge application and past exam questions in for them to complete.

Drama

Please click here for the Drama Overview. Specific tasks for individual year groups/classes will be set on Ruler and Sharepoint.

Religious Education

Year 7 – Islam. Complete booklets in KS3 folder on Islam  

Year 8 – Hinduism. Research the tasks on sheet in KS3 folder

Year 9 – Students should continue to with and from the Islam booklets given.   They have also been added to SharePoint if they have been misplaced.

Year 10  – Peace and conflict.  They should be able to access ZigZag resources on SharePoint and should work through them. all information and question are included.  They should locate Theme D -  Religion, Peace and Conflict. 

Year 11 – All students have revision guide and booklets as well as text books in some cases.  They should continue to work through them and exam questions that have also been issued.  All resources are also added on to SharePoint for reference if they have misplaced any.

Sociology

Year 9 – Families and households. 

Year 10 – All students have been given revision guides so should start to work through them revising the topics that they have already studied.

Year 11 – They have finished all teaching and should continue to work through the revision guide that was issued to them as well as the additional revision booklet that has exam preparation questions

Year 12 – On SharePoint they can access information mats that will help them to fill out the Napier workbooks on the links. We will also add PowerPoints to help, they will have print outs of their most recent topic. There are also exam questions for students to practice.  YouTube links will also be added.  They should refer to the YouTube links for additional help.

Year 13 – All Napier workbooks are available on SharePoint.  There are also YouTube links to help you with the remaining topics.  We will scan/ print  the most recent topic that we have started teaching and the remainder will be uploaded soon.  They will also have a link  to exam questions.

History & Politics

History Department

Year 7

The Tudors – Students have a homework project to complete (more information on SharePoint)

  • Henry VIII and his problems – marriage and religion
  • Edward VI – establishing Protestant England
  • Mary I – Does she deserve to be remembered as ‘Bloody Mary’?
  • Elizabeth I – Should she be remembered as the greatest Tudor monarch?

Year 8

The Twentieth Century – Students have a homework project to complete on WWI (more information on SharePoint)

  • Life in the trenches
  • Battle of the Somme/Haig
  • Suffragettes
  • Life in 1920s America
  • The rise of Hitler in Germany

Year 9

America 1920-1975 – Students have topic questions for each period of time (more information on SharePoint)

  • The Roaring 20s
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • Post-War America
  • Civil Rights – African American

Year 10

Health and the People – Students are asked to work through the booklet looking at C19th and C20th medicine (more information on SharePoint)

Early entry students will have a booklet printed to work through. Use textbook information sheets to complete.

  • C19th medicine – Germ theory, Simpson and Lister, hospitals, women in medicine and public health reform.
  • C20th medicine – Liberal government reforms, Penicillin, the impact of WWI, the impact of WWII and the NHS.

Year 11

Life in Elizabethan England

  • Theatre
  • Poverty
  • Voyages – Drake, Hawkins and Raleigh

Revision

  • Conflict and Tension – Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations and Hitler’s Foreign Policy
  • Health and the People – Individuals, Public Health and Treatments/surgery through time. Middle Ages, Renaissance, C19th and C20th.

Use Share Point site to access revision material for all topics.

Year 12 Politics

  • KI – UK Parliament
  • GR – Electoral systems
  • GS – Conservatism

Year 12 History

  • JL/GY – USA – Emergence on the World Stage 1912-1920 (p.106-129)

Year 13 History

  • KI – Revision USA 1865-1975
  • GR – Blair – foreign, economic, social and political

Year 13 Politics

  • KI – US Executive
  • GR – Pressure groups
  • GS – Multiculturalism

French

Y7 

Students are currently working on describing their own and ideal town and what they can / can’t do there. All work is on sharepoint / MFL/Year 7 and directions will also be given via ruler. 

They must continue to use the Memrise website to practise vocabulary. 

They can also use this opportunity to explore further the cultural aspect of the subject and investigate all things French and / or from French speaking countries (films/music/celebrities/landscape/art/etc) using the “something different” folder on sharepoint (as above) where they will find many fun challenges to tackle.  

Y8 

Students are currently working on describing holidays (past/usual/future/ideal) including the weather, transports, activities, travelling companions with opinions and reasons. All work is on sharepoint / MFL/Year 8 and directions will also be given via ruler. 

They must continue to use the Memrise website to practise vocabulary. 

They can also use this opportunity to explore further the cultural aspect of the subject and investigate all things French and / or from French speaking countries (films/music/celebrities/landscape/art/etc) using the “something different” folder on sharepoint (as above) where they will find many fun challenges to tackle. 

Y9 

Students are currently working on theme 1 / unit 3 of their GCSE course about free time activities which includes sports/food/medias in all tenses. They’re learning about the perfect tense. All work is on sharepoint / MFL/Year 9 and directions will also be given via ruler. 

All students have been issued with 3 workbooks (grammar/translation/exam practice) they will work from.  

A list of French learning websites is also available on sharepoint and all students have access to kerboodle, our coursebook, where they can do activities in all 4 skills. They must continue to use the Memrise website to practise vocabulary. 

They can also use this opportunity to explore further the cultural aspect of the subject and investigate all things French and / or from French speaking countries (films/music/celebrities/landscape/art/etc) using the “something different” folder on sharepoint (as above) where they will find many fun challenges to tackle. 

Y10 

Students are currently working on theme 2 / unit 8 of their GCSE course about travel and tourism. They’re learning about the imperfect tense. All work is on sharepoint / MFL/Year 10 and directions will also be given via ruler. 

All students have been issued with 3 workbooks (grammar/translation/exam practice) they will work from. 

A list of French learning websites is also available on sharepoint and all students have access to Kerboodle, our coursebook, where they can do activities in all 4 skills. They must continue to use the Memrise website to practise vocabulary. 

They can also use this opportunity to explore further the cultural aspect of the subject and investigate all things French and / or from French speaking countries (films/music/celebrities/landscape/art/etc) using the “something different” folder on sharepoint (as above) where they will find many fun challenges to tackle. 

Y11 

Students are preparing for their upcoming exams in all 4 skills but more urgently should get ready for their speaking exams which will take place the 1st week after the Easter Holidays. They must revise all 3 themes and practise role-plays/photocards and conversation questions. 

They have booklets to work from in their folders, those are also available on sharepoint / MFL / Year 11. Directions will also be given via ruler. 

A list of French learning websites is also available on sharepoint and all students have access to Kerboodle, our coursebook, where they can do activities in all 4 skills. They must continue to use the Memrise website to practise vocabulary. 

English

Year 7, 8, 9

To work through the English Language booklet paper one and two as it is the topic that we will be looking at or touched upon.

Year 10

To work through English Language paper 1 and paper 2 .

Year 11

To work through exam questions for literature and Language. Revision quotes will also be on the site to help students.

Years 12 & 13

Students are expected to continue to work through their coursework. They are also to analyse the rest of the William Blake poems.

Design & Technology

Year 7: Complete 'Making Diary' and 'Testing and Evaluation' page (Please click here for the worksheet)

Year 8: Complete 'Making Diary' and 'Testing and Evaluation' page (Please click here for the worksheet)

Year 9: GCSE - Revise Core technical principles and make revision notes. Once completed, practise the tests online.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm

Year 9: BTEC - Create Artist research which is relevant to your assignment theme. This will inspire your design ideas.

Year 10: GCSE - Revise Core technical principals and make revision notes. Once completed, practise the tests online.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm

Year 10: BTEC - Unit 5 - Choose a theme for 'My Portfolio' create a mindmap of your ideas and then create moodboards.

Year 11: GCSE - Complete the revise packs provided and continue with NEA.

Year 11: BTEC - Continue to complete external assessment preparation.

Year 12 A Level - NEA research and drawings need to continue for your chosen project area. Using your A level textbooks you can also complete the chapter focusing on sustainability and the 6 Rs.

Year 12 BTEC - Complete artist research for unit 7. Look through the list of Artists in your assignment or choose other artists associated with Functionality.

Year 13 A Level - NEA completion. If you do not have a copy accessible at home complete revision through the guides given out earlier this week.

Year 13 BTEC - Complete unit 8 assignment one, research current arts and crafts trends to determine which craft products you could make for assignment 2.

ICT

YEAR 7 AND YEAR 8 - LOGON TO THE IDEA AWARD WEBSITE AND COMPLETE ALL BRONZE BADGES ON THE IDEA WEBSITE - GO TO IDEA​

YEAR 9 AND YEAR 10 - YOU WILL BE COMPLETING EXAM WORK, CLICK ON YOUR YEAR LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND WORK THROUGH THE DOCUMENTS IN COMPONENT 3 LEARNING AIM A.

YEAR 11 - YOU WILL BE COMPLETING COURSEWORK, YOU ARE GOING TO BE IMPROVING COMPONENT 2 TASK 1 (THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN UPLOADED TO YOUR ONEDRIVE ON 365 MAIL - IF THIS IS NOT IN YOUR ONEDRIVE PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL AND WE WILL GET IT SENT TO YOU) CLICK ON THIS LINK​ FOR THE TASK REQUIREMENTS AND ACCESS TO THE BOOK.

YEAR 12 - YOU WILL BE COMPLETING EXAM REVISION AND COURSEWORK, CLICK ON YOUR YEAR LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND ACCESS PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES FOR UNIT 1 REVISION AND MARKING GRIDS FOR UNIT 3 COURSEWORK

YEAR 13 - YOU WILL BE COMPLETING EXAM REVISION AND COURSEWORK, CLICK ON YOUR YEAR LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND ACCESS PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES FOR UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2 REVISION AND MARKING GRIDS FOR UNIT 5 COURSEWORK​

Computer Science

YEAR 9 -
THERE ARE 7 DIFFERENT PYTHON PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES READY FOR YOU ON GROK LEARNING, CLICK ON THE LINK AND USE YOUR MICROSOFT SCHOOL EMAIL TO ACCESS THE ACCOUNT

YEAR 10 - 
PROGRAMMING
THERE ARE 7 DIFFERENT PYTHON PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES READY FOR YOU ON GROK LEARNING, CLICK ON THE LINK​ AND USE YOUR MICROSOFT SCHOOL EMAIL TO ACCESS THE ACCOUNT.
THEORY
Seneca Learning – Theory
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YEAR 11
THEORY
Seneca Learning – Theory
app.senecalearning.com/join-class
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YEAR 12
THEORY
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES TO AID YOUR LEARNING, SUPPLIMENT YOUR NOTES AND REVISE CURRENT THEORY WORK.
CLICK ON YOUR YEAR LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND ACCESS PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES​

YEAR 13 - 
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES TO AID YOUR LEARNING, SUPPLIMENT YOUR NOTES AND REVISE THEORY WORK
CLICK ON YOUR YEAR LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND ACCESS PAST PAPERS AND MARKSCHEMES

Science

Year 7

All Year 7 classes are currently studying the following topics in Science, Cells, Acids & Alkalis and Light & Sound.  In Sharepoint click on Science Student Resources, KS3 Folder. There is a Home Learning Pack with a Year 7 Homework Booklet.  This needs to be downloaded and completed.  There are Year 7 powerpoints to help with completing this.

Year 8

All Year 8 classes are currently studying the following topics in Science, Interdependence, Periodic Table and Energy Transfers.  In Sharepoint click on Science Student Resources, KS3 Folder. There is a Home Learning Pack with a Year 8Homework Booklet.  This needs to be downloaded and completed.  There are Year 7 powerpoints to help with completing this.

Year 9

All Year 9 classes are currently studying the AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  In Sharepoint click on Science Student Resources, KS4 Folder. There is a Home Learning Pack for Year 9.  These include revision sheets that students must fill in.  Students can use the following websites to help the complete these.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

Year 10

All Year 10 classes are currently studying the AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  In Sharepoint click on Science Student Resources, KS4 Folder. There is a Home Learning Pack for Year 10.  These include revision sheets that students must fill in.  Students can use the following websites to help the complete these.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

Year 11

All Year 11 classes are currently studying the AQA Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  In Sharepoint click on Science Student Resources, KS4 Folder. There is a Home Learning Pack for Year 11.  These include revision sheets that students must fill in.  Students can use the following websites to help the complete these.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3

https://www.freesciencelessons.co.uk/

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

Year 12 and 13

Year 12 and 13 students are following a combination of either AS/A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or BTEC National Applied Science. In Sharepoint, click on Science Student Resources, KS5 Folder. There are individual folders for each subject. Within these folders there are a range of tailored resources for each topic. Students are aware of which topic they are up to. 

https://www.kerboodle.com/users/login?user_return_to=%2Fapp

 

PE 

Years 7-11 Core PE 

Students can access live PE lessons every day Monday - Friday at 9am Live on Youtube starting Monday 23rd March 2020.

P.E. with Joe

Monday - Friday

9am Live on YouTube

The Body Coach TV

#PEwith JOE

BTEC Year 9

Both Mr Taylors and Mr Pochins group can start to prepare for Component 2 which is their examined unit. On sharepoint / ruler you will find two booklets; one on nutrition and one on sport psychology. Students are to work through these booklets.

BTEC Year 10

Mrs Owens group are to continue working through the nutrition booklets they have been using in lessons. To help their are some powerpoint presentations on sharepoint to help them. If students don't have their booklets at home, they can download another copy off sharepoint. When completed this students can work through the sports psychology booklet which is their final booklet for the component, this can also be found on sharepoint.

Miss Smiths group are to complete their first assignment of component 1 (The Impact of Sport and Activity on the Body Systems). The assignment brief and first chapter of the textbook are available on sharepoint and ruler. 

BTEC Year 11's

To complete any outstanding / incomplete coursework. Work can be emailed directly to Miss Smith / Mr Allen. If any help / support is required please just email. Miss Smith will email students who have recently taken their online test with results once received.

 

Online Safety - Activity 

Source: Thinkuknow
Date: 24 March 2020

Thinkuknow has published guidance for parents and carers to support children who may be spending more time online at home while they do their schoolwork and socialise with friends. Suggestions to help parents keep children safe online include: chatting to find out how they use online technology and what it means to them; reminding children to report anything worrying, and how they can do this; and setting up or reviewing parental controls. 

Read the news story: How to support your child at home

Click here for the 11-13 Activity Sheet

Click here for the 14+ Activity Sheet

EMAC

Please see individual department Sharepoint pages for information on offstie learning for these subjects.


Generic Learning Links

Twinkl: https://www.twinkl.co.uk:

a month of free access to parents in the event of self-isolation or school closures (use promo ‘UKTWINKLHELPS’)

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

The Imagination Tree: https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theatre: https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

Big History Project: https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Secondary.

British Council: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary.

Geography Games: https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming

Cbeebies Radio: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities.

Paw Print Badges: https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Indoor and outdoor.

iDEA Awards: https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online

Blockly: https://blockly.games

Learn all about computer programming.

Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Learn all about computer programming.

Ted Ed: https://ed.ted.com

A range of engaging educational videos

Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free.

The Kids Should See This: https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of educational videos

National Geographic Kids: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes

Mystery Science: https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

Crash Course: https://thecrashcourse.com/

There Is also a range of excellent resources for young people that help them to develop an understanding of the coronavirus below:

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

https://littlepuddins.ie/coronavirus-social-story/

https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools