Working at Home

This page gives you all the information that you need to work from home, this currently includes:

  • Accessing your college email, both via the internet, or on your mobile device.
  • Accessing Microsoft Teams, both via the internet, or on your mobile device.
  • Downloading Microsoft Office for FREE on up to 5 devices
  • Home Learning Timetables
  • GCSE Pod for Year 10 and 11 Pupils
  • Padlet for Year 7-9 Pupils
  • Oak National Academy
  • BBC Bitesize Daily
  • Microsoft Word Templates
  • Optional Activities Timetable Sugestions

This page will be updated as and when the college adds new services.

If you have any issues with the online services listed below, please email ithelp@newmanrc.oldham.sch.uk and a member of the IT team will deal with your request as soon as possible.

Pupils should check their college email each day for updates from their teachers, and review any additional assignments that have been added to their Teams.

College Email

All students have a college email address. This is you college username (including numbers) followed by @newmanrc.oldham.sch.uk For example, if you log in on the college computers as JSmith123, your college email address would be jsmith123@newmanrc.oldham.sch.uk

Your password is the same password that you use to log in to the computers within college.

How to access your student emails through the Newman College website

  • To access your emails, go to the school website and click ‘Student’.
  • Then click the ‘Email’ icon from the Student Portal.

  • Your school email address is your username in school e.g. jsmith123 AND then @newmanrc.oldham.sch.uk
  • Your password is the one you log into the school computers.

How to access your student emails through downloading the Outlook app on your phone or tablet

  • You can also download the Microsoft Outlook email app on your mobile phone or tablet through the Android or Apple App stores. Look for the blue envelope symbol.
  • Put in your email address and password to login as normal just as you would on a computer.

How to use Microsoft Teams on a computer through Newman College website

  • Every year group has been added to a group on Microsoft Teams.
  • To access your team, go to the school website and click ‘Student’.
  • Then click the ‘Teams’ icon from the Student Portal.

  • A new tab will open, and you will be brought to the page shown below. You will be able to see your own year group.
  • Click on your year group which will bring you to the ‘General’ feed

  • To access individual subjects, you need to click on ‘hidden channels’ on the left-hand side.

  • This will open a list of all your different subjects.
  • Click on an individual subject to see all the resources.

  • Once you have clicked the subject, you will have a series of tabs at the top of the screen.
  • Videos can be found by clicking the tab the furthest to the right (this is not always labelled ‘video of lessons’). All other resources can be found by clicking ‘Files’.

  • Here is an example of some of the resources in ‘Files’. When you click a folder (e.g. Data), you will find different types of learning materials (PowerPoints, worksheets etc…)
  • Click on the PowerPoint/Word document that you want to work on to begin your learning.

How to use Microsoft Teams through downloading the app on your phone or tablet

  • Microsoft teams will work on your mobile phone or tablet, but it will not be as easy to view as on a computer screen.
  • You will first need to download the Microsoft Teams app from the Android or Apple Store.
  • You will need to log-in using your usual log-in details as you would for email or computer in school.
  • You need to click on the ‘Teams’ tab at the bottom, your ‘Year School’ and then the subject – or hidden channels if the subject is not showing.

  • You will then need to select between ‘posts’ and ‘files’ at the top.
  • Posts is where you will see teacher instructions posted at 9am and 11am for the timetabled subject each day. This may include links to other websites, such as SENECA.
  • Files is where teachers may upload work that you will need to open and complete.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE MICROSOFT OFFICE APP ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET TO ACCESS SOME OF THE WORK YOUR TEACHERS HAVE SET.

This is a free app, available in both the

Apple AppStore https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-office/id541164041,

and the Google PlayStorehttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehubrow&hl=en_GB

Here is a short video explaining how to use the mobile versions of both Teams and Outlook:

and another explaining how to use the desktop apps:

Downloading Microsoft Office for FREE on up to 5 devices.

As long as you are a student at Newman College, you are entitled to up to 5 free copies of the full Microsoft Office software suite. This can be installed on PCs, laptop, Macs, and tablets.

To install it on a laptop or PC, you should first log in to your college email, as detailed above.

Next, click the ‘9 dots’ logo in the top left corner, and select “Office 365”

Next, click on the “Install Office” button on the right hand side,and select “Office 365 Apps”

This will download the installation file, usually to your download folder, but this will depend on your web browser.

Once the file has fully downloaded, double-click to begin the installation.

You should then follow the on-screen instrutions to complete the installation.

To install office on your tablet/phone, you should look in the App Store or PlayStore for the individual apps. Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint etc. Once you have downloaded them you can log in with your college email address to access the full programs.

Home Learning Timetables

Click here to download:Home Learning Timetables

GCSE Pod

Year 10 and 11can also use GCSE Pod. This is a resource of Podcasts which can be downloaded and viewed to gain new knowledge or revision of work already covered.

Padlet

Year 7-9 pupils can follow the link below to a Padlet full of links to resources for all subjects that you study:

https://padlet.com/a_walker8/KS3_Home_Learning

Oak National Academy

Oak Academy has launched a new Online platform. If you follow the link https://www.thenational.academy/ this will take you to their home page. From there you can access the online classroom. You can either select subject and then pick topics of your choice, or you can select schedule and follow their daily lessons.

BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons

BBC bitesize has launched their new Daily lessons programme. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize. Follow the link and then select daily lessons. Choose the appropriate year group and the subject lessons for that day.

Microsoft Word Templates

Daily Home Learning Plan template

Example Parent Daily Timetable

Weekly Home Learning Calendar template

Optional Activities

Optional activities timetable Suggestions

From the list below, pupils are to select optional extra activities to do, if time permits. This must not require pupils getting extra materials to complete. Consider: films/programmes to watch, articles to read with questions to answer, research tasks, composers/artists/designer to research.

All subjects are to select 3 optional suggestions for pupils to consider alongside the directed tasks.

English, Maths and Science are delivering two hours a week on the directed timetable, and so are not on this.

Subject1 – Watch2 – Read3 – Project/research
RE7: Catholic baptism (showing joy) available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD7kE8qUz5A

8: Understanding the concept of ‘justice’ available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A14THPoc4-4

9: Attitudes to marriage and family life. Mr McMillan. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7KoRd_WIs

7: Extra reading is saved on Microsoft Teams: Hidden Channels – RE – files – Extra reading.

8: Extra reading is saved on Microsoft Teams: Hidden Channels – RE – files – Extra reading.

9: Extra reading is saved on Microsoft Teams: Hidden Channels – RE – files – Extra reading.

7: Research 10 different examples of joys and 10 different examples of challenges that people might face in the world today.

8: Research 10 different examples of ‘justice’ and 10 different examples of ‘injustice’ in the world today.

9: Research the different family types, write a definition and draw an image for each: 1. Nuclear family, 2. Blended family, and 3. Extended family.

History7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1b2w4GxBU0 Richard Hammond – Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder Plot

8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLHPLWDyHio

9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxZ4vMTPVg

Ray Mears- How the West was won.

10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpJxMGweNZQ

The Secret diary of the Holocaust documentary

7: Oliver Cromwell – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z8vdmp3/revision/1

8: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z9s9q6f/revision/1

9: https://www.historyextra.com/period/elizabethan/

Elizabethan England.

10: https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/adolf-hitler-1

Adolf Hitler – Rise to Power

7: Matthew Hopkins – Witch Finder General – Who was he? What did he do? Why is he significant?

8: Create a leaflet for a year 6 pupil explaining why the Second World War began.

9: Research the plots against Elizabeth I’s life.

10: Research what life was like in Germany after their defeat in WW1 up to 1925.

Your project must include information about:

  • The Treaty of Versailles
  • The Weimar government
  • Hyperinflation

Munich Putsch

Geography7: Sir David Attenborough Box Sets

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p06m42d9

8: Explore the landscapes around the world

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/p082lzs8

9: Tectonic Hazards

https://timeforgeography.co.uk/videos_list/plate-tectonics/

and

Race across the world

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002tvs/episodes/player

Access BBC Bitesize

7: Coastal Landscapes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6bd7ty

8: Rock landscapes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z8cwxnb/revision/1

9: Natural Hazards AQA

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcdrbk7

7: Improve your knowledge of the world:

Complete quizzes on Sporcle, such as European Countries, or capital cities. Try to improve your scores over time.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/category/geography

8: Improve your knowledge of the world:

Complete quizzes on Sporcle, such as European Countries, or capital cities. Try to improve your scores over time.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/category/geography

9: Research a natural disaster.

This could be an earthquake, volcano, tropical storm (hurricane/cyclone/typhoon), wildfires, a tsunami or floods. Create a PowerPoint detailing…

– The location (including a map and written description), wealth of the countries affected (HIC/LIC), causes, effects (primary and secondary) and responses (immediate and long term).

French7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3AGIKdQUvg rooms in a house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd3iAggbGTg a silly one about things in the kitchen

8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw39kYDa7FI watch this silly song and see how many items of food & drink you can identify!

9: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zbg8t39/video funny video clip about sport & fitness

7: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjx947h/articles/zr2dbdm work your way through the tasks about where you live on this page from KS3 Bitesize. There is a quiz at the end!

8: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjx947h/articles/z4xjrj6 work your way through the tasks about food on this page from KS3 Bitesize. There is a quiz at the end!

9: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7t8kmn/articles/zm3n7nb work your way through the task on the perfect tense this page from KS3 Bitesize. There is a quiz at the end!

7: Try and find 30 new words for things in your house, e.g la lampe=the lamp etc. You could present these as a poster or label them on a drawing of your dream house.

8: Create a French fashion magazine called ‘Vogue mode’ or a name of your choice and label with key words in French for clothes that you draw or cut out of old magazines or do online.

9: Research Bastille day in France & the French revolution.

Art

7: Who is Gustav Klimt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXQ7n0ezr_A

https://www.revelationforkids.com/the-tree-of-life/

8: You should have already researched the art from the Aboriginal culture. Now we are going to investigate a different culture by looking at Egyptian Art. Follow the link below and watch the video to learn more about Egyptain art.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjv8o3LssfoAhUtMewKHVwIBsQQtwIIKjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dibp_i7bekQU&usg=AOvVaw3WRiAu_kZigsfmc6ILTX33

9: Steampunk more than a style.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=steampunk+youtube&&view=detail&mid=7F40484B5F1B33A65D4A7F40484B5F1B33A65D4A&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dsteampunk%2Byoutube%26go%3DSearch%26qs%3Dds%26form%3DQBVDMH

AN INTERVIEW WITH SARAH GRAHAM

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sarah+graham&docid=608047174057722097&mid=8D802AC9BC304584CE878D802AC9BC304584CE87&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

7: Read about trees and the tree of life

https://www.revelationforkids.com/the-tree-of-life/

8: Please click on the link below and read the sections about Cartouche and Hieroglyphics

https://art-educ4kids.weebly.com/egyptian-art.html

9: Steam punk . Behind the style. Read about the origin of the style.

https://steam-punk.co.uk/styles-settings.html

7: Draw, paint or collage your own tree of life. You could include family members in your design.

8: Produce a Cartouche of your first name as explained in the link, by choosing the correct hieroglyphs. Work no smaller than A5. Sketch out first then produce a neat version coloured with colour pencil if you have them. If not use best and neatest tonal shading with a pencil. Remember to include your name inside a cartouche!

9: Find out what famous novels are linked with Steam punk style

Computing

7,8,9: On Ms Teams, under the files section, you will find a KS3 Computing booklet. This contains a menu of activities for each Year group. There are 6 in total and each one should take roughly 1 hour to complete.

10: On Ms Teams, under the files section, you will find work set for your subject – Computer Science, Enterprise or Cambridge nationals imedia.

Any issues, please contact your teacher on Tuesday Period 1 or Friday Period 2 using the facility on MS Teams

7,8,9:

Please complete each activity weekly using MS PowerPoint, MS Word or in your exercise book that has been out to you.

10: Please complete each activity weekly using MS PowerPoint, MS Word or in your exercise book that has been out to you.

DT7,8,9: See Year Group Microsoft Teams page for video clips, articles and activities.

10: Episodes of The Big Life Fix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=munVsXsqqSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R586pAl9Tqs

Drawing Techiques

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC62Ngsd_ZBWkX-6yFV-10UQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBtSgEZk914z5InEs_U2J3w

7,8,9: See Year Group Microsoft Teams page for video clips, articles and activities.

10: Sustainable Design articles

https://www.dezeen.com/tag/sustainable-design/

7,8,9,10: See Year Group Microsoft Teams page for video clips, articles and activities.

All year groups can have a go at the ‘Up-Cycling’ project uploaded into the folder on Teams

Music7:

Watch the two ‘BBC Ten Pieces’ videos about Bach’s “Toccata & Fugue”.

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/KS3-johann-sebastien-bach-toccata-and-fugue-in-d-minor/zmsf3k7

8:

Watch the two ‘BBC Ten Pieces’ videos about “Ride Of The Valkyries”

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-richard-wagner-ride-of-the-valkyries-ks3/zfk8jty

9:

Watch the two ‘BBC Ten Pieces’ videos about Steve Reich’s “Music For 18 Musicians”.

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-ks3-steve-reich-music-for-18-musicians/zkdq92p

10:

Optional Extra

(Additional to work set by teacher)

Watch a selection of the BBC Ten Pieces Videos to support and extend your understanding of different musical styles and composers.

(Google search… “BBC Ten Pieces Secondary resources – 3rd and 4th Level”)

7:

Read the text on the same website as your ‘Watch Activity’.

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

8:

Read the text on the same website as your ‘Watch Activity’.

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

9:

Read the text on the same website as your ‘Watch Activity’.

(Link uploaded to Microsoft Teams)

10:

Optional Extra

(Additional to work set by teacher)

Log on to Music First and choose other sections, not set as the weekly tasks, to read and test yourself on.

7:

Finish off Task 2 (Music Log), that was uploaded to the Microsoft Teams documents. Why not add your own choices of music to the list & fill in some more logs.

8:

Finish off Task 2 (Music Log), that was uploaded to the Microsoft Teams documents. Why not add your own choices of music to the list & fill in some more logs.

9:

Finish off Task 2 (Music Log), that was uploaded to the Microsoft Teams documents. Why not add your own choices of music to the list & fill in some more logs.

10:

Optional Extra

(Additional to work set by teacher)

Create a presentation / project all about the song “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Rainbow.

Drama7,8,9:

Watch an episode of a Soap Opera eg Eastenders, Coronation Street.

Y7,8,9:

Read the articles posted on Microsoft Teams and choose one of them as the social issue/starting point to be included in your Soap Opera work Teenage pregnancy Mental health Addiction

Y7,8,9:

Write a piece of creative writing about one of the social issues in the articles. Create a Set Design for one Soap Opera episode to be. OR write a script for a Soap Opera that includes 4 or more characters.

PE7, 8 & 9 – Netflix

1. The English Game – history of football

2.Katie – rise of a female boxer

3.Stop at nothing – doping in sport

7, 8 & 9

Sporting world records –

www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/showcase/sports-and-strength

Importance of sportsmanship

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sportsmanship.html

Produce a poster outlining the importance of sportsmanship for both competitors and parents

7, 8 & 9

Plan a route around your local community with a member from your house and use google maps to measure its distance.

You could use the following programme:

Day 1 – walking the route.

Day 2 – slow jog around the route.

Day 3 – try and beat your time from day 2

Day 4 – rest

Day 5 -try and beat your time from day 3

Tweet your time, distance and improvements to @PE_NewmanRC