Home Learning Environment

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Welcome to our Home Learning Environment page, filled with resources and information to help our school community with learning from home. You can find links to all our learning portals, Year Group Workbooks, and many other activities and resources.

As of Monday 20th April, tasks will be set on our learning portals (linked below) weekly from 9am Monday morning and will be available until 6pm on Sunday. The workbooks below are a guide designed specifically for each year group with guidance per subject and email addresses for teachers. Paper copies of workbooks and tasks are available by contacting the school.

For any questions please click here to send a message to our Home Learning email.

 


 

Google Classroom

All Year 10 Home Learning is now set through Google Classroom. New work is set each week and is bespoke to each class from their subject teachers.
Moving to Google Classroom will allow us to set higher quality work and allow us to provide pupils with more in-depth feedback and support.
 
Year 10 pupils have been given their login details when they returned to school. For pupils who could not return these were posted home.
 
If you have any issues with Google Classroom login details then please email HomeLearning@miltoncross.portsmouth.sch.uk and we can resolve the issues.
 
Click here to read the Student Guide to Google Classrooms.

 

 

 


 

Google Classroom for Parents

By Monday 12th October 2020, all parents/guardians should have received an email inviting them to join Google Classroom as a Guardian. This system will allow parents to get daily or weekly updates regarding their child(ren)’s current workload.

If you, after Monday 12th October, have not received your Google invite, please click here to email our Home Learning address so we can verify your information.

If you have received your invite, you must have a Google account for Classroom to work. This does not have to be a gmail.com address.

To create your Google account using an existing email address:

  • Go to the Google Account Sign In page.
  • Click Create account.
  • Enter your name.
  • Click "Use my current email address instead".
  • Enter your current email address.
  • Click Next.
  • Verify your email address with the code sent to your existing email.
  • Click Verify.

 


 

Learning Portals

Please see below the links to the learning systems students can access from home as well as the guides on how to login.
Should you have trouble logging in, please contact main reception where you will be directed towards someone who can help.

SAM Learning:

 

SENECA Learning:

 

Pearson Active Learn:

 


 

Literacy and eBook Resources

Please see attached reading/literacy resources that students can access at home, as well as instructions on how to log-in to the school's eBook library.

All students have an individual username and password for this that they can access via their school email account.

The eLibrary has a vast number of books and audiobooks.

 

 


 

Student Email Guide

 

 


 

Activities/Resources

 


 

Careers Resources

All Year groups - Careers in Energy & Utilities:

https://mailchi.mp/successatschool/careers-in-energy-utilities

All Year group and parents:

To help parents and students studying from home, electronic versions of all of our Gatsby Subject Guides available free of charge.

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/1221/coronavirus-gatbsy-subject-guides-free-to-access-from-home

Year 10:

Year 10 can read what are employability skills – this is to help the with future jobs.

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/523/What-are-key-skills?-Employability-skills-to-help-you-get-a-job%20-=

Fast Tomato:

 


 

Children's Commission Coronavirus Guide

 


 

CyberFirst 2020 Summer Course

From CyberFirst:
"We are delighted to announce that a new timetable of CyberFirst student courses will be available on the 27th April at 10am and applications for places will be via The Smallpeice Trust website.

In light of the serious impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of when social distancing measures will be relaxed, we have taken the pragmatic step of moving our CyberFirst summer courses online. We intend to maintain instructor led lessons which registered students will join daily, via a log in. Each course will run as half day sessions over 10 days where the content will be delivered in our usual fun and interesting way. All of these courses will continue to be certified by SQA and the NCSC.

To attend one of these virtual courses you will require access to a computer and an internet connection. Students will be sent information in advance to help confirm they have all that is required for the course.

Rather than just focus on the theory behind cyber security, students will actually experience it. These free online courses are all carefully designed to bring out every student’s potential.

There are three different student course levels available, depending on the age group, click the links below to view course details and dates."

 


 

Portsmouth Hive Hub

Please be aware that the Portsmouth Hive is now up and running. This is a support hub for families and individuals in need of support during the Coronavirus crisis.
 
Please visit their website if you need support: https://hiveportsmouth.org.uk/hive-directory
 
 

 

Year 11

The Southern Universities Network have worked together with colleges across Portsmouth to create a learning resource for Year 11 students starting college in September. This work will help prepare students for college and is available to view on this website:

https://www.sunoutreach.org/resource-category/flying-start-portsmouth/

Ms Panou-King has provided a handy guide to help students navigate the website.

Click here to read the guide.