Distance Learning Information
With our increased use of the Internet please see this document from Northumbria Police containing various online resources to help keep you and your child safe.
Haydon Bridge High School uses the following platforms for Distance Learning:
https://www.classcharts.com/student/login. Your child has been provided with their ‘Pupil code’ to login with. Work will be set each day for the subjects that are on our students’ timetables. Parents and carers also have a login for Classcharts, this will have been issued to you. Contact the school if you need assistance.
There is a tab at the top in classcharts that allows you to order by “issue date” or by “due date”, this can help students organise their tasks and time.
Google for Education
Google Classroom (and GMail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides). Go to https://classroom.google.com. Students log in with their school email address and password. Again, contact the school if you need assistance. You may want to read the 2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom.
Go to https://www.senecalearning.com/ Choose ‘Students, use for free’ (or ‘Parents, use for free’ if you are a parent or carer). Students should use their school hbhs.co.uk email address.
BBC Bitesize Daily
Starting on 20 April the BBC will offer daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown. Videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles will appear on BBC Bitesize Daily via the BBC iPlayer, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds. Read about it at their page BBC offers biggest online education push ‘in its history’ or access BBC Bitesize Daily to go straight to the lessons.
Oak National Academy
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. They say:
Our online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. We’ll provide new lessons and resources each week.
Oak National Academy will fit alongside other resources such as BBC Bitesize to offer a structure for the day for children until schools fully reopen.
Oak National Academy was built at speed; at present our resources are for pupils who usually access their schools’ curriculum in mainstream education, from reception through to year 10, without significant support or adaptation. We’re currently working on providing support for teachers working with pupils with additional needs, and teachers based in specialist settings. Next week we hope to launch materials for pupils not able to access all aspects of our current offer.
You can find this resource at Oak National Academy.
In these extraordinary times systems may not work as expected. Websites are likely to be extremely busy, and the normal profile of internet usage will be different. You may find your connection speeds are lower (maybe at different times of day), and some websites may struggle with the volume of traffic. Google in particular have vast resources and we trust that their systems will be stable.
You will have heard on the news that scammers and fraudsters are already taking advantage of the current situation. Please be extra vigilant in your computer use. If something is suspicious, avoid it. If in doubt, don’t!