Distance Learning Pack -COVID 19

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Distance Learning Guide – Crestwood

iPad Remote Desktop Instructions (1)

(1) Computer Remote Desktop Instructions

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If students are using an iPad to access their Virtual Lessons this must be done via Home Access (Remote Desktop).

If Virtual Lessons are run directly on their iPad via the Safari internet browser App, microphone audio will not be heard (If installed, it has also been discovered that Google Chrome on the iPads does not support the Virtual Lesson website itself and will insist you revert to Safari, which, as this email informs you does not support microphone audio anyway).

Instead, the student will first have to open Home Access, and from within this environment they will be able to hear the Virtual Lesson using Google Chrome.

If you have students in your lessons mentioning no audio and they are using an iPad, please can you check that they are accessing the Virtual Lesson through Home Access?

World Book Day 2020

This year we had the pleasure of hosting Matt Windle, ‘The Poet with Punch’, Birmingham’s current Poet Laureate who was able to come in to work with our year 7 and year 10 students.

By day, Matt works both nationally and internationally in schools, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, care homes, businesses and various other establishments with the intention of inspiring people of all ages through poetry and creative writing.

We were luck enough to have Matt with us on his busiest day of the year WORLD BOOK DAY!

In the morning, Matt presented to all year 7 students and our neighbouring primary school Bromley Hills’ year 5 students. Talking about his love for poetry, and how no matter what your passion in life is, you should pursue it. Our year 10 students worked with Matt for the rest of the day working on upcoming GCSE Poetry Anthology, creating their own pieces inspired by the poem ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

We also held a number of competitions throughout the day! AIR won the House writing competition, you can see the start of the story here, air won with the most creative end!

Steve, Year 10, won our individual creative writing competition and Isabelle, Year 7 won the fan art competition and Mason, Year 8 won our poetry compeition! All winning house points and stationary packs!

On top of this staff and Year 7 students went above and beyond with their costumes to help us raise the profile of World Book Day, you can see from the images below!

Thanks to everyone that contributed, our job is to ensure the enthusiasm for books remains all year round, make sue you visit Mrs Lopez in The Hub to pick up your next book!

Coronavirus Advice

Please click below for further advice form the Public Health Department regarding the coronavirus:

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Department for Education – Coronavirus Advice for Parents/Carers

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

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