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Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 126: Friday 14th February 2020
14 Feb
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 126: Friday 14th February 2020
Coronavirus –UPDATED Advice for all early years’ providers, schools and further education
13 Feb
Coronavirus – Updated advice to all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low. * Please share the guidance below with your staff and cascade as appropriate. * Please display the updated posters in relevant public spaces: o https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf o https://app.box.com/s/iyfkaswybscd22gpdlx21tt4eb52n3ju Advice to those who have travelled recently: Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows: Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately: * stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu * call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus. Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas: * Elsewhere in China * Thailand * Japan * Republic of Korea * Hong Kong * Taiwan * Singapore * Malaysia * Macau If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately: * stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu * call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country Encouraging good hygiene As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs: * Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel. * Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. * Avoid close contact with people who are unwell. Latest information * Updates on Coronavirus :https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus * Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus * Public Health England blog: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novelcoronavirus-what-you-need-to-know
Copyright Licensing Agency - data collection exercise in selected London Borough of Newham schools
12 Feb
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is intending to conduct a data collection exercise in selected London Borough of Newham schools (maintained and academy) during the summer term 2020. This will enable CLA to establish what is being photocopied/scanned and/or digitally re-used so that your licence fee can be fairly re-distributed as royalty payments to the authors, artists and publishers of the licensed material you are using. Selected schools will be contacted towards the end of February 2020. See attached letter with more details.
Free 3D photography Training delivered by the Museum of London
12 Feb
This is a wonderful free all day course that will teach students and adults how to make 3D photographs through the digitisation of images. It is offered as part of the 'Passing the Flame' London Stadium Learning project funded by the Heritage Lottery. It aims to capture and preserve the memorabilia of athletes who represented GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Attendees can bring in their own artefacts and use their own devices to take the skills back into the classroom. It is running 25th February from 10-3.30 and is aimed at students (14+) and teachers. Please contact: anna.chapman@newham.gov.uk or tel: 02085226128 for more information or to book a place. Spaces are limited.
KS2 & KS3 Maths Transition Units and KS2 English Transition Unit
12 Feb
Find attached both the primary and secondary maths units of work. The primary units of work covers multiplication (‘Multiplication’ and ‘Multiplication lesson’), factors (‘Newham Lesson on Factors final’) and multiples (‘Newham Transition Mathematics Proforma MULTIPLES’). Year 6 teachers are free to choose the topic that they would like their class to do and students can answer the questions from the pack or teachers can use their own resources around the topics. The units have been planned to challenge the most able, so students should be pushed but it is not an expectation that all students complete all the work set. Furthermore, if schools wish to carry out their own mathematical investigations alongside the work set, they are free to do so. The secondary units of work covers fractions and multiplication (‘Unit A lessons for maths transition – Fractions' and 'Unit A lessons for maths transition – Multiplication’), an algebra investigation (‘Unit B Transitional Primary to Secondary (Investigation – Algebra Unit)’) and a sequences investigation (‘Unit C – Mathematics Investigation Teacher Notes’ and ‘Unit C – Mathematics Investigation Teacher PowerPoint’). This unit of work is to be covered by secondary school teachers in September. Again, teachers do not have to stick to the lessons attached, they are free to use their own resources and carry out their own investigations. KS2 English Transition Unit This SOL is designed to introduce Year 6 students to a variety of Shakespeare plays, analyse character and theme and write creatively. The Shakespeare lessons have taken into consideration where the highest attaining students should be at GCSE and we have rooted some of these skills into the SOL. The lesson outline, PPTs, assessments and resources are all available to download via the following link. Please do forward the links onto your department/class teachers. There are a variety of suggested literacy interventions in the lessons. This is not a prescriptive document - please use and apply strategies to whichever lessons/extracts you would like to teach. If you are already teaching another text, please continue using it and kindly send some of this work to the secondary schools. We would like the secondary schools to receive at least three pieces of work: 1. Descriptive/Narrative 2. Character analysis 3. Thematic analysis The students must take the completed work to their secondary school on transition day. The authority will reimburse your school for the costs of exercise books. If you or your colleagues have any questions regarding the lessons or outcome of the SOL, please get in touch. Amandip Kandola English KS3 Coordinator Transition Leader of Literacy
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