KS3 Weekly Bulletin
Date: Monday 20th April 2020
Dear Parents, Carers and young people,
I hope you have had an enjoyable and restful Easter break; it may not be the Easter break we are used to, but hopefully you have had the chance to have a break from school work and focus on some other activities, as well as spending time together as a family. I have spent my two weeks sorting out our back garden, which was particularly enjoyable during the nice weather!
As we move into this new half term, it is important for you to get back into a routine of doing school work; following a timetable and having a clear workspace are really good ways to help you stay focused. Your teachers will have set new work for you on doddle and will continue to do so over the coming weeks. Make sure you check doddle each day – download documents to your computer or phone where you can so that you can revisit the work offline. Well done for all of your hard work so far, and remember if you are stuck or need help with some work, you can do the following:
- Look back through your exercise books – loads of tips in there!
- Ask a friend – could you ask someone else in your class for some help? Or work through the problem together?
- BBC Bitesize – this is an excellent platform for revision or testing yourself, but also might be a good way to help you with anything you are struggling with.
- Get in touch – if you can’t find a solution, get in touch with me and I can help or pass it on to the member of staff. You could also follow the different departments on twitter as there may be some helpful hints on there too!
Many of us will have been socially distancing and staying at home now for four weeks. This is unchartered territory for everyone and it is really important that we look after ourselves during this time. For me, having other projects on the go as well as school work is an important way for me to do things for myself. Please don’t spend all day everyday doing your school work – follow your timetable and do the work allocated for the day. Then, spend some time doing other things for you, cooking, drawing, reading, making things, playing games, yoga, puzzles – anything that makes you feel good! If you need inspiration, follow the @PHSYear8and9 twitter account for daily challenges. I would love to see anything you are doing so get in touch!
PHS Rocks - We have been inspired by the positivity of the young people in our school community, we would like to introduce PHS Rocks, our initiative to share some positivity and create a bright and colourful space in school for staff and students. We would love students to get involved in painting their own rocks, ready to bring into school to be a part of our 'rock garden' when we return. Please see the PHS Rocks poster on Twitter and our website for more information.
Finally, please remember that although we are not physically in school, we are still a community and we will do everything we can to support you and your learning during this time. If ever you need anything, send me a tweet or drop me an email.
Stay safe, keep learning and look after yourselves and your families,
Miss E Keaveney
Director of Learning for KS3