Message from Leo Guy, Principal of Westbourne School:
Over the course of the next few weeks, we will continue to be providing work and will liaise with you directly around work collection / drop off. We will also be adding resources on our website regularly which can be accessed at home. For now, these will be placed on the website in the news section. However, we should hopefully soon have a dedicated page for learning and updates.
One resource I would like to share with you, if not already aware is Twinkl. This is an online platform that has created a variety of learning resources, free of charge during this time.
If you follow this link and create a new account, using the offer code: CVDTWINKLHELPS you will gain access. In here, there are a variety of Primary, KS3 and 4 resources covering a wide array of topics. Resources include explanations and are easily accessible for our pupils. There are also links to BBC learning sites and videos.
If you use this but need support with anything such as printing, please contact the school and we will organise for printing and delivery to be sent out to you on Friday 3rd April.
I’d also like to bring to your attention Westbourne’s new COVID-19 school closure arrangements policy for Safeguarding and Child Protection. The safety and wellbeing of our students is always at the forefront of our minds, particularly during these unprecedented times.
Please don’t forget to regularly check our news pages for any updates.
ASDAN, which is one of the awarding bodies that we use, have just developed an array of free resources in a variety of different topics. Each part is worth ‘credits’ which can be compiled and used in support of their award. Pupils can pick from any of the subjects and complete the tasks, we will then keep hold of these and add them to their evidence bank.
Click here to link through to their useful website. You will just need to input some basic information to be able to access a variety of resources.
We recommend that our Key Stage 4 students have a look at the useful ’employability’ resources.
As always, if you require any support with printing, please let the school know and we will organise and distribute to you.
Year 7 work (class group CL)
This set of work prepared by PSHE teacher Claire looks at caffeine at a ‘drug’ – in the fact that it effects the brain and heart and that too much can have harmful effects.
Read through the caffeine information work sheet and then try and answer the questions asked in ‘caffeine work sheet 1’ and ‘caffeine work sheet 2’. Once you have completed these you can ask an adult to check through your answers for you.
Also click the link to view a clip from Good Morning Britain, discussing just how much sugar is in a single of energy drink (it’s more than you might think!). Also a mother and daughter tell how the daughter ended up in hospital due to having too many energy drinks.
Mental health & well-being (KS4 work for class group MA)
Claire would like you to read through the document ‘Explain common types of mental ill health’ and complete both tasks. You must evidence your research, writing down the websites you have looked at as well as writing a short paragraph on each. You can refer to the writing frames sheet to help you.
Below are some website links to help start you off. You and your family/those in your household might also find them helpful whilst you’re all together at home:
Design your own Vans shoes
If you need to relax after doing all your PSHE work, you can have a go at designing your own Vans shoes. Your designs can be as colourful and as crazy as you like!
Colouring in for relaxation – and supporting our NHS!
Have you been joining in with the ‘Clap for our Carers’ on a Thursday evening to show our thanks and support of our wonderful and hardworking NHS? We will be sending you some of these sheets out to you in your work packs, but you can download these if you have access to a printer at home.
Colour these in to help to calm your mind and then put these up in your window to cheer up your neighbours and anyone passing by your house 🙂
Learning resources from the Army
For any students who might be considering a career in the Army after leaving Westbourne might want to head over to the Army’s Lesson Library on their website. Here you will find a variety of free online lessons and resources . Many of the activities are not only education based, but also look at skills such as mindfulness, growth mindset and physical and mental wellbeing.
There is a large library and lessons can be searched by subject or age group. Please look through and if you require any assistance with printing, please contact the school who will organise and deliver any paperwork required.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
Work for class group CL
This D&T activity will test your knowledge and experience of working with the different tools and equipment in the D&T classroom – along with the Health & Safety risk involved with using each of the tools.
D&T teacher Claire would like you to design a ‘Tool Information’ poster. Click here to see the instruction worksheet. Your poster can be designed and coloured in with in using pencils or, if you have access to a computer, you might want to design a digital post. There will be a prize for the posters that best match the instruction work sheet and they will be displayed in the workshop once we return to school.
Again, if you have access to a computer you can sign up to SketchUp (check with parents/carers first) which is free CAD software if you are using it for personal use. There are step-by-step video tutorials showing you what to do, so have why not play and experiment with this. We will be using this software in your lessons when we return to school.
Work for class group JW
Using the internet find the answers to the questions asked in the wood research task sheet. Please write you answers in full sentences and justify your answers.
If you have access to a computer you can sign up to SketchUp (check with parents/carers first) which is free CAD software if you are using it for personal use. There are step-by-step video tutorials showing you what to do, so why not experiment with it as we will be using this software in your lessons when we return to school.
Work for KS4
Read through the wood research task sheet and search the internet to come up with the answers. Please justify your answers in full sentences.
Click here to link through to sign up to SketchUp. This is free CAD software (if you sign up for personal use) that we will be using in lesson once we return to school. There are step-by-step video tutorials to show you how to use this – and please remember to check with your parents/carers before signing up.
Construction courses and apprenticeship information:
Also, have a look here for information on how to get in to the construction industry, with course and apprenticeship information.
ART & DESIGN RESOURCES
Work for class groups CL and JW
This activity requires you to watch this YouTube tutorial. Watch it all the way through to the end before starting. You will need A3 paper, a ruler and a pencil (if you have them)
Also, head over to the Tate Gallery website where there are Art-based educational games and creative activities. You can only do the activities on a computer – they are not suitable to do if you are accessing the website from a mobile phone.
Below are some recipes for everyone to try at home together. Have a look through them all and pick a few to try and make:
Catering work for Key Stage 3 pupils
Why not have a go at cracking this food hygiene code by following this link?
You can then have a go at completing a food diary from when you wake up to when you go to bed – including any snacks you might eat during the day. Remember to write the time down by filling in the times on the clock faces.
Have a go at the ‘eat well plate’ sorting activity to see if you know how much carbohydrates, meat and veg should be on our plates at meal times, and then click here to see if you got it right and if you are getting your ‘5 a day’ in terms of fruit and vegetables.
Catering work for Key Stage 4 pupils
We have a few quizzes for you to have a go at completing. Once you’ve finished these you can also have a look at the Food – a fact of life website for more ideas.
Also have a go at completing a food diary from when you wake up to when you go to bed – including any snacks you might eat during the day. Remember to write the time down by filling in the on the clock faces. Using the eat well plate you can see if you’re getting your ‘5 a day’ in terms of fruit and vegetables.
Year 11 work (class group MA)
English teacher Victoria has set an interesting reading comprehension task – why not take a look? Read through the opening extract from ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ by Lemony Snicket, and then have a go at writing an evaluation of the text from page 5 of the evaluation questions worksheet.
The ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ worksheets give you visual examples of emotions and the words to describe them. Give the activity on page 15 a go and then open the ‘Adapt my vocabulary to a specific task’ Word document and answer the two questions. You can refer back to the ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ sheets for ideas.
What other books are you having the chance to read whilst at home? Don’t forget to have at audio book resources too such as, Audiobooks.com and Audible. Some of these sites are offering free 30 day trials so you will need to discuss this with parents/carers before signing up.
KEY STAGE 3 RESOURCES
We understand that not all households have access to a printer at home, so below are links to some useful resources.
Word search maker
This link will take you to the Discovery Education website where you or your child can create your own word searches, by yourself or together. You can chose to make these as easy or as difficult as you like! If you do have access to a printer you can save your word search and print it out for other people to complete: Puzzle Maker
The British Council has a range of literacy based activities for younger students, including a simplified version of the game Boggle (called Word Scramble), as well as quizzes and story makers: English Activities
Audible is offering all its stories for younger listeners for free whilst schools up and down the UK are closed. Follow the link and your child can start listening for free: Audios
KEY STAGE 4 RESOURCES
Why not go through some of these links to some useful website resources, as well as work to download and try to complete if you have access to a printer at home.
Emotions vocabulary wordsearch – ask your child to have a go and finding these words. They can also look up any words that they’re unsure about by going to a good online dictionary which will give definitions and example sentences as well as read aloud the words for students.
English spelling games
Spellzone features games based around pattern recognition, problem solving and voice and vocabulary games aimed at KS4 learners. Have a look at the spelling game called ‘Egg Hunt’ where students have to click the lettered eggs in the right order to spell one of the words from the list
Here’s another word game which is fun for students and also easy to use. Just drag your arrow/mouse across the letters in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line at recognisable words to score points that are recorded in the word panel. Have a go and see if you can beat each other!
OUTDOOR EDUCATION / DUKE OF EDINBURGH RESOURCES
If you’re able to go out each day for your daily exercise, why not take a look at the Bird spotting work sheet and the Garden birds worksheet. See if you can spot any of the species named whilst you’re on your walk and then come home and tick off the ones you’ve seen on these work sheets. Once we’re able to get back in to the classroom we can discuss which ones we’ve seen!
Here is a Dot to dot bird work sheet. Can you name the type of bird you think it is once you’ve completed it? You can also colour the picture in.
As part of our Duke of Edinburgh lessons at physical activities and our skills. Have a look at ‘Setting SMART targets work sheet’ to remind you what a SMART target is, how we can set them and why. Have a think about some of your goals or things that you want to change and then fill in the SMART target worksheet. You can share your targets with your family and friends (online or over the phone of course) and we can see how many you been able to achieve once we return to school.
Work for class group KM
We’ve found some interesting Science-themed word searches for you to have a go at:
When you’ve completed these, why not have look at the Science resources on Twinkl?
Work for class group KM:
BBC Bitesize is also offering KS3 Maths resources (as well as languages, History, Geography and PSHE). Here you can learn algebra and about shapes, space and measurements, fractions and percentages. Maybe you can learn to solve math problems in French.. oui?